MOTOCROSS ACTION MID-WEEK REPORT
Rider: Josh Grant
Bike: 2008 Honda CRF250
Lens: Fixed 300mm
F Stop: f/10
Sutter speed: 1/1600
TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: YZ85 TRANSFORMED INTO A BIKE FOR A ZOMBIE MOVIE
“This jewel isn’t mine yet as I’m saving up recycling money to score it. Clean YZ80 with I few mods done for Zombie hunting. The ad says it was used in a Zombie movie so I’m guessing a big name movie star rode it in a blockbuster Zombie hunting/killing movie. As you can see a few mods are a RC51 radiator, oversized KLR fuel tank that’ll send this little screamer into 2025 before the next fill up and a big comfy seat. It’s a movie bike so the $700 is probably a smart investment. See you at the track after a few more trips to the recycling center.” –Ben. San Juan Capistrano.
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THOR MX FAST BOYZ 2020 KIT
Press Release: As America’s first motocross apparel brand, Thor takes pride in its history and heritage. That being said, Thor looked back over its history paused on the iconic, “Golden Age” of motocross, the ’90s. A time when 2-strokes were king and hot pink kits were a staple in a racer’s gear bag.
Ricky Johnson wearing the 1993 Thor MX fall line.
With the ’90’s style and two-strokes making reappearing in the industry, Thor saw the ‘90s trend making a comeback, thus deciding to re-make the Fast Boyz kit and offer it in the 2020 Fall Collection. The original kit was featured on Emig, Brooks, Craig, Tichenor, and Johnson in ’91 and ’92 and still sits on display in the Thor headquarters today.
Thor took an iconic classic and brought it to modern times with bold colors and even kept the original call outs on the lower legs reading, “Locals Only,” and “WFO Club.” The revamped kit is offered in two colorways, Pink and White, and is available in adult and youth sizing.
The old Fast Boyz gang.
The Fast Boyz kit is available at Parts Unlimited dealers nationwide and to learn more go to www.thormx.com.
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IRONMAN NATIONAL GEAR CHOICE BY THE NUMBERS
29 percent of the 450 racers at the Ironman National wore FXR gear.
FXR … 12 riders 29%
Fly … 7 riders 17%
Fox … 5 riders 12%
Thor … 5 riders 12%
Alpinestars … 3 riders 7%
Answer … 2 riders 5%
O’Neal … 2 riders 5%
TLD … 1 rider 2%
Just 1 … 1 rider 2%
Seven … 1 rider 2%
AM … 1 rider 2%
Renegade … 1 rider 2%
16 percent of the 250 National class wore Fly Racing gear.
Fly … 7 riders 16%
Answer … 7 riders 16%
FXR … 6 riders 14%
Thor … 6 riders 14%
Fox … 5 riders 12%
Shift … 5 riders 12%
TLD … 3 riders 7%
O’Neal … 1 rider 2%
Moose … 1 rider 2%
Leatt … 1 rider 2%
True MX … rider 2%
WHAT THE MXA WRECKING CREW IS UP TO
Josh Mosiman posing in the new Fast Boyz Thor kit while on the 2020 Yamaha YZ250.
The best photos always come just before a crash.
Josh puts it all on the line for Daryl Ecklund’s camera.
Carson Brown’s BBR Motorsports custom-made Honda CRF150F is a work of art. However, it is too small from the majority of MXA testers. This was a job for the “Flying Hawaiian” Brian Medeiros. He worked the air-cooled BBR machine on the massive Glen Helen track.
Brian getting everything out of the bike.
Brian getting setup for a jump giving everything its got to get over it.
The 2020 KTM 350SXF is in our hands. We had Josh Mosiman break it in.
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Jeremy McGrath in 1995 doing his signature Nac-Nac on his factory Honda CR250 two-stroke.
Moto Trivia answer: Damon Huffman back in 1994.