The KTM Adventure Rider Rally provides riders of all skill levels an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers from all over the world. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950 and 990 Adventure and Enduro owners but is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles.
American Beta has reached a three-year agreement with Motul Oils as the official oil for all Beta motorcycles sold in the American market. Beginning in February all new Betas sold in the USA will include Motul oil in the bikes. The deal also includes support for the American Beta race team operations including Cody Webb, Max Gerston, and Justin Sode’s bikes as well as all of the Mototrial team and the newly signed Purvines Racing bikes.
American Beta’s Tim Pilg explains the agreement, “We are very excited to have Motul as a business partner. Their product’s quality matches our bikes perfectly and will provide our customers with the best oil when they receive their new Beta. We are shipping all Betas with Motul oil so our dealers can fill the bikes with the right product from the start!
American Beta will be providing dealers with 7100 4T and Transoil Expert oil in their line of four stroke Off Road, Dual Sport, and Mototrial bikes. They will also ship their new two stroke RR range of bikes with a bottle of Motul 800 2T Factory Line premix.
Helena, MT — Join motorcycling legends Malcolm Smith, JN Roberts and 13-time Baja 1000 champ, Larry Roeseler for the ride of a lifetime September 13-16, 2012 in celebrating the extraordinary life of Edison Dye, the father of American Motocross in exclusive setting of JN’s 1,400 acre ranch near Helena, Montana. The event is limited to the first 30 riders, and the proceeds go to a truly worthy cause, the Malcolm Smith Motorsports Foundation, (www.MalcolmSmithMotorsportsFoundation.org). Once again Racing For Life (http://www.racingforlife.org) has organized this epic event to raise $30,000 to support the education of the children at the El Oasis Orphanage, located in Valle de Trinidad, Baja California.
Corona, CA – This Saturday, May 19, will mark the start of the 2012 AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series presented by FMF. The 16th annual Hanging Rock 200 is the opening round, and will provide riders a tour of the Zaleski, Ohio countryside with trails twisting through wooded forests and across grassy green meadows. The Buckeye Dual-Sporters will play host to the two-day event, and in doing so hope to welcome 300+ riders to the trail.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s event,” explained Bill Kaeppner of the Buckeye Dual-Sporters. “It will end Saturday at the Zaleski Volunteer Fire Department for a bike wash. We ask for a $10 donation from the riders, and the club will match whatever they give. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the fire department ($3,500 in 2011), and this year we are hoping to break the $4,000 mark!”
The festivities kick off Saturday morning as riders have the option of riding 100-miles of trail each day. Camping is available, and lunch is included with each paid entry. Bikes must be street legal in order to qualify to ride an AMA/Husqvarna National Dual-Sport event, and every Husqvarna rider who submits a photo of themselves on their bike at the event is eligible to receive a free Husky t-shirt from Husqvarna Motorcycles North America (HMNA).
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that FMF, the top aftermarket off-road motorcycle exhaust manufacturer and a leader in quiet motorcycle technology, will be the presenting sponsor for the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF.
The AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF, is the country’s leading series of organized off-road motorcycle recreational rides. It features 24 events across the country.
“With its Q Stealth and Q4 quiet off-road exhausts, FMF has long been a responsible corporate citizen of the motorcycling community,” said AMA Director of Operations Jack Penton. “We’re excited that FMF is on board with the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF, and we’re looking forward to their participation in the series, from being on hand at select rounds for technical support to providing end-of-season prizes for some lucky riders.”
FMF has provided industry-leading exhausts to the off-road and closed-course racing markets for more than 39 years. With products for two- and four-stroke platforms, full-sized bikes, minibikes, all-terrain vehicles and more, the company has a complete lineup of both performance-enhancing and quiet pipes for any application. More information about FMF can be found at FMFRacing.com or at Facebook.com/FMFRacing, or on Twitter @fmf73.
“A driving force at our company is the love of riding,” said FMF founder Don Emler. “We ride every chance we get, and that fuels our passion to build the best products possible. Our goal is to help our customers get the most out of their riding experience, and to that end we’re pleased to support the AMA and the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF. Dual-sport riding is some of the most fun you can have on two wheels without the high pressure of a competitive environment. We’re happy to be a part of this series, and I’m personally looking forward to throwing my leg over my motorcycle and experiencing these great rides myself.”
The AMA Husqvarna National Dual-Sport Series, presented by FMF, features the country’s best-organized dual-sport rides. Run by AMA-chartered clubs and promoters, the events include miles of challenging trail connected by scenic backcountry roads. Rides span two days or more, with one-day participation optional. The courses, which extend to 100 miles or more each day, are well marked and detailed on provided route sheets. Although non-competitive in nature, the challenging, national-caliber terrain is designed to bring out the best in each rider.
Riders are encouraged to visit the official series Facebook page at Facebook.com/AMADualSport to interact with other dual-sport riders who enjoy the series. More information about Husqvarna’s TE line of dual-purpose motorcycles can be found at www.Husqvarna-MotorcyclesNA.com. You can also follow Team Husqvarna on Facebook or via Twitter @HusqvarnaNA.
The AMA National Dual-Sport Series, created by the AMA in 1987, has become increasingly popular as off-road and street riders alike have turned to dual-sport recreation to experience the freedom of two wheels, and the 2012 schedule is one of the largest in history. The series kicks off on May 19 in Zaleski, Ohio, with additional events scheduled in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Michigan, Oregon, Wisconsin, Washington, New York, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, California, Virginia, Texas, Arizona and New Jersey.
The full series schedule is at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > Dirt > Husqvarna Dual Sport.
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America (HMNA) are pleased to announce that the legendary motorcycle brand is the title sponsor of the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series, the country’s leading series of off-road motorcycle recreational riding events.
Officially announced at the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 17, the sponsorship reintroduces the iconic Husqvarna brand to hundreds of thousands of AMA members.
“We are very pleased to welcome Husqvarna as the title sponsor of America’s premier dual-sport program, the AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Husqvarna has always enjoyed a loyal following among AMA members, and it is rapidly reasserting itself in the off-road and dual-sport marketplace. They understand what the AMA and its members are all about: fun on two wheels and a commitment to the future of our sport.”
Long respected for its storied history in American off-road racing, Husqvarna was a dominant force in AMA national-caliber competition from the 1960s through the 1980s. Reminiscent of Husky’s 1970’s glory days, 2011 was a phenomenal year for the brand, which saw retail registrations up more than 60 percent in North America.
“Sponsoring the AMA Dual Sport Series is a perfect fit for Husqvarna,” said HMNA President Kris Odwarka. “It’s a great platform for us to showcase our line of TE dual purpose motorcycles. We have the best selection of street-legal off-road bikes in the industry, and no other brand is more dedicated to the dual-sport category than Husqvarna.”
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) member Randy Odom of St. Louis will take his dual-sport passion to an entirely new level this summer. That’s because the 29-year-old Odom just got an unexpected bonus for riding in last year’s AMA KTM National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series: a 2012 KTM 350 EXC-F from 2011 series sponsor KTM North America.
The annual AMA drawing, conducted by independent auditing and accounting firm Plante & Moran of Columbus, Ohio, included participants in all of the AMA events on the national dual-sport calendar.
“Man, this is awesome,” said Odom, whose current bike is a 10-year old 125cc two-stroke. “My boss got me into dual sports, and I’ve been having the best time ever. Everybody on these rides is great. They’re friendly. They’re helpful. Everyone is a die-hard rider. The riding is super challenging, but without the full-on pressure of a flat-out race. It’s great. I can’t think of a better time on a motorcycle.”
Corona, CA – Husqvarna is offering factory-to-dealer incentives on select 2011 models. Now through November, get out the door on a brand new Husqvarna for substantially less. Combined with outstanding low-rate financing, it is more affordable than ever to RiDE MORE!
Husqvarna’s cross-country TXC250 is now available for as low as $5,929, and the street-legal TE250 dual sport, which normally retails for $7,599, for as low as $5,799.
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PASO ROBLES, CA (September 21, 2011: Factory Beta racer Cody Webb has moved up to 3rd place in the points after his podium finish at Round 4 of the Geico AMA Endurocross series. Webb started out the night with the fastest time in practice, followed by being 8th quickest in qualifying after a bobble. The California native then transferred directly into the main event from his heat race.
All of the regulars filled the main event gate on a course that was faster than previous tracks as lap times were in the 45 second range. Webb came around the first turn in 7th spot and one by one began to pick off riders, After trailing Kyle Redmond for a couple of laps, Webb made the pass just before the white flag to secure a solid 3rd place finish. Webb now sits 3rd in points, only 8 points behind KTM’s Mike Brown.
“The Ontario race worked out very well. I put myself into podium contention at the start of the race, but was riding tight for the first few laps and slightly fell off the pace of the front runners. I eventually got into a groove and found some rhythm once again on my factory 350 RR. After settling in I capitalized on mistakes from the other riders and made a pass into third right before the white flag. I was very happy with my third place finish considering I was not completely pleased with how I was riding. I’m very excited to now be running third overall in the standings and am looking forward to continuing my ” Webb explained.
Webb’s sponsors include Factory Beta Racing, Dunlop Tires, Kal Gard Lubricants, AXO, Gaerne, Troy Lee Designs, FMF, CV4, Rekluse, Works Connection, TU-Bliss, and DVS.
American Beta is the sole US importer of high quality Beta motorcycles. Beta motorcycles are handcrafted in Florence, Italy offering a complete range of Off Road competition, Dual Sport as well as class-leading Mototrial motorcycles.
For more information, go to www.americanbeta.com.
Corona, CA – After taking a summer hiatus, District 37 racing is back in action, and so is Zip-Ty Racing’s Nick Burson. At the Invaders MC Desert Scramble in Johnson Valley, California, Burson battled the heat and dust to pilot his Husqvarna TXC511 to the overall win!
Burson led for most of the race, which consisted of two 35-mile loops. Jake Argubright mounted a challenge early in the second loop after he passed Burson just before the pit stop.
“At that point I had someone to chase, which is sometimes easier, but the dust made it pretty difficult,” Burson commented. “I wanted to pick up the pace but as soon as I got on the trail we were already in lappers so I backed it down and tried to ride smart.”
Smart and steady paid off for Burson, who regained the lead from Argubright and sailed to a rather uneventful finish. “It was nice to get another win for the Zip-Ty Husqvarna team and I hope we can turn our bad luck around from the first half of the year into good luck for the remaining races!”
On the same weekend, Zip-Ty Husqvarna racers were taking to the AMA EnduroCross course in Indianapolis for round three of the series. Despite suffering a broken finger less than two weeks earlier at round two in Everett, Washington, Jamie Lanza toughed it out in Indiana to fight for a qualifying position. Lanza was making good progress in the second qualifier before throwing a chain and losing his bid at transferring to the main event.
The Zip-Ty Husqvarna team hosted a guest rider in Indy – Dirt Rider Associate Editor, Chris Denison – who did a race test of Cory Graffunder’s TE310 in the amateur class. Watch the pages of Dirt Rider magazine for Denison’s story on the Zip-Ty TE310 – the bike that started life as a dual-sport bike, and became a full-fledged racer and the inspiration for Husqvarna’s TXC310 – the flagship of the 2012 model line!
“It’s great to see Nick Burson back in action in desert racing,” commented Husqvarna’s National Marketing Manager, Corey Eastman. “He’s off to a good start for the remainder of the 2011 season. It’s also great to have a guest rider like Chris Denison with us for the weekend. It’s a shame that Cory Graffunder is still out with a broken wrist, but with Jamie Lanza and Ryan Sandoval making strides in the series, we’re still flying the Husqvarna colors in EnduroCross.”