May 2013

  • ## First Ride: 2013 Sherco SE 300i Racing

Sherco is ready to make a splash in the States.

  • ## Sideways: Ryan Villopoto

With new suspension and a recently renewed contract with Kawasaki, RV2 talks about his racing success.

  • ## The Neck Brace

This analysis of the benefits and risks of neck braces should be your first step toward understanding these relatively new protective devices.

  • ## 2013 KTM 250 XC

Moto, trails, desert...this Austrian two-stroke can do it all, with grace to spare.

  • ## The Real Mike Alessi

Mike and Tony talk about past teams, their current racing program and plans for the future.

  • ## Fixing The 2013 YZ450F

We deploy a plethora of mods that take Yamaha's blue beast from misunderstood to moto weapon.

  • ## On The Cover

They say that variety is the spice of life, and this month we chose to spice things up a bit by offering two different cover images on the very same issue. One cover features a hard-charging Ryan Villopoto holding it wide at Anaheim, while the other showcases Mike Alessi blitzing across the whoops at his private practice track; both were shot by a sharp-eyed Shan Moore. Don't worry the content behind both covers is identical, and no matter which cover you ended up with we're sure you'll get a kick out of this issue.