Transworld Motocross June 2018

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3 min
editor’s letter

When I was still just a 250 beginner-class rider, I can remember my older brother Ross being excited about turning 30 and becoming eligible for the vet class. As most ignorant teens do, I spoke before thinking and the words that came out of my mouth nearly got me smacked. “Thirty?” I said. “You’re 30? I didn’t even know you could still race a motorcycle when you’re that old.” Funny how time flies. Though I can remember the shenanigans of my 21st birthday like it was yesterday and even recall being just as excited as Ross about turning 30 and racing the vet class, I suddenly find myself nearing the half-century milestone. Yet, I still feel like that smart-ass teenager who once scoffed at the idea of racing past my twenties.…

9 min

Since the inception of the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme Motocross World Championship in 1957, only two Australian-born racers have broken into the top three in points when the series came to a close. In 1989, Jeff Leisk was the runner-up in points in the 500cc class. It wouldn’t happen again until 2001, when Chad Reed also reached second place in the 250cc two-stroke class. While both of the aforementioned riders and many others from Down Under have traveled the globe in pursuit of wining an FIM gold medal over the last six decades, it has yet to happen. From a pastoral town known as Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia, 18-year-old Hunter Lawrence is determined to do what none before him have been able to. On paper, his rookie…

3 min
remember … alloy mx gear?

Spearheaded by industry moguls Neil Calvesbert and Ben Masek, Alloy MX burst on the motocross scene in 2002 with Brit Jamie Dobb flying the colors on the MXGP scene. Gear became available in the United States in ’03, and it gained immediate traction, thanks to its unique looks and eye-catching designs. “We want to be the type of brand that pushes the envelope, but at the same time we have to hold our designers back because the consumers will only push themselves out of the box so much,” Masek said. Initially, Alloy made its first big Stateside push by signing Mike and Jeff Alessi when they were still amateurs getting set to break into the pro scene. The “Believe the Hype” debacle at Mike Alessi’s Millville pro debut, however, soured the…

2 min
pinned up

THE BIKE The 2018 Honda CRF250R is a favorite of ours, and we’ve spent the past few months testing different accessories on it in search of the ideal setup. After we logged a dozen hours on the hour meter, we realized that although we liked the performance of the Showa suspension components in stock condition, they were well overdue for servicing. The guys at Factory Connection have an office in Corona, California, and they were happy to not only refresh our fluids, seals, and bushings, but they stiffened up the valve settings for us a bit, too. Of course, they were also happy to let us shoot our bike in the shop, and we did our best to be quick as not to distract the staff too much! We’ve also added…

6 min
trail tested

A couple years ago we tested the original Specialized Turbo Levo, a pedalassist mountain bike that was based on the brand’s popular Stumpjumper platform. Since then, we’ve logged hundreds of miles on the trusty Levo and have used it to introduce several new riders to the sport of mountain biking. Like many, our opinions of the new wave of pedal-assist bicycles was on the negative side when we first took delivery of the battery-powered bicycle, but our mindset about it changed 180 degrees in time. In our minds, there were a few specific groups of riders that pedal-assist was good for: elderly riders who longed to stay out on the trails, new riders who were afraid of the fitness required to enjoy riding, physically challenged riders who could benefit from the…

8 min
6d atr-2

What It Is 6D Helmets changed the way we all think about off-road helmets when it introduced the ATR-1 helmet that was built specifically to reduce the chances of rotational brain injuries, and in the years since, almost every major helmet manufacturer has incorporated some sort of new technology to do the same into their off-road helmets. The new 6D ATR-2 helmet incorporates even more new technology that allows the Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) system to move more freely, thus improving the linear and angular acceleration mitigation even further. While explaining all of the new technology inside the helmet would require far more space than this page alone, one of the most attractive key features of the new ATR-2 is the consumer’s ability to replace the inner EPS liner if it is damaged…