Currently tied for the lead in the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series standings with three rounds remaining, Eli Tomac has extended his contract with Monster Energy Kawasaki.Winner of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in the 250cc class and the 250SX West Regional Supercross class in 2012, Tomac is making a strong push this year to take his first Monster Energy Supercross 450SX title. He has won eight of the last 11 rounds, including a five-win streak from Toronto to St. Louis.
Although tied at 294 points with Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, Tomac holds the tiebreaker through the rest of the season due to his eight wins; Dungey has just two wins.Tomac is riding a wave that started at the end of 2016 when he won two MXGP rounds, as well as the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. He also finished in second place in the 450 class of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series.“Eli Tomac is an exceptional rider and athlete, and has successfully carried on the tradition of dominance with his KX450F,” said KMC USA President Yoshi Tamura. “Eli epitomizes Kawasaki’s commitment to winning, and we are very excited to ensure he’ll be part of the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for years to come.”Tomac started his 450 career in 2014 on a GEICO Honda CRF450F before switching to the Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F last year.“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to stay with Monster Energy Kawasaki,” Tomac said. “The team has put a lot of faith in me over the last year, which has given me the confidence I need to win. We have put in a lot of work and it is good to see it paying dividends.”The next round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series is April 22 at Salt Lake City, with the tour heading for East Rutherford, N.J., the following week and ending the next week at Las Vegas.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!