The Mud Tool is specifically
designed to remove packed mud from
under the fenders of dirt bikes. It has
recently been improved with a touch
of color and a more comfortable
or your local dealer.
MICRO-START XP- 5
The XP- 5 is one of the smallest
jump-starters and personal power
supplies made. It is the size of a
smartphone, yet can jump your car
or motorcycle. It also can charge
any of your USB-powered
devices, smartphones, iSaw
cameras and Bluetooth devices.
or (310) 527-2330.
OVERSIZE YZ250F WATER
There have been rare reports
of water-pump shaft failures on
the 2014–’ 15 Yamaha YZ250F.
Splitstream makes an oversize water-pump impeller and shaft kit that
increases cooling efficiency and beefs
up the water-pump shaft.
or (503) 830-6433.
STEALTH 2 HD
The Stealth 2 is Drift’s
smallest camera yet,
weighing only 97 grams. It
can film in high definition,
has a long battery life and
is aerodynamic. The Drift
Stealth 2 is definitely a
unique, first-person POV
or (877) 876-6327.
WHAT WE WANT
COOL STUFF ON THE MXA MUST-HAVE LIST
“I know firsthand that the work
ethic of a factory rider is an amaz-
ing thing, especially when it comes
to training, cycling or walking from
Lamborghini to Lamborghini at the car
—Jody’s Box—page 12.
“The Triple Air Chamber forks have
three separate and distinct air pockets. And, if you just had to put air in
them and go ride, life would be sweet,
but it’s not that simple. Every time
you change the pressure in one chamber, it affects the way the pressure in
the other two chambers work.”
—Suzuki RM-Z450—page 50.
“Air is the new frontier in suspension development, and Kawasaki was
one of the first manufacturers to
embrace it with the KX450F. So why
doesn’t the KX250F come equipped
with TAC forks? It’s all about the
—Kawasaki KX250F—page 62.
“I don’t like living in France as much
as I did in the past. I had my bikes
stolen so many times. There are still
some good people there, but they
have let so many bad people in the
country that commit so many crimes.
I do prefer to live and race in the
—The MXA Interview: Christophe
“The big news for 2015 is the addition of traction control—or at least
the first time that traction control
has been turned on inside the ECU for
people not named Villopoto.”
— 2015 Kawasaki KX450F—page 88.
“Is this a good engine? It is a great
engine—if your mindset is to ride it
hard and put it away wet. This is surprising because many 350SXF riders
like the engine because it is so easy
to ride in the midrange. No mystery
here; it is easy to ride in the midrange
because it’s slow in the midrange.”
—KTM 350SXF—page 100.
“If the track is strictly intermediate
terrain, the Bridgestone X30 front
tire is exceptional. The X30 rear is a
good tire, but every MXA test rider
opted for the MX32 rear.”
—Dunlop vs. Bridgestone—page 110.
“You don’t need to meticulously
check various air chambers with the
YZ250F forks. An air pump isn’t necessary. With the Kayaba SSS fork,
you merely jump on the bike and go.
No guesswork. Plus, coil springs
never go flat.”
—Yamaha YZ250F—page 130.