Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/19/2017 6:52 AM

Is there even an Alta in Australia?

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/19/2017 6:51 AM

Well, never had an Australian Motocross magazine

We have some European ones at book stores here, but I've never seen one from Australia.
Added reply in a thread Shadowing Justin Barcia at the 2017 Monster Energy Cup 10/18/2017 9:55 PM

I might try them at a couple rounds. They're a little time-consuming, but I'll give it another go.

Added reply in a thread Anderson to Astars (Gear)? 10/18/2017 9:52 PM

Can't get the boots and I think the gear was in a different range that they used.

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 9:06 PM

Damnit, why do you two have such similar flags!

Added reply in a thread RBSR TV Schedule? 10/18/2017 8:37 PM

We'll be hosting a live stream on our homepage!

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 8:36 PM

Naw, but if I had to I would.

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 8:29 PM

They're in New Zealand, I think.

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 6:37 PM

I'm curious if they asked the dealer to supply it for free or if they offered to buy it. I can't see there being any issue if they wanted to buy it.

Started new thread Shadowing Justin Barcia at the 2017 Monster Energy Cup 10/18/2017 10:58 AM

http://www.vitalmx.com/videos/features/Shadowing-Justin-Barcia-2017-Monster-Energy-Cup,16229/ML512,13480 Had the opportunity to tail Justin Barcia for a bit of the day at the 2017 Monster Energy Cup and put all the clips together into this video feature. ... more »

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Added a new video Shadowing Justin Barcia - 2017 Monster Energy Cup 10/18/2017 10:25 AM
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At the 2017 Monster Energy Cup, we spent a portion of our day tailing Justin Barcia, as he took on the event with his own program. It was a good opportunity to see the ups-and-downs of the former factory rider taking on the sport with his own crew and bike. Click play to see the ins-and-outs of Justin's day and his own words on how each portion of the event went.

From Justin Barcia:

Hello Everyone,

Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!!!! That’s one of the first things that comes to mind when I think about this weekend. I’m thankful and unbelievably grateful to see how all the hard work that my sponsors/crew put in came together so well. I’m thankful and humbled by how many Industry people came to say hi and wish me luck. Some of my former crew members, riders and crew from other teams and all sorts of gear and goggle people came by and wished me the best which was very cool. And then the energy and vibe from the fans was incredible and I was so thankful for their support and well wishes that I knew I had to just forget any nerves and just give it my all.

As many of you may have heard, I had a fall within the first 50 feet of riding on Press Day. Needless to say that didn’t help the nerves any, but I decided to just have fun with it and put my head down and keep trying. As Saturday progressed, I kept getting more and more comfortable on the bike at race pace and made changes that kept making it even better. Qualifying 13th wasn’t what I wanted, but I knew I had more so I just kept smiling and having fun with the day. Finishing tenth in the first Main had me fired up especially after I had another rider use my ribs as a berm. It was then that I decided it was time to be more aggressive and ride less cautious. The second Main had me pumped with a much better start and a battle until the checkered flag. The final Main had me happy to get the best finish of the weekend with a fifth. Qualifying 13th and Main Event finishes of tenth, sixth, & fifth shows the improvement each time I went out on the bike. I’m happy with the weekend and certainly am glad I chose to race. It was the first time in a while that I felt less like I was doing a job and more like I was having fun racing my dirtbike. I now have to figure out what is next for the 2018 season, but I hope whatever decision I make allows me to have a similar feeling as I did this past weekend.

Thanks for reading, JB51

P.S. I know Monster Energy put on a great show with the different race format, the amateur racers, the Whip contest, etc., but I sincerely hope that the entertainment that we provide helped the city of Vegas be distracted from the recent tragic events and put a smile on the faces of those whose lives were impacted by the tragedy. At times like this, I believe we are all one community and though they may hit us, they will never break us…..#VegasStrong

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Added reply in a thread Why No Japanese “Factory Edition” Bikes? 10/18/2017 9:13 AM

One simple way to look at it is I don't think Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, or Honda could do "FEs" and make them successful. They don't have the typical KTM buyer who's willing to pay a premium for a machine and to reach the number required to race the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Reed on a Husky 10/18/2017 9:07 AM

From my understanding that only pertained to him wanting to lease engines/electronics from the team...otherwise Decoster/KTM wouldn't have a say if he did everything himself. I think I remember him talking about how the bike didn't react as well to the ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXA's '18 450 Shootout? Did I miss it? 10/17/2017 7:41 PM

I'm guessing I'll be back on Pulp sometime after 250 Shootout. Keefer's is scheduled a week after mine, so we should both have them up quickly and could chat about it on an episode sometime later that month. I'll bug him about it when we're both done. ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXA's '18 450 Shootout? Did I miss it? 10/17/2017 7:32 PM

Ride it and drop me and/or Keefer emails, either of use would be glad to help with setup based off your feedback...MXA settings are decided pretty much based off REM conditions... Enjoy it man!

Added reply in a thread RV to.......... 10/17/2017 7:12 PM

He had two different helmets to try at the test track the other day..

Added reply in a thread MXA's '18 450 Shootout? Did I miss it? 10/17/2017 7:10 PM

Being a media outlet that gains more of their revenue from their print version, they're trying to keep it as relevant as possible. But a Shootout is so timely, it's hard to argue how it's relevant when it comes out two to three months later than the ... more »

Added reply in a thread MXA's '18 450 Shootout? Did I miss it? 10/17/2017 6:27 PM

Thank you sir! Greatly appreciated.

Added reply in a thread Justin Barcia Shares a Letter about Monster Cup 10/17/2017 6:11 PM

Before the final race of the night Justin asked me if I could come by and shoot a short video with him to thank his supporters and take a group photo, after the final moto. I shot with him earlier in the week and every time I saw him at the race he was ... more »