New innovations in motocross

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12/31/2018 5:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 5:18 AM

Vital hit the nail the Product of the year with the Alta. But I was wondering what would be the new part from last few years? Like what was the best part or part innovation? What is something that is a must have part for the bike that we didn't have 2 years ago? When the folding levers first came out, they where a must have. Before that was the FatBars. So what is the last "Must Have Part"?

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12/31/2018 5:24 AM

Wifi controlled mapping on a stock bike. Thats the only thing i can think of that blew my mind recently.

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12/31/2018 5:25 AM

kb228 wrote:

Wifi controlled mapping on a stock bike. Thats the only thing i can think of that blew my mind recently.

So like factory ECU on a stock bike???

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12/31/2018 6:40 AM

Lit pro is unreal

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12/31/2018 7:00 AM

Autonomous or “driverless” mx bikes

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12/31/2018 7:07 AM

VRR7 wrote:

Autonomous or “driverless” mx bikes

Yeah they have that, they call it a video game smile

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12/31/2018 7:08 AM

ti473 wrote:

So like factory ECU on a stock bike???

An ECU that can be programmed wirelessly like on the newer Yamaha's.

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12/31/2018 7:10 AM

VRR7 wrote:

Autonomous or “driverless” mx bikes

according to many, that is what 4 strokes are...

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vomiting equals disqualification.

12/31/2018 7:14 AM

Holeshot devices

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/31/2018 7:29 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 7:32 AM

EFI on 4-strokes was huge when it came.

The adjustable ECU through Wi-Fi that the Yamaha has is the next big thing (yeah i know, GET has had this feature for multiple years but we're talking about stock bikes from the showroom floor). It is in my opinion by far the biggest innovation since the EFI. You can basically change completely how the engine and bike behaves within 3 minutes, brilliant stuff.

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12/31/2018 7:31 AM

bolt on grips like ODI

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/31/2018 8:05 AM

Air forks, game changer

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12/31/2018 8:18 AM

Andy_Greenney wrote:

Air forks, game changer

Not new or innovative, but I remember hearing about them in the early 80's.

Air forks are nothing new in motocross, as the 1976 Yamaha’s 35mm Kayaba air forks prove. The most visually unique aspect of the 41-year-old air forks was the air accumulators that replaced the fork caps. The two air canisters resembled the instrument cluster of a street bike, leading to the Kayaba air forks being called “speedo & tach” forks.

https://motocrossactionmag.com/the-life-death-of-air-forks/

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

12/31/2018 9:50 AM

LIT pro is a good one, a long with Lockon Grip (which are horrible in my opinion). Wifi tuning is really awesome.

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12/31/2018 9:53 AM

VRR7 wrote:

Autonomous or “driverless” mx bikes

Tarz483 wrote:

Yeah they have that, they call it a video game smile

Oh I have that already!!! Just come watch me at a local hare scramble....autonomous all the time baby.

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12/31/2018 12:47 PM

Lit pro is cool,
As far as the bikes themselves
Imo they have evolved too much.
Kinda like nascar, not that bad yet
But going that direction it seems

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12/31/2018 12:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 12:49 PM

Yamaha doing the backward engine configuration with the 250F was pretty big IMO

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12/31/2018 1:35 PM

KTM going from worst to first in a short couple years. Argumentive of course.

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12/31/2018 1:38 PM

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12/31/2018 1:56 PM

Auto Lowering Suspensions

When your bike is stationary both the front and rear suspensions lower automatically. No more manual setting of "Holeshot" devices. The suspensions can be set to lower as much the rider wants. So short riders can get two feet flat on the ground behind any starting gate. Then as soon as the bike starts moving the suspensions extend to their full travel.
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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

12/31/2018 2:03 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/31/2018 2:03 PM

Surprised to see no one mentioned the 6D atr-2, lid is crazy with innovation.

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12/31/2018 2:25 PM

Reese95w wrote: Auto Lowering Suspensions

When your bike is stationary both the front and rear suspensions lower automatically. No more manual setting of "Holeshot" devices. The suspensions can be set to lower as much the rider wants. So short riders can get two feet flat on the ground behind any starting gate. Then as soon as the bike starts moving the suspensions extend to their full travel.

I haven’t seen or heard of this on any production bike!

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12/31/2018 2:28 PM

Reese95w wrote: Auto Lowering Suspensions

When your bike is stationary both the front and rear suspensions lower automatically. No more manual setting of "Holeshot" devices. The suspensions can be set to lower as much the rider wants. So short riders can get two feet flat on the ground behind any starting gate. Then as soon as the bike starts moving the suspensions extend to their full travel.

DB505 wrote:

I haven’t seen or heard of this on any production bike!

My mistake. I thought the original post was asking us for New Innovations in Motocross that we would like to see. I did not read carefully.

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

12/31/2018 2:46 PM

I would be surprised to see that patent hold water. There are all ready bearing with grease holes, but I like the idea. At one point KTM had grease able linkage bearings.

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12/31/2018 3:17 PM

I saw an article this morning that was in New York Times talking about car dealers that you can order a car online and have it shipped to you. I’ve said before that I wish dirtbikes could be ordered direct to consumer like mtn bikes can be done these days. Much cheaper for nice spec’d bike, no hassle with sales people who have no idea about dirtbikes, shipped straight to your door. Not exactly new tech or anything but if they can do it with $10k bicycle and a $70k Tesla, why can’t they do it for a new 450?

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12/31/2018 3:26 PM

Cliffy615 wrote:

Lit pro is unreal

Ditto

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