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TC.P xpower Tour

September 12, 2014 // 43,443 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 // 11,578 Comments

Story by Kevin Novello 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. [Read More...]

Red Bull Romaniacs: On the Edge

September 11, 2014 // 19,737 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...]