Power. In motocross it is king, and it’s power that the packed MOTO 80 celebrates in all its forms – from machinery to the men who rule the sport.
Taking centre stage is the most controversial feature MOTO has ever put together – our list of the 50 most powerful people in motocross. For the past months the MOTO team has been debating, pondering and completing our rundown of who we consider to be the people that wield the most power and influence on the sport we all love and we deliver it here.
From obvious power-players like Giueseppe Luongo and American MX supremo Davey Coombs to the back-room power brokers who shape the bikes you ride and the regulations you adhere to and even the riders who have the power to gather mainstream attention and influence riding trends; they’re all in MOTO’s 50. There’s surprising entries and omissions, and even a shock No1 that will generate debate and disagreement from MOTO readers, but that’s exactly what we want. And we want you to have your say, so let us know your thoughts.
It’s not just powerful people that make it into MOTO’s Power Issue however, there’s plenty of powerful machinery too. Not least the massive and hugely exciting 2013 KTM range of bikes. MOTO has given the full range a comprehensive first test and you can get the lowdown on the exciting and incredibly powerful new MX rides courtesy of MOTO’s test guru Dave Willet, as well as the exclusive first test of the EXC range in the new EnduroX section.
As well as that MOTO has blagged the first UK test on the powerhouse Pro Circuit tuned race machines of LPE Kawasaki and we’ve gone to the other side of the earth to get the full details of the technical advances and developments being tired and tested by the factories in the Japanese championship, including details of Honda’s massive push in motocross.
On top of all that there’s race action from the British championship, the exclusive first interview with new KTM signing Ken De Dycker, Red Bull X-Fighters action and a whole lot more.