MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: TURN THE DVR OFF, AVOID PEACOCK & GO RIDING YOURSELF THIS WEEKEND
• PASHA POSTS $10,000 PURSE FOR HIS THREE 125 PRO CHALLENGES AT THE WORLD TWO-STROKE RACE
Hardcore motocross fan and racer Pasha Afshar has posted $10,000 in prize money for his three Pasha 125 Open classes at the 2021 World Two-Stroke Championship on April 3. at Glen Helen. The winner of the 125 Pro class will get $3000, second will get $2000 and third will pocket $1000. The Over-30 125 Pro and Over-50 125 Pro classes will pay $1000 to the winner, $600 to second place and $400 to third place. Plus, there will be a $125 holeshot award for all six Pasha 125 Open motos from Pietronico Roofing Solutions. The sport can thank Hollywood actor Pasha Afshar and Glen Pietronico for their generosity and trying to make 125 two-strokes more popular. For more info go to www.glenhelen.com
• 2021 MXA 450 SHOOTOUT: TIME FOR THE LONGEST AND MOST DETAILED SHOOTOUT EVER
• MXA MOTO CHALLENGE QUIZ: WE WERE ALL YOUNG ONCE
Can you name this racer? Better yet can you name him, the stadium he is racing in, the year the photo was shot and, most importantly, what is so significant in this Jody Weisel Supercross photo that makes it so memorable? Answer at the bottom of the page.
• THE APRIL MXA IS HERE: INSIDE IS THE BUELL 450 GRIFFON, MXA 450 SHOOTOUT & THE BETA MOTOCROSS TWO-STROKE
What’s in the newest issue of MXA? How about a thorough 20-page 450 Shootout with all seven 2021 450s, plus there accurate weights, prices and dyno charts. We also test the 2021 Beta 300RX motocross-specific two-stroke and the 2021 Gas Gas MC 250F. We take our 2021 Kawasaki KX450X to the Lake Havasu WORCS and ride Mike Alessi’s Yamaha YZ134.
And those are just the bike tests! We also have an in depth interview with Dave Osterman about hopscotching though almost every team on the AMA Pro circuit and a Classic Iron on the Rickman Bultaco and how 24 of the 95 Rickman Bultacos made ended up being black marketed to America by Bud Ekins.
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• THIS WEEK IN MXA WITH JOSH MOSIMAN: THE WORKS EDITION TEARDOWN
• FXR’S SPRING LIFESTYLE CLOTHING COLLECTION
For more information go to www.fxrracing.com
• MXA VIDEO: JASON ANDERSON ON DOING HIS OWN THING
• WHO’S WHO IN THE SUPERCROSS ZOO? AFTER THE FIRST 12 RACES
Cooper Webb won Arlington 1 , 2 and 3 and now has a 15 points over Ken Roczen and 41 on Eli Tomac. Webb has won 6 of the 12 race so far in 2021.
2021 AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 12 of 17 races)
1. Cooper Webb (KTM)…275
2. Ken Roczen (Hon)…260
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw)…234
4. Justin Barcia (Gas)…214
5. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…183
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam)…179
7. Jason Anderson (Hus)…171
8. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam)…153
9.Joey Savatgy (KTM)…138
10. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…136
2021 AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 4 of 9 races)
1. Justin Cooper (Yam)…108
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw)…106
3. Hunter Lawrence (Hon)…102
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus)…93
5. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam)…93
6. Seth Hammaker (Kaw)…88
7. Chris Blose (Gas)…68
8. Kyle Peters (Hon)…63
9. Coty Schock (Hon)…57
10. Nate Thrasher (Yam)…56
2021 AMA 250 EAST SUPERCROSS POINTS STANDINGS
(After 7 of 9 races)
1. Colt Nichols (Yam)…166
2. Christian Craig (Yam)…158
3. Jo Shimoda (Kaw)…138
4. Jett Lawrence (Hon)…128
5. Josh Osby (Hon)…103
6. Michael Mosiman (Gas)…97
7. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)…91
8. Josh Varize (KTM)…81
9. Thomas Do (KTM)…74
10. Grant Harlan (Hon)…71
• 2021 AMA SUPERCROSS WINNERS AT A GLANCE
Venue 450 250
Jan. 16 (Sat)…Houston, TX…………….Justin Barcia…………….Christian Craig
Jan. 19 (Tues)….Houston, TX………….Eli Tomac………………….Jett Lawrence
Jan. 23 (Sat)…Houston, TX…………….Cooper Webb…………..Colt Nichols
Jan. 30 (Sat)…Indianapolis, IN……….Ken Roczen………………Colt Nichols
Feb. 2 (Tues)….Indianapolis, IN……..Ken Roczen………………Colt Nichols
Feb. 6 (Sat)…Indianapolis, IN…………Ken Roczen………………Christian Craig
Feb. 13 (Sat)…Orlando, FL……………..Cooper Webb………….Jett Lawrence
Feb. 20 (Sat)…Orlando, FL……………..Cooper Webb………….Justin Cooper
Mar. 6 (Sat)…Daytona Beach, FL…..Eli Tomac…………………..Cameron McAdoo
Mar. 13 (Sat)…Arlington, TX………….Cooper Webb…………..Seth Hammaker
Mar. 16 (Tues)… Arlington, TX……….Cooper Webb…………..Hunter Lawrence
Mar. 20 (Sat)…Arlington, TX………….Cooper Webb…………..Justin Cooper
Mar. 27 (Sat)…No race
Apr. 3 (Sat)…No race
Apr. 10 (Sat)…Atlanta, GA……………….
Apr. 13 (Tues)…Atlanta, GA…………….
Apr. 17 (Sat)…Atlanta, GA………………
Apr. 24 (Sat)…Salt Lake City, UT…….
May 1 (Sat)…Salt Lake City, UT………
450 points leader…Cooper Webb
250 East points leader…Colt Nichols
250 West points leader…Justin Cooper
• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: POLISPORT GOLD AND BLUE “METAL FLOW” KTM PLASTIC
If your goal is to turn some heads and stand out, these new kits are the ones for you. Polisport has releases new plastic kits for KTM SX and SXF models that include these two new exclusive colors. This bike features gold “Metal Flow” on the front and blue “Metal Flow” on the back.
• 2021 GLEN HELEN TT SCRAMBLES RACING SCHEDULE: NEXT RACE MARCH 28
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• 2021 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP IS UP TO ROUND 13 (BUT FIRST A TWO-WEEK BREAK)
• MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION
• 2021 AMA SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: NO NEW SHOW UNTIL APRIL 10 IN ATLANTA
• MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION
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• MXA’S FIRST RIDE ON THE 2021 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION
• MXA AD OF THE WEEK: EVER WEAR 1994 WIND GEAR?
Do you remember Wind Bikewear? It was an Italian motocross gear company that was represented in the USA by the suave and debonair John Boni and distributed by Pete Vetrano at MotoMan Distributing. It was never successful in the USA, but MXA did wear Wind gear (below) in this Kawasaki KX125 test (well at least we wore the boots, pants and gloves—and color matched them to an MXA Sinisalo jersey).
• MXA PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: JUST1 NERVE PLUS GOGGLES
JUST1 NERVE GOGGLE
The nerve’s design focuses primarily on maximizing the rider’s field of vision with the pre-curved injected molded 2mm Ultra-HD lens. Experience definition and subtlety never before viewed through the lens of a goggle. Nerve has two other relevant and practical design elements: the dual-material frame construction and a Quick-release lens system that doubles as locking mechanism for lens removal/ replacement. It’s the product of an extensive collaboration with Just1 riders and takes over as Just1’s new top of the line goggle. The Just1 Nerve goggle comes with a Microfiber bag, owners manual and nose guard.
JUST1 NERVE PLUS GOOGLE
The Nerve Plus is Just1’s last generation goggle with integrated Roll-Off system. This goggle has an exclusive and attractive design and offers high performance vision and top level results. Nerve Plus has the integrated 45mm Roll-Off system with injected molded 2mm ultra-HD lens to offer a max vision also in adverse weather conditions. Years of experience in the off-road sector have allowed Just1 to develop a special design which is able to improve visibility, field of view and performance. The Just1 Nerve Plus comes with a Microfiber bag, owners manual, nose guard, 45mm Roll-Off system, Roll-Off film and a mudflap.
• INSIDE CHASE SEXTON’S FACTORY HONDA CRF450
• 2021 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS ON MAY 23
• MXA TEAM TESTED: MOTOOL SLACKER V4 BLUETOOTH SAG SCALE
The Motool Slacker V4 digital sag scale was created to help riders get more comfort and performance out of their motorcycles by helping them check their sag in an easier and quicker way. The amount of free sag and race sag your bike has directly correlates with its balance on the track. Motool has been producing Slacker digital suspension tuners since 2012. The V4 is the fourth-generation tuner and the first with Bluetooth accessibility for smartphones and the option to purchase a wireless remote that allows you to check your sag all by yourself (without help).
The Motool Slacker digital sag scale was created as an innovative replacement for the old-school, ruler-type sag sticks. All you had to do was turn the power on, hook the 32-inch cable to your fender, zero out the scale and have your buddy read your race sag off the screen (the original Slacker also came with a digital remote that was plugged into the Slacker unit so that you could read your own sag while sitting on your bike). The updates on the new Slacker V4 Bluetooth model simplify the task of checking your sag by making it a one-person job instead of a two-person job. Previously, if you wanted to check the sag on your Slacker scale by yourself, you had to plug the digital remote reader into the scale and dangle the wire from the handlebars to the rear wheel. Now, with Bluetooth capabilities, the remote is wireless. Plus, if you forget your remote at home or you’d prefer not to spend extra money on it, you can view your sag measurements on your smartphone.
Previously, checking your sag required you to sit on the bike and have another person measure the amount of sag at the rear fender. To utilize the Bluetooth capabilities and check your sag by yourself, we recommend balancing on your bike by holding onto the top frame of an E-Z UP or by resting your arm on a truck. For accurate readings, make sure that your bike is on flat ground and your arm is only being used for balance and not to hold any of your weight.
The Motool Service Assistant app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices. It turns your smartphone into a virtual remote display, giving you real-time readings on your sag measurements. Simply connect via Bluetooth from your smartphone to the app like you would when connecting your phone to the stereo in your vehicle. Additionally, the app provides a space for you to record measurements and keep notes on multiple bikes and their suspension settings.
If you don’t want to bother with a smartphone, Motool has answered MXA’s wishes and updated its remote LCD display with new wireless capabilities. Using the remote is the simplest way to measure sag by yourself in the garage late at night. The new V4 Slacker comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If your bike doesn’t handle better after adjusting your sag with the Slacker V4 digital suspension tuner, you can return it, no questions asked. Plus, it comes with a two-year warranty if you have any structural issues with the Slacker.
DIGITS? $159.99 (main unit only), $189.99 (Slacker V4 + wireless remote display)— www.motool.com or (800) 741-7702.
MXA RATING: The Motool Slacker V4 digital suspension tuner will be your new best friend. It was created by racers for racers. Riders should check their sag at regular intervals to compensate for slop on the shock’s spring and internal valving. Being able to do it yourself means that you can do it whenever you like.
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