With the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Championship in the books, the American Motorcyclist Association has announced each rider for its Rookie of the Year awards – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin (450SX) and Red Bull KTM’s Alexander Frye (250SX).The 2016 Supercross Rookie of the Year award is given to the rookie rider who earns the most points in his or her class.
AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther says: ”Marvin and Alexander made the most of their rookie seasons by displaying that they have the speed, agility and desire to rise to the top of the ranks amongst a tough field of competitors.“We congratulate them for their exceptional performance in 2016. Their persistence and desire to work hard will certainly lead them to excel in AMA Supercross.”Musquin, of Corona, Calif., the teammate of 2016 SX Champion Ryan Dungey, earned seventh in the 450SX Championship. Throughout the season, Musquin, the 2015 250SX East Champion, earned five podiums. He earned the the most points even after not starting in Indianapolis due to injury.Frye, of Huntington, Md., finished 14th overall in the 250SX East class, which was loaded with veteran riders. He qualified for all main events except for the SX season finale in Las Vegas, where he crashed and was unable to qualify.For more, visit Ultimate MotorCycling’s Supercross page.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.