Featured Product Friday- 2019 Husqvarna TX300

 Brand New 2019 Husqvarna TX300

Brand New 2019 Husqvarna TX300

Straight off the showroom floor, the new TX 300 is equipped with the latest technology to handle the toughest cross-country terrain. It's light and nimble with a purpose-built two-stroke engine that offers smooth and tractable power with minimal vibration. Featuring innovative chassis design, the TX 300 has the correct amount of frame flex, coupled with an advanced easy-to-tune suspension package, to ensure excellent handling and usability. With a large fuel capacity, and the ability to adjust the engine's characteristics to suit a rider's preference at the flick of a switch, the TX 300 is the preferred choice for closed-course offroad competition from the Husqvarna Motorcycles range.

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2-Stroke Power

ENGINE

The TX 300 engine features the latest 2-stroke architectural advancements, aimed at centralising rotating masses and reducing vibration, while delivering the highest level of performance in its class. The simplicity and low maintenance cost of the 2-stroke motor has made it a favourite amongst motocross riders for generations.

CYLINDER

The 72 mm bore cylinder features an innovative power valve system, which delivers smooth and controlled power throughout the RPM range. The exhaust port now also features a machined finished for improved port timing and performance.

CRANKCASE

The TX 300 engine is designed with mass centralisation in mind. As a result, the lightweight, die-cast engine casings are engineered to house a compact shaft arrangement, keeping oscillating mass low and centred, adding to the overall balance, agility and ride-ability.

COUNTER BALANCER SHAFT

The TX 300 features an innovative laterally mounted counter balancer shaft. This shaft significantly reduces engine vibration, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride.

Advanced Craftsmanship

FRAME
Precision engineered for an exact balance of stiffness and torsional flex, the frame features an increase in longitudinal rigidity, improving rider feedback, handling response, energy absorption and straight-line stability. The frame is finished off in a premium blue powder coating and standard frame protectors for superior protection and durability.

CARBON FIBRE SUBFRAME
Unique to Husqvarna Motorcycles is a composite subframe, made up of 70% polyamide and 30% carbon fibre. The new 2-piece subframe design adds a further weight saving of 250 g for 2019. The robust and crash-resistant rear end, balances comfort with stability and improved rider feedback.

MAGURA BRAKING SYSTEM
The Magura Braking System features advanced sensitivity for a more modulated feel while still retaining the highest level of performance. 260mm disc front and 220mm rear.

WHEELS AND TYRES
CNC-machined hubs and high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D are finished in striking black. They feature laser engraved logos and are fitted with DUNLOP GEOMAX tyres which feature progressive cornering and superior traction on a variety of terrain.

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Supreme Control

WP AER 48 SUSPENSION
The 48 mm forks feature new settings and are easily adjusted via a single air pressure pre-load valve, located on the left leg, as well as easy access clickers which adjust damping and compression. Additionally, the air pump needed to adjust air pressure is included standard.

WP DCC REAR SUSPENSION
The WP DCC Rear Suspension features a new main piston and 300 mm rear wheel travel. With a pressure balance inside the shock, damping is consistent, which results in superior comfort and handling. The rear shock is fully adjustable and matched to a linkage system supporting a specific geometry to deliver maximum traction and with optimum shock absorption.

MAGURA HYDRAULIC CLUTCH
The reliable, high quality and German-made, MAGURA clutch system is near maintenance-free. This guarantees even wear and perfect modulation in all conditions, with constantly compensated modulation and play on the lever, so the pressure point and clutch remains consistent in cold or hot conditions as well as over time.

Quality Components 

COMPONENTS
The most progressive engineering techniques and technology complement a long list of quality componentry standard on the TX 300.

PRO TAPER HANDLEBAR
Featuring fatigue resistance at a minimal weight, PRO TAPER handlebars are fitted to the entire 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles offroad range, and are manufactured to exacting standards to deliver exceptional rider comfort and control.

MIKUNI CARBURETTOR
The TX 300 features a 38 mm flat slide MIKUNI TMX carburettor, which delivers a smooth and controllable power with optimal performance over the entire RPM range.

DDS CLUTCH
Black high-strength alloy rims by D.I.D are coupled to CNC machined hubs using lightweight spokes and silver anodised aluminum nipples.

Amateur Rider Spotlight- Thomas Oswald B 30+

 Darrin Chapman Photo of Thomas at Cherokee National Enduro

Darrin Chapman Photo of Thomas at Cherokee National Enduro

NEPG AMATEUR RIDER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Thomas Oswald
Age: 31
Hometown: Lindenhurst, New York    
Local Series:  ECEA
Class: B 30+
Bike: 2018 ktm 250 xcf
 

Small description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series:
I've always loved enduros and really enjoy the start control format. Kenda AMA National Enduro Series is the pinnacle of enduro racing, who wouldn't wanna be apart of it?

Your favorite race so far:
Round 1 Sumter,SC

Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series: 
Round 1 at Sumter National Enduro getting my first national win

Goals for the Season: 
To be healthy and on the top step at the end of the year
 

 Thomas Oswald getting some Practice in before the start of the season. 

Thomas Oswald getting some Practice in before the start of the season. 

 Thomas tearing up the perfect Georgia Dirt at Cherokee National Enduro  Photo By Darrin Chapman

Thomas tearing up the perfect Georgia Dirt at Cherokee National Enduro

Photo By Darrin Chapman

Gas Gas Cherokee National Enduro Race Report by Shan Moore

Mixed Bag For Gas Gas North America At Cherokee Enduro

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Shan Moore Photo

Greensboro, GA (July 8, 2018) – FAR Racing Gas Gas North America experienced a mixed bag at this weekend’s Cherokee National Enduro in Greensboro, Georgia.
 
A heat wave moved over the southeastern part of the country just in time for this year’s Cherokee National Enduro in Greensboro, Georgia, as over 500 racers took to the course for one of the premiere enduro races of the year.
 
Andrew DeLong had one of his best races of the season in the NE Pro class, finishing 10th overall aboard his GasGas XC300. Meanwhile, in the NE Pro 2 class, Nick Davis only got as far as the second test when he stuck his foot in a hole and injured his knee, forcing the GasGas XC250 rider to drop out of the race.
 
Andrew DeLong: Today went pretty good. I stayed off the ground for the most part and I feel like I’m riding better with each race. I just need to keep moving forward. We tried some new settings in the later tests and I think we found some good stuff. I’m still adapting to the two-stroke and I’m just trying to smooth my self out, which I think we did. I’m encouraged with the weekend and I feel like I’m riding better than what the finish indicates.
 
Nick Davis:
I got tangled up with a lapper in the first test, there was nowhere to go and we kind of got together so that cost me about 40 seconds. But then in the second test I was trying to make up time and I lost my front wheel on some tree roots and dabbed my foot in a hole. I twisted my knee and it popped. I’m not sure the extent of the injury, but we will just go home and see what happens. 
 
The FAR Racing Gas Gas North America team returns to action on July 22nd for the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania, round six of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series.
 
RESULTS
1. Grant Baylor (KTM)
2. Josh Toth (KTM)
3. Steward Baylor (KTM)
4. Cory Buttrick (Hsq)
5. Evan Smith (Hsq)
6. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)
7. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)
8. Ben Kelley (KTM)
9. Jake Froman (Hsq)
10. Andrew DeLong (GG)
 
2018 FAR GasGas Sponsors:
 Mitas tyres, Spectro Performance Oils, Renthal, DP Brakes, Twin Air High Performance Airfilter Products, @Bulletproof designs, P3 Composites, LLC, FMF Racing, @ARC Levers, IMS Products, @FPS Radiators, G2 Ergonomics, @Motion Pro, Hbd MotoGrafx, Seat Concepts, @JDP Suspension, Fly Racing, Bell Helmets, @Matrix Concepts, EKS Brand, SKF, @Q springs, SAMCO, XCGear, Lectron Fuel Systems,  SKF, Wossner pistons, MOTO Tassinari
 
 
 
About Fred Andrews Racing
Fred Andrews’ professional racing career started on the AMA Motocross and Supercross circuit for 9 years before switching to off-road full time in 1993. After racing for Factory Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki himself, Andrews switched to a managerial roll in 2008, managing the Monster Andrews Yamaha in 2008-2009, the FAR Husqvarna Team in 2010 to 2013, and the KR4 Performance Husqvarna Team before joining GasGas in 2017.
 
About Torrot GasGas North America, Inc.
Torrot GasGas North America, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Torrot Electric Europa S.A., a highly innovative business group with a proven track record for success in high tech applied to its 3 business areas: smart mobility, off road motorcycle manufacturing, and smart cities. Currently, Torrot Group sells its products to more than 40 countries in 4 continents. Since acquiring GasGas in 2015 Torrot has made significant investments in the GasGas factory and the GasGas product line with a vision towards building GasGas into a major player in the global motorcycle market. 
 
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Media Contact:
Shan Moore
shan@tandenews.com
918-625-2899
 

Beta Motorcycles Race Report of Cherokee National Enduro

WITKOWSKI PLACES 11TH AT ROUND FIVE OF THE NEPG

NEPG Round 5 Overview:

Location: Greensboro, Georgia
Course Conditions: Almost perfect riding weather with tight technical terrain.
Beta Factory Race Team Results: Mike Witkowski finished in 11th place and is currently in 11th place for the overall points standings.

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MIKE WITKOWSKI
Bike: Beta 250 RR Race Edition

 "I got off to a great first test, and within seconds of a top 5. I rode really consistent most of the day. I made one small mistake that made me lose at least 20 or more seconds that costed me a position in the end results. I had one goal and that was to stay in top 10 overall in all the tests. I almost accomplished that, and felt I rode consistent throughout the day. In the end I'm really happy to be healthy and enjoying every bit of riding this Beta 250 RR. I really wanna show how awesome this bike is and get it on the podium soon!"
 

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Shan Moore Photo

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Shan Moore Photo

KR4/ Husqvarna Team Report: Cherokee National Enduro

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KR4/Husqvarna Team Report: Cherokee National Enduro

GREENSBORO, G.A. (July 10, 2018) – The KR4/Husqvarna team travelled to the Peach State this weekend for the Cherokee National Enduro in Greensboro, Georgia. The 93-mile course was in perfect condition which set up both Tayla Jones and Cory Buttrick for success at the fifth round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series. 
 
Tayla Jones dealt with pressure the entire day from her fellow Australian competitor, but showed why she is the reigning champion, coming out five seconds ahead to win the Women’s Elite class. “I started off a bit slow, but then it picked up,” said Jones. “Some of the places were a bit sketchy because of the stumps, but overall it was a good day!” Jones came out with four of the six test wins, marking her third-straight win.

  Tayla Jones secured her third win of the season in the Women's Elite class.

Tayla Jones secured her third win of the season in the Women's Elite class.

Cory Buttrick had his best race of the season, finishing fourth overall and narrowly missing the overall podium by just under a minute. Despite the overall winner being seemingly untouchable throughout the day, Buttrick finished second to him in the fourth test and proved he has what it takes to end up on the podium before the season is over.
 
“It felt great being towards the front again, things are starting to click,” explained Buttrick. “It’s tough when you have to wrench on the bike by yourself, but definitely worth it!”
 
The KR4/Husqvarna team travels back up north to Pennsylvania this weekend for the LL Raceway Full Gas Sprint Enduro before returning to the National Enduro scene the following weekend on Sunday, July 22.

  Cory Buttrick finished just off the overall podium with an impressive fourth place finish!

Cory Buttrick finished just off the overall podium with an impressive fourth place finish!

KR4 Performance Team Results:
 
Cory Buttrick – Pro 1 – 4th
Tayla Jones – Women’s Elite – 1st
 
Next NEPG Event: Round 6 – Rattlesnake NEPG @ Cross Fork, PA – July 22, 2018
 
**Photos by Darrin Chapman
 

Grant Baylor Perfect At Cherokee National Enduro

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 Greensboro, GA (July 8, 2018) – Grant Baylor turned in a near-perfect performance at the Cherokee National Enduro this weekend, winning all seven tests en route to a decisive victory.

Grant’s star has been on the rise the last two months and that momentum led to a totally dominating performance this weekend. After 93 miles of tight woods racing, the Tely Racing KTM rider took the overall victory by one-minute-twenty-three seconds ahead of second place.

“I still had a few mistakes, but overall the performance was a good one and I’m pleased with it,” said Grant. “I just seemed to click perfectly with the bike today. Wherever I pointed my tires the bike went, and everything just hooked up.”

Sweeping an entire event (winning all of the tests) is a rare feat, though a few riders have done it, including Grant’s brother, Steward Baylor. However, the chances of doing so when there is a seventh test are incredible.

“This has always been one of my goals was to win all of the tests and we went the extra mile this weekend since there were seven tests in stead of the usual six,” said Grant. “I’ve been picking up speed little by little this year and I’m excited about where it has taken me.”

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Josh Toth was another rider having an exceptional day. The FMF KTM Factory rider equaled his career-best finish of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series with a second place, beating out Steward Baylor by 16 seconds.

“I didn’t win any tests today but I felt solid all day,” said Toth. “Grant was really riding strong, but it was close between the top three riders, which makes it enjoyable. I’m starting to read the trail a bit better and I’m more comfortable going fast on trail that I haven’t seen before. I think all of those factors led to my performance today.”

Toth gained a few points on Steward in the series standings, although Steward still holds a nine-point advantage over the Connecticut rider with five rounds to go.

Steward rounded out the podium in third, despite dealing with an injured knee and a case of the flu this week.

“I haven’t been able to train over the last couple of weeks and I think that affected my timing,” said Steward. “I’ve been sick all week and the heat today didn’t help any.”

Steward came on strong in the final two tests, but came just short in his bid to catch Toth.

KR4 Husqvarna’s Cory Buttrick turned in his best performance of the season with a fourth place, missing the podium by just under a minute. Buttrick is one of the only Pro riders that does his own maintenance at the track.

Buttrick finished second to Grant Baylor in the fourth test.

“It was satisfying being towards the front again,” said Buttrick. “It’s also satisfying doing it on your own, although my wife, Mackenzie, helps were she can. It’s tough not being able to catch your breath all day.

“It was really tough to keep it upright, there were a lot of roots. I always have a good time when I come here, I really love this place.”

SRT Racing’s Evan Smith rounded out the top five with a steady and nearly error-free day.

“It was actually a pretty clean day; I didn’t fall or hit any trees,” said Smith. “I really don’t feel like fifth reflects how well I rode today. I don’t live too far from here, so I was right at home in this stuff.”

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Solid Performance KTM’s Ryder Lafferty finished sixth overall, which also gave him the win in the NE Pro2 class. Lafferty made the switch from a KTM 250F to a 350F for this race.

“I had a mistake in the third test and I got lost, so that cost me a few seconds, but overall it was a pretty clean day,” said Lafferty. “It was my first ride on the big bike and I’m pretty happy with it.”

Five-time National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt finished seventh on his Gnarly Routes KTM. Bobbitt got off to a shaky start but then settled in for the final three tests and finished the race with three-straight times inside the top five.

Trail Jesters KTM Racing’s Ben Kelley had an off day with an eighth place finish, while Jake Froman was ninth overall and second in the NE Pro2 class in his debut ride with the AirGroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna team.

FAR Racing/Gas Gas North America’s Andrew DeLong rounded out the top 10.

KTM mounted Nathan Ferderer was third in the NE Pro2 division with a 13th overall finish.

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KR4 Husqvarna’s Tayla Jones edged Trail Jesters KTM Racing/Bonanza Plumbing’s Mackenzie Tricker by five seconds to win the Women’s Elite class. Jones won four tests, with Tricker winning two.

“I started off a bit slow, but then it picked up,” said Jones. “Some of the places were a bit sketchy because of the stumps, but overall it was a good day.”

Tricker is relatively new to the national enduro format but she is improving quickly.

“I won a couple of tests and I think I had a pretty solid day,” said Tricker. “I’m feeling more comfortable with each race and I really felt good today.”

Kendall Lafollette finished third on a KTM.

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Jesse Ansley (KTM) topped Vincent Smith (KTM) and James King (Yam) to win the AA class.

The Kenda AMA National Enduro Series returns to action on July 22nd for the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania, round six of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series. For more information go to www.nationalenduro.com.

 

RESULTS

1. Grant Baylor (KTM)

2. Josh Toth (KTM)

3. Steward Baylor (KTM)

4. Cory Buttrick (Hsq)

5. Evan Smith (Hsq)

6. Ryder Lafferty (KTM)

7. Russell Bobbitt (KTM)

8. Ben Kelley (KTM)

9. Jake Froman (Hsq)

10. Andrew DeLong (GG)

 

Media Contact:

Shan Moore

shan@tandenews.com

918-625-2899

 

 

Featured Product Friday- Beta 125RR

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Beta Motorcycles 125RR 

Beta Motocycles is now into their second model year of the small bore 2-Stroke 125cc Off-Road Motorcycle. This bike is as trick as you could hope for on a 125cc Machine. They did not hold back into making the motorcycle competitive right out the box. The Beta 125RR comes equipped with The new ZF Sachs forks which feature the positioning of the compression, rebound, and spring preload adjusters on the upper fork cap. Adjustments can now be made on the fly without special tooling. The 125RR also comes with the new ZF Sachs rear shock which is about 300g lighter and has been designed to increase sensitivity while enhancing comfort and traction.

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Engine Specs:

Type: Beta-Built single cylinder, 2-stroke, liquid cooled, with BPV power valve system.
Bore: 54mm
Stroke: 54.5mm
Displacement: 124.8cc
Compression Ratio: 15:1
Exhaust Valve: Beta Progressive Valve (BPV)
Ignition: AC-CDI Kokusan
Spark Plug: NGK BR9ECMVX
Lubrication: Premix
Carburetor: Keihin PWK 36mm
Clutch: Wet multi-disc
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: O-ring chain

 

Chassis Specs:

Frame: Molybdenum steel/double cradle w/quick air filter access.
Wheelbase: 58.1”
Seat Height: 36.6”
Ground Clearance: 12.8”
Footrest Height: 16.1”
Dry Weight: 207 lbs. (wet weight, no fuel)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.25 US gallons
Front Suspension: 48 mm Sachs USD fork, adjustable compression, rebound, & spring preload.
Rear Suspension: Aluminum Body Sachs shock w/adjustable rebound and hi/low speed compression
Front Wheel Travel: 11.6”
Rear Wheel Travel: 11.4”
Front Brake: 260mm rotor
Rear Brake: 240mm rotor
Front/Rear Rim: 21” (Front) 18” (Rear)
Front/Rear Tire: Enduro Competition
Warranty: 6 month Limited Warranty

MSRP: $7999.00

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Amateur Rider Spotlight- Lee Allen- B 55+

 Lee on the Grass Track of the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Pennsylvania 

Lee on the Grass Track of the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Pennsylvania 

Amateur Rider Spotlight- Lee Allen- B 55+

Name: Lee Allen
Age: 57
Hometown: Bishop, GA
Local Series: SETRA
Class: B 55+
Bike: KTM 350 XCF

Small description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series:
I’m a long time SETRA Enduro rider and with the new NEPG format I really enjoy them even more now.  I’m having fun riding and seeing different places.

Your favorite race so far:
Muddobbers- Matthews, IN

Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series: 
1st place at Round 1- Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina

Goals for the Season: 
Staying healthy and doing the best I can at each race. 
 

 

 Lee navigating the deep ferns of Pennsylavania 

Lee navigating the deep ferns of Pennsylavania 

 Lee on the gas at the season Opener in South Carolina, Sumter National Enduro where he won his class. 

Lee on the gas at the season Opener in South Carolina, Sumter National Enduro where he won his class. 

Important Travel Information Reminder for Cherokee National Enduro July 8th

The Google maps location that shows up on livelaps is close to the actual location of the event.  The address is correct, but the actual location is a litte further off of 15. If you put 3450 Cold Springs Rd Greensboro, GA 30642 into you GPS it will take you right to the correct spot.  

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!! Team Haulers, and anyone traveling with Class A motorhome, Fifth Wheel trailer, or a Larger trailer must enter Cold Springs Rd from the north entrance off of Highway 15.  DO NOT ENTER on the South Entrance.  There is a single lane bridge south of the location that is not suited for that weight.  Pick-up Trucks, vans, and cars only from the south.  Coming in from the north end will also make it much easier for larger vehicles to make the corner to the gate of the entrance.

 

 Large Haulers, Class A motorhomes, Fifth Wheel Trailers, and Large Trailers use the north entrance that is circled.  Do no use South entrance that is X'd out. 

Large Haulers, Class A motorhomes, Fifth Wheel Trailers, and Large Trailers use the north entrance that is circled.  Do no use South entrance that is X'd out. 

 Parking is a new location from years past with more room and a gravel drive.  The field goes well past the trailer at the top of the hill. 

Parking is a new location from years past with more room and a gravel drive.  The field goes well past the trailer at the top of the hill. 

Featured Product Friday- Seat Concepts SuperGrip Seat Covers

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Seat Concepts SuperGrip Seat Covers

Seat Concepts has been a partner with NEPG in supporting the AMA National Enduro Series since 2015. If you are looking for the best all around seat cover with excellent styling and even better traction, look to the Seat Concepts Super Grip Seat Cover. 

At Seat Concepts, they pride themselves in offering what we believe to be the best seat foam and cover products available for off-road, dual-sport, adventure, quad, and street motorcycles, at an affordable price. Seat Concepts products are made and developed here in the U.S.A. by true motorcycle enthusiasts. They ride and race what they sell.

The Seat Concepts Super Grip Competition cover incorporates an industry leading rubber grip patch at the lower center of the cover. This means you can hold the bike with your knees and have better control. A great attribute of this design is the resistance to damage caused by knee braces. Our ribs have a foam insert to improve resistance to sliding on hard acceleration or braking.

Seat Concepts offers a Super Grip Seat cover for almost all of the Major manufactures of off-road bikes today. Alta, Beta, Gas Gas, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all on the list among others.  Visit seatconcepts.com or call 1.208.417.1726 to order yours today. Seat Concepts provides detailed instructions for easy "Do It Yourself" installation. We feel this provides the highest level of quality & comfort, at an affordable price.

Seat Concepts Super Grip Seat Covers Retail for $89.99 and complete Super Grip Seats range from $199.99 to $299.99

A few examples of the many Super Grip Seat Covers Offered by Seat Concepts

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These are just some examples of what Seat Concepts have to offer. Head over to their website to find the seat for you! seatconcepts.com

Round 5 Sidi Boot Raffle is Open!!

A Reminder that The Round 5 Cherokee National Enduro Sidi Boot Raffle is still open.  If you already purchased your tickets over the last several weeks since it opened, do not worry we still have them and they will be entered in the drawing. This will remain open until the riders meeting Sunday Morning on July 8th where the winner will be drawn. Need not to be present to win.

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Tickets are $5 Each. 1 in 60 chance to win. Only 60 tickets will be sold.

Amateur Rider Spotlight- Jimmy Barrett- C Open

 Jimmy enjoying his day in Virginia at the Dragons Back National Enduro 

Jimmy enjoying his day in Virginia at the Dragons Back National Enduro 

Amateur Riders Spotlight- Jimmy Barrett- C Open

Name: Jimmy Barrett
Age: 27
Hometown: Cecil, Pa
Local Series: AWRCS, NECXC
Class: C Open
Bike: Husqvarna TE 125
Sponsors (if applicable):
•    Schulz Cycle (Main Sponsor)
•    Tucker Rocky Distributing
•    Protaper
•    Nitro Mousse
•    Just 1

Small description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series:
•    With this only being my second year of racing, I wanted to challenge myself and do all the nationals this year.  I only did two last year (Pa and Indiana).  They were the best trails I’ve ever ridden.  I want to continue to get better and I know running the national series will help me with that.  I also wanted to do the whole series so I could experience riding different terrain all over the US.  It’s a great reason to travel the country and make some life long memories.  None of it would be possible without the support of my beautiful wife, Lindsay, and Schulz Cycle – Thanks guys.

Your favorite race so far:
•    2017 – Muddobbers National Enduro Matthews, Indiana

Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series: 
•    Coming in 3rd at round one this year at Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina

Goals for the Season: 
•    Place 3rd or better at every round
•    Win a race
•    Finish in the top three overall in C Open
 

 On the gas at 2017 Muddobbers National Enduro

On the gas at 2017 Muddobbers National Enduro

 Navigating his way into the dark woods in Pennsylvania at the Rattlesnake National Enduro

Navigating his way into the dark woods in Pennsylvania at the Rattlesnake National Enduro

 Waiting patiently in the rain for the start of the Dragon's Back National Enduro

Waiting patiently in the rain for the start of the Dragon's Back National Enduro

Featured Product Friday- 2019 KTM 300 XC-W TPI

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KTM 2019 300 XC-W TPI Fuel Injected 2 Stroke
 

KTM is combining top performance and outstanding ride-ability, NEW for 2019 the 300 XC-W TPI is distinguished by the lowest weight in its class, intuitive handling and with the awesome READY TO RACE performance. TPI stands for “transfer port injection“, and the groundbreaking new 2-stroke technology represents another major step forward on a global scale, once again demonstrating KTM’s unrelenting and continuous commitment to 2-strokes as such. The benefits to owners are clear: besides huge improvements in fuel efficiency, the electronics do away with the need for re-jetting, no matter the elevation of the race venue, prevailing weather conditions and the like.

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2019 300 XC-W TPI Highlights 

 • UPDATED WP Xplor 48 upside-down split front fork. Updated, slightly stiffer fork setting - improved feedback and more bottoming resistance

• UPDATED WP Xplor PDS rear suspension features updated main piston and updated settings while still offering the progressive feel and excellent bottoming resistance only PDS can provide.

• New graphics and orange frame - high-end Ready to Race appearance

• New seat cover - improved comfort and grip

• New stronger and super lightweight Lithium-Ion battery - better starting

• 293.2 cc 2-Stroke engine fitted with a patented TPI fuel injection system for perfect fueling at any altitude, no premixing and reduced fuel consumption while still living up to the standard of a KTM 2-stroke.

• Cylinder with two injectors placed in the rear transfer ports for excellent downstream atomization of fuel

• EMS featuring a new ECU controlling ignition timing and fuel based on information from sensors reading intake and ambient air pressure, throttle position,  water temperature for optimized engine response.

• 39mm throttle body by Dell’Orto features a butterfly valve controlled by a twin cable throttle.

• Electronic oil pump feeds oil from the 700cc oil tank to the intake to ensure a perfect fuel-oil mix under any condition while reducing smoking by 50% for up to 5 tanks of fuel.

• Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power

• Revolutionary lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto.

• 6-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for off-road duty

• Hydraulically operated DDS clutch features a damping system for better traction and durability.

• Lightweight Chromoly steel frame provides high torsional rigidity with less longitudinal stiffness resulting in excellent handling and energy absorption

• PDS Shock mounting geometry is matched to the aluminum swingarm with a centered location for nearly symmetrical loads to the swingarm.

• Forged aluminum triple clamp with 4 handlebar positions and a 22mm offset for precise handling.

• ODI grips that feature a lock-on design for the left grip and a vulcanized grip on the throttle side.

• “No Dirt” footpeg design keeps the pegs pivot from becoming clogged, ensuring the footpeg is always in the correct position.

• CNC machined hubs, high-end Giant rims and Dunlop tires for maximum strength and traction

• Airbox and filter design provides maximum performance with fast “no tools” air filter changes.

• Bodywork with perfect ergonomics and contact points for maximum control and comfort.

• 2.4 gallon see-through polyethylene tank provides the range needed from a true READY TO RACE enduro bike.

• “No Dirt” shift lever prevents dirt from fouling the lever joint to ensure proper shifting in any condition.

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2019 300 XC-W TPI SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke

Displacement: 293.2 cc 

Bore/Stroke: 72 mm / 72 mm

Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter

Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio

Fuel System: TPI, Dell’Orto 39mm

Throttle Body Lubrication: Electronically Regulated Oil Pump

Primary Ratio: 26:73

Final Drive: 13:50

Cooling: Liquid

Cooling Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc DDS Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics

Ignition: Synerject EMS

Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel

Subframe: Aluminum

Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm

Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm

Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm / 11.8 in; 310 mm / 12.2 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm

Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21” / 2.15 x 18” Giant

Front/Rear Tires: 90/90-21” / 110/100-18” Dunlop GEOMAX AT81

Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in

Silencer: Aluminum

Steering Head Angle: 26.5º

Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm

Wheelbase: 1,482mm ± 10 mm / 58.3 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in

Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in

Tank Capacity, Approx: 9 l / 2.4 gal

Weight (without fuel), Approx: 103 kg / 227. lbs

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Amateur Rider Spotlight- Mitch McRee A 55+

NEPG Amateur Rider Spotlight

Name: Mitch McRee

Age: 59

Hometown: Gainsville, GA

Local Series: SETRA

Class: A 55+ 

Bike: KTM 350 XCF

Small Description as to why you chose to race the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series: 

To see different parts of the country and compete in a well run series. 

Your Favorite race so far:

This season would be the Dragon's Back National Enduro in Virginia. Prior Seasons I would have to say the Gobbler Getter in Alabama. 

Favorite moment on the National Enduro Series:

When I saw the check flag at the end of section 5 at the Red Fox National Enduro. (That was a challenging muddy day) 

Goals for the Season:

To Win my class at every race this season. 

 Mitch at the 2018 Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina 

Mitch at the 2018 Sumter National Enduro in South Carolina