Factory Hardware – Bikes Of The Stars

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!

PAGE TWO – MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI
PAGE THREE – ROCKSTAR ENERGY RACING KTM
PAGE FOUR – YOSHIMURA SUZUKI
PAGE FIVE – TEAM HONDA MUSCLE MILK
PAGE SIX – JGRMX/TOYOTA/N-FAB-YAMAHA

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.

As you will see in the following pages, other factory-supported KTM bike’s were equipped with the WP Airshock, however, Dungey elected to not run the new innovative shock. To the naked eye, RD’s bike looks remarkably similar to last year, however, the team has been working hard on testing during the off-season.
In stock trim, Brembo brakes are some of the strongest and most progressive in the business. All of the factory Red Bull KTM machines are equipped with these massive works Brembo brakes on the front.
Both Ferris and Dungey run these ultra light titanium Raptor footpegs. Yes, they are extremely sharp. They are also available to the public for a very pretty penny.
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