FMF FACTORY 4.1 HUSQVARNA
FMF’s Factory 4.1 is their premium exhaust system for
the 2014 Husqvarna FC450.
VERDICT: While the FMF Factory 4.1 for the Husky
FC450 is identical to the FMF KTM 450SXF exhaust, it
works better on the Husky than the KTM. Why? Unlike
open-flow KTM mufflers, the Husqvarna mufflers have
two perf-core cones inside their 42mm muffler core. These
cones restrict exhaust flow, lessen the exhaust note and
dampen throttle response. Thus, the Factory 4.1 really
livens up the FC450.
DIGITS: $949.99 (Ti/Ti/carbon end cap), $894.99 (Ti/
Ti/Ti end cap), $824.98 (stainless/aluminum/carbon end
cap)— www.fmfracing.com or (310) 631-4363.
SCALVINI HONDA CRF450
The Scalvini CRF450 twin is the most exotic, expensive
and trick exhaust system made. It is a one-into-two,
all-titanium cone pipe that splits at the exhaust port and
runs down both sides of the 2014 Honda CRF450.
VERDICT: The Scalvini gives up horsepower from low
to mid but comes alive at above seven grand. The power
goes from zero to hero in the midrange. It is abrupt and
aggressive, and most MXA test riders liked it. It hits hard
on the track, but it hits your wallet even harder.
DIGITS: $1350.00 (stainless steel), $1750.00 (titanium)
— www.scalvinipipes.com or (909) 608-0082.
BUD RACING HSL HOLESHOT LINK
pull rod, the
bike’s rear end
by 100mm to
130mm. You activate the
HSL system by pressing the
push button while compressing the
rear end. It deactivates upon hitting a
bump. It’s amazing how well the Holeshot
Link works. It keeps the rear end tracking
straight off a dirt starting pad, especially in
combination with a front holeshot device.
DIGITS: $279.00 (Japanese brands), $320 (KTM and
Husqvarna)— www.budracing-usa.com or (951) 245-2660. ❏
The Isaw A3
Extreme is the
We compared the
Isaw Extreme to
the GoPro Black
Edition and the
battery life was
longer, the image
quality was more
vibrant, and the
setting up the camera a breeze. What stands out with
the Isaw Extreme is the 2-inch LCD screen. The big
screen allows you to play back video and check out the
pictures you just shot. Isaw has the performance,
durability and technology to compete with the best.
DIGITS: $279.99 (Isaw Advance), $379.99 (Isaw
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