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The Swapmoto Live Podcast is hosted by Donn Maeda, a motorsports journalist with nearly 30 years of experience. The show covers everything related to off-road on two wheels: from interviews with top motocross and Supercross racers and conversations with legends of the sport to first-hand information about new motorcycles and products as they first come to market.
 
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Presented by 6D Helmets The 2019 Red Bull Straight Rhythm is done and dusted and what an event it was! The two-stroke-only format has breathed new life into the race, and more fans than ever turned out at the Pomona Fairplex to watch Honda HRC's Ken Roczen, FXR Racing's Joey Crown and Triggr Racing's Tyler Bowers take the top spots. SML helped ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing This weekend's Red Bull Straight Rhythm at the Pomona Fairplex is sure to be a good time, as the sweet smell of two-stroke premix will fill the air as a field consisting only of two-stroke motocross bikes will fill out the starting grid in the tournament-style match race. Today was the practice day at the Fairplex, and c ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets The 2019 Motocross of Nations is in the books and Team Netherlands earned its first-ever MXoN championship. Michael Antonovich was on the scene for Swapmoto Live and this morning's 6D Helmets podcast was recorded on both sides of the world, as race fan extraordinaire and snack addict Dominic Gaytan joins Anton for a litt ...…
 
With the 2019 Motocross of Nations just days away, we took a minute to preview the top teams and riders ahead of the international event at Assen in the Netherlands. Will the French continue their run of dominance? Can the Dutch claim the Chamberlain Trophy for the first time in history, on their home turf? How will the extensive practice time ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets With no races going on last weekend, we decided to pay a visit to our friends at 6D Helmets this morning to learn more about the men behind the brand and the creation of the helmet technology that changed the sport for the better. Bob Weber and Rober Reisinger are b ...…
 
Presented by Ogio Powersports With the Motocross of Nations less than one week away, we phoned up Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha's Justin Cooper for this installment of the How Was Your Weekend Podcast. Cooper is representing team USA on his Yamaha YZ250F in the MX2 class, and he has been in Belgium training in the sandy conditions since Mon ...…
 
“MOTO: The Movie” showed viewers the rigors of motorcycle riding over the course of ten installments. But when the production wrapped on last year's video, the crew decided it was time to take things in a new direction. Longtime leader Taylor Congdon passed over the assets to partners Jason Plough and Dominick Russo, which allows the two young ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets The Montreal Supercross went down in the Great White North last weekend and SML was on hand to capture all of the action. Justin Brayton finished third overall aboard his Penrite Honda CRF450R and had some of the most intense battles through the evening. JB10 joined us on this morning's Kickstart Podcast, presented by 6D ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Have you kept track of all that's happened to Joey Savatgy over the last twelve months? Things like his advancement to the 450 class via a ride with Monster Energy Kawasaki, the pack-leading performance at the Monster Energy Cup, a handful of top-seven finishes in Supercross, some mechanical woes outdoors, and an eventua ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Osaka, Japan's, Genki Watanabe is one of the most stylish guys you'll ever see on a dirt bike. Less than one year ago, "Wanky" suffered a badly broken leg that was further complicated by compartment syndrome. After nearly losing his limb, Watanabe worked hard to regain strength and rehab himself back to fitness and just ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets We started riding our 2020 450s all the way back in June when we took delivery of the Husqvarna FC 450 and KTM 450 SX-F test bikes, and once we were allowed to pick up the Suzuki RM-Z450 a couple of weeks ago, we assembled a panel of six test riders and invited the manufacturers to join us for one final day of comparison ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Of the handful of anti-doping violations in professional motocross, Cade Clason's case is one of the more mismanaged. Clason, a privateer that followed the US pro series for years, tested positive for a prohibited unless TUE-approved amphetamine in 2017 and had his racing career come to an abrupt halt. When news of the t ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets It's been a long road to recovery for Malcolm Stewart since he broke his femur in January, but the popular rider has been putting in some serious work in preparation for his return to racing. Though Anaheim 1 is the ultimate goal for the Motoconcepts Honda rider, he will compete in a handful of off-season events, startin ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Justin Bogle has always been one of the coolest guys in the pits, and catching up with the Oklahoman is always a pleasure. It's been an interesting season for the former East Coast 250 Supercross Champion, as he recently revealed that he has been suffering from the Epstein Barr virus all year long. His results on the Roc ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets After graduating from the 2019 Loretta Lynn's Amateur Nationals, Jo Shimoda joined the Lucas Oil MX Nationals tour at Unadilla as a full-fledged member of the GEICO Honda team and turned in two top-15 finishes aboard his Honda CRF250R. Hailing from Suzuka, Japan, Shimoda is expected by many to be the first Japanese rider ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Multi-time Amateur National Champion Bradley Taft has been missing from the AMA Pro Racing scene for a while now, but he's hoping to return to action, starting next month. Taft stopped by the SML offices to bench race about last weekend's Budds Creek National, and also to fill us in on his new deal.…
 
Presented by Fly RacingA few weeks ago we learned that Christina Denney will leave her position as Team Manager of CycleTrader/Rock River Yamaha after the 2019 Ironman Motocross. Denney's involvement in the team over the last 10 years has helped it go from a simple spot in the pit area to a competitive effort that allows riders the chance to le ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing We tried something new last night and did an Instagram Live broadcast with Jeremy McGrath from our condo in Whistler, Canada. The tequila was flowing just beforehand, so this is likely the "loosest" interview we've done with The King. Why are we in Whistler? Maxxis Tires brought us all here to join in on the fun at the a ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing We're in Whistler, Canada, at the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival, and we sat down with Maxxis Tires' Chris Meyer to chat about all things Maxxis, from mountain bike tires to truck tires to the all-new motocross tires that have been developed by Jeremy McGrath. Coincidentally, The King is also in Whistler, so he sat dow ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing American Honda invited Swapmoto Live to Fox Raceway today to take delivery of our 2020 Honda CRF250R test bike. Our initial impressions of the bike are rock solid as the changes made to the little red rocket equal big performance gains. Pat Foster and Michael Antonovich run down the changes and the gains they yielded in ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing In 1992, Jeff Steber hand-built his first mountain bike inside his SoCal garage, a full-suspension MTB that he dubbed The Spider. Intense Cycles was founded one year later and made its debut at the '93 Interbike Show in a 10'X10' booth, and the rest - as they say - is history. Today, Intense Cycles is one of the most acc ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Michael Antonovich and Chase Curtis recap the stories of the 2019 Unadilla Motocross round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on the 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast. Ken Roczen's big win, Eli Tomac's arm pump struggles, Dylan Ferrandis and Adam Cianciarulo's duel for the overall, Team USA's roster announcement ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Just before the start of the motos at the 2019 Unadilla Motocross, the AMA and MX Sports announced the lineup selected to represent Team USA at the 2019 Motocross of Nations will be Jason Anderson in the MXGP class, Justin Cooper in the MX2 class, and Zach Osborne in the Open class. For Osborne and Anderson, the selectio ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing The 2019 Kawasaki KX450 was all new and the green machine emerged from several shootout comparisons with Bike of the Year honors thanks to its strong, usable powerplant, excellent suspension package, and well-balanced chassis. For 2020 it returns unchanged, but is that enough? swap and SML test rider Pat Foster review th ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Japan's Taka Higashino has been a fixture on the American freestyle motocross circuit for over a decade now, but it wasn't until we sat down with him for this podcast that we realized just how cool hos story about coming to the United States is! In 2007, Higashino came to California with $6000 in his pocket and a dream, ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets GEICO Honda's Hunter Lawrence returns as a co-host on today's 6d Helmets Kickstart Podcast. Sadly, Hunter has been on the injured reserve list for a few weeks now after breaking his collarbone in a practice crash when his engine let go on the face of a jump. Lawrence had just won his first couple AMA motos and was lookin ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing We're at Gray's Harbor ORV Park for round seven of the 2019 WORCS Series, as KTM invited the media to actually race test the new line of 2020 KTM XC TPI bikes. After our race, we bumped into two familiar faces: TransWorld Motocross test rider, Supercross racer, and current SLR Honda team rider Tallon LaFountaine, and his ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets What a week it's been! The SML crew has been spread all over the map over the previous seven days, and we have a lot to talk about! From the Washougal Motocross National, to Fly Summer Camp, to the Fox Racing HQ to see the new gear, to Whistler Mountain in Canada for some downhill mountain biking...we've been busy boys!…
 
Presented by Fly Racing This week's Fly Racing Swapmoto Podcast is with my buddy Mike Sleeter, whom I've known for nearly two decades. During that time, we've tested bikes together, talked a whole lot about bike settings and handling, pedaled mountain bikes together, raced together, and even ridden road bikes together. I've watched Sleeter race ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Michael Antonovich, Chase Curtis, and Dominic Gaytan recap the wild and wet 2019 Spring Creek Motocross, plus discuss the MXGP championship, the SwapMoto Race Series, and some contract talks for the 2020 season in the 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast.
 
Presented by 6D Helmets This past weekend was a nice break in the Lucas Oil MX National Championship Series, and racers and crew members alike took the weekend off to enjoy a little R&R. After spending the past couple days at the beach, Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha's Justin Cooper stopped by the SML offices this morning to join us on the 6 ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Last week, Husqvarna Motorcycles invited SML to test the 2020 Husqvarna FC 250 motocross bike at Milestone MX Park. We brought out our Pro-level test rider Rene Garcia to help us put the new bike through its paces, and he came away very impressed with the new Husky, even though only a few small changes were made to the b ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets The Red Bud Motocross National saw some interesting twists and spectacular moments, and HEP Suzuki's Adam Enticknap drove down from Central California to join us on today's 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast. The 722 is an absolute student of the sport and had a ton of insight to throw out there, but he wouldn't grant us a fre ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing We took delivery of the new 2020 Kawasaki KX250 yesterday at Castillo Ranch in Central California yesterday, and the bike is much improved with changes to the engine, suspension, and chassis. Senior test rider Rich Taylor and I spent the entire day spinning laps on the new green machine, and we break down our first impre ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets The Red Bud Motocross National saw some interesting twists and spectacular moments, and HEP Suzuki's Adam Enticknap drove down from Central California to join us on today's 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast. The 722 is an absolute student of the sport and had a ton of insight to throw out there, but he wouldn't grant us a fre ...…
 
Presented by Fly Racing Doug Dubach is a legend in motocross. From his days as a struggling privateer, to his time as a factory Yamaha rider when he won the San Jose Supercross, to his days as R&D rider for Yamaha, to his brand Dubach Racing Development; Doctor D seems to have done it all. We caught up with Doug at his DRD shop for one of the m ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha's Colt Nichols suffered some bad luck at MX 338, but even after an off weekend in what has otherwise been a great season for the Oklahoma native agreed to join us to bench race and fill us in about his program on today's installment of the 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast. Nichols was a soli ...…
 
You'd think that a retired racer would do his best to enjoy a life of leisure after leaving the non-stop travel and hustle and bustle of professional motocross and Supercross, but these days it seems as if Ryan Villopoto remains as bust as he's ever been. Since joining forced with Yamaha, RV has been having more fun than ever, racing selected e ...…
 
We took delivery of our 2020 KTM 450 SX-F test bike today at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. Sister to the Husqvarna FC 450 that we tested last week, the KTM has some distinct differences that make it a bike all its own. SML Senior Rest Rider Pat Foster joins us to talk about the intricacies that make this what he calls, "The best KTM ever."…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Our buddy Carson Mumford swung by the Swapmoto Live office this morning to join us on the 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast. The AMSOIL Honda rider is days away from heading to the High Sierras for the annual Mammoth Mountain MX, so we wanted to chat him up about amateur racing at the highest level and also do some bench raci ...…
 
It's almost unbelievable that it is mid-June and we just took delivery of our first 2020 motocross bike. The new Husqvarna FC 450 is based on last year's 2019.5 Rockstar Energy Edition, but it has several notable refinements in the engine mapping and suspension departments. Test rider Pat Foster put the bike through its paces alone today as swa ...…
 
Team Honda HRC's Cole Seely saw his summer come to a premature end last week when he crashed while training in Florida and suffered a dislocated and broken shoulder. The SoCal native will undergo surgery today to repair his shoulder, but we caught up with him last night to chat about everything under the sun: from what effect this injury will h ...…
 
The Lucas Oil MX Nationals headed east last weekend and High Point Raceway yielded some great racing action. Michael Antonovich was on hand for SML, and joins Donn Maeda and guest Broc Tickle for some bench racing and BS. Enjoy! Thanks to 6D Helmets, Yoshimura R&D, and KTM USA.
 
After finishing fifth in the Western Regional 250 Supercross Championship with the GEICO Honda squad, Cameron McAdoo found himself without a ride for this summer's 250 MX Nationals. The Iowan continued to train and stayed sharp by pounding motos on one of the GEICO Honda team's spare 450s, and he was ready and willing when the Troy Lee Designs/ ...…
 
It's been 10 years since Tyler Bowers contested an entire MX National Championship Series, but the popular 28-year-old is making a go of it this summer on his Bowers Motorsports/Triggr Racing Kawasaki KX450 after a successful Monster Energy Supercross Series. We caught up with Bowers yesterday at Glen Helen Raceway, where he was putting in moto ...…
 
GEICO Honda's Hunter Lawrence how has three US MX Nationals under his belt, and he joined us today on the 6D Helmets Kickstart Podcast to bench race and fill us in on his American motocross experience thus far. Hunter struggled a bit at the Hangtown opener but showed his true potential at Fox Raceway when he ran up front in both motos. Sadly, h ...…
 
Presented by 6D Helmets Last weekend's Fox Raceway National is behind us, and man what a race it was! Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM racer Jordon Smith joined us in the Swapmoto Live offices in Lake Elsinore this afternoon to bench race a little bit and fill us in on what it's like to ride for the legendary style master, Troy Lee. Did the starti ...…
 
This past weekend's Hangtown MX National kickoff was a barn burner, and former Western Regional 250 Supercross Champion Jake Weimer stopped by the Swapmoto Live offices to bench race about the race and also fill us in on retired life in Idaho.
 
Fasthouse is a relatively new brand in the motocross riding gear arena, but in the short few years since it debuted a line of pants, jersey, and gloves the brand has gained an impressive amount of popularity and traction. We visited Fasthouse headquarters today in Valencia, California, and sat down with founder and president Kenny Alexander to ...…
 
Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin is one of the friendliest guys in the pits, and it is always a treat to catch up with the personable Frenchman. After starting the season off with a knee injury, MM steadily gained speed and confidence and wrapped up the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross Championship in third place. We caught up with Marv in his Coron ...…
 
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