Red Bull Teka KTM Racing recently welcomed its newest team rider of the Orange factory rider squad on January 1, 2011. This new video chronicles a day in the life of the young racer as he trains for the upcoming race season.

Roczen, who is one of the youngest and MX2 talents to emerge in recent years, joins the team with plans to tackle the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast races this year.

James Stewart, previous James “Bubba” Stewart, had been recovering from an injury he suffered back in January. With doctors telling him that it’s possible he might not be able to race again, he sought out some new career options.

If you watch the video, it’s clear his God-given talent is on a bike, but his artwork may have a shot.

Ever see something rolling down the trail or on the street and thought to yourself, WTF? We couldn’t help but think that same thing as we came across some pictures of just absolutely bizarre off-road vehicles.

There’s something to be said for backyard mechanics, but these vehicles are on another level. They’re not exclusive to trucks and 4x4s only, as you can see. Some of these modifications are to vehicles never intended for off-road use, which is part of what makes them so entertaining – or at least fun to look at. If you have any crazy pictures worth sharing, send them in to editor@off-road.com.

Getting dirty is what off-roading is all about, and these ATV riders push the limits of their vehicles crossing back and forth in a muddy water crossing on this video from www.fastfever.com.

We love backyard mechanics and their creations. Recently we found some photos of a very cool snowmobile project built by a retiree from the Russian city of Korov.

The machine is powered by an old Yamaha engine and the rest is made up of scrap. The fiberglass seat comes from an old carousel and the gear shift lever appears to some sort of Coca-Cola collectible.

What really sets this machine apart is that it uses a big wheel instead of a track. Check out more photos after the jump.

As we all should know, nothing is as easy as it looks.  Sure, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an off-road icon but unfortunately it doesn’t come installed with off-road skills, the guys in this video may have not thought this maneuver through fully, that’ll learn ‘em!

Click the jump to see the video.