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HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? A MOTOCROSS MAGAZINE FOR GUYS WHO LOVE BIKES
What’s in the newest issue of MXA? How about a complete tests of the 2021 Suzuki RM-Z250 (which for all intents and purposes is a test of the 2022 Suzuki RM-Z250), a labor of love 2003 Kawasaki KX125 that took ten years to finish, a Dicks Racing KTM 300SX (yes, we know that KTM doesn’t make a 300cc motocross bike, but that doesn’t mean you can’t), a rags to riches story of a $1000 CraigslistYZ125 that went from ugly duckling to this month’s cover bike and a trip back in time to ride Ryan Dungey’s 2015 KTM 450SXF Works bike The one that took him to both the 2015 Supercross and 450 National Championships. And, that’s not all. What follows is a quick view of the highlights of what’s inside the new issue of MXA
This is as close as you will get to riding a works bike, especially won that swept both premier AMA Championship. MXA managed to finagle a ride on Ryan Dungey’s 2015 KTM 450SXF, but turning down a chance to ride his Supercross winning bike in favor of getting our grubby little hands on his 450 National steed.
Isn’t this 1967 Bultaco MKII Pursang a lovely bike? Made famous by the aptly named Chris Craft looking boat tail rear fender, you could buy this sweet machine for $895 back in the late 1960s. Today you could buy one for five times that amount of more.
The MXperts analyzed the forged GasGas triple clamps. Not just to see how they performed on the track, but why they are on the Spanish/Austrian bike in the first place.. You may think that GasGas is the only manufacturers with forged triple clamps, but you’d be wrong. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki all have forged aluminum clamps. KTM and Husky have machined billet triple clamps.
If you are a two-stroke fan, there is one place you have to be before you leave this mortal coil. Where is that? Glen Helen Raceway on the World Two-Stroke Championship weekend. There is not a four-stroke in sight and you get to share the track with 750 of your best friends.
What do you do once you get off the four-stroke crazy train? That’s right, you buy a used two-stroke, preferably a Yamaha YZ250, and rebuild it. If you have friends in high places, your $1000 Craigslist Wonder bike just might end up looking like this 2005 Yamaha YZ125.
We often wonder what Suzuki is thinking about during new model season. Perhaps, they aren’t thinking of anything. You know what MXA is thinking? We are wondering if they kept the same rigid forks for yet another year. We don’t have to wonder. They did.
Mark Chilson has restored two bikes in his lifer and both were stunners. After we tested Mark’s 2002 Honda CR250, we waited a couple years so he could put the finishing touches on his 10-year-project to build the ultimate 2003 Kawasaki KX125s. What took him so long? He had to learned how to run a CNC machine (so he could make all the aluminum parts) and once he masteed machining and took more time to learnhow to lay-up carbon fiber in his kitchen. It was worth the wait.
Dick Wilk of Dicks Racing is the undeniable master of KTM 300s—be they Power Parts kitted and carbureted 250SXs pumped-up to 300 or 300 XC-TPI fuel-injected off-road model turned ito motocross bikes.. He not only builds the engines, but massages the suspension to perfection also.
All most of us know about what happened to the motorcycle industry during the Covid pandemic is that the showroom floors are empty. But why? We went straight to KTM CEO John Hinz to learn the amazing jobs KTM’s management team did in surviving the age of Covid. It is quite a tale.
Even Roger DeCoster told us that he learned things he didn’t know about Selvaraj Narayana when he read the life story of his friend. Unless you were around in the Maico days, we don’t expect you to have ever heard of Selvaraj Narayana, but once you read this interview you can call him Sel.
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