Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine Issue 501

For 37 years, Australasian Dirt Bike magazine has been the definitive source of information for off-road motorcyclists – from beginners wondering where to ride and what gear to wear, to seasoned riders getting their monthly fix of racing action and bike hot-up advice. The stories cater to junior riders, ’weekend warrior’ trail riders, full-blown racer-heads and the technically-minded. Bike tests, riding tips, equipment guides, race reports and rider profiles are all delivered with full-colour professional photography.

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in this issue

3 min
mcadoo runs amok

MCADOO PICKED UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF, CAUSING ANOTHER RED FLAG IF YOU MISSED Kawasaki’s Cameron Mcadoo perform a Christ Air in 250SX West at Atlanta 2 in Georgia then get on YouTube and have a look. It was probably one of the biggest hits we’ve seen all season in both classes and those of us watching held our breath as we waited to see if he was okay. The race was red flagged as he lay motionless on top of the bridge jump but after a few seconds he began rolling around like a zombie returning to life, before eventually getting to his feet. At this point I still thought he would be out for the rest of the season. No one can walk away from a hit like that. But, somehow…

1 min
hard knock for tim

VICTORIAN HARD ENDURO ace Tim Coleman is thought to have suffered severe heatstroke at the opening round of the Australian Hard Enduro Championship in Tenterfield, NSW. The Sherco rider was helicoptered from the event in a serious condition that required intensive care. The likeable rider known world-wide for his stunts and tricks has a huge social media following and the outpouring of well wishes from across the globe has proven just how well liked he is. At the time of writing, Tim had been in ICU at Gold Coast University Hospital for 41 days, having suffered multiple complications including kidney and liver failure and requiring a ventilator to assist his breathing. Tim has undergone surgery to remove fluid from his lungs and is still fighting infection but is now on a…

1 min
motorcycle sales boom

THE FEDERAL CHAMBER of Automotive Industries has reported an 88.9 per cent increase in off-road motorcycle sales in Australia for the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020. That growth, to 19,642 bikes, goes a long way to explaining the shortage of new models in dealerships. It’s thought that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on travel and sport are responsible for a flood of new riders and former fans coming back to off-road riding. And who can blame them? Riding dirtbikes is the best activity on the planet. The FCAI no longer provides sales figures for individual models.…

1 min
finke desert race gossip

THE FINKE DESERT Race is just around the corner and the Finke Fever we missed in 2020 is just beginning to build. Interestingly, there is not much hype around who is going fast and who will win just yet. But scrolling through the entry list there are some mighty fast names in the mix. KTM weapon and reigning King Of The Desert David Walsh has been quiet but that’s nothing new. Walsh is the strong, silent type who prefers to let his racing do the bulk of the talking. Our off-road columnist Chucky Sanders has just confirmed he will not be racing the event but what we do know is the waiting list includes some mighty fast dudes, including Jack Simpson who placed third in 2018 and fourth in 2019. Some other…

1 min
teammoto classic coming up

THE TEAMMOTO CLASSIC Weekend presented by Motul is on June 11-13 at Green Park. Being on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, it is pretty well the ideal place to be in winter. There will be classic bikes galore and plenty of legendary riders including Jeff Leisk who will have his own 1984 Honda CR500 and 1990 HRC CR500 on display. This event is not a racing weekend, rather a social ride where you can cut as many laps as you like across the five different tracks at Green Park. There’s bound to be some incredible examples of pre-1995 rides on and off the track, along with trade displays, bikes for sale, parts and accessories and plenty of prizes to be won. Free camping is available along with hot showers. Details at…

1 min
enduro gp set to fire

THE ENDUROGP WORLD Championship is ready to go, with six rounds planned. The title is shaping up to be a belter, with Beta factory duo Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman bound to continue their arm wrestle for supremacy. The big news is that KTM is back in EnduroGP after two years away, in a deal that follows the creation of the Hard Enduro World Championship. Josep Garcia will race a KTM 350EXC-F and is widely tipped to be the biggest threat to the Beta 1-2 of Holcombe and Freeman. Garcia is fast in the traditional enduro format. Reigning E1 champ Andrea Verona is racing with GASGAS and likely to be a serious contender. Australia’s hopes lie with Boano racer Wil Ruprecht, who will race the TM 300Fi in the E2 class after…