Under Open Air

Week 1 - It's On

 

"We've dropped bikes; on the trail, in the gas station parking lot, and in river crossings. We've stumbled across epic viewpoints and met amazing people. We've laid out our soggy gear in eerily empty campsites and jammed ourselves into small hotel rooms. Shit, Joe already almost got run over by a Forest Service truck."

Week one of the Trans-America Trail trip is in the books and it's already been one hell of a ride. Follow these boys on Instagram to keep up on their journey and look out for the story in Volume 010.

 
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REVER Joins 500 Startups

REVER Joins 500 Startups in San Francisco

 

Eagle, Colorado  (Aug 8, 2017) — REVER is proud to join one of Silicon Valley’s most active technology investors—500 Startups. As part of Batch 22, REVER will be joining 500 Startups mentors and other portfolio companies in its San Francisco accelerator program through late October.

“We are honored to be part of the #500Family!,” said REVER Co-Founder Justin Bradshaw. “The motorcycle industry is ripe for fresh, big thinking. Getting support from some of the brightest minds in technology, growth, and venture capital is a big deal for us.” 

“Our goal at REVER is to grow the motorcycling community and enhance riding activities through technology,” adds Mark Roebke, Co-Founder of REVER. "With 500 Startups, we look forward to incorporating proven techniques and a professional approach to growing REVER and ultimately delivering better experiences to motorcyclists worldwide." 

Along with access to their network of 1,000-plus founders, 200-plus mentors and staff, 500 Startups will provide an investment in REVER. The support from 500 Startups comes in many forms—educational sales and marketing training, hands-on support, introductions to potential customers, and connections with industry mentors.

 

 

About REVER
The REVER app, available for free on iOS and Android, works in conjunction with the REVER website to help riders discover the world’s best roads, create custom routes, track epic rides, compete for bragging rights, and share their riding experiences across social platforms. Since the app launched, REVER users have tracked millions of miles on motorcycle rides in over 125 countries around the world. For more information, visit REVER.co or download the REVER mobile applications.

 

 

FMF Husqvarna TC 125

2018 Dream Race Triple Crown Build

 

 

The FMF 125 Dream race Triple Crown is our way of bringing back our roots. The origins of motocross was bred on premix and race gas, and some of these legends only dream of ripping a national track on a 2-stroke. After the kickoff in Hangtown that saw a packet gate and some intense racing, we took it Thunder Valley and finally Washougal this weekend where we will be giving away this custom built 2018 FMF Husqvarna TC 125. For the racers that competed in the first 2 races will have their chance to win the bike at the Washougal round. Winner will be chosen at random, so you don’t have to be winning, you just need to have the passion!

 

 
 

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE INK

IF RIDING IS IN YOUR BLOOD, PROVE IT

Motorcycles are in his blood. To prove it in grand fashion, rebel and third generation motorcycle rider, Carey Hart used a unique ink to permanently inscribe his son’s name on his neck.

 

A third-generation motocross rider, Indian Motorcycle® worked with Carey to prove that fact in a way that’s half genius, half insane: We collected the carbon from a burnout on one of his Indian Motorcycles, and used it as pigment in sterile and safe tattoo ink to mark him forever. This Indian Motorcycle Ink is composed of carbon ash collected from Carey’s legendary Indian® Super Hooligan outside of Los Angeles, California.

 

 

THE INK

BECOME A PART OF INDIAN MOTORCYCLE LEGEND, BY LETTING IT BECOME A PART OF YOU.

Everyone’s first question: How is this safe? The answer came from Carey’s longtime tattoo artist, Franco Vescovi, co-founder of Nocturnal Ink. Franco brings decades of top-quality ink manufacturing experience to the table, ensuring our process is sterile and safe. The carbon simply acts as a pigment carried by the alcohol suspension. In fact, many black inks on the market use carbon as pigment. Ours just happens to come from a smoldering motorcycle tire and a smoking tailpipe.

 

 

THE RIDER

CAREY’S PERMANENT BURNOUT.

Carey was given his first motorcycle by his father at age four, in hopes of creating a bond that transcended generations. Riding quickly became Hart's passion, and he began racing at age six. Fast forward to 2003, and Hart was the first man to land a back flip on a motorcycle—a feat that will never be forgotten. Today, Carey is either building bikes, riding bikes or donating his time to a multitude of worthy charities. The bond between Carey and riding has never been stronger. Now, he and Indian Motorcycle have made that connection literal, and everlasting.

 

 

THE TATTOO

BLOOD & CARBON. FATHER & SON.

As a long-term partner of Indian Motorcycle, Carey Hart has always been game for pushing boundaries in riding, racing and what it means to be legendary. He recently welcomed his first son, Jameson, into the world. This put an interesting lens on the Indian Motorcycle Ink project. Carey opted to use the ink from the burnout to tattoo his newborn son’s name on his neck—forever bonding his bike, son and himself for the world to see.

 

 
 

PURE SHIFT

SHIFT MX18 PRODUCT UNVEIL

 

 

SHIFT MX is building strong momentum with their all new MX18 product lineup, offering completely redesigned performance-wear across virtually every category. Aptly named the PURE campaign, the new collection puts a premium on rider benefits, focusing on the critical aspects of performance product and stripping away the excess. The new range sees a complete redesign of the 3LACK, WHIT3 and RECON product collections, as well as the introduction of new WHIT3 Label MX helmet and boot offerings. 

 

 

The overhauled 3LACK and WHIT3 Label lines not only use collection-specific materials and technology but eliminate weighty TPU trims and other superfluous details. The result is less weight and increased benefits across fit, ventilation, and flexibility. The performance driven 3LACK Label line focuses on ventilation and rider movement, while the WHIT3 Label line is crafted to give core riders the essentials in durability and fit at an unbeatable price. 

 

 

With the introduction of the new WHIT3 Label boot, helmet and goggle, you can now wear SHIFT from head-to-toe without breaking the bank. The WHIT3 Label boot was designed and engineered from the ground up to bring exceptional fit, form, and function. It focuses on premium support and fitment from the ankle down, with just the right amount of protection and durability. In complementary fashion, the WHIT3 Label Helmet sets a new standard for design, fitment, and ventilation.

 

 

Focusing on what the brand calls “Serial Simplicity”, the WHIT3 helmet maximizes technology to enhance weight, fit and ventilation at an unbeatable price. Rounding out the collection is the new WHIT3 Label goggle, offering exceptional sight lines through an expanded eye port and keeping premium features like the 45mm strap, triple density foam package, and smoke lens.

Focusing on what the brand calls “Serial Simplicity”, the WHIT3 helmet maximizes technology to enhance weight, fit and ventilation at an unbeatable price. Rounding out the collection is the new WHIT3 Label goggle, offering exceptional sight lines through an expanded eye port and keeping premium features like the 45mm strap, triple density foam package, and smoke lens.

 

SCOTT Prospect

2018 Collection Launch

SCOTT Sports proudly announces the Global Release of the new Prospect Goggle Collection this weekend.

 

 

After one year of incredible success, SCOTT is pushing the limits of goggle design again one step further. The new Prospect 2018 line has everything what you are looking for: Perfected features, maximum field of vision, fashionable color ways for your unmissable look and much more.

 

 

To give it the attention it deserves, the new Prospect colorways will be launched globally at the weekend 23-25th June 2017. In the USA it will happen at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Tennessee and in Europe at the MXGP in Ottobiano/Italy. At the same time, SCOTT will release the MX 2018 Collection in Ottobiano.

 

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Flying Machine Stories

EPISODE 002

Mike Sleeter

 

 

Motocross is an addiction you have to know to understand. No one embodies the love for banging bars more than SoCal legend, Mike Sleeter. A born competitor... if Mikes riding he’d rather be racing.

 

FMF followed Mike at the recent Glen Helen 2-Stroke National. Then we sat down with our close friend and lifetime FMF rider to talk 2-strokes and life in the moto lane. Check out the video and slide into the mind of Sleetdawg.

 

 

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