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As we all know, the Yamaha YZ-250 has remained essentially unchanged since 2006, almost 20 years ago at this point.  Yes, we’re aware that plastics have been changed over the years, but the nuts and bolts of the bike are still straight out of 2006 and it shows.  It’s still a solid platform, but having owned one since 2015 we had to wonder what the bike could be if Yamaha gave it some real attention.  Over the last few years we’ve slowly been making changes, swapping parts, and creating what we think is the ultimate YZ-250 based on available parts...

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A few weeks back we took a much needed break to go do some amateur racing during Hangtown National week.  Amateur Day at Hangtown is always a fun time, with practice taking place Thursday before racing on Friday.  We've camped out the last few years on Friday to be there bright and early to watch the pros duke it out on Saturday, and there's not much better than finishing your amateur motos and knowing that you get to watch the best in the business tear up the very same track the next morning.  This race always provides a challenging track...

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Since we used a lot of unique technologies when creating our latest intake scoop offering, we thought it might be of interest to share a bit about the process for those interested in the product development space and give a glimpse into what is involved in bringing a relatively simple product to market.  While our smaller scoop was already popular, one bit of feedback we consistently got was “go bigger!”, so we did!  Increasing the volume of the scoop also required it to cover more surface area on the airbox cover, which is where the challenge began.  Anyone who has...

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Big Hill Jam 2021 went off last weekend, bringing together some of the top riders from motoclimb and freeride in an event that nobody will soon forget.  Complete with a hillclimb event that  served as round 3 of the 2021 IRC Tire Motoclimb Super Series, a pitbike Supercross race, Best Whip contest,  Freestyle demo’s, and live music, this event had something for everyone and the lively crowd was treated to a major spectacle.   I loaded up the Motion Pro van and made the 7 hour drive up from Sacramento,  California to the Hill residence in Yoncalla, Oregon, bringing along...

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This past weekend I had the chance to race test the Electro & Co. EMX 14 pitbike, and overall the initial outing was a huge success!  We went into the race without any major expectations (despite some friendly banter), knowing full well that the 110 mod pro class was going to be full of top talent from the area (think current SX racer type talent, well beyond my skill level. . .), but hoping to at least show that the bike was competitive.  While the pace during the mains did not disappoint, we proved that the bike was capable and...

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