DIRT BIKE • APRIL 2015• VOLUME 45, NO. 4
RACES 86 ADELANTO GP The grandfather of the Desert Grands Prix is back, but it’s been repackaged and civilized. A new club put it together and a new generation of riders attended.
With January comes winter, snow and
insane racing action. The Monster
Energy Supercross season picks up, and
there will be a new champion crowned
when it’s all over.
ADVENTURE BIKE ACTION
70 SCRAMBLER DUCATI
If you remember the days when Ducati made dual-sport bikes and
Ducati-powered motorcycles won Paris Dakar, you might love the new
Scrambler. If not, you’ll probably love it anyway.
76 DAKAR, 2015
No one ever accused the Dakar Rally of being easy. The 2015 edition
made riders suffer through extreme elements like no race in recent
history. After pain, suffering and upsets, one man continues to reign.
84 THE GOODS
We like our adventure to come in manageable doses. If you properly
equip yourself for the trip, adventure is a good thing. This month we
look at goods from Shoei, Pro Taper, Barnett and Vee Rubber.
96 INSIDE THE FACTORY
No one has an unfair advantage in
Supercross anymore. The factory teams
are fighting for small gains and tiny
morsels. Here’s a look at tiny pieces that
make the big picture.
100 OFF-ROAD REPORT
The off-road year starts first in the west.
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS
races kicked off on the plains of central
California, while the Kenda/SRT Hare
Scrambles got underway up north.
28 RAW FILES
30 RIDERS WRITE
82 SUBSCRIPTION INFO
112 QUICK HITS
114 NEW PRODUCTS
116 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
122 BACK IN THE DAY
ON THE COVER: KTM gets a head start on 2016 with the 450SX-F Factory Edition. Photo: Ron Lawson
ON THIS PAGE: Cooper Webb and Malcolm Stewart are the cream of the 250 West Supercross series. Photo: Tyler Johnson
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate
safety gear. Dirt Bike does all of its testing and photography legally on public land, or private land with permission from the owner(s), and
we abide by the local laws concerning vehicle registration and muffler/spark arrester requirements. We are not responsible for quality of
aftermarket accessories we use.