MXA TEST RIDER FILES: BUILDING, RACING & BREAKING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450X

MXA TEST RIDER FILES: BUILDING, RACING & BREAKING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450X AT LAKE HAVASU WORCS OFF-ROAD EVENT

We here at MXA are always busy building, testing and racing motorcycles. Last week, MXA’s Josh Mosiman decided to film the process of building our 2021 Kawasaki KX450X and racing it at one of the toughest off-road sand tracks on the West Coast, the Lake Havasu WORCS race in Arizona. Another MXA test rider who shares the same first name, Josh Fout also joined in on the action. Fout chose to compete on MXA’s 2021 KTM 450XCF cross-country machine for his first trip to Lake Havasu and he ended up winning the 30+ B class and placing 4th in the 450 B classs. For the first ever MXA Test Rider Files vlog style video, Josh meets up with Jay Clark from Dunlop to pick up some fresh Dunlop MX12 sand tires, he goes riding with Michael DelFante, Cole Zeller and Cameron Purczynski in the hills, stops by Precision Concepts to adjust the settings on the suspension, goes to ODI to get some fresh handlebars and grips and builds the bikes with Josh Fout all before heading to Lake Havasu to go racing.

In the end, Josh finished 10th place in the Pro class behind some world-class off-road talent like up-and-comer Dante Oliveira, Taylor Robert, Zach Bell, Thad Duvall and more. See below for the official results and for some photos from the event:

LAKE HAVASU PRO CLASS RESULTS

2020 Lake Havasu Pro Class results Josh Mosiman  The Pro class was stacked with factory off-road racers and even two GNCC racers, Thad Duvall and Josh Toth. MXA’s Josh Mosiman placed 10th. 

Josh Mosiman 2020 Lake Havasu Worcs Photo by Jeff Furnell The Lake Havasu track is known for being one of the roughest sand tracks on the West Coast. See below for a photo of this jump from the front. – Photo by Jeff Furnell

Sand ruts Lagoon Jump 2020 Lake Havasu Worcs Race
The lagoon jump isn’t big or long, but the lip is made of pure sand and develops deep ruts easily. This was the lip of the jump after only a few laps of racing on Saturday morning. 

Josh Fout 2020 Lake Havasu Worcs Race-2 Josh Fout (#1640) grabbing the holeshot on MXA’s 2021 KTM 450XCF.

The Worcs schedule was unique for the 2020 season finale. Because of Covid-19, Worcs has to delay there series earlier in the year and this required them to combine the motorcycle and ATV racing into the same weekends to finish off the season before the New Year. Since the ATVs were racing after the Pro class, our race began earlier than usual at 8:45am on Sunday. Plus, in Lake Havasu, the sun didn’t start coming up until 7:00am, so shadows and sun were difficult to deal with. 

Josh Mosiman 2021 Kawasaki KX450X 2020 Lake Havasu Worcs-5MXA’s 2021 Kawasaki KX450X before it got abused.  

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