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30 ALTA ELECTRIC MOTOCROSS BIKE
The buzz of the industry is the Alta electric motocross bike. We talked to
Marc Finigstein, the CEO of the new company. He says the new bike isn’t about
electricity; it’s about performance.
34 KTM 450XC-F
The 450XC-F is a blood relative of the 450 motocross bike that won the 2014
National Motocross Championship under Ken Roczen. As an off-road bike, its
teeth are sharp, and it deserves setup and respect.
40 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT:
CRF250R NIGHT RIDER
Dennis Kirk, Baja Designs and Earth-X build a bike for the night segment of
the 24 Hours of Glen Helen. The lighting was the star of the show, with three
lithium batteries taking turns to light up the darkness.
44 SPECIAL FORCES: 500EXC PROJECT
Kenny Parry is a desert racing veteran who goes big on heart, talent and
toughness. He’s also a victim of many crashes that have limited his ability to
enjoy the dirt. A few tweaks make this EXC a game-changer.
62 KTM FREERIDE 250R
KTM is trying something different…for KTM. The Freeride is a trail bike that
takes technology from the trials world. We enlist Cody Webb for insight and get
the first images of him on a KTM along the way.
51 AMERICA’S BEST OFF-ROAD RIDERS
America is a very big place, filled with races and racers that are wildly
different. Making a nationwide list of the best off-road racers is almost
impossible. We do it anyway and award the Caselli Cup to the Rider of the Year.
The ISDE remains the ultimate World Championship for off-road riders.
The U.S. team has its best overall performance in Argentina, and
returns with a World Championship and at least four very happy young riders.
92 INSIDE THE TEAM THAT BROKE BAJA
Robby Bell gives us the inside story on the preparation, politics and
performance it took to win the SCORE Baja 1000. One streak ends with the
2014 race, and if Robby and his crew can pull it off, another begins.