2018 MONSTER ENERGY CUP | COMPLETE COVERAGE

Just how dominant are your favorite brands in motocross? Companies spend thousands, sometimes millions, on endorsement contracts with racers at the top levels of the sport in hopes that their fanbase will purchase their brand of motorcycle or apparel. With this in mind, we went through the results of the three main classes at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup, listed the bikes and gear used by all sixty-six racers in the field, and tallied up the totals, and listed it below. Considering the popularity of some brands, you might be surprised at how many riders in the field actually use their products compared to others.

Since this is a semi-regular feature, we decided to toss in some special variable figures into the totals. For this post, we focused on the suspension, exhaust systems, and handlebars used by Cup Class riders. It seems like the popularity of suspension brands goes up and down depending on the year, so we wanted to know what most racers have on their bikes. Exhausts and handlebars are often the first things that riders put on their bikes, so we wanted to see if the perceived popularity of certain brands is reflected on the track.

CUP CLASS

ELI TOMAC
Motorcycle – Kawasaki | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – KYB
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – Oakley| Gear – Alpinestars | Boots – Alpinestars

Jason Anderson
Motorcycle – Husqvarna | Exhaust – FMF Racing | Handlebar – ProTaper | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Airoh | Goggles – Dragon | Neck Brace – Atlas | Gear – Alpinestars | Boots – Alpinestars

Joey Savatgy
Motorcycle – Kawasaki | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Just1 | Goggles – Just1 | Gear – Just1 | Boots – Alpinestars

Justin Barcia
Motorcycle – Yamaha | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – KYB
Helmet – Arai | Goggles – SCOTT | Neck Brace – Alpinestars | Gear – Alpinestars | Boots – Alpinestars

Malcolm Stewart
Motorcycle – Honda | Exhaust – Yoshimura | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Josh Grant
Motorcycle – Kawasaki | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – Oakley | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Vince Friese
Motorcycle – Honda | Exhaust – Yoshimura | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Chad Reed
Motorcycle – Suzuki | Exhaust – Yoshimura | Handlebar – ProTaper | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Fox Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

Jordon Smith
Motorcycle – KTM | Exhaust – FMF Racing | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Troy Lee Designs | Goggles – Oakley | Gear – Troy Lee Designs | Boots – Alpinestars

Blake Baggett
Motorcycle – KTM | Exhaust – FMF Racing | Handlebar – ODI | Suspension – WP
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Marvin Musquin
Motorcycle – KTM | Exhaust – Akrapovic | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Airoh | Goggles – 100% | Neck Brace – Leatt | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Cooper Webb
Motorcycle – KTM | Exhaust – Akrapovic | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Ryan Villopoto
Motorcycle – Yamaha | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Tag Metals | Suspension – KYB
Helmet – Alpinestars | Goggles – Oakley | Neck Brace – Atlas | Gear – Answer Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Justin Starling
Motorcycle – Husqvarna | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Mika Metals | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FXR Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Nick Schmidt
Motorcycle – Suzuki | Exhaust – Yoshimura | Handlebar – Mika Metals | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Ryan Surratt
Motorcycle – Kawasaki | Exhaust – Stock | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Gaerne

Alex Ray
Motorcycle – Yamaha | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Mika Metals | Suspension – KYB
Helmet – Arai | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – Moose Racing | Boots – SiDi

Cheyenne Harmon
Motorcycle – Yamaha | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – KYB
Helmet – Arai | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – O'Neal Racing | Boots – Gaerne

Colton Aeck
Motorcycle – Honda | Exhaust – FMF Racing | Handlebar – Torc1 Racing | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – SHOT Race Gear | Boots – TCX

Chris Howell
Motorcycle – Husqvarna | Exhaust – HGS | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – WP
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – 100% | Neck Brace – Atlas | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Tyler Bowers
Motorcycle – Kawasaki | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Renthal | Suspension – Showa
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Dylan Merriam
Motorcycle – Husqvarna | Exhaust – Pro Circuit | Handlebar – Mika Metals | Suspension – WP
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FXR Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

MOTORCYCLE
Kawasaki – 5
Yamaha – 4
KTM – 4
Husqvarna – 4
Honda – 3
Suzuki – 2

EXHAUST
Pro Circuit – 10
FMF Racing – 4
Yoshimura – 4
Akrapovic – 2
HGS – 1
Stock – 1

HANDLEBAR
Renthal – 13
Mika Metals – 4
ProTaper – 2
Torc1 Racing – 1
TAG Metals – 1
ODI – 1

SUSPENSION
Showa – 9
WP – 8
KYB – 5

HELMET
Shoei – 5
FLY Racing – 4
Bell – 3
Arai – 3
Airoh – 2
Fox Racing – 1
6D – 1
Just1 – 1
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Alpinestars – 1

GOGGLES
EKS Brand – 7
SCOTT – 6
Oakley – 4
100% – 3
Dragon – 1
Just1 – 1

NECK BRACE
Atlas – 3
Leatt – 1
Alpinestars – 1

GEAR
FLY Racing – 6
Alpinestars – 3
THOR MX – 2
Seven – 2
FXR Racing – 2
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Answer Racing – 1
Fox Racing – 1
SHOT Race Gear – 1
Moose Racing – 1
O'Neal Racing – 1
Just1 – 1

BOOTS
Alpinestars – 15
Gaerne – 4
SiDi – 1
Fox Racing – 1
TCX – 1

AMATEUR ALL-STARS CLASS

Jo Shimoda
Motorcycle – Honda
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Gear – SHIFT | Boots – Alpinestars

Jalek Swoll
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – Airoh | Goggles – 100% | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Derek Drake
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Troy Lee Designs | Goggles – Oakley | Gear – Troy Lee Designs | Boots – Alpinestars

Seth Hammaker
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

Brian Moreau
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – Suomy | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Carter Halpain
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Jesse Flock
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Fox Racing | Goggles – Fox Racing | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

Carson Mumford
Motorcycle – Honda
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Neck Brace – Leatt | Gear – SHIFT | Boots – Alpinestars

Braden O'Neal
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – O'Neal Racing | Boots – Gaerne

Parker Mashburn
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Jace Kessler
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Gear – O'Neal Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Johnny Garcia
Motorcycle – Honda
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – Oakley | Gear – Skillz Racing | Boots – Gaerne

Preston Taylor
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FXR Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Devin Simonson
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – O'Neal Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Tre Fierro
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Tanner Stack
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – Answer Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Kaed Kniffing
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Wyatt Lyonsmith
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Gaerne

McClellan Hile
Motorcycle – Suzuki
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – 100% | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – SiDi

Bjorn Viney
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – Fasthouse | Boots – Alpinestars

Jordan Jarvis
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Fox Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

Tristan Lewis
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – Answer Racing | Boots – Gaerne

MOTORCYCLE
Yamaha – 6
KTM – 6
Kawasaki – 4
Honda – 3
Husqvarna – 2
Suzuki – 1

HELMET
Bell – 10
6D – 5
Fox Racing – 2
FLY Racing – 2
Airoh – 1
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Suomy – 1

GOGGLES
100% – 11
SCOTT – 5
EKS Brand – 3
Oakley – 2
Fox Racing – 1

NECK BRACE
Leatt – 1

GEAR
FLY Racing – 4
Seven – 3
Fox Racing – 3
O'Neal Racing – 3
Answer Racing – 2
SHIFT – 2
THOR MX – 1
FXR Racing – 1
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Skillz Racing – 1
Fasthouse – 1

BOOTS
Alpinestars – 12
Gaerne – 6
Fox Racing – 3
SiDi – 1

SUPERMINI CLASS

 

Max Vohland
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Troy Lee Designs | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Acerbis | Boots – Acerbis

Kaeden Amerine
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Chance Hymas
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Jack Chambers
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Leatt | Goggles – SCOTT | Neck Brace – Leatt | Gear – Leatt | Boots – Alpinestars

Josh Varize
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – SCOTT | Neck Brace – Leatt | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Hunter Yoder
Motorcycle – Honda
Helmet – Fox Racing | Goggles – SPY | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots –Fox Racing

Nick Romano
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – Oakley | Gear – SHIFT MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Devin Slusher
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Larry Reyes
Motorcycle – TM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Gaerne

Jayden Clough
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Neck Brace – EVS | Gear – FXR Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

Talon Hawkins
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – Shoei | Goggles – SPY | Gear – Fasthouse | Boots – Alpinestars

Wyatt Mattson
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Seven | Boots – Alpinestars

Wyatt Liebeck
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Sage Lewis
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – O'Neal Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Jackson Craig
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – 100% | Neck Brace – Atlas | Gear – Seven | Boots – Alpinestars

Myles Gilmore
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – 100% | Gear – Seven | Boots – Alpinestars

Ryder DiFrancesco
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – 6D | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – Troy Lee Designs | Boots – Alpinestars

Boston Boots
Motorcycle – Kawasaki
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Tayler Allred
Motorcycle – KTM
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – Alpinestars

Jazzmyn Canfield
Motorcycle – Yamaha
Helmet – Bell | Goggles – SCOTT | Gear – THOR MX | Boots – Alpinestars

Brock Bennett
Motorcycle – Husqvarna
Helmet – FLY Racing | Goggles – 100% | Gear – FLY Racing | Boots – SiDi

Slade Varola
Motorcycle – Suzuki
Helmet – Fox Racing | Goggles – EKS Brand | Gear – Fox Racing | Boots – Fox Racing

MOTORCYCLE
KTM – 9
Kawasaki – 5
Husqvarna – 4
Honda – 1
TM – 1
Suzuki – 1
Yamaha – 1

HELMET
Bell – 9
6D – 4
FLY Racing – 4
Fox Racing – 2
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Shoei – 1
Leatt – 1

GOGGLES
SCOTT – 12
100% – 5
EKS Brand – 2
SPY – 2
Oakley – 1

NECK BRACE
Leatt – 2
Atlas – 1
EVS – 1

GEAR
FLY Racing – 5
Seven – 5
THOR MX – 3
Fox Racing – 2
O'Neal Racing – 1
Leatt – 1
FXR Racing – 1
Troy Lee Designs – 1
Acerbis – 1
Fasthouse – 1
SHIFT MX – 1

BOOTS
Alpinestars – 15
Gaerne – 2
Fox Racing – 3
SiDi – 1
Acerbis – 1

GRAND TOTALS

MOTORCYCLE

KTM – 19
KAWASAKI – 14
YAMAHA – 11
HUSQVARNA – 10
HONDA – 7
SUZUKI – 4
TM – 1

HELMET
Bell – 22
FLY Racing – 10
6D – 10
Shoei – 6
Fox Racing – 5
Troy Lee Designs – 3
Arai – 3
Airoh – 3
Alpinestars – 1
Suomy – 1
Leatt – 1
Just1 – 1

GOGGLES
SCOTT – 23
100% – 19
EKS Brand – 12
Oakley – 7
SPY – 2
Fox Racing – 1
Dragon – 1
Just1 – 1

NECK BRACE
Atlas – 4
Leatt – 4
EVS – 1
Alpinestars – 1

GEAR
FLY Racing – 15
Seven – 10
THOR MX – 6
Fox Racing – 6
O'Neal Racing – 5
FXR Racing – 4
Answer Racing – 3
Troy Lee Designs – 3
Alpinestars – 3
SHIFT MX – 3
Fasthouse – 2
Acerbis – 1
Leatt – 1
Moose Racing – 1
Skillz Racing – 1
Just1 – 1
SHOT Race Gear – 1

BOOTS
Alpinestars – 42
Gaerne – 12
Fox Racing – 7
SiDi – 3
Acerbis – 1
TCX – 1