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FMF VISION LAUNCHES SUNGLASS COLLECTION

FMF VISION continues to expand its range, now with a full line of lifestyle sunglasses. The initial collection offers eight unique frames, each with three distinct colorways to pack a powerful look for everyone. “Since 1973 my father had a vision to start the Flying Machine Factory for the love of riding and the passion of the sport. Now nearly 50 years later FMF has become one of the most iconic global brands in off-road and we are excited to continue to expand into new territories with style and class, welcome to Visionary…

Chris Borich Conquers Snowshoe Mountain For First Win of 2018

The AMSOIL Snowshoe event is one of the most anticipated rounds of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, and this year it was no different. This event is a tribute race dedicated to the infamous and legendary Blackwater 100 as it honors that historical race each year. With an abundance of rainfall prior to the race, and on-and-off showers through the race, the GNCC ATV riders would try and conquer a very wet and treacherous mountain. As the 1 p.m. race took off rain showers…

FMF FALL APPAREL LINE

For the launch of the new FMF Fall 2018 Apparel line we followed Aaron Plessinger through his 2018 championship Supercross season to carrying the red plate into the outdoors. As we followed the Ohio native through all of the Supercross rounds and watched him win his first championship, to now carrying that momentum into the Pro Motocross Series carrying the red plate after going 1-1 at High Point, this apparel line was developed with AP Speed and Style. The new FMF fall line was designed with…

Walker Fowler Back on Top at CST Tires Camp Coker Bullet GNCC

Arriving just in time for round five of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, an AMA National Championship, were near perfect racing conditions at Moree's Sportsman's Preserve, who hosted America's premier off-road ATV racers Saturday, April 21. All eyes were on the front row when the 1 p.m. race took off, to see who would take the overall win. When the checkered flag flew it was WFR/GBC/Fly Racing/Yamaha's Walker Fowler returning to the center of the podium after a dominating performance. After…

ADAM McGILL’S HONDA TRX250R

-- The Blackwater 100 was dominated by this fast 2-stroke quad -- In 1975 a race was born in the muddy waters of Davis, West Virginia. Dave Coombs, owner of the famed GNCC racing series, was contacted by a small-town preacher in West Virginia regarding the economy of his struggling town. He was interested in hosting a motorcycle race to bring money into the area. Coombs saw the enormous potential, and the Blackwater 100 was born! The Blackwater race was aptly named after nearby Blackwater Falls and Blackwater…

PROJECT HONDA TRX450R: BACK TO THE FUTURE

A time-traveling DeLorean-inspired desert dasher By the staff of Dirt Wheels Think back to the 1980s if you can. And if you can’t, then you’ll surely recognize the futuristic film franchises that appeared during this time and still remain part of the fabric of our lives today—from cyborgs bent on creating mass destruction to a battle royal between the Force and the Dark Side. It was an epic time for sci-fi, as everyone was starting to get a glimpse into the future. One of the most iconic films…

PRO-BUILT: THE NATIONAL CHAMP’S YFZ450R

Make your Yamaha rule the trees By the staff of Dirt Wheels It takes a special type of talent and drive to be a GNCC pro ATV champion and an even rarer sort of person to win multiple titles in a row. As you might imagine, winning those championships also takes a very special sort of YFZ450R. No matter what quad you ride, you can learn from a quad champion like Walker Fowler. His race quad is tuned and tricked 100 percent to suit his kind of racing. The mods are not just about performance; to win, you must…

PROJECT ATV: Banshee Back to Life!

Throughout ATVing’s history, there have been a handful of machines that have earned legendary status. Among them are the famed Honda 250R, Suzuki’s LT500 Quadzilla and Yamaha’s screaming Banshee 350 twin. Yes, they are all two-strokes, and yes, they all spanned fanatic followings that can rival your favorite rock band. Head to any dune big enough to drag race up and you’ll find the three littered about. However, the Banshee will dwarf the other two in sheer numbers drastically. Why? Because Yamaha sold literally hundreds of…

PROJECT FROM THE PAST: XC Racer Suzuki LT-R450

When Suzuki introduced the track-ready, 49-inch wide LT-R450, they turned a lot of heads. Now amateur MX racers had a machine they could take off the dealer showroom floor, add a few safety features, and race it that weekend. They would save thousands in aftermarket A-arms, shocks and tires. Furthermore, Suzuki had a product that their racers could win with on Sunday to increase sales on Monday. Unfortunately, Suzuki alienated a customer base that wanted a 450cc quad that they could comfortably ride deep into the woods.…