line. He aims for the inside but ends up outside. Understeer is also called “pushing” or “washing out.”
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INCREDULOUS ABOUT THE 350SXF Dear MXA, Let me get this straight: you spent $3200 on the Factory Services KTM 350SXF engine, but the only parts they used were a piston, valves and valve springs, plus a ported head. You could have bought those parts for less than $1000. You got taken. Peter Hoff via motocrossactionmag.com No, we didn’t. We got a factory- prepped engine that was completely blueprinted in KTM’s race shop. Perhaps you missed the part of the test where we revealed that the engine pumped out 57. 90 horses. That is more horsepower than any production 450 makes and 6 more horsepower than the stock 350SXF. We didn’t pay for the parts; we paid for the power. ;
MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT FEEDBACK KUDO Dear MXA, We Europeans know that MXA is pro-American to a fault, which gets you labeled as anti-European over here in Sweden. But, every Grand Prix motocross fan totally agrees with the things you write about Giuseppe Luongo—and you are the only magazine to say that the emperor has no clothes. Arne Bergstrom via motocrossactionmag.com
ERIK KEHOE: A CAREER IN PHOTOS Dear MXA, There was no mention of Erik Kehoe being the team manager at Team Honda in his interview. Does MXA have an ax to grind with Honda? Robert Sharpless via motocrossactionmag.com No, but Erik Kehoe is no longer with Team Honda, which is probably why he didn’t mention them in his answers.
Vacant lot in Qatar.