January means motos

Jan 21, 2012
by Matt Wragg  
For many January means only one thing: Supercross. In the long months between World Cup seasons there aren't many better ways to get your racing fix. Because it's the start of the Supercross season, all the teams, riders, magazines and websites are bringing out their A-game to get people excited and this year there's been an especially good crop of videos that have hit our screens. Here's a few of our favourites.

What do you think about this, would you like to see some more pieces like this once in a while, or do you prefer it when we keep engines out of it?

Dream Ride: Stewart & Cachia Heli Shoot

Helicopters make everything more at least 45% cooler, that's true for everything from shuttling mountain bikes to Apocalypse Now. So when you take a remote Australian island, an ultra slow-motion camera and two up and coming riders, and then throw a heli into the mix, the outcome was always going to be pretty special. This is what HD was made for.



The Privateer featuring Scott Champion

With the circus around the Supercross series, which pretty much dwarfs our World Cups, the guys who are scrimping and saving just to be there and compete are often forgotten. Scott Champion talks to the guys at Vurb about his preparation, his plans and the challenges he faces just trying to make it to the big show. This is a story that so many racers can relate to, regardless of what you race on or in.



Ryan Villopoto: Soul Survivor

Last year Ryan Villopoto absolutely killed the Supercross series to walk away champion. Take a look behind the scenes with this film at the work you need to put in to reach that level.



Dean Wilson Heli Shoot

His Scottish/Cali accent may count as one of the weirdest you'll hear this week, but we're just saying that because we're jealous of Dean. He's younger than us, faster than us and pinning it in the Supercross Lites class for the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. Again, the rule of helicopters applies here. We'd like to see more of them in mountain bike films.



Chad, Reed Castillo Ranch

Chad Reed is a determined man. A two-time Supercross champion, at the end of 2010 he was looking at life outside the Supercross circuit, nobody was willing to take a chance and give him a ride. Rather than take it lying down he came back even harder in 2011 with his own team, 22 Racing. After taking a couple of round wins last year, he's looking even stronger coming into this year. Here's him do what he does best, hittting the track, and talking a bit about the forthcoming season.



Thursday Morning featuring Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin

2010 Supercross champion Ryan Dungey made the move over to KTM this winter, here he is grabbing some pre-race practice with his new team.



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96 Comments

  • 38 3
 Moto vids are super cool, but the only down side is that it makes a lot of mountain bikers have thoughts of
selling their bikes and taking up moto. Everyone gets the thought "Why am I still pedaling when I could be using the twist
of wrist." Seen it happen several times. Im lucky enough to ride both moto and mtb Smile
  • 18 0
 To anyone considering taking up moto because you get too tired riding, do not be deceived by the engine! Riding like you see in any of these videos is extremely physically intensive. Motos weigh around 200 pounds, 5x the size of DH bikes, and it takes that much more effort to maneuver them around! The handling skills transfer well, and stuff that seemed big isn't quite as intimidating once you've adjusted to MX scales.
  • 33 1
 Both are cool, but I just love my bike, and I´ll never change it for a moto......
  • 5 0
 It's just different. Different sport. If you like MTB so just do it.
  • 1 0
 I've thought the same too. As if the thrill of MX exceeds what I get from mountain biking, but they're different sports. You appreciate different things. Like the walks up the mountain and the rewarding ride down. I wonder if I'd take all that for granted on a moto
  • 8 40
flag rad-riding-hood (Jan 21, 2012 at 6:24) (Below Threshold)
 Basically the only main trick u can do on a moto is a motowhip (obviously). I know there are other things you can do on a moto but I prefer the greater variety of tricks you can do on a bike.
  • 26 0
 Uhmm can't tell uf stupid or trolling -_-
  • 8 1
 @rad-riding-hood...

Have you EVER seen FMX?!
  • 8 1
 I thinks its good to throw a bit of MOTO on pinkbike! MX and DH/MTB/DJ etc are similar in many ways after all. If you dont wana watch MX vids on here you dont have to...
  • 2 1
 the only trick you can do on mtb, that you can't do on mx is a tailwhip.... at least I can't think of any other Wink
  • 15 0
 @ Gweggy

Barspin Wink
  • 1 4
 I've went thru the moto (atv) phase myself for 1 year. I felt lazy (no offence, my opinion) and I dumped so much money into my quad it was ridiculous. Thankfully I saw the light and got back on my mtb. Still should've never sold that quad though...
  • 9 3
 ATV doesn't count as moto though. Ride a real motorcycle and then tel me its not as tiring.
  • 4 0
 @rad-riding-hood.

Nice way to embarrass yourself. Maybe you should watch some FMX Or Even MX. You should really know what your talking about...
  • 4 2
 My brother use to ride DH with me but has gotten into moto. We stareted out on bikes amd well i suck at moto, never got use to it. And u ever here how moto makes u faster on ur dh bike? Well it may be true, but it made my groterh absolutlely terrible on his DH bike. BMX makes u faster on ur dh bike, cuz it makes u think u have to be smoother. Ive riden enduro and that is very tireing. 40 miles in the desert u will be sore every were lol, but I still dont thinkits that great, guess its cuz i dont like to be a follower. Every one in SOCAL rides moto BRO lol. I like being unique and explaining to people i ride DH bikes.
  • 1 0
 Moto doesnt make you faster, but moto makes it easier to go from motorcycles to DH, not the other way around. Where I'm from both are rare so its nice.
  • 10 0
 AMA Supercross is some of the finest head to head racing available anywhere. I think there is a lot of mutual respect between Moto and DH guys because it doesn't matter if it is petrol or gravity that is fuelling your passion ...
  • 2 0
 Well said good sir
  • 2 0
 All though I have seen every one of these edits because I am really into motocross and when im not doing anything im on pinkbike and youtube watching moto-mountain biking edits. But I would say definitely get a little bit of moto on here. Still keep it running as a mountain bike website, but the majority of the users on this site don't mind seeing it every little while. It's pretty cool to see on a site like this.
  • 1 0
 @CaptainBLT Couldn't agree more!
  • 1 2
 Does anyone else think that its a bit bent for the filmers to use the same song in the dean wilson vid as the Justin Barcia one. Especially cus theyre so similar. Can they not find another song?
  • 2 1
 They're not similar at all...
  • 1 0
 I think radridinghood meant that all that any average rider or a weekend warrior can do is a whip on moto, while you can find a lot more average riders doing threes or flips on bikes. I (don't ride a moto) tend to think that flipping a moto might be a bit too extreme for average moto riders.
  • 1 0
 If people are selling their mtb bikes for a moto, then they really aren't that into riding anyway. I ride with several guys that used to be into moto big time. The skills they picked up in motocross definitely make them faster riders. Now that they're on DH bikes, they wouldn't dream of going back to moto. Unless that is to scout for new mtb trail locations...
  • 5 0
 I do both and wouldnt give up either.
  • 1 0
 I cant work out whether you are joking or just mentally retarded? i cant see how anyone could consider those two vids as a world apart. Heli slomo shots of racing round a track whipping about.... seems quite similar to me. If they'd used the song for even the same sport in a professionally done video its a bit of a dick move, but almost exactly the same shots? it just takes away from both videos.
  • 1 0
 Fuck I thought you were talking about the riders themselves. Yeah what you're saying is true for sure. They were edited at a similar time tho so I doubt it was done on purpose
  • 1 0
 Ok, fair enough. yer maybe. although of all the songs in the world? seems a bit of a coincidence. Barcia ones defs better too.
  • 1 0
 Yeah the makers of Barcia's video are waaaaay better. Deano's riding is amazing tho.
  • 19 4
 Definately looks fun, but if i wanted moto videos they are only a few keystrokes away. I say stick to mtb's.
  • 17 3
 All I have to say is BRAAAAPPPP!
  • 12 3
 I ride both, I love both. I love the woods. I ride with my cr250 in between trees, I ride with my fury in between trees. Bike or pushbike are the same S..T bros... Two wheeled inventions. Same family , same passion. slip over a frame rolling o wheels. it doesnt' matter if I am the engine, the gravity is the engine, or mr honda is the engine. all we want it to dive into softy berms, we love to go fast, make sick lines........ respect the two wheel world.
  • 9 5
 I know some DH racers practice on MOTO but... Keep MOTO off Pink Bike unless Pink Bike is going to become a resource for MOTO. Else you water down your core audience. I used to Motocross but I don't com on Pink Bike to find out about it.
  • 2 0
 they have chainslayer for that surely.. just a moto version of pinkbike
  • 2 0
 my bad, was an april fools, haha
  • 4 1
 If you dont like it dont click it, atleast they are keeping content on the site that 99% of the people dont mind watching. No one says you have to click it. But the people who did wanna watch them did click, unlike some of the few including you who clicked to complain.
  • 1 0
 Jazzeph, I'm not complaining. They are asking for people's opinion. Re-read the question as that is the point of the article.
  • 9 5
 I agree with a lot of the other guys, Moto is cool but I come to pink bike for bike news photos, videos and gear. If I want moto there are sites for those. If your gonna open up to other similar sports you guys should show more BMX vids, photo's and gear.
One of the biggest reasons I love My Mtn Bike over moto is the silence of the human motor. There is a certain one with nature I feel on my mtn bike railing 60km/hr on a sweet piece of single track, the sun sparkling in my eyes rustle of the brush as I rip by, the rush of adrenaline and endorphin's pumping through my veins. It's that feeling of Zen you get when you feel one with your bike and nature. This is a feeling I think gets drowned out and is not as noticeable with roar of a 3 stroke engine. So granted there are similarities in tricks, big air, and speed between moto and mtn bikes I just think Pinkbike should just keep emulating the greatness that is only found on a mountain bike.
  • 9 1
 If you dont like it dont click it, atleast they are keeping content on the site that 99% of the people dont mind watching. No one says you have to click it. But the people who did wanna watch them did click, unlike some of the few including you who clicked to complain.
  • 2 1
 jazzeph1, the start of the article asks for opinions, don't criticize people for GIVING OPINIONS.

Incidentally, I come to pinkbike for bikes, not moto. Don't much like moto tbh, too noisy Razz
  • 1 0
 Well said @jazzeph1. Personally I religiously check on on my Moto web sites (almost as much as pinkbike) and hadn't seen a couple of these. I think this is an awesome little feature and again if you don't like it don't click on it.

Thanks PB!

PS. Deano's style is as good as anyone on two wheels. Amazing stuff from that kid.
  • 3 0
 3 stroke? Think you'll find it's 2 stroke or 4 stroke. I don't mind the moto.
  • 4 0
 Haha I love 3 Strokes.
  • 3 0
 yes please. i'll have another thank you as well. i think that a low key moto addition to pinkbike would only serve to ehance the viewing experience. i happen to be old enough to have refined my priorities in life to include spending a lot of money on both motorbikes and mtn bikes, and feel lucky to be able to do so. i think both sports benefit one another, and even if you might not do moto, it's hard not to enjoy the entertainment factor. as for the idea that moto doesn't require cardio or physically challenge or exhaust a participant- can only be coming from someone talking completely out of their ass. more moto. but less horrible tunes like the one on that stewart video.
  • 2 0
 dean wilsons heli shoot has been one of the coolest videos out in a while. the section of triples that he quads..ga so awesome. I like that pinkbike shows some MX stuff on here..its still a bike and both mtb and mx are just straight fun so if you can mix the two every now and then on the site I dont think anyone will be upset, its nice to have a bit of variety in a website that we all visit countless times a day
  • 2 0
 I think that the addition of motors to pinkbike should be welcomed. I'm not saying that they should have moto videos every week but it's nice to see them once in a while especially when you look at what MX has given to mountain biking. Gwinn crossed over from MX to MTB just a handful of years ago and now he is the world cup champion. Half of the pros use motos for training, lots of our suspension technology comes from dirt bikes and above all else it's fun to watch. If you don't like watching the MX videos don't click on that article. It's pretty simple.
  • 1 0
 Also, don't forget where the scrub came from.
  • 1 0
 I really liked the lites rider vid. Especially the boosting of massive triples. You don't see much boosting anymore for all the whips and scribe.

Also, remember a VHS from way back in the day with some awesome heli shots. 'REAL SICK' it was called and was of some DH. So so good, especially for way back when. What the hell was the tune for that segment?
  • 1 0
 Edit: scrubs.
  • 1 0
 If its got two wheels its my deal. Keep the Moto content coming. its refreshing in the off season since mtb content is thin. furthermore, somebody give Dean Wilson some kind of award the kid is incredibly talented on a bike. He was always fast even as a kid. I remember racing him when he was 12 year old slaying pro times in Alberta.
  • 1 0
 I ride both and I can ride moto year round!! It's great!! I try to get into racing dh!! Talk about a wast of money!! Now I race moto and dh for fun with my friends, They both rock!! All my moto friends respect the Mt.bikes. But all the close minded Mt.bike people out there is sad to see. Mixin it up is a good thing people!!
  • 1 0
 As great as biking is, moto is the best. There are thousand of people on Pinkbike who ride mountain bikes and motocross, and they all know there are perks to both. Whether you like one or the other everybody loves being on two wheels and ripping through trails at 100 mph. A few moto videos a month won't change how much everybody loves biking, so where's the harm?
  • 2 1
 Thanks pinkbike! Awesome videos! Only knew the first video. What about youtu.be/7MYJss-lynE, youtu.be/Ks7cPw8KMso and youtu.be/qac-2TC3oDU? Could be right up there with them!
  • 1 0
 Me rikey Moto. Kicker, that is such an ignorant statement. While very different sports and training, Champion moto racers have unbelievable fitness. Ricky Carmichael's VO2 max was greater than that of Lance Armstrong.
  • 1 0
 Erin Normoyle! Snap, that's a blast from the past. She did some awesome photo spreads as a young lass, even decent on the throttle herself
  • 3 1
 I'd definitely like to see some more MX videos. I started following SX this season and love it. Go Dungey!
  • 2 0
 If i wana see moto i will go to another web site. I come on pink bike to see mountain bike stuff.
  • 4 2
 moto whips are the sexiest things ever
  • 1 2
 I think there's lots of crossover athletes between mtb and moto. The vibe of the two sports is a bit different, but I think they have the same soul to them. Its all just fun on two wheels!
  • 4 2
 I love me some moto but.. Mountain bikes are still better
  • 2 0
 Dean Wilson! More than huge jumping!
  • 3 1
 Moto is goodness. Thanks pb!
  • 3 0
 I love AMA SX season!
  • 2 0
 I ride my bike because I love it and didn't will change per a motorcycle.
  • 2 0
 dean wilson are sick Wink !
  • 3 1
 how fit is that kids mom lol !!
  • 2 1
 I like anything on two wheels, thanks for the vids (even though I've seen most of them already, ha!)
  • 1 0
 im surprised this video isnt in there Razz



www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MYJss-lynE
  • 2 0
 Anything that sick should be shared no matter what website its on!!
  • 1 1
 Thanks for putting up these videos, its been awhile since Ive watched moto, I cannot believe the progression. The whips have gotten insane.
  • 1 0
 moto and dh are just about the two greatest things a person can do i like seeing a little moto on pink bike
  • 1 0
 I ride moto too, but if I wanted to see moto videos I would be on a moto forum. Let's keep the motors outta this one.
  • 1 0
 Ryan Dungey IS THE MAN. Its all action sports, which we all have a passion for. MTB or Super X, cant beat it
  • 1 0
 To watch motocross it good stuff! But to do it very much wasted money, from which much good FR\DH you would buy a bike
  • 1 0
 I like Moto but if i wanna see Moto clips, i go to another site. I wanna see pedals not engines.
  • 1 0
 Whats the point of going to an island of the beaten path to ride a track you could have had anywhere.
  • 2 0
 i love it. dont mind moto once a week.
  • 2 1
 HAHA that looks so much fun! i would so get a mx bike if i could afford it
  • 5 0
 And if you was actually able to ride mx bikes over here without rozzers takin it off you! 1 of the reasons I sold mine.
  • 2 0
 coool
  • 2 0
 Pure goodness!!!! Smile
  • 3 2
 moto means pollution, with my bike, i dont disturb nature, thats all.
  • 6 5
 Lets keep pinkbike green, only pedal power
  • 3 4
 agreed, don't like engines where they shouldn't be!
  • 2 0
 Braaaaaaaaaaapppppp!
  • 1 0
 the first video is AWESOME !!!!
  • 1 0
 mountain bikes exel is certain types of terrain
  • 3 4
 keep posting mx vids. if only i could afford one and there were legal trails here Frown
  • 2 1
 Made my morning!!
  • 1 0
 I love watching moto!
  • 1 1
 Cardio?
  • 3 1
 Motocross way tougher than MTB fitness wise from a competition perspective.
  • 1 1
 Maybe moreso than DH, but no way more cardio than XC.
  • 2 0
 I disagree.To ride a 200+ lbs machine for 30 minutes plus 2 laps, twice at as close to an all out pace as your body will allow or 20 whatever pound bicycle. I'm not saying that mountain biking isn't hard, but having raced both, Moto is definitely more taxing psychically and mentally.
  • 4 6
 Thankyou pinkbike.... best vids ive ever sen on pinkbike! VOD
  • 1 3
 Oh great, more idiots typing BRAAP!

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