Kawasaki has recently posted two videos about their top 2010 motocross models, the KX250F and KX450F, on their official Youtube channel. These are actually video previews by Jeff Emig, who takes viewers through the most important features of these bikes. While Kawi’s quarter-liter motocrosser has been seriously improved, the KX450F is a totally new bike. Enjoy the videos.
Usually when we see bikers riding without gear, we tend to blame them for the risks that they’re taking, but for no reason, we cannot have the same reaction in this case. She’s probably out to catch the morning sun and that’s no reason to criticize someone, so much the less a gorgeous chick.
Although he wasn’t riding the reverse-cylinder 2010 Yamaha YZ450F , James Steward recently did a shoot for the 2010 Answer Racing catalog at his riding compound in Haines City, Florida. How’s that for a reason to make an amazing video of James training in his backyard? Indeed, that’s not something to be missed, so the filming crew took a heli there and we believe that’s exactly what James was trying to reach during those high jumps.
Suzuki introduces the 2010 RM-Z250 as the first quarter-liter motocrosser to be powered by a fuel-injected engine and so makes sure that this model continues the tradition started by its bigger brother, the RM-Z450 , a model which was also the first in its class to feature fuel injection a couple of years back. Not only the engine is now fed through a revolutionary system, but it also revs higher and it is now more compact. With a redesigned frame, updated brakes and suspension, this bike qualifies as a championship-winning machine. We shall wait and see if things turn out as claimed by Suzuki.
Suzuki made sure to miss no aspect when improving their RM-Z450 motocrosser for 2010 due to the revolutionary stance that this dirt bike has in the collective mental ever since 2007, when it came out as the first fuel-injected production bike. Suzuki claims their new engine is now more powerful and offers better throttle response, while the also new chassis is supposed to sharpen steering and improve control. We have no reasons to doubt that so far, but we must say we expected the new model year to weigh less, not 1 kg more than the previous generation one. It seems that not all aspects have been covered after all.
Given the fact that the motorcycle press has long shown the reverse-cylinder 2010 Yamaha YZ450F and, implicit, destroyed the maker’s element of surprise regarding this model, Yamaha has come up with a video showing James Steward as the inside man answering to ridiculous rumors heard by Yamaha employees, including Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and James Toseland.
The video is supposed to create some buzz about this new model and to announce the launch date – September 8th.
Those who have been saying that Suzuki is losing ground in the off-road field can start eating their words (at least partially) because the Japanese manufacturer has launched an all-new model for 2010 – the RMX450Z. Based on the RM-Z450 competition model, the new addition is a slightly more docile four-stroke dirt bike to take both on the track and on the trails. It retains the 450cc engine and brings the benefits of electric starting and those of a headlight out where Suzuki riders would have previously struggled with the DR-Z400S . Bikes such as the Honda CRF450X , Yamaha WR450F and Kawasaki KLR450R can already start worrying.
During a hill climbing competition, a motorcycle rider dropped his machine in the attempt to reach an even higher point on the hill and the bike started tumbling down towards the public. It unfortunately crashed into five spectators, but none of them was seriously injured.
They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but it seems that rider Chris Birch simply couldn’t conform to the habits of royalty during the Stowe House photo shoot. The fact is that it is aimed to promote Saturday’s X-Fighters event at Battersea Power Station and, to be honest, we really don’t think there could be a better way of doing that without getting arrested.
Chris Birch’s invitation to tea at the Buckingham palace was honored in probably the strangest possible way in history.