Added reply in a thread What happened to "The Gear Industry is over-saturated"? 9/1/2021 1:07 PM

The OP states that No Fear and Alias folded due to "too many companies", an example that seems to reject its own premise. Since Alias and No Fear gear were both operated by Jeff Surwall, it naturally follows that if No Fear folded due to "too many companies", ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lot of guys leaving Baker? 8/30/2021 9:23 AM

This logic is completely circular: "RV didn't get better, just more confident. And a more confident RV is better"

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 250 2-stroke 8/30/2021 8:51 AM

Aha. Got it different bike. This is for the 2019 yz450f with and without graphic:

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 250 2-stroke 8/27/2021 7:05 AM

MSRP with the graphics is 150 which is crazy high, yet still significantly less than the YZ250

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 250 2-stroke 8/26/2021 6:11 PM

It has already been mentioned that the Honda, Kawi, KTM, and even Yamaha 4-stroke shrouds have seen recent updates, mold in graphics, and all are like a third (or 1/6 in case of KTM) of this cost.

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 250 2-stroke 8/26/2021 5:34 PM

Your 2019 450 shrouds are only like $90.

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 250 2-stroke 8/26/2021 1:39 PM

My guess: They are trying to keep the "OEM restyle kit" option priced at a premium.

Added reply in a thread McGrath GT bicycle 8/26/2021 10:21 AM

I had an Interceptor. Broke everything on it, including the frame -- All except for the one-piece cranks. They were indestructible. Opted to put one-piece on my next bike.

Added reply in a thread 2022 CRF250R 8/25/2021 5:12 PM

Which one says which?

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/25/2021 12:31 PM

Dude, why would they have a problem admitting that? They literally just moved an engine factory and the engine development for most of their small bore European motorcycles and scooters under Fantic.

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/25/2021 12:07 PM

"Internal engine changes also include a longer con rod as well as a slightly heavier crank" https://enduro21.com/en/bikes/latest/first-look-yamaha-s-new-2022-yz-range-goes-big-on-the-two-stroke-125

Added reply in a thread Whoa, Hangtown speculation (might not run the race) 8/25/2021 9:23 AM

Ultimately, it wasn't intended as a contest. The point was that no sane person would call either Winnebago or Oroville a "pond"

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/24/2021 12:40 PM

It certainly should be a narrower hop-up window, which is a good thing (I would rephrase as higer baseline). Example: new YZ125 comes stock with V-force, which is one less bolt-on hop up nearly every YZ125 builder performs. You see the same phenomenum ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2022 YZ 125 8/24/2021 12:23 PM

I don't really see that it is as much engineering as would be the case if say, you were to see a 9% jump on an all-new model. Builders/teams have been working on getting incrementally more hp out of the old YZ125 powerplant for two decades, with many ... more »

Added reply in a thread Last time the same team won both outdoor titles? 8/20/2021 2:30 PM

It says that Honda still runs a factory team in both the MXGPs and US Nationals and competes at a very high level in all classes, whereas Suzuki, who as recently as a decade ago had a much stronger program than Honda has all but given up pro motocross. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Last time the same team won both outdoor titles? 8/20/2021 2:04 PM

Some others, too. To name some of them: Geico/Factory Connection ran Windham/Hahn/Tomac/Stewart/Bogle in 450s KTM ran Roczen/Musquin/Ferris/Hill in 250s Pro Circuit ran Tickle/Rattray in 450s

Added reply in a thread Cobra 125 8/20/2021 11:12 AM

Previously? Yes. Currently? Yes.

Added reply in a thread Honda was right in 79'.... 8/17/2021 11:34 AM

A 29er is fairly close in outer diameter to a 21" mx tire. A 29er sits on a 24.5" rim, but with a bit smaller sidewall than an mx tire, for an external diameter of about 28.5". An 80/100-21 MX tire has an outside diameter of about 28", splitting the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looked like it hung wide open 8/16/2021 3:52 PM

"Clearly accelerating" = rolling to a stop in less than a bike length.

Added reply in a thread Looked like it hung wide open 8/16/2021 2:01 PM

And so you think a dimed 50+ horsepower bike wheels-down only can make it a couple feet up a moderate incline? Because that seems to me more like what a bike that was ghost-riding while not under power would do.