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  • Monarch Moto SX Invitational Gallery

    Dec 16 2013

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    More can be seen at Will Topete's gallery by clicking HERE

  • Inside Look: Yoshimura R&D

    Dec 16 2013

    Inside Look: Yoshimura R&D — More Motocross Photos

    Check out the manufacturing, R&D, and racing sides of Yoshimura. credit:VitalMX

  • Justin Brayton Prepares for Geneva SX

    Dec 5 2013

    Hear from Justin as he preps for the Geneva SX and watch him burn some laps at the JGRMX test track. Credit: crgracing18 - Patrick Evans

  • Destry Abbott KX500 Two Stroke Helmet Cam Ride

    Dec 5 2013

    Destry Abbott dusted off the cobb webs on his KX500 after not racing it for almost 10 years. We were fortunate enough to go out there and get this helmet camera footage of his first ride back on the desert beast. Check it out and see more videos at dirtbikemagazine.com

  • Kurt Caselli Official PR

    Kurt Caselli Official PR Nov 17 2013

    KTM reports with great sadness that American KTM factory rider Kurt Caselli died as the result of injuries sustained in a crash while competing in the SCORE/Baja 1000 this weekend.

    Kurt, part of the Factory FMF/Bonanza Plumbing/KTM team competing in this desert race, was in a leading position when he suffered a crash that resulted in severe head trauma. He died of his injuries in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

    The team, who have now recovered Kurt’s bike discovered traces on the machine that indicate he had collided with some animal, which apparently caused the crash.

    Kurt, 30, was an accomplished American offroad and desert rider but he had also made a successful transition to international rallies for the KTM Factory Team. He was admired and respected in racing circles for his skill, natural talent and exemplary sportsmanship far beyond the borders of his home country. While Kurt was one of the most popular figures on the KTM team, he was also an unmatched role model for young riders and fans.

    Passionate about his sport, he had multiple consecutive championships in WORCS and National Hare and Hound racing and had been the lead rider for the USA International Six Days Enduro team for the past ten years. In January 2013, Kurt was drafted into the official KTM Rally team to ride in the Dakar Rally, replacing his friend and factory teammate Marc Coma, who was injured. Kurt’s debut ride in the 2013 Dakar Rally was impressive. He was subsequently given a permanent spot on the KTM Rally team and was preparing to contest the Dakar 2014 and the FIM World Cross Country Rallies Championship in the coming season.

    Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsports: “Today we lost a KTM hero in the worst possible circumstances. We are shocked and saddened by this tragic news and our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Kurt’s family. Kurt was much more than a very talented rider; he was also an exceptional team player. He represented and lived by the values and a passion for racing that lies at the very core of KTM. Our sport has lost more than a great rider; we have also lost an excellent ambassador for offroad racing.”

    Jon-Erik Burleson, President of KTM North America: ”We at KTM can’t put into context the loss everyone in the motorcycling community is experiencing. Beyond his racing successes and talent as a rider, Kurt was above all else a core member of our greater off-road family that simply can’t be replaced. Kurt inspired the KTM family to keep pushing the limits of racing. He was the driving force behind our renewed efforts in Baja, Hare & Hound and the International Six Days Enduro. His work ethic, attitude and graciousness will never be matched.”

    Antti Kallonen, Factory FMF/KTM Team Manager: “The loss of Kurt is immense to the sport, our team and to our family. Kurt has been on KTM his entire professional career. Even in the early years he brought something special to the off-road environment by bringing a leadership role like no other. He had the uncanny ability to bring a team together for efforts big and small. Professional motorcycle racing is always considered an individual sport, but Kurt made it a team sport. Whenever there was an opportunity to lead, help, inspire, advise or coach Kurt went into it like he went into a race—completely prepared, completely confident and knowing he could win. Kurt was the most galvanizing force I’ve ever seen. Those who knew him were lucky. Those of us who got to work with him were blessed”.

    Kurt Caselli will be deeply missed by the entire KTM family, his teammates, his fellow competitors and by his fans all over the world. At this time of acute sadness, the KTM management and the entire KTM international family extend their heartfelt condolences to the Caselli family.

  • Rest In Peace, Kurt Caselli

    Rest In Peace, Kurt Caselli Nov 16 2013

    We lost a legend last night at the Baja 1000 by the name of Kurt Caselli. Rumor has it that Caselli hit a booby trap at well over 100 MPH and lost his life. We don't know too much more other than that, but it is a tragic loss as Kurt was known as the two wheel king of desert racing.

    Last anyone heard, Caselli left his pit in a podium position, and late last night it was reported that he was about 100 miles from the finish when the tragedy occurred and was being transported to a hospital. It has now been confirmed that he died from injuries due to the crash.

    Rest In Peace Kurt Caselli, 1983-2013. Prayers go out to your family and friends, you will be truly missed.

  • Cycle Ranch Presents The Texas State Final

    Nov 15 2013

    Cycle Ranch Presents | The Texas State Final from Nolan MacDonald on Vimeo.

    The Texas State Final was held at the illustrious Cycle Ranch in Floresville, TX. This top notch facility has everything from cabins to a full moto shop. This is considered one of the top notch facilities in Texas and this year they hosted the Texas State Final, where the top riders from District 20, 41, & 42 all gathered to do battle on this beautiful red clay.
    For More Info on the facility, visit cycleranchmx.com
    Come Join Us Thanksgiving Weekend for the AMA USA Motocross Championships usamxchampionships.com
    Film - Edit - Nolan MacDonald