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Airgroup Radiant Racing Husqvarna TE 250

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Air Group Radiant Racing Husqvarna 250 TE The Air Group Radiant Racing team of Nick Fahringer and Ryder Lafferty are fielding the Husqvarna TE 250 2-strokes for the 2014 season. You would think that with the likes of these two riders and the competitive nature of the National Enduro series, these bikes would be tricked-out. That’s really not the case. For the most part, the modifications to the Air Group bikes are available to laymen. The first modification includes running the KTM XC head [Read More...]

TC.P xpower Tour

September 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sixteen hours after taking off from Boston, Massachusetts, which included a beer-soaked eight hour layover in Munich, Germany, I arrived in Sibiu, Romania.  I arrived a few days before the start of the 11th annual Red Bull Romanics (RBR) Hard Enduro Rallye to go on an enduro tour with TC.P xpower (TCP).  TCP offers enduro tours in Romania, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Turkey and now Russia (Siberia, no less).  They also offer a free Red Bull “warm up” tour two days before the start of [Read More...]

2015 Husqvarna TE300

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Trying to figure out what bike to ride for the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs was an easy affair.  I knew that I wanted a 300cc two-stroke but was undecided between the KTM EXC 300 (we are talking Europe here, folks) or the Husqvarna TE 300.  I knew the EXC to be a fine machine as I  have ridden its XC-W cousin back home.  But then I researched the 2015 Husqvarna TE 300 and its class-leading 54 horsepower engine, which is the most powerful two-stroke engine available today. The trend in [Read More...]

Red Bull Romaniacs: On the Edge

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

It is about 7:30 p.m. on July 10 when my flight descends through the clouds and in to the air space outside of Sibiu, Romania.  From my cramped, economy cabin seat I can see the rounded, glaciated peaks of the Carpathian Mountains. Sharp, rock-crowned peaks extend beyond the tree line further in the distance.  The plane banks to the right and reveals gray rain clouds moving away from Sibiu, leaving its red rooftops sparkling in the early summer sun.  The plane sets up for its landing and I [Read More...]

2014 Beta 250 RR

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

It finally happened.  A Beta two stroke made its way to the east coast.  Scott at Motoconnection out of Saint Albans, Vermont is one a handful of Beta dealers in the northeast and was able to acquire one.  He was then kind enough to let us spend some time with it.  The Beta rarely makes a showing in the east coast, in fact, there will be more Big Foot sightings along the east coast than Beta sightings.  Why is that?  It isn’t that Beta is disdainful of the east coast, it’s [Read More...]
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