ARENOCROSS A tradition for 23 years, the Reno Arenocross will be held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on November15–17th. This three-day-long event features pro races on Friday and Saturday and amateur races on Sunday. This unique event takes place during the off-season of the motocross/ Supercross series races, giving riders a chance to warm up before participating in a full motocross series. Arenocross put “Reno” in its title in order to become more involved with the community. With so many people needing to travel to the event, director of operations Robert Hansen, along with the Nugget’s Sports’ marketing director Mike Milligan, had the idea to create a partnership: “With the high cost of the sport, this is just an amazing offer,” said Hansen, “The Nugget and Arenocross really stepped up to the plate. Not only are they offering a great rate for the racers, but extended it to fans and amateur racers as well.” When pro riders regis- ter online at www.arenocross.com, they have the option to book their room at John Ascuaga’s Nugget and receive free race entries for the weekend. Amateur racers will receive $10 off every race entry when booking one night or more at the Nugget, and Arenocross fans stay- ing at the Nugget also get a discount. Go to www.arenocross.com for complete information.
2014 BETA RS MODELS ANNOUNCED Returning for 2014 with three engine displacements—400cc, 450cc and 520cc—the all-new RS dual sports have been developed to focus on weight reduction, improved ergonom- ics and ease of handling. The engines have been improved by a series of local details aimed to improve the reputation for reliability and performance.
INDUSTRY FIRST New instrumentation with an industry-first Trail Tech Voyager GPS unit is now standard equip- ment! Features include GPS speed, distance, compass, altitude, temperature, map view, as well as organize, edit and share entire trail systems in 3D.
NEW INSIDE The 48mm Sachs front fork internal has been completely renovated, and a .48-kilogram spring was installed for better control. In addi- tion, the rebound setting is now managed by a knob for easy adjustment without tools (same settings as the off-road RR models).
SACHS IN THE
BACK A rear shock absorber with improved settings, 5.40-kilogram spring and larger reservoir provide better control of the shock’s action and improved cooling for better performance. In addition, the body of the shock absorber is now made of aluminum, allowing a weight savings of 300 grams, or . 6 pound (same settings as the off-road RR models).
Zach Osborne’s CFR250R is equipped with all the necessary changes to con- form with the rules and demands of the ISDE, such as a two-stage, inte- grated headlight made by Trail Tech; rewound stator to produce sufficient watts to run the fuel-injection system; lighting system; and a rear taillight with an integrated brake light ran from the front-brake master cylinder and horn. The bike also includes a Trail Tech Viper speedometer system, an 18-inch rear D.I.D rim laced with heavy-duty spokes and nipples, and a D.I.D O-ring chain. Factory Connection did the suspension. MSR supported the project with Iron Man sprockets, a rear brake caliper/rotor protector, and swingarm-threaded axle blocks to allow for fast tire changes. Cycra supplied the hand- guards and a full-cage skid plate. The motorcycle was built by GEICO Honda and Zach’s current race mechanic Derik Dwyer.
KEEP IT COOL Cooling fan kit is standard equip- ment to reduce engine temps in extreme conditions.
OSBORNE’S ISDE RIDE