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Dirt Action August 2018

Dirt Action is Australia's most progressive and relevant dirtbike publication. Covering all aspects of motocross, trailriding and enduro, Dirt Action has something for every rider and every fan. The magazine covers everything from in-depth interviews and comprehensive race coverage to the most complete bike testing and technical advice in Australia. Dirt Action has a direct line to all aspects of the sport and delivers content in an informative yet entertaining manner. If you want real stories tied with the best images, Dirt Action has it all. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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Taal:
English
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Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
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1 min.
the power shot

THE WARRIOR Last year, Ken Roczen could have been forgiven for retiring. He was lucky to keep his arm after the horrendous accident in 2017. Then, during the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship, Roczen suffered an injury to the other arm and was forced to end his championship chase early. Entering the 2018 AMA Motocross series, he wasn’t expected to be anywhere near the front — but nobody told the number 94… LIVING THE DREAM Danny Ham got the call-up at the 11th hour to represent DIRT ACTION at the 2019 KTM World Media launch. It was a tough gig — dinner with Dungey, riding Cairoli’s home track and a cruise around a river in Rome. Hammy did us proud putting the bikes through their paces, which you can read about in this issue.…

6 min.
playing favourites

I’m not supposed to have favourites. As the editor of a magazine, I’m supposed to show an impartial face at all times and keep any and all preferences to myself. But I do have favourites and I’ll throw a few out here and now because it’s the most common question I get asked time and time again. Let’s start with bikes, which I have to say straight up isn’t a short list and there’s no way I’ll fit it all in here. I really do love a lot of bikes. The more I ride, the more I appreciate different bikes with quirks that might have put me off at some point. When that pub conversation of which bikes would you have in your shed comes up, I have to imagine I…

1 min.
2019 huskys ready to roll

Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced its complete line-up of 2019 motocross machines. Fresh from its AMA Supercross success, Husqvarna has doubled down on its heritage-inspired white aesthetic as well as found ways to drop weight and improve performance. Standing out among a long list of upgrades is the new frame that is finished off in a premium blue powder coating. For MY19, it features an increase in longitudinal rigidity that results in improved rider feedback. Receiving new settings to perfectly match the new frame characteristics, WP AER forks and a DCC shock help further improve energy absorption and straight-line stability. With all five models receiving a series of carefully considered improvements in the engine department, the flagship FC 450 has a redesigned and more compact SOHC cylinder head that reduces the engine’s total…

1 min.
what’s new for my19

Redesigned bodywork Redesigned SOHC cylinder head on the FC 450 (500g lighter) Blue-coated frame featuring increased longitudinal rigidity New two-piece subframe design (250g lighter) Updated setting on the WP AER 48 forks WP DCC shock featuring new piston & updated setting New mufflers on two-strokes, redesigned header pipe on TC 250 Chain adjustment length increased by 5mm Triple clamp protector integrated into front number plate Traction & launch control with updated settings [four-strokes] New throttle cable routing for easier maintenance Flow-designed resonance chambers & more compact silencers on four-strokes New-generation Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery Updated cooling system with new centre tube External fuel line moved inward for extra protection ProTaper handlebar with new bend D.I.D. wheels with new spoke nipples…

1 min.
ride nz with ben townley

Former World Motocross Champion Ben Townley is offering motocross and enduro tours out of the spectacular New Zealand destination of Rotorua. As part of the new business, Townley has returned home to the motorcycle manufacturer that saw him claim the 2004 MX2 World Championship and finish third in the 2005 MX1 World Championship. This time, though, the 33-year-old and KTM are breaking new ground with a brand-new offroad motorcycle tour company based in the riding mecca of New Zealand’s North Island. Ben Townley Tours will offer riders from around the world the opportunity to ride some of the best motocross tracks and cross-country trails the planet has to offer, all aboard the latest-model KTM range. Based out of the spectacular tourist destination of Rotorua, riders will be able to tear up picturesque…

1 min.
ben townley — business owner, ben townley tours:

“I raced KTM for five years, including winning the 2004 World Motocross Championship, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the KTM family again. From motocross through to their trail, adventure and enduro machines, KTM offers the most complete range of high-quality motorcycles to cater to all levels of rider, which is a perfect fit for Ben Townley Tours. “Be it motocross or trail riding, New Zealand has some of the best offroad riding in the world and to be able to offer people a bucket-list opportunity to come here and ride these incredible tracks and trails is really exciting. While my speciality and career is motocross, New Zealand has an incredible trail network over private farmland, forestry blocks and public land, and it’s all accessible to us. “New Zealand…