THUMB-2014-RM-Z450-6-17-13BREA, Calif. – Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) continues its introduction of 2014 vehicles by announcing the 2014 RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. The company recently announced the expansion of the Suzuki Boulevard cruiser line.

For 2014, the Suzuki RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 feature updated ECM ignition programs that improve starting, as well as race-inspired Champion Yellow-and-black graphics to best fit each bike’s high-performance character. These upgrades show Suzuki’s continued commitment to the already-strong performance of its RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, facts proven in part by Cycle World magazine’s repeat acknowledgement of the RM-Z450 as Best Motocrosser in 2011 and 2012. And in 2013, both the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 was chosen by Transworld MX as their bikes of the year. The RM-Z450 was also selected as the class-leader by RacerX.

Delong-GNCC-3-13-13Corona, CA – March 13, 2013 – Andrew DeLong and the Fred Andrews Racing Husqvarna team sent a strong message to their fellow XC2 competitors at the opening round of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series by taking a commanding win at the River Ranch, Florida event. DeLong finished the three-hour race with over a one-minute lead, having worked his way into fifth overall, demonstrating that he is a clear threat to the XC2 title this season.

DeLong had his work cut out for him after crashing in the second turn and heading into the first lap nearly dead last. “We have seen AD come from last and win so we were not too worried,” commented team manager Fred Andrews. “Three hours in the sand is a strong man’s race.”

Concord, CA (March 14, 2011) – Although former motocrosser Danny “Magoo” Chandler passed away just days before he was due to be presented with a custom Sprinter van that would have been specifically adapted to his needs, his legacy lives on. His friend Chris Carter, founder of Motion Pro, purchased the van and Danny’s daughter Kayleigh directed that all the proceeds go to the Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.

“We wanted all the folks who donated so generously to get the van ready for Magoo to know that the money didn’t just get pocketed or swallowed up in ‘administrative’ fees,” says legendary Brad Lackey. America’s first MX champ and his wife Lori had been spearheading the effort to get Magoo this van. “Unfortunately Danny passed away before we could deliver the van to him.” In fact the Sprinter had been purchased and was in the process of getting modified to hand controls so that Chandler would be able to drive himself to his motocross schools and safety clinics when he passed away at age 50 on May 4, 2010. “Although we weren’t able to give Magoo his van, we felt that Wings For Life was a great cause for the fund to support and that is the way his daughter wanted it.”