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World championship when Russian Gennady Moiseev took the 250cc title but initially riders were using Ohlins shocks that looked very different to today's units. They didn't have a yellow spring. At the start our shocks had a brown spring but we soon changed this as we needed to have something that stuck out, showed that it was an Ohlins shock on the bike. For me gold means winning - you have an Olympic gold medal when you succeed - and I wanted people to think of our product as a gold medal. The...

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Their first superstar was Vlastimil Valek, who achieved cult status in 1962 by winning the inaugural world championship 250GP held at the fabulous, fearsome Holice circuit. He won there again in 1963 during a season-long duel with defending champion Torsten Hallman's Husqvarna. Valek also triumphed in the Dutch round at The Hague (the only Czech ever to win a GP in sand ), Poland and Russia to end the year just six points shy of Hallman in the table. The only other riders to win all year were...

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FOLLOWING A FEW LOW-PROFILE YEARS, ICONIC SUSPENSION MANUFACTURER HLINS IS NOW MUSCLING ITS WAY BACK INTO THE MAINSTREAM MOTOCROSS MARKET Words by Jon Urry Photos by Jon Urry and hlins After a few years in the wilderness, Ohlins is now throwing its full weight behind production motocross suspension. We caught up with Ohlins founder Kenth Ohlin to discover the history behind the company and how his passion for off-road has seen Ohlins invest more time and effort into MX suspension. He also let...

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Graeme Irwin's looking forward to getting his hands on 100 extra cubes this season Graeme Irwin's looking forward to getting his hands on 100 extra cubes this season THE TENSION'S BUILDING IN IRELAND AND OUR MAN MILLS CAN'T WAIT FOR IT ALL TO KICK OFF - EASY TIGER Words by Stevie Mills Photo by Sutty There is more than a little anticipation in the air around the Emerald Isle and against the backdrop of a very much depleted economy the realisation is that Irish racing talent is hot to trot and...

Paul Cowshall

We've taken riders from six years - boys and girls - to full-gr0wn adults who perhaps haven't ridden at all or have only ridden on the roads before. We've had around 444 riders in total and the kids love it with big grins on their facim when they come off the bikes. It's all about giving people the experience of riding an off-road bike - in fact, some of them can't even ride a bicycle but with the team of instructors we get them riding in five minutes in a safe...

Tribute To Mxs Master Innovator

Motocross lost one of its greatest innovators with the passing in November of Eyvind Boyesen who succumbed to cancer the day before he was due to be inducted into the AMA's Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. He was 68. Gentle, charming and unfailingly polite, Eyvind's regal demeanour reflected an ancestry that dated back to the first King of Norway in the Ninth Century. Born in Oslo to an engineering dad who had a flow instrumentation shop in the city, he got hooked on motocross and...

Prolite Rap Handguard

Pulse Racing have released yet another bang on product this month only this time aimed at the hardcore enduro trail riding market. Wraparound handguards are an absolute godsend to serious off-road riders who need to protect their hands from tree trunks, branches, rocks and roost. These Pro-Lite Rap handguards are absolutely spot on for that task and every bit as good as - if not better than - anything similar available on the market today. Supplier pulseracingproducts.co.uk Contact Race FX 0845...