Added a new video 2021 Vital MX 250 Shootout 11/19/2020 9:43 PM

Which is our pick for the best 2021 250cc motocross bike? It's Shootout time between the 2021 Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC 250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250 SX-F, and Yamaha YZ250F. Unfortunately, the Suzuki RM-Z250 was omitted because the unchanged 2021 model was not in the country at the moment. However, we still had a stacked field of bikes for our 2021 Vital MX 250 Shootout, so take a seat, click play, and enjoy.

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Added a new video Next Chapter ft. Shane McElrath 11/17/2020 9:15 PM

Smartop MotoConcepts Racing recently signed Shane McElrath to the team for the 2021 Supercross season. We catch up with McElrath to hear his thoughts on stepping-up to the 450 class and watch him lay down some laps on his new MCR Honda 450 ride as he prepares for the 2021 season. Check it out!

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Added a new video Fresh Start ft. Broc Tickle 11/13/2020 8:10 PM

Breaking news came about earlier today with the surprise of Broc Tickle replacing the spot of Justin Hill on the Smartop MotoConcepts Racing team. We caught up with Tickle on his first day aboard his MCR Honda CRF450R and he is looking right at home. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video TEAM UPDATE: Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Team 11/13/2020 4:10 PM

The news is out! The Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Team has a full line-up of talent for the 2021 Supercross season. Long time team rider, Vince Friese will remain on MCR but the new additions to the team include Shane McElrath, Benny Bloss, and as of this morning, Broc Tickle as he fills the last spot of the 450 team. MCR will continue to race the 2020 Honda CRF450R but Friese will be aboard the 2021 Honda CRF450R as he begins the process of developing a competitive race platform for the latest Honda model.

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Added a new video 36th Annual Dubya World Vet Championship: Mud Edition 11/11/2020 3:16 PM

A little rain and mud never stopped the Vet riders from enjoying an action packed weekend of racing. The 36th Annual Dubya World Vet MX Championship took place over the weekend at Glen Helen Raceway and it was quite a change of scenery compared to a normal day at good ole Glen Helen. Mike Alessi and Mike Brown attended the race among many other's despite the cold winter weather. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video | RAW | Sights & Sounds of Pre-Season ft. Craig, Nichols & Thrasher 11/9/2020 8:35 AM

Pre-Season is well underway as the 2021 Supercross season is approaching. We were able to capture the sights and sounds of the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha 250 team getting back into the flow of things at the Yamaha test track. Click play and enjoy watching Christian Craig, Colt Nichols, and Nate Thrasher bouncing off the rev limiter on their Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha 250's.

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Added a new video RACE SPEC: 2021 Honda CRF450R 11/5/2020 4:38 PM

We introduce our latest series we call RACE SPEC. For 2021, we have seen multiple bike models showcasing massive changes from the previous year model. Because of this, we have created this series to dive deep into each bike and provide the best settings that we see fit for you. In this segment, we take on the completely re-designed 2021 Honda CRF450R and pinpoint what might just be the perfect set-up for you. Check it out! We are currently working with Honda to find a way to supply the map to the public. Stay tuned for more on that.

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Added a new video | RAW | Supercross Pre-Season ft. Malcolm Stewart and Dylan Ferrandis 11/4/2020 5:19 PM

With the 2020 Outdoor season ending, teams have switched gears to prepare for the 2021 Supercross season that is quickly approaching. We catch up with the the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team to see some of the new faces of the 450 team get their feet wet in supercross. Click play and check it!

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Added a new video Track Side | Jo Shimoda Update 10/23/2020 2:11 AM

At the Loretta Lynn’s 1 National, the GEICO Honda Racing Team learned troubling news that GEICO would not return as the title sponsor for 2021. The team began hustling toward finding a new title sponsor but with a limited amount of time. Unfortunately, the team decided to close down the race team following the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Team rider and rookie, Jo Shimoda, had his best result at the final round of the 2020 Outdoor season with a podium finish. We catch up with Shimoda to hear the news about GEICO and what his future plans may be. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video Career Best | Coty Schock Episode 4 10/14/2020 7:58 AM

We head to the final round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to meet with FXR Chaparral Honda Racing team rider Coty Schock. We follow along as he runs through the paces of race day. Putting in an impressive ride, Schock had his career-best finish this weekend going 12-10 on the day for 10th overall, his first-ever top ten in the outdoor season. Click play and follow along as the last gate drops on the 2020 Outdoor season.

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Race Shop Build: 2019 KTM 125SX Two-Stroke
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Added a new video 15 No-Cost Tips To Improve Bike Performance 9/8/2020 2:30 PM

In this Vital Tech Tip segment, we cover 15 tips that will cost little to none that will help increase the performance of your motorcycle. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video Team Honda HRC | Christian Craig Update 9/3/2020 5:55 PM

Christian Craig is filling in for Ken Roczen, riding the factory Team Honda HRC CRF450R for the entire 2020 AMA Pro Motocross series. He currently sits in ninth place in the point standings as we head into the fourth round at Redbud MX. We catch up with Craig to see how his outdoor season is progressing. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video Nose To The Grindstone ft. Brandon Hartranft 9/2/2020 10:00 PM

Brandon Hartranft, riding for Troy Lee Designs Redbull KTM, landed himself on the podium at the third round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Ironman Raceway. We catch up with Hartranft about his third-place finish and see how he feels going into the fourth round at Redbud. Click Play and check it out!

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Added a new video BEAT THE HEAT! How To Keep Your Bike Cool 8/31/2020 1:40 PM

In this Tech Tip segment, we cover the important steps taken to protect your motorcycle when riding in extreme heat conditions. Take a look and you just might learn a thing or two that can save your bike.

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Added a new video PRO PERSPECTIVE: Cole Seely Aboard Vital’s 350 SX-F 8/27/2020 3:33 PM

Recently, we took a stock 2020 KTM 350 SX-F and gave it to the masterminds at Twisted Development. The result was a monster of a bike that put down more power than a stock 450 on the dyno. This 2020 KTM 350 SX-F is a bike we all wish we had in our garage and Cole Seely was lucky enough to do so. Seely had the privilege to put a little over a month of seat time into this machine. We catch up with him to hear his overall thoughts and watch him twist the throttle on this Twisted Development 2020 KTM 350 SX-F. Check it out!

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Added a new video Carson Mumford | TOP TEN 8/26/2020 7:25 PM

The rookie Carson Mumford, riding for GEICO Honda Race Team, recently had his Pro Debut at the first round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships. He raced two pro motocross events last year after the Loretta’s Amateur National but did not race any supercross events this season. The rookie found himself upfront immediately at Loretta Lynn Round 1 and Round 2 with an overall top ten finish at LL R2. We catch up with the rookie and have some words as he heads into Round 3 of the outdoor season. Click play and check it out!

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Added a new video Vital Tech Tip: How To Remove A Motorcycle Engine 8/24/2020 7:40 PM

If you need motor work and need to save yourself some cash, press play and follow along in our latest Vital Tech Tip. We break down the step-by-step process of removing the engine from a motorcycle. Check it out!

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Added a new video Clocking Into Outdoors | Coty Schock Episode 3 8/20/2020 3:03 PM

What began as a part-time ride for the 2020 Supercross Season, quickly turned into a full-time ride for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Coty Schock remains under the tent for the FXR Chaparral Honda Racing Team as they head for the great outdoors. In episode three, we spend a day with Schock as he prepares for the first gate drop of the Pro Motocross Championship. He explains his continued support and future plans to race the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season with the FXR Chaparral Honda Racing Team. Click play and spend a day with Coty Schock!

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Tested: 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700
Tested: 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700
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