Photos by Brendan Lutes
Assisted by Christie Oliver
Second to the actual racing, the most exciting aspect of the first round of any season are the new factory bikes. None have touched the dirt yet and all of them are prepped meticulously by each rider’s mechanic and team. Every year, we make a point to cruise the pits of Anaheim I to capture some of the factory machines before they hit the stadium dirt, get scratched, and become used. And this year, we managed to pack our studio lights around the A1 pits, photographing a true factory bike from every one of the five manufacturers—Yamaha, KTM, Honda, Kawasaki, and Suzuki. This post consists of numerous pages, so sit back, relax, and be sure you protect your keyboard from drool. Enjoy!
FACTORY RED BULL KTM
For 2014, the Red Bull KTM machines received a new graphic scheme along with new settings that the team undoubtable discovered during the off-season. We managed to shoot photos of both Ryan Dungey’s KTM 450SX-F and Dean Ferris’ 250SX-F.