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Joey Savatgy 2020 JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450

Rider: Joey Savatgy
Year: 2020
Bike: JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450
Instagram Handle: @jrgmx

TWO-STROKE SPOTLIGHT: JOHN ELLERSICK’S 2010 SUZUKI RMZILLA 500cc SMOKER

Rm500This bike sure reminds us of Travis Pastrana’s RMzilla that he raced a few years ago at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm. 

“This machine started it’s life out as a 2010 Suzuki RM-Z250. In June of 2014, I picked up this machine in New Jersey as a roller chassis. I brought her back to New York and took the hacksaw to her, then sent the chassis to Jr mods/ K3 Offroad for an extreme makeover and some custom fabrications including an over-sized aluminum fuel tank. I then picked up a 1993 Honda CR500 that was rebuilt with a complete engine. I added a Jr mods decompression head and a Adam Millar squash mod head who is the current guru or the CR500. Definitely the go to for all your CR500 questions and knowledge. They put in a new OEM crank, 90mm Wiseco piston and replaced everything needed in the engine.

Rm500The engine shoehorned into this 2010 RM-Z250 chassis is out of a 1993 Honda CR500. 

I also added the following parts:

FMF Fatty pipe
FMF Powercore silencer
Moose Racing black rims 21/18
Moose Racing spokes
Tusk rotors
Primary Drive chain and sprockets
Rekluse Z start pro
Fast Lane Powersports graphics
P3 Carbon pipe guard
GPR V4 steering stabilizer
Powder coated hubs triple trees
Fasst Company Flexx bars
Cycra Racing hand guards
Boyesen stator cover
Boyesen clutch cover
Tusk shifter
TM Designs chain guides

RMZILLA Rm500A custom aluminum tank had to be made so the CR500 engine would have enough clearance to fit.

Thanks for looking and I appreciate the share.

Editor’s note: Please keep those submissions coming. If you would like your bike to be featured in the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” please email me at [email protected]. All I ask is that you give a breakdown of your bike and a detailed description of the build. Please also send a few photos of your steed. By submitting your bike for the “Two-Stroke Spotlight,” you agree to release all ownership rights to the images and copy to MXA. 

AUSTIN FORKNER & CAMERON MCADOO SX PRACTICE PHOTO BLAST| photos by Travis Fant

2020 AUstin Forkner Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 AUstin Forkner Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 AUstin Forkner Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 AUstin Forkner Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 AUstin Forkner Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 Cameron McAdoo Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 Cameron McAdoo Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 Cameron McAdoo Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 Cameron McAdoo Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit 2020 Cameron McAdoo Supercross KX250 Pro Circuit

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LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN | DOUG HENRY’S 1997 YZM400F

Doug Henry Factory YZ400 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

THE TIM TALES OPENS A DIRT BIKE & OUTDOOR THEMED ONLINE STORE

Press Release: The Tim Tales [www.thetimtales.com] is one of the quirkiest new outdoor adventure stories sites to open this year (if you haven’t read the stories you need to go there immediately). Following interest from fans and media, Tim has now set up an online store with motocross and dirt bike themed T-shirts, Coffee mugs, Phone Cases & more. Check it out at www.inktale.com/timtales!

MOTO | TRIVIA
Denny Bentley 1983

Name the rider and year of the photo. Answer at the bottom of the page.

JGRMX 2020 SUPERCROSS TEAM PHOTOS

Joey Savatgy 2020 JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450Joey Savatgy’s JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450. 

Joey Savatgy 2020 JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450Joey in action at the JGRMX facility in North Carolina. 

Jimmy Decotis 2020 Supercross JGRMX RM-Z250Jimmy Decotis’ JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z250. 

Jimmy Decotis 2020 Supercross JGRMX RM-Z250Jimmy blitzing the North Carolina whoops.

Jimmy Decotis 2020 Supercross JGRMX So you know what Jimmy looks like without a helmet on. 

2020 Freddie Noren supercross JGRMX RM-Z450Freddy Noron’s JGRMX Suzuki RM-Z450. 

2020 Freddie Noren supercross JGRMX RM-Z450Freddy getting frisky for the camera.

2020 Freddie Noren supercross JGRMX Head shot of Freddy. 

Alex Martin 2020 Supercross JGRMX RM-Z250Alex Martin’s JGRMX RM-Z250. 

Alex Martin 2020 Supercross JGRMX RM-Z250Alex blowing up a corner on the yellow machine. 

Alex Martin 2020 Supercross JGRMX Alex smiling for the camera. 

TLYER BOWERS TEAMS UP WITH ANSWER RACING FOR THE 2020 SUPERCROSS SEASON

TYLER Bowers 2020Answer Racing announces the signing of Tyler Bowers for 2020 season in premier 450 class.

Press Release:  Answer Racing is excited to announce the signing of Tyler Bowers for the upcoming 2020 Supercross and motocross race seasons. A native to Kentucky now residing in Southern California with his wife and daughter, Bowers kicks off his Answer Racing debut on January 4th at the Supercross opener at Anaheim stadium aboard his Triggr Racing/Kawasaki/AHM backed KX450F.

“We can’t be more excited to be working with Tyler in 2020. He’s a working-class hero both in the pits and on the track and is a great fit for the Answer Brand. It’s awesome to be able to welcome him to the Answer Family,” stated Rob Ramlose, Answer Racing VP of Brands.

TYLER Bowers 2020

“Bowers has proven himself year after year and demonstrates hard work, passion, and determination, which are core values that align with our brand,” explained Answer Racing Marketing Manager, Kobi Iseri. “We’re planning some fun events around Tyler throughout the year, starting at Anaheim 1, so make sure and come by his pit setup.”

“I am extremely excited to be teaming up with Answer Racing for the 2020 season,” states Tyler Bowers. “I know their image and legacy in the racing industry align perfectly with what I believe racing is all about!”

TYLER Bowers 2020

Be on the lookout for the #34 of Tyler Bowers as the 4-time Arenacross Champion comes into the new season after a career-best 12th overall finish in the 450SX class this year and looks to progress in 2020 with Answer Racing!

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BREAKING NEWS | TM RACING USA AND DE CORSA RACING JOIN FORCES

TM USA and Decorsa Racing  will offer an amateur youth program for 2020. If you looking for a team with a National Setup or are  just looking for help a the Nationals, they have every option for you. If interested please contact Cat Barnes , [email protected].

HRC HONDA FACTORY TEAM SHOOT 

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross Justin Brayton Ken Roczen Jordan Troxell ERIC KEHOEThe HRC Honda class of 2020. From left to right: Jordan Troxell, Ken Roczen, Eric Kehoe, Justin Brayton and Brent Duffe.

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross Up close to Ken Roczen’s 2020 Supercross weapon. 

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross engineWhat are your thoughts on the red head cover?

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross Jordan TroxellKenny with his wrench Jordan Troxell.

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross Kenny always has some nice whips.

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Supercross Justin Brayton Justin Brayton’s factory steed. 

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Supercross Justin Brayton Brent DuffeJustin and his wrench Brent Duffe.

Justin keeping it low on the Honda Supercross test track. 

2020 factory Honda CRF450 Ken Roczen Supercross Justin Brayton The Factory Honda riders for 2020. 

CLASSIC PHOTO

James Stewart 2006 KX450FJames Stewart back in 2006 racing the Glen Helen National where he finished first in the 450 class and 4th over in the 2006 outdoor National season. Ricky Carmichael dominated that year.


Moto Trivia answer: Denny Bentley back in 1983.

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