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Dirt Bike Blog - November 2011

Archive for November 2011

2012 450 Motocross Shootout Preview

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
With dirt bike riding season in full effect it’s time once again for our annual 450 Motocross shootout. This year is set to be the largest off-road shootout we’ve ever undertaken with seven motorcycles competing for the top spot, and of course bragging rights. Our shootout began at my favorite motocross track in the world—Zaca Station near Santa Barbra, California. We logged some more seat time last week at one of our local SoCal tracks, Perris Raceway.
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A Day in the Dirt Sunday Notes

Monday, November 28, 2011
The second and final day of racing at this year’s A Day in the Dirt proved to be just as entertaining as Saturday. Joining us in the pro ranks was KTM’s Ken Roczen, Jimmy Albertson, mad-man Ryan Hughes, recent Baja 1000 winner, Kendall Norman and Freestyle-ace Ronnie Renner. Some of the larger races were the Moto-A-Gogo Team Race and Coup de Grace Survival Races.
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A Day in the Dirt Saturday Notes

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Today was the first day of races at this year’s A Day in the Dirt taking place at Pala Raceway. The crew here at Pala gave the track an overhaul overnight in order to give it a bit more speed and a better flow and overall they did a terrific job. A number of pros from past and present came out today including Josh Grant, who just signed with The newly formed Jeff Ward racing team that’s competing on ’12 Kawasaki KX450Fs.
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Epic Conditions at Zaca Station

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
When it comes to authentic outdoor motocross you won’t find a better, or more beautiful track than Zaca Station. Located off Highway 101, just north of Santa Barbara, California, Zaca is a dirt bike riders dream come true. There are three tracks to choose from (main, vet and mini). The main track features a challenging 1.3-mile (almost two minute lap times for pros) course that winds up and down the natural hillside.
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A Day in the Dirt This Weekend at Pala

Monday, November 21, 2011
Hey everybody, I just wanted to drop a quick note about this weekend’s A Day in the Dirt motocross grand prix racing taking place at Pala Raceway in Southern California. I ventured out to Pala on Sunday and I’m pleased to report that conditions on the main track are utterly fantastic. As usual the track layout is fast and there are a number of good sized table top jumps.
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KTM Freeride 350 Video

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Austrian motorcycle brand, KTM, recently introduced an all-new motorcycle designed to allow riders to experience the enjoyment of riding off-road. Named the KTM 350 Freeride, this bike establishes a new category of machine that combines features of a traditional dirt bike and niche appeal of a trials bike.
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Video: KTM Freeride E Bike in Barcelona

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
KTM has revealed more details on its new electric motorcycle – the Freeride E. Story is on its way, but for now check out the urban mx-itude potential of this Austrian electro-bike in the video below.
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2012 250 Motocross Shootout Preview

Thursday, November 3, 2011
For the past two days the MotoUSA MX testing crew has been hard at work turning laps at Piru Motocross Park for our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout. We started the first day with a fully prepped track to get an idea how the bikes worked from smooth conditions all the way to nasty chop after a full day of shredding.
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