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2012 MC Life on Two Wheels with Monster Energy Photo Gallery

Monster Energy’s prized motorcycle athletes visit California to experience what it’s like to ride dirt bikes in the Mecca of motorsport. Find out more in the MC Life on Two Wheels with Monster Energy.

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Two-time AMA Superbike champ, Josh Hayes, 36, is a modern day Renaissance man showing a high-level of skill and style at virtually all sports.
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Englishman Chaz Davies was introduced to moto while competing in the U.S. and has taken quite a liking to it even purchasing some dirt bikes for use at home in the UK.
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The Monster boys compare and contrast blisters while riding.
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Reigning World Supersport champ, Chaz Davies, gears up in Alpinestars riding kit (available in Europe).
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Monster Graves Yamaha rider, Josh Hayes (left) is a gifted motorcyclist. Here he rides with Jake Zemke (No. 98).
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Beta Motorcycle’s Johnny Murphree gives the boys some flat track tips before heading out on track.
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Freestyle sportbike rider, Ernie Vigil, enjoyed riding flat track so much that he ordered a set-up for his dirt bike on his way home from Perris Raceway.
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From left-to-right: Freestyle rider Ernie Vigil, AMA Superbike racer Josh Herrin, World Superbike rider Chaz Davies and MotoGP pilot Cal Crutchlow riding moto at Southern California’s Pala Raceway.
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Josh Hayes aboard his YZ250F flat tracker at Perris Raceway.
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AMA Superbike class rookie, Josh Herrin claims there isn’t much cross-over between moto and road race. He does say that it helps with physical conditioning and managing rear tire traction.
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Cal Cruthlow, of Monster Tech3 Yamaha MotoGP fame enjoys riding in California so much he’s thinking about purchasing a place here.
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MotoGP racer, Cal Crutchlow, gets a taste of flat track riding at Perris Raceway in SoCal.
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Chaz Davies in action aboard a DTX 450 at Perris Raceway.
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In recognition of their respective championships last year Monster gifted Josh Hayes (left) and Chaz Davies (right) these rings.
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Although Josh Hayes (right) has only been flat track riding for a short time note his veteran-like style as compared to retired AMA National Flat Tracker Johnny Murphree (left). Hayes could easily qualify for a Motorcycle-Superstore.com 450 Single main.
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Despite never having ridden flat track on a big bike Chaz Davies showed good speed right away.
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Due to the hectic nature of MotoGP’s 19-round calendar, Cal Crutchlow avoids riding motocross during the season to prevent the chance of injury.
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Chaz Davies pounds out laps at Pala Raceway in Southern Cal.
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Josh Herrin in action aboard a ’12 Yamaha YZ250F.
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You guessed it—It’s Josh Hayes ripping as usual.
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For racers like Chaz Davies and Josh Hayes riding dirt bikes is a great way to kick back a little and relax during the short off-season.
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Josh Hayes and Chaz Davies riding at Pala Raceway.