Added a comment about news blog Injury Report: Jeffrey Herlings Breaks Collarbone in Practice Crash 6/14/2018 12:02 PM
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Holy Antonio Cairoli gifts. Maybe Stefan Everts will have to pass the torch over the record of MXGP championships.

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Added a comment about product review First Impressions: 2019 KTM 350 SX-F 6/14/2018 11:57 AM
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Great Review Michael! The 350 seems to have finally found its stride and settings for American MX. I would definately consider one over a 450 now. Your comments regarding the "not having fun anymore" really resonate with me.

The 450 inertia has always worn me out. The 350 seems to be the perfect 4 stroke for the 2 stroke crowd as well due to the inertia being so much less than on the 450. It would be interesting to see a Vital MX comparison or shootout for the 350SXF vs the 250SX 2 Stroke.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2019 Kawasaki KX450F 6/12/2018 3:42 PM
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Well done Kawasaki. I would agree with the portly weight comment though. even without the penalty of approx 3 lbs for the spring fork, the KX (lightest of the Japanese bikes) is still 7-9lbs over the benchmark set by the Austrians. I have to believe that Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki (left out Suzuki because they will have their new engine architecture out for 2020 that will reduce weight to competitive levels) have done weight comps of all components to see where they are over the mark.

Other than the weight being a bit over the bench mark and the riot canon hanging off the back(UGLY), this bike is the leads the brands of the rising sun.

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Liked a comment on the item Jason Anderson Injured while Practicing at Glen Helen 6/1/2018 10:10 AM

That's just bad luck. Outdoor practice for these guys is really a catch 22. They need more riders to make it rough. But those "more riders" come with the inherent dangers that team Husqvarna has experienced this month. The factories should invest in tracks the general public can pay to ride...more

Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2019 Husqvarna Motocross Models 5/30/2018 8:27 AM
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Agree. They are a departure and very new. It will take a little bit for everyone to get used to the look. Husqvarna puts functionality and purpose first. That’s the beauty of the new bike.

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2019 Husqvarna Motocross Models 5/30/2018 8:25 AM

I don't know what you're talking about. These bikes are freaking beautiful!

Added a comment about news blog MX Sports Introduces Seven Round 125cc All Star Series to AMA Pro Motocross for 2018 4/18/2018 9:14 PM
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No 2 stroke race at the 2 stroke Mecca? Things are always exactly as they appear.

I’m willing to bet that every fan, rider and student of the sport of Motocross asked to themselves.. Where’s Glenn Helen? Politics again?

And what’s with the name “all star series”. Meaning what? Baseball? Are there going to be a select number of past pros and “all stars” picked by the MX Polit bureau? It’s a 125cc 2 stroke series. How about the 125 2 stroke class? They don’t have to sell it with a cheesy name. We all want the 2 strokes to return. 250 2 strokes legal in the 250 class please.

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Added a comment about video Justin Brayton: "My first win at Daytona...I never would have expected that." 3/11/2018 12:02 PM
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Justin Braytona!

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Added a comment about video Behind the Scenes: Team CR22 - 2018 Oakland Supercross 2/5/2018 11:20 PM
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Great work Chad,
I for one can truly appreciate all of the hard work, especially considering what you’re responsible for with having family with you during your endeavor. Not to mention, the leg injury.

The most incredible part of this is that you will set the record!

You are the toughest man in Motocross. Heal up and get back to 100%. Looking forward to seeing you back at the top step of the podium.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2018 Yamaha YZ65 1/26/2018 4:37 PM
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Exactly, what happened to Honda. They have completely dropped out of the mini Motocross segment. The CRF150R is... who knows?

CRF “F” motorcycles are for family play riding and are a durable learning tool. Then what? CRF150R?

If you want to ride the 85 class on a Honda, I guess you have to buy a used bike.

What happened to Honda?

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2018 Yamaha YZ65 1/26/2018 8:40 AM
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Same exact boat here. My boys are riding 2004 and 2006 CR85’s and I’m still holding a torch for Honda with an 06 CR250R and a 2012 CRF450R (I sold the 2017 Husqvarna TX300 recently). Partly because we all enjoy riding the same brand and the 2018 TC85 wasn’t available yet.

Today is a different story. All the Austrian minis are updated and riding all Husqvarna is looking like the only option for us.

Kudos to Yamaha Their new 65 looks fantastic and with the updated YZ 85 they are a viable option. Would like to see a new YZ125 and YZ250 to follow.

What happened to Honda?

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Added a comment about news blog Did Ronnie Mac Jump over 300 Feet Today with Travis Pastrana!? 12/13/2017 9:19 AM
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Hahaha. Priceless!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition, and Team Intro 12/7/2017 4:09 PM
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Winning!!!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2018 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition 12/5/2017 10:42 PM
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KTM should just make it official and make the bike red. In ten short years they have taken Honda’s spot at the top.

I guess that in a sense you do get more Honda 450 per dollar/per pound.

Orange is the new Red

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Added a comment about video Mac to the Future 69 10/6/2017 9:58 PM
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That was a prime time ready film!!! Awesome!! I second that! Motocross video of the year. Laughed my ass off!

Well done Ronnie and crew

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Added a comment about feature Social Scoop 9/25/2017 5:26 PM
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2018 model that came in last place in shootouts using a motor that's a decade old and a total package that takes the heavy honors.

This is more than likely a by product of no sales and therefore very limited development money.

Suzuki can't support their own race team.

Honda should do a Japanese version of KTM/Husqvarna and buy Suzuki. With the caveat that Suzuki will use Suzuki engineering and platforms.

Suzuki knows how to build amazing Dirtbikes that sell. They just need a good shot in the arm.

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Added a comment about feature 2018 AMA Motocross/Supercross National Rider Numbers 9/20/2017 11:59 PM
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James? Please show. We miss seeing you ride

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Added a comment about video CRASH: Tim Gajser - 2017 MXGP of The Netherlands 9/12/2017 9:00 AM
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2018 Honda CRF450R
Rear travel - 12.4"
Ground clearance - 12.9"

Clearance at full compression - .5"

2018 kTM 450SX

Rear travel - 300mm or 11.8"
Ground clearance - 370mm or 14.6"

Clearance at full compression - 70mm or 2.8"

The new Yamaha 450 has similar clearance specs to the Honda..

2018 Kawasaki KX450F

Rear travel - 12"
Ground clearance - 13.2"
Clearance at full compression - 1.2"

2018 Suzuki RMZ450

Couldn't find rear suspension travel numbers.

Ground clearance 13"

It's reasonable to think that with another
1-2" of clearance at full compression that these buck offs wouldn't be happening:

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Added a comment about video CRASH: Tim Gajser - 2017 MXGP of The Netherlands 9/10/2017 11:00 AM
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What is going on with the CRF450R/set up? It's ridiculous. How can a rider of caliber be expected to have confidence in it?

Ground clearance? Rebound? Forward weight bias?

Get it right Honda, before Ken and Tim get hurt so bad that they don't get up.

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Added a comment about feature 2018 Silly Season, Round 1 9/7/2017 9:40 PM
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Hahaha

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