Dirt Action

Issue 242

Dirt Action is Australia's most progressive and relevant dirtbike publication. Covering all aspects of motocross, trailriding and enduro, Dirt Action has something for every rider and every fan. The magazine covers everything from in-depth interviews and comprehensive race coverage to the most complete bike testing and technical advice in Australia. Dirt Action has a direct line to all aspects of the sport and delivers content in an informative yet entertaining manner. If you want real stories tied with the best images, Dirt Action has it all. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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in this issue

1 min
factory fun

You will see in this issue, a test on Todd Waters machine. This came through at the last minute before deadline thanks to some amazing work from the team at Husqvarna, Conor, Kyle, Mick and Declyn. The factory FE450 is an incredible machine. It was hard to truly show how pristine this bike is. Each and every detail on the motorcycle is topshelf. You could eat off the engine. The carbon fibre cover on the Brembo rear master cylinder is drool worthy and the Kite wheels are oh, so factory. Todd is a unique human, in the very best way. He just loves dirt bikes. Not only can he ride a motorcycle incredibly well, but he has build a business around his love for the sport. He has his own range…

4 min
the norden 901 has landed

After much excitement and build-up, the Husqvarna Norden 901 is finally released! This model was originally shown as a concept model at the EICMA Show in 2019, and Husqvarna Motorcycles has built offroad ability into an adventure travel motorcycle that is ready to rip in the Aussie bush. The Norden 901 is built to attack the mid-weight adventure segment. A smooth and torquey 899cc, 105hp parallel-twin engine powers the Norden 901 while balancer shafts minimise vibration. The engine is housed in a light steel trellis frame that is prepared to carry rider, luggage and passenger to the furthest points of the compass across any terrain, assisted by WP APEX suspension with long travel. Large-diameter 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels roll easily over obstacles on the trail. For all its exemplary…

4 min
debunking the code

RACE FACE SCOTT BISHOP The amount of information available about teams, riders and what happens on race weekends is in abundance these days. Gone are the days of a faxed press release or even a phone call to sponsors. Now, with email and social media, your entire weekend of racing can be beamed around the world in seconds. Every rider post after an event explains how their weekend went. Every major team sends out press information as well as social media posts, video edits and if sky writing was cheap, some teams would even do that. There is a lot of sizzle and sometimes not much sausage in this day and age. But as you have seen, often the same old lines and excuses get trotted out weekend after weekend. And as a…

1 min
click n ride

The CLICKnRIDE® system is one of the most epic products on the market. In short, they are universal LED turn signals for off-road and enduro dirtbikes. With an innovative click-release system, riders can simply and instantly remove their turn signals when offroad and protect them from being broken off in a fall, a swipe of a tree or other obstacles. ALL-NEW DESIGN Unique new look coupled to the original, proven universal click-release mechanism. NEW PRICING The Gen2.0 design is manufactured using the latest, most efficient production techniques, allowing the manufacturer to drop the price while also boosting overall quality and materials. SIMPLE, RUGGED CONSTRUCTION CLICKnRIDE indicators have no moving parts to wear out and are made to last. Each part is fastened down tight to withstand the harshest environments. The new 3D lens is ultra-sonically welded…

3 min
camp & ride

Welcome to a new section of DIRT ACTION, Camp and Ride. We love getting out in the great outdoors, ripping dirtbikes, cooking a killer feed and shooting a few yarns over a couple of beers, so let’s dedicate these pages to all things camping and good times! MUST-VISIT RIDE PARK TO CAMP AT: LOUEE MOTOCROSS PARK The Louee Enduro and Motocross Complex is on Lue Station, a working sheep and cattle property situated near the village of Lue in central NSW. The complex is only 20 minutes’ drive east of Mudgee and approximately three hours from Sydney or Newcastle. Louee is owned and operated by a bike rider, so it has all the features you would expect to find at a property that specialises in off-road bike riding. This includes five motocross tracks,…

1 min
destination dirt

Looking for a weekend away? The central west town of Mudgee, NSW, is a cracking spot to pack up the family or fellas and make a weekend of it. Hook into Louee for a rip around their motocross track or huge amount of trails, race an event at the Mudgee Motocross Club and then hit the wineries for a weekend of good times. Here’s a bunch of info to help with your next stay. LOCATION: MUDGEE AND SURROUNDS, NSW WHERE TO STAY There are loads of places to stay in Mudgee and surrounds. Louee has a range of accommodation options itself, as well as the Lue Hotel across the road. The Big4 at Mudgee is a great spot with kids and has plenty of room to park the trailer. If you head to…