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2018 SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE RE-IMAGINED

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on images to enlarge This is the bike that every Suzuki loyalist would like to see built—Shaun Langham got tired of waiting. The concept of parallel universes may sound far-fetched, but who isn’t intrigued by the idea that there just might be a separate and unique reality just one plane away […]

MXA INTERVIEW: MARTIN DAVALOS IS LIVING THE 450 DREAM

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on images to enlarge By Jim Kimball Martin Davalos has often been criticized for his long tenure in the 250 class, but that is what he was hired to do. What would you do? Martin knows that many people question his time in the 250 class, but no one more than […]

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1969 HUSQVARNA 250 CROSS

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on images to enlarge By Tom White Torsten Hallman won four 250cc World Championships on Husqvarnas and played a huge part in the growth of motocross in America. At Edison Dye’s request, Hallman competed in a fall series in America in 1966 that showcased the Husqvarna motorcycle and the talents of […]

ASK THE MXPERTS: MY ENGINEERING DEGREE IS BETTER THAN MXA’s

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on images to enlarge KTM’s handlebar mounts bend, no matter what engineering school you go to. Dear MXA,I read in a recent test where you guys said that KTM’s new one-piece top bar clamp wasn’t going to stop the bars from twisting. I don’t agree. It goes against everything I know […]

2017 MXDN TEAMS: HERLINGS TO LEAD HOLLAND

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION The 2017 Motocross des Nations will be held at the Glen Helen in Southern California. No, it won’t. Twice Giuseppe Luongo has announced that Glen Helen would be the site of the Motocross des Nations and twice he has pulled the race from America. The 2017 Glen Helen Motocross des Nations will […]

MXA INTERVIEW: COLE SEELY ON THE MXDN

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on image to enlarge By Jim Kimball In recent years the Motocross of Nations has lost some luster to American riders. Their contracts specify certain races. They want some time off after 17 Supercrosses and 12 Nationals. They don’t think they have anything to prove—given the size, length and benefits they […]

MXA’S RACE-READY 2006 SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on images to enlarge “Don’t write that check for a new four-stroke until you’ve thrown a leg over this 250cc two-stroke. It’s like no other bike on the planet.” In 2006, the MXA wrecking crew wrote this about the Suzuki RM250. The two-stroke was a dying breed, and we didn’t want […]

TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STARTING ON DIRT

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Click on image to enlarge (1) Dirt. It’s very important to investigate the type of dirt used on the starting line. Different types of dirt require slightly different approaches. If the dirt is soft, you’ll want to be more aggressive with the throttle, while hard-pack requires finesse. Always remove any rocks or […]

TWO-STROKE TUESDAY: JEREMY MCGRATH’S 2005 FACTORY CR250

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION  Jeremy McGrath and his 2005 Factory Honda CR250.  In 2005, Jeremy McGrath had already retired then came back into partial retirement to race five rounds of the AMA Supercross series. His best finish was a 5th at Anaheim 2 that year. Showtime was and still is the winningest Supercross rider with 72 […]

THE AFTERMATH: UNADILLA NATIONAL MOTOCROSS

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SOURCE: MOTOCROSS ACTION Photos by Scott Mallonee It started out as a nice day in Unadilla.  Aaron Plessinger had  a solid first moto with a 4th, but the rain caught him off guard and finished 10th in the second moto. Aaron finished 7th overall.  Points leader Zach Osborne did exactly what he needed to do […]