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69 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
The Best No-Race Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast Ever
Presented by Pro Taper Sometimes when there is no racing to talk about it is hard to fill the Kickstart Podcast with conversation, but so much has been going on in our sport lately that we had an absolute blast on the show today. Between Ken Roczen rumors, our SML 450 Shootout, ARays new 2023 Yamaha YZ450Fs, and much, much more; we had a heck of a great time flapping our lips. Enjoy!
64 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
SML Testers Talk About ALL The 2023 450s | 805 Beer Happy Hour
We've been logging hours and hours on all of the 2023 450cc motocross bikes since they first started showing up at our offices, and yesterday we converged on Cahuilla Creek MX with support from all of the manufacturers to give all the bikes one last head-to-head comparison. Afterward, we gathered at Blackmore Ranch to shoot the shit about the 2023 Gas Gas MC 450, Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC 450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 350 SX-F, KTM 450 SX-F, and Yamaha YZ450F. Enjoy!
19 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
Twenty-Minutes With Eric Peronnard At The Paris Supercross
Eric Perronard is one of my favorite people in the industry. A part of the pit area for longer than I've been alive, the well-connected Frenchman stays busy with roles like a global advisor for Fox Racing, competition director at Red Bull's Imagination and Straight Rhythm events, and rider coordinator for the Paris Supercross. Last weekend's race at the LaDefense Arena was Eric's thirty-fifth, and with Xavier Audouard, they put together a championship-caliber lineup that drew two nights of massive crowds and worldwide attention. We grabbed some time with Eric on Sunday afternoon and talked about everything from the essence of the race and its place in European motocross to the next step for electric motorcycles and what he sees from his place in the sport.
65 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Paris Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper The biggest off-season Supercross of the year went down last weekend in Paris, France, and one-half of our staff was there to participate and document it, firsthand! Some surprises for sure, and lots learned in the City of Love, and we recap it all in this week's Kickstart Podcast!
56 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Remembering Coy Gibbs, and more, on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper Last weekend was a sad one for the motocross community, as the sudden passing of Coy Gibbs has left the industry stunned. JGRMX changed the face of motocross and Supercross racing with Gibbs' all-in approach to racing and running a team, and we reminisce about some of our best memories with Coy. The Dubya USA World Vets also went down, and two of our guys are headed to France this weekend for the Paris Supercross. Thanks for listening!
49 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Offseason Nonsense on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper What a peaceful weekend! With no professional racing on our calendars last weekend, the SML staff got to enjoy time with friends and family. That said, we bounced around between a bunch of different subjects on today's Kickstart Podcast; from where is Roczen going, to Friese-gate, to big dudes almost killing others at LACR last weekend! Enjoy!
84 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Melbourne WSX Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper The inaugural WSX World Championship wrapped up in Melbourne, Australia, last weekend, and our man on the scene Michael Antonovich and last-minute racer Alex Ray were there to give today's KSP a first=hand insight into the eventful race. From Ken Roczen and Shane McElrath wrapping up the titles, to the spectacular crashes, to the rumored take-out bounties, we cover it all!
61 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Red Bull Straight Rhythm Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
The Red Bull Straight Rhythm returned after a two-year hiatus and landed smack-dab in the middle of Huntington Beach, California, and we were there for all of the action on the pit lane side of the course. We even fielded Nico Izzi on our 2023 Yamaha YZ250 test bike! Listen in as swap, Chase, Anton, and ARay recap the event and preview this weekend's World Supercross Championship in Australia!
41 minutes | Oct 14, 2022
Where is My Stark Varg? Update on the Electric MX Bike
Presented by Yoshimura It's been a few months since the SML crew flew to Barcelona, Spain, to throw our legs over the Stark Varg electric motocross bike, and it's right about now - October 2022 - that we were told that the first machines would begin rolling off the production line and into consumers' garages. It's been relatively quiet on the Stark market (pun intended), but a video released by the factory last week announced a delay in production bike delivery due to unforeseen supply chain issues. That said, we contacted Anton Wass and Benjamin Cobb to catch up, see what was new with the brand, and ultimately find out when we and the rest of our anxious brethren in the Stark Varg owners group could expect to rip some silent motos!
101 minutes | Oct 11, 2022
British GP WSX Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
The WSX World Championship kicked off last weekend in Cardiff, Wales, and it proved to be quite a show with great racing, a new format, and breaking news. Our man Michael Antonovich was on hand to cover all the action and we go over all of it in. this week's Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast!
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
Fifteen Acres & An Excavator Make Red Bull Imagination A Reality
The first time I met Adam LaRoche and Jason Baker was minutes before we recorded these interviews. What little I knew about both, Baker for his years of work with Dream Traxx and Moto Sandbox, LaRoche for his purposeful end to a twelve-year career in Major League Baseball, turned out to be the big reasons behind Red Bull Imagination. LaRoche's interest in motocross expanded when he retired from baseball, and after some research on private tracks, he messaged Baker to build one on the family's Kansas spread. One thing led to another, like the cornfield track for Ryan Dungey's Red Bull video, and soon Baker talked Tyler Bereman into visiting the site for his own project.
64 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
World SX Preview on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper We are only a few days away from the first gate drop on the World Supercross Championship Series, which gets underway in Cardiff, Wales, this Saturday! We've seen several of the players in action recently, and we go over who we've seen and what we think. There's also some big news in the works, and we touch on all of that and more, on this week's Kickstart Podcast, presented by Pro Taper!
65 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Motocross of Nations Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper What an amazing weekend it was at the 2022 Motocross of Nations at Red Bud Track N Trail! Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you know that Team USA earned the Chamberlain Trophy for the first time in 11 years with a dominant showing by Eli Tomac, Chase Sexton, and Justin Cooper. Michael Antonovich was there tp soak it all in and we all had plenty to bench race about today!
11 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Ken Roczen's Free Agent Status & Future Plans Explained | SML News Break
Negotiations for a new contract between Ken Roczen and Team Honda HRC reached a critical point last week, as the rider's commitment to the World Supercross Championship forced both parties to comment publicly about the stalemate. Roczen shared his side with James Stewart in the latest episode of the Bubba's World Podcast, and Team Honda HRC countered through a press release statement from Brandon Wilson, the Manager of Sports & Experiential at American Honda.
51 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Imagination Run Wild and KR the Free Agent on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper swap is back in town after his little Italian vacation and it was business as usual today. Anton was at the Red Bull Imagination last weekend and fills us in on that, and we discuss the Ken Roczen and Honda HRC split in detail. Its a great off-season already!
43 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Week One Of The Offseason On The ProTaper Kickstart Podcast
The offseason has already given our guys plenty to talk about. With swap away on a family holiday, Anton, Chase, and ARay linked up to discuss the happenings of the past week, including the mechanical issue Ken Roczen's bike had on day one of SX prep, McGnarl's flipping the tabletop at Perris, surgery in the Rocky Mountains, and what's new with Alex.
28 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Tyler Bereman Is About To Let His Imagination Run Wild
Tyler Bereman had just unloaded his latest haul from Walmart into the barn at Adam LaRoche's home when we called. The building, complete with a bunkhouse, kitchen, full-size indoor basketball court, and baseball batting cage, is home base for Red Bull Imagination. And that supply run might have been the last time he goes anywhere other than the barn or the event site, located on a different part of LaRoche's property, in the next week. Being a namesake and a creative force behind an event comes with responsibilities. For Bereman, it means welcoming the nine riders on the entry list, revealing the all-natural course Jason Baker of DreamTraxx carved into the Kansas hillside, and competing during Saturday's final. But no role is more important than that of the guinea pig. TB knows how difficult it is to size up hundred-foot-plus hits and doesn't feel right asking others to jump something he hasn't. The sense of purpose helped Bereman overcome his most recent injury, a compound fracture of the ulna and radius in his right arm, just in time for Imagination. Red Bull Imagination will stream as a one-hour special on ESPN+ in the U.S. on September 25 and later through Red Bull's content channels.
73 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
Fox Raceway Two MX Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper Man what a weekend! The Fox Raceway Two National MX series finale was scorching hot and full of great racing on the track. We had a full house in the SML offices today as Michael Antonovich is still in SoCal and ARay is back from his courting sessions in Kentucky. Eli, Chase, Jo, Hunter, Jett...we covered it all in this week's extra-long edition of the Kickstart Pod. Enjoy!
83 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
Motocross Nutrition and Supplements Explained | P1. Hammer Nutrition's Brian Frank and Victor Sheldon
Presented by Yoshimura Properly fueling your body for the rigors of motocross riding and racing is just as important as the gasoline that you put into your motorcycle, and there are plenty of misconceptions about what to eat and drink on race day. In part one of a three-part Swapmoto Podcast Series, we sit down with Brian Frank and Victor Sheldon from Hammer Nutrition to learn about the company, its philosophy, and what you should and shouldn't fuel your body with. Enjoy!
71 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
Ironman MX Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast
Presented by Pro Taper The penultimate round of the Lucas Oil MX Nationals went off last weekend at Ironman Raceway and can you believe that we are headed into Fox Raceway Two with the same one-point spread between Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton? Anything can happen this weekend, for sure, but let's get into what we saw in Indiana!
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