Scorpion VX-R70 Helmet | Product Spotlight   

September 5th, 2014

Scorpion VX-R70 | BTO Sports Product Spotlight

One of the more unique motocross helmets on the market today is from a company that you may not have heard of, Scorpion EXO. Known in the road racing world for their super exotic street helmets, Scorpion has entered the off-road world with their top-of-the-line VX-R70 helmet.  Used by MXGP riders in Europe, riders of the famed Paris/Dakar rally and most recently the WFO Baja race team, the Scorpion VX-R70 motocross helmet is a serious helmet with high-end features that will make this the helmet of choice for your next ride.

 

The VX-R70 is a Serious Helmet

 

Right out of the box, our VX-R70 “Flux” model feels like a race ready piece of equipment. The TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) shell that is a 5-layer blend of interlaced and specially formulated fiberglass, aramid and organic poly-resin makes this feel like one of the lightest helmets on the market.  The inside of the helmet is equipped with a super comfortable removable liner that is designed to wick moisture , thanks to the KwikWick II liner, and keep riders heads cool during warm weather.  To aide in airflow, there are three intake ports to pull in fresh air and 2 exhaust ports to expel the hot air.

 

The fitting of the helmet is spot on in our test of the VX-R70. The size Large helmet fit snug but not too tight, which is the way you want your helmet to fit. The most interesting thing about the helmet is the air-fit bladder system. If you ever owned a pair of Reebok “Pump” shoes, you will be quite familiar with this adjustment system. Located at the bottom of the chin bar, a red button activates the pump to ‘fine-tune’ the helmet’s fit. There is a small metal button that releases the air pressure alongside as well.  This is used to fine tune the fit to the rider, and not a replacement to an ill-fitting helmet.

 

The finish of this helmet is top-quality in every sense.  You can tell the designers at Scorpion thought outside the box when designing the VX-R70.  The crisp modern lines makes this one of the sleekest helmets out there on the track and works with all neck braces on the market.  The VX-R70’s  innovative features include a softer, more pliable visor that is shatter resistant (We tried to break it and it doesn’t!), a removable mud guard at the nose of the helmet, titanium D-rings, and graphics that make this helmet look custom painted! With DOT/ECE rating, you know this helmet will keep you protected when you need it.

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Thor 2015 Motocross Gear Line | Product Spotlight

August 20th, 2014

Thor MX 2015 Gear Combos - BTO Product Spotlight

The Latest Gear from Thor MX

 

Thor is always about advancing. Giving motocross riders gear that is on the edge of gear technology and styles that are ahead of the curve.  The new 2015 gear line from Thor  was designed from feedback from top riders such as Ryan Villopoto , Dean Wilson, Marvin Musquin, Darryn Durham and more, the new 2015 Thor motocross gear is designed to win.  Let’s take a look at the full line from Thor.

 

2015 Thor Core:

The Core gear combines unrivaled performance features with legendary durability. Designed to withstand the toughest conditions and the most demanding riders, the Core is the standard by which others follow.

 

 

 

Thor – 2015 Core Jersey

  • New Chassis for increased comfort and performance.
  • Large mesh panels for increased ventilation.
  • Athletic stretch-rib cuff panels.
  • Dropped tail construction to keep jersey tucked in.
  • 100% moisture wicking polyester fabric.
  • No-fade sublimated graphics.

 Thor – 2015 Core Pant

  • New chassis for increased comfort and performance.
  • Pre-curved 900D poly oxford construction for durability.
  • Kevlar stitching around leather knee panels.
  • Full grain leather inner knee panels.
  • Accordion stretch upper knee panels for flexibility.
  • Lower leg stretch material for comfort.
  • Perforated inner liner with 4-way spandex panel at the waist.
  • Ratchet style waist closure and adjustable side cinch.
  • Hidden inner hip pocket.
  • Removable hip pads included.

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Fox 2015 Motocross Gear Line | Product Spotlight

August 4th, 2014

There’s not doubt that Fox is one of the biggest gear brands in the sport of Motocross. With riders such as Ken Roczen, Ryan Dungey, Ronnie Renner, Lance Courey and Carey Hart all wearing Fox gear when they take to the track, you can’t deny their power in the the sport.  The new release of the 2015 Fox motocross gear line is one of the best looking sets we have seen of the new season. Building upon the strong knowledge and years of experience, the 2015 line of Fox will take you to the win! Let’s take a look at the new 2015 gear combos from Fox.

 

2015 360 Flight Gear Combos (Pant + Jersey – $234.90):

The 360 flight blends core logo placement with athletic color blockage.

 

 

 

2015 360 Franchise Gear Combo (Pant + Jersey – $234.90):

Gridiron meets moto in the all new 360 Franchise gear.

 

 

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Bridgestone Battlecross X30/X40 Motocross Tires | Product Spotlight

June 30th, 2014

Bridgestone Battlecross X30/X40 Motocross Tires

The Latest in MX Tire Technology from Bridgestone

When you think of motocross tires, one of the big players in the market is Bridgestone. Their fabulous 403/404 tire combo is still regarded as THE best tire for motocross. Bridgestone is now back and ready to change what you think of a competition motocross tire. Their new Battlecross X30 and X40 lines utilizes technology learned from the MXGP circuit and even Formula-1 to bring you the most advanced tires to hit the market.

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 and X40  Tire:

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 Combo - BUY NOW

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 Front/Rear for 125/250F Motocross Bikes – BUY NOW

Bridgestone Battlecross X30 Front/Rear for 250/450F Motocross Bikes – BUY NOW

Utilizing Bridgestone’s advanced MX tread and block design technology, the Battlecross X30 is the tire of choice for intermediate terrains, while the X40 is for hard terrain conditions. The X30 front treads feature blocks molded left to right asymmetrically to provide high stability during braking and hard acceleration. This also allows confidence in the corners, giving you grip at all camber angles.

Bridgestone Battlecross X40 Tire Combo - BUY NOW

Bridgestone Battlecross X40 Front/Rear for 125/250F Motocross Bikes – BUY NOW

Bridgestone Battlecross X40 Front/Rear for 250/450F Motocross Bikes – BUY NOW

The Battlecross X30 and X40  rear tire utilizes Bridgestone’s new Castle Block technology featuring molded convex blocks, giving more edge effect to the tire that helps improve acceleration, cornering and lap times.  All new cooling fin technology on the X30 and X40  tires aid in keeping the tire’s operating temperatures down due to sidewall flex, helping to maintain consistent performance.   Taking place of Bridgestone’s 403/404 tire combo, the Battlecross X30 is the latest in intermediate tire technology. The Battlecross X40 takes the Bridgestone tires to new heights in the hard terrain category.   Don’t let the competition get the holeshot on you, get yourself the latest in motocross tire technology today. If you are serious about performance,. order yourself the Bridgestone Battlecross X30 or X40 tire sets today before your next ride.

To order your Bridgestone Battlecross X30 or X40 front/rear or rear/rear tire combo for your bike, CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW.

 

Team BTO Sports Thunder Valley MX Race Report

June 9th, 2014

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Lakewood, CO (June 8, 2014) – The BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team headed to Thunder Valley MX Park for the third round of the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Lakewood, CO.  With Matt Goerke returning to action for the team and Andrew Short returning to his hometown track, the team was fired up for Saturday’s race.

 

Andrew Short  was on the gas during practice, as he found the fast line around Thunder Valley to post the 8th fastest time of the day.  With his hometown fans cheering him on, Short blasted out of the gate in Moto 1 and used the traction from his Pirelli Scorpion MX tires to round the first turn in 6th. From there he started quickly to the front, moving in to the 3rd by the end of lap one. He would battle fiercely at the front of the pack and would hold on to take the checkered flag in 6th place.

 

In Moto 2, Short would have his work cut out for him as a mid-pack start had him working his way through the field. He would ride strong all moto, battling from outside the top ten to racing his way to 9th place by the end of the moto. His 6-9 score would give him 8th overall at the end of the day

 

Matt Goerke didn’t waste any time as he took to the track for the first time during the Outdoor season, posting the 11th fastest time in practice. In Moto 1, Matt utilized the power from his FMF Racing 4.1 RCT exhaust system to get a good start, rounding the first lap in 13th. From there he would race solid all moto, finishing 14th.

 

Moto 2 Matt would get another great jump out of the gate and by the end of the first lap would be in 10th place. He would hold strong all moto, only sliding back to 16th by the checkered flag. His 14-16 score would give him 15th overall.

 

“My weekend was good”, Andrew Short said of his race. “I was happy with the first moto, but second moto didn’t go as planned. Things are progressing and I am looking forward to High Point.”

 

 

The BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team heads to Rd. 4 of the 2014 Pro Motocross Championship at High Point in Mt. Morris, PA.

 

For more information onthe BTO Sports-KTM-WPS race team, visit www.btosportsracing.com

 

Thank you to the BTO Sports-KTM-WPS 2014 team sponsors:

BTOSports.com , KTM.com , Wps-inc.com,  Palmettomotorsports.com 

 

 

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