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Dirt Action June 2019

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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1 min.
the power shot

SURVIVAL The opening round of the Pirelli MX Nationals delivered some of the most horrific conditions imaginable. Bikes were bogged, cooked and engulfed in the thick Appin surface. For riders, they were forced to dig deep to perform in the extremely difficult conditions. Photography: Matt Bernard THE AUSSIE GOAT Chad Reed is the greatest Australian Supercross rider we have ever seen and one of the best to set foot on the planet. His impressive 2019 season was de-railed with injury; will he be back in 2020? Let’s hope so! Photography: Suzuki…

8 min.
todd waters

Since you’re pretty much always travelling, have you been anywhere interesting since we spoke last, midway through 2018? Surely you’ve chased some waves somewhere exotic! The past 12 months are a bit of a blur. I had to dig out that article we did previously just to reflect on what I have done since then. Basically for the second half of 2018 we got to cover some more ground around Europe and then headed home to Australia. A few highlights include snorkelling off the coast of Turkey, E-mountain biking around the foothills of the Italian Dolomites and four wheel drive / camping / surfing at Sunny Coast’s Double Island Point. In between all this, completing the 2018 MXGP’s and switching to DPH Husqvarna for 2019. Jealous yet? Yes we are! 2018 was…

14 min.
all that glitters is orange

The 790 occupies an interesting space in the market. Classifying it on CCs shows it’s not really alone with BMW and Triumph both running engine sizes very similar, but the engine will only be a part of the story with the 790 — and not necessarily the thing you should be concerned with. The complete package has no direct competition. The closest we could point to would be the Africa Twin but as we’ll explain, there isn’t much in that either — KTM has redefined the adventure segment with the 790 Adventure R and that can only happen if they got it just right. As it turns out, they hit it out of the park. PLEASE, SIT DOWN An adventure bike has to be comfortable and the only accepted exception to that rule…

2 min.
photo essay: pirelli mx nationals round one this. is. war.

The conditions at the opening round of the Pirelli MX Nationals were some of the worst seen in Australia. Factory race bikes were dug from the swamp by machinery, goggles tossed into the glue-like Appin surface, bikes smoking, riders paddling. “I’VE RIDDEN IN SOME DEEP MUD THROUGHOUT EUROPE OVER THE YEARS, BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST I’VE HAD TO RACE IN. I WAS ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND GET PAST RIDERS AFTER GETTING CAUGHT UP AT THE FIRST CORNER, BUT IT WAS A BIT OF A BALANCING ACT ALL RACE TO FIND TRACTION, KEEP THE BIKE MOVING FORWARD AND NOT GETTING BOGGED DOWN IN EACH TURN.” TODD WATERS “TODAY WASN’T ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING FOR ME BUT ENSURING THAT I’M WELL PLACED AND IN CONTENTION AFTER THE FIRST ROUND,…

12 min.
dan milner

Dan Milner is one of the best enduro riders this country has ever produced — there is no question of this. He’s driven by a will to win and to prove any doubters wrong — although how anyone could doubt the guy’s ability is beyond us. He carries the burden of diabetes into battle but nothing, it seems, can slow Milner down. Challenge him and he’ll only push harder. Now with two ISDE wins including one clearly beyond dispute even from the French, he has proven himself at the highest level. Dan tells us what the ISDE win meant to him and we talk about motivation, jelly beans and more. How hectic is preparation for an ISDE? Previous years have been harder. Especially in 2017 when we had to get a bike over…

6 min.
red rocket

After the introductory story on the long-term Honda CRF450R last issue, you could say things got a little out of control! This build has turned into a seriously epic beast and we aren’t done yet. From my initial days on the Honda CRF450R, I was completely impressed with the Honda in stock form. The suspension needed to be settled for grass track racing and I needed to personalise the bike in a few areas. Otherwise, it would have been possible to compete on this bike for a full season with little more than some race numbers and suspension valving. That’s all great, but this is a project bike — so let’s build an exciting bike that turns heads, is amazing to ride and hopefully delivers some results! MCD GOES FACTORY The suspension on…