MXA’S INDUSTRY NEWS, HAPPENINGS & CRITICAL MASS
KEN ROCZEN UPDATE: KEN GETS AN EXTERNAL FIXATOR
MEET THE YAMAHA SUPERCROSS RIDERS FRIDAY NIGHT AT MOTOCITY ANTHEM
Tomorrow night, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. be sure to stop by MotoCity Anthem at 4125 West Summit Walk Court in Phoenix. Chad Reed and Cooper Webb will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters. Other Yamaha bLU cRU riders who will be at MotoCity Anthem include Aaron Plessinger, Dan Reardon, Tommy Hahn, Scott Champion, Jon Ames, Tyler Bowers and Hayden Mellross.
Plus, meet Chad Reed and Cooper Webb again on Saturday at the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha Factory Racing Team transporter on Saturday afternoon from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.. Chad and Cooper will be there sign autographs, and the Monster Energy Girls will be there, as well. Plus, check out the 2017 YXZ1000R Pure Sport Side-by-Side on display and tricked out with all sorts of cool Genuine Yamaha Parts and Accessories. For more Yamaha racing news, results, photos, and videos, visit www.YamahaMotorsports.com/Racing.
MXA HIT PARADE: BOYESEN KAWASAKI KX450F SUPERCOOLER
“Boyesen is proud to announce the availability of its Supercooler for the new Kawasaki KX450F. Boyesen’s Supercooler water pump cover and impeller kits are specifically designed to enhance the performance of your motorcycle engine’s cooling system. The Boyesen Supercooler has bigger inlets, no casting seams, less restrictive corners, and a more efficient impeller. These features result in a reduction of engine temperatures by as much as 10 degrees. The Boyesen Supercooler is currently available in black and magnesium, as well as the ever-popular Spectra series race blue color.”—Boyesen’ s Jason McCune.
$189.95 (black and magnesium); $195.95 (Spectra blue) — www.boyesen.com or (800) 441-1177.
JAMES COY TAKES OVER AS PRO CIRCUIT’S RIDER SUPPORT MANAGER
GLEN HELEN STARTS TRUCKING SAND INTO THE TRACK FOR THE MAY 27 AMA NATIONAL
For the time being the sand will sit at the end of the Pro pits so that it can dry out…and not be washed back out to the road if it rains again. And when it rains again, Glen Helen will try to get more sand trucked in. It’s not like it wasn’t Glen Helen’s sand to begin with.
Every years Glen Helen tries to recover the sand that is washed away by winter storms. The rain carries the loose decomposed granbite down the river next to the pits and deposits it on the County Road leading into Glen helen. This year, with so much rain the County told Glen Helen that they could have their sand back, since it had been blocking the road that leads to the racetrack, Sheriffs Driving Facility and the prison every time it rained. To keep the sand from going right back down the wash to the road again, Glen Helen has been piling it up at the end of the Pro pits. It will be put on the AMA National track on the last week before the Glen Helen FMF Nationals on May 27.
PHOENIX SUPERCROSS ON FOX SPORTS 1 ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
MXA HIT PARADE: SIDI CROSSFIRE 3 SR BOOT
“Sidi’ s Crossfire 3 SR has an all-new ankle pivot system with a ‘hard limit’ of foot/ankle hyperextension. The all-new dovetail sole has an innovative design and a new replacement system utilizing only four screws per boot compared to the previous 16. The sole design allows the rider’ s foot to rest deeper into the sole system, providing more protection where the boot meets the sole. Other features include a tighter seal with any knee brace, a removable arch support, a shock-resistant heel cup, and replaceable cam lock buckles. There are far too many other features to list.”— Motonation’s Jamie Lilly.
$595.00 — www.motonation.com or your local dealer.
CURRENT AMA SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS HEADING TO PHOENIX
Rocky Mountain ATV/MX KTM’s Davi Millsaps is currently 7th in 450 points, but he is only 5 points out of cracking the top five..and with Ken Roczen now out of action, he one place closer than the points show.
2017 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)…69
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…62
3. Ken Roczen (Hon)…51
4. Cole Seely (Hon)…51
5. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…44
6. Weston Peick (Suz)…43
7. Davi Millsaps (KTM)…39
8. Josh Grant (Kaw)…37
9. Jason Anderson (Hus)…36
10. Cooper Webb (Yam)…36
2017 AMA 250 WEST POINTS STANDINGS
(After 3 of 9 rounds)
1. Shane McElrath (KTM)…70
2. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…64
3. Justin Hill (Kaw)…63
4. Martin Davalos (Hus)…54
5. Austin Forkner (Kaw)…47
6. Jimmy Decotis (Hon)…42
7. Jeremy Martin (Hon)…40
8. Tyler Bowers (Yam)…33
9. Dan Reardon (Yam)…32
10. Phil Nicoletti (Suz)…26
SATURDAY NIGHT’S PHOENIX SUPERCROSS TRACK MAP
MXA HIT PARADE: PRO CIRCUIT’S 2017 T6 & TI-6 KTM & HUSKY EXHAUSTS
Pro Circuit is excited to roll out its new T-6 and Ti-6 line of exhaust systems for the 2017 KTM 250/450 SXF, 2016 1/2 Factory Edition and 2017 Husqvarna FC 250 models. Every Pro Circuit exhaust system is designed and manufactured in the USA and is the perfect choice for KTM and Husqvarna riders everywhere looking for an increase in performance for their motorcycle(s).
T-6 PRO TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM: $999.95
The Ti-6 Pro Titanium Exhaust System is designed to provide improved performance plus meet the sound requirements for AMA/FIM Pro level competition. Chosen by factory teams and privateers alike for AMA/FIM Supercross and National Motocross racing.
T-6 TITANIUM EXHAUST SYSTEM: $999.95
The Ti-6 Titanium Exhaust System is designed for both closed-course and off-road racers. It’s the ideal system for AMA Amateur events or any rider or racer looking for winning performance, legendary durability and a professional look. The Pro Circuit Ti-6 System is equipped with a removable USFS approved spark arrestor, making it easy to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing.
T-6 STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM: $779.95
The T-6 Stainless Steel Exhaust System is designed for both closed-course and off-road competition. Constructed from high strength stainless steel and aluminum, the T-6 offers the same improved performance as our Ti-6 System. The T-6 System is a great way for riders or racers looking for winning performance, legendary durability and a professional look but at a lower price. In addition, the T-6 System is equipped with a removable USFS approved spark arrestor making it easy to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing.
T-6 STAINLESS STEEL SLIP-ON SILENCER: $464.95
The T-6 Stainless Steel Slip-On Silencer is for riders looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-install, durable performance silencer that can bolt right onto their stock head pipe. The T-6 Slip-On is constructed of stainless steel and high quality aluminum for increased durability. The T-6 Slip-On is a great option for any rider looking for an increase in performance on a small budget. A removable USFS approved spark arrestor is included to make it easier to alternate between off-road and closed-course racing. www.procircuit.com
GLEN HELEN DIRT EXTRAVANGZA: QUADS, UTVs, TROPHY KARTS AND BIKES THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY
On Saturday and Sunday Glen Helen is opening up the whole park, except for the REM track which will be used for a motocross race on Saturday, for all manner of offroad vehicles. They plan is to open up the Lucas Oil Offroad Truck track for anyone who wants to spin laps on the Trophy Karts, UTVs, Quads or motorcycles. Then, on Sunday they will hold a 90-minute Grand Prix (on an 8-mile course). The classes will be Vet to Over-50 bikes, all quads, Bikes (65, 85, 125, 250 and 450) and all UTVs. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com.
MXA HIT PARADE: O’NEAL RACING HARDWEAR JAG GEAR
“The O’Neal Hardwear jersey has undergone a complete redesign for 2017. It’s the lightest and most technical Hardwear jersey ever. Utilizing our new ‘Pro-Lite’ performance fabric, we were able to drop the weight a remarkable 6 ounces! Additionally, all-over venting is a standard feature for those hot days. Larger hole, closed-cell venting on the cuffs and underarms allows air in and keeps dirt out. O’Neal’s Hardwear pant is lightweight without sacrificing unsurpassed durability.¬†With its 360-degree belt, accordion-style knees and leather heat shields, the Hardwear pant is loaded with features. Our new Jag graphic uses one pant color that matches four different jersey colorways. It’s a great way to stay looking fresh.—O’Neal Racing’s Marina Peters.
$169.99 (pant), $54.99 (jersey)—www.oneal.com or (800) 326-6325.
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MXA HIT PARADE: FOX RACING V3 HELMET
“Our premium level Fox V3 helmet has been trusted and worn by more Supercross Champions in the past two decades than any other brand. Key features include a Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), soft density EPS liner cap, Dri Lex comfort liner,multi-composite shell construction technology,three shell and four EPS sizes for a precise fit,and a dual-density inner EPS liner. There are also 14¬†intake and four exhaust vents for breathability. Designed in California, the Fox V3 helmet is built to exceed ECE 22.05 and D.O.T certifications. Check one out at your local Fox dealer and see why Champions like Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen put their trust in the V3.—Fox Racing’s Kobi Iseri.
$449.95—www.foxracing.com or (888) 369-7223.
MIKUNI CARBURETOR PRODUCTS CATALOG & TUNING MANUALS
Mikuni American’s latest Mikuni Carburetor Products Catalog features their complete line of Aftermarket Performance Carburetors, Accessories, Replacement Parts and Tuning Components for Racing, Street Motorcycles, Off-Road Dirt Bike, ATV, Snowmobile and Personal Watercraft applications. The full-color 36-page Catalog covers Mikuni HSR, HS and RS and Flatslide, TM Flatslide, VM Round Slide, BN and Super BN Watercraft Carburetors and Pulse Fuel Pumps. Included are complete Replacement Parts Lists of each Carburetor Type with Exploded View Drawings.
The complete Mikuni Carburetor Products Catalog is available for easy web browser viewing, as well as downloading in PDF and JPG format on the www.MikuniPower.com website. You’ll also find Mikuni Tuning Manuals, and a list of Mikuni Product Distributors worldwide to assist both Dealers and Customers. Customers should contact their local dealer to order Mikuni Carburetors and Parts, and for Mikuni Carburetor service and tuning needs.
MXA HIT PARADE: MOBIUS BRACES X8 KNEE BRACE
“New sizes of the Mobius X8 knee brace are now available. More than seven years of research and development have yielded the sport’s most revolutionary knee brace. Innovative technology such as the CCRS (Continuous Cable Routing System) is seamlessly integrated throughout the brace for unparalleled support and protection. The CCRS reinforces crucial knee ligaments by resisting excessive movement and progressively tightening under extreme loads. The brace adjusts to the perfect fit with a simple turn of an aluminum dial, and numbered straps ensure proper protection. A supportive tendon back plate comfortably grips the back of the rider’s knee, providing unbeatable security and natural flexibility. Developed with the sport’s premier athletes, the X8 knee brace is changing the game of knee brace technology.—Mobius Braces’ Scott Watanabe.
$599.95 (pair)—www.mobiusbraces.com or (208) 928-7850.
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MXA HIT PARADE: TM DESIGNWORKS “FACTORY EDITION SX” CHAIN GUIDES
The 2017 “Factory Edition SX” version of the popular TM Designworks chain guides are lighter than both stock chain guides and TM Designworks’ 2016 GP MX chain guides. Thenew chain guides feature a slimmer profile, increased ground clearance, impact memory, multiple colors, reduced surface drag and ae chain guide body is realigned to accept stock gearing (and up to two teeth more in rear sprocket size). This is an AMA Supercross and National tested product that retails for only $79.95 retail. The new KTM/Husqvarna/Sherco model costs $89.95 and comes in black, orange, Husky blue, Swedish blue and Sherco purple-blue.
www.tmdesignworks.com or call (514) 772-4161.