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Jeff Stanton won six AMA Championships in a short four-year period. When he retired, he worked for Team Honda as their consultant for 10 years. He knows what he is talking about. Read what he says about Ken Roczen.
On the Mainjet is a catch-all for news, data, tips and facts. Did you know it was Chad’s Reed 38th birthday yesterday? Do you know what numbers make up Travis Preston’s 2020 YZ450F map? Did you hear about Formula1 switching to two-strokes in 2025? Do you know the difference between Europe’s “Tony Cairoli Edition” and America’s “Factory Edition.” You would have known all this by just by reading these two pages.
We know a guy, who kept his old 2002 Honda CR250 two-stroke in his garage for 18 years. He said that he couldn’t sell it when four-strokes came on the scene and just forgot about it. Luckily, he remembered and built a great 2002 CR250 — albeit 18 years later.
If you’d like to get back to the fun days of pit bike riding, you need to take a look at the YCF Bigy 190MX. It may be made in China, but we didn’t break it and, if we had, all the parts are available in the USA.
Way before Wuhan was in the news, the MXA wrecking crew went to an FIM test race for a potential Chinese GP in the resort town of Gudou Hot Springs—where MXA’s Dennis Stapleton took Ryan Surratt on a journey he’ll never forget.
Ryan Surratt (center) won the International class, while Dennis Stapleton (far right) finished fourth. It wasn’t as easy as that sounds — Dennis almost got arrested, the police stopped the race and the International class was only held after the Chinese spectators had left.
If you worked real hard, studied in school (a real school) and didn’t run away to join the circus at 15 years old, you to could have a dream job in the motocross industry just like Austin, Dag and Kris.
You never hear much about decompression braking, that’s because it is term that was coined during the days when four-strokes were rarer than hen’s teeth—but today it’s a big deal… in the engineering departments of the Big Six manufacturers.
The buzz words in the gear business over the last three years are “athletic fit.” What does athletic fit mean? It means it’s made for pure performance, especially for AMA Pros. Thor’s MX Prime Pro gear is the prime example of what’s available.
Twenty years ago in MXA we were doing the same things that the MXA wrecking crew is doing today — except back then we flew to Italy to check out the ill-fated Vertematti 512cc four-stroke, headed back to SoCal to test the first-ever custom-built freestyle bike (and took Mike Metzger with us) and then jetted off to the Indianapolis Dealer Show to see what was new for 2000.
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