PRO TAPER PRESENTS MXA’S MID-WEEK REPORT BY DARYL ECKLUND
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
If these helmets don’t ring a bell you must be in your teenage years. Troy Lee Designs was once just a small custom helmet painting company. The difference from the rest? They made iconic helmets with the biggest names in racing such as “The King” Jeremy McGrath. It is crazy to think how far they have come since the days of “The King”.
THOR 2016- LONG LIVE THE RIDE
“It wasn’t necessarily a bad day because I’ve had much worse here, but I’m also not totally happy with how things went. My results weren’t great so I’m disappointed in that. I didn’t get great starts in either moto, went down a few times and overall feel like I didn’t ride as well as I should have. The track was extremely slick and very tough, so I’m happy to be leaving healthy and have the first race back under my belt.”
2016 HUSQVARNA WORLD INTRODUCTION AT BUDDS CREEK
All fasteners that hold on the plastics are hidden. Go ahead, try and find one. When you pull the airbox cover off you will find a fastener on the left side of the bike which allows you to take the seat off. That’s right, one fastener and the seat is off.
Look for in-depth details, specifications and tests of the 2016 Husqvarna model range in a future issue of Motocross Action Magazine.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WANT TO DO THIS
Robbie Madison you are one bad dude. Your creative ideas that you make come to life are going to last through the ages. Now that you’ve got all the credit, can I give it a try? Check out the video here.
RIDE LIFE FLY RACING 2016
MXA’S SMOKER FILES
The 2016 KTM 150 is in the MXA arsenal. We are putting it through our grueling test program as we speak. But we have to admit, we aren’t having a lot of fun at work lately with the all new two-stroke sitting in the garage. We want to ride it all day.
Pictured is Daryl Ecklund dragging bar on the 2016 KTM 150. Guess what? He didn’t crash, but he did crash trying the same move on numerous other bikes.
Press Release: Red Bull Racing Eyewear will debut their new product line including sport sunglasses and goggles at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market’s Open Air Demo on August 4th, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Red Bull Racing Eyewear will now be available to buyers and retailers throughout the United States through an exclusive distributorship by Mad Vision headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Red Bull Racing Eyewear is based on innovative materials used in the four-time world champion Red Bull Racing Formula One race cars. The collection includes sunglass styles using exclusive XNL lenses, a material that is used in Formula One helmet visors because it is absolutely unbreakable. It is the lightest ophthalmic lens in the world with an incredibly high abbe value for the best clarity found in any lifestyle or sport sunglasses. Sunglass and optical frame materials include XMP, which results in an extremely thin and lightweight frame with outstanding comfort. XMP is used in Formula One to reinforce Kevlar- and Carbon fibers, which are woven into matrices and used in Formula One racing seats. Goggles include styles with optical quality Carl Zeiss lenses, a 360 (degree) outrigger system for perfect fit with helmets, and a Pit Stop interchange system so the user can quickly change lenses and frames.
On his inspiration to bring Red Bull Racing Eyewear to the United States, Dan Pady, Vice President of the Sport Division at Mad Vision explains, “The Red Bull brand is synonymous with the action sports lifestyle. Consumers in this category have high demands for new sunglasses and goggles from a recognized brand, with cutting edge designs, great fit, and innovative materials at affordable prices. This unique and exciting collection fills all the requirements of the action sports lifestyle consumers.” Mad Vision aims to target optical accounts, outdoor sporting goods stores, and luxury department stores to secure retailers in line with the brand’s identity and active lifestyle.
Press Release: Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. and Austin Forkner have agreed to a multi-year contract that will see him transition from Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green to the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team on a KX250F. “This is a great opportunity for me and I am stoked to stay on Kawasaki and join Mitch (Payton) and everyone on the team,” said Forkner. “From the beginning, my goal has been to win championships as a pro and I believe that Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki gives me the best opportunity to achieve my goals.”
The Missouri native has been a part of Team Green since 2011. During his amateur career he claimed six AMA National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s. Forkner will continue to race with Team Green through the Monster Energy Cup and the Spring AMA amateur nationals before possibly lining up on the gate for the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross season.
“Austin is a talented rider who brings a lot of skill and personality to our team,” said Kawasaki Racing’s Bruce Stjernstrom. “Team Green provides a proven transition for our riders from the amateur ranks to the pros. We believe Austin has the capability to successfully follow that path.” Forkner won four motos and two championships this week at the AMA Amateur Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s.
REDLABEL MX CUSTOM GRAPHICS
Redlabel MX Custom Graphics is proud to release New Yamaha DEFINE 2015 Summer Edition Line of Custom Graphics. Something new before we release our 2016 Design this Fall. Redlabel has given customers 7 color Options to start with and then customize from there. Full Custom Kits are $189 which includes free custom work, hub stickers and mini plates with every order. Use coupon code “Redlabel 10-OFF” to get a 10% discount on your first Redlabel Custom Graphics Kit.Free custom work for every order at www.redlabel.mx
MXA TALKS INSTAGRAM
Davi Millsaps is now on BTO KTM. Didn’t he just say that he was gonna be back on Suzukis? Either way, good for him. Check out all the details here.
DREAM JOBS: JON MUTO
MOTUL MARKETING COORDINATOR
STARTING POINT: “I got into motorsports when I was four years old. My dad grew up riding and wanted me to carry on the tradition. He bought me a Honda QR 50 for my fourth birthday. When I was 15, I got a job at a local motorcycle dealership sweeping floors and working the parts counter. I moved on to work for a couple Trophy Truck teams gaining as much knowledge as I could before leaving for college. Once I returned from college my friend Dano Legere got me a job as brand assistant for DVS Shoe Company. I worked at DVS for two years before getting the job at Motul.”
THE JOB: “At Motul, I handle all the sponsorship requests from motorcycles to cars and everything in between. I also take care of marketing for the North America region. With my position, there is a lot of traveling to races and events throughout the year. At Motul, we all have many obligations. It is a very fast paced environment, but enjoyable as well.”
LACR WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Wednesday August 5th: Practice on the Vet Track & Mini Track 2pm-7pm $25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s.
Saturday August 8th: Practice on the Main, Vet, & Mini Track 8am-1pm $25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s.
Sunday August 9th: Practice on the Main, Vet, & Mini Track 8am-1pm$25 per rider & $10 50cc Pee Wee’s
SURFERCROSS | BENCH RACING WITH DAVE CASTILLO AND SUNNY GARCIA
Dave Castillo and Sunny Garcia take a break from motos at Milestone MX Park to talk about Surfercross.