Supercross riding at home & more
As always, the new year brings us new models. In this regard, one of the biggest novelties especially for enduro trail riders might be coming from Honda, and no, we're not talking about the euro-5 modified 2021 CRF 250 L and Rally, but their new big brothers: from now on, both models will also be available with 300 cc in Europe. In addition to the more powerful engine, the suspension travel has been increased, frame weight has been saved and the tank of the Rally has been expanded from 10.1 to 12.8 l, giving it a theoretical range of just over 400 km.
Somewhat sportier but also unfortunately not too light is the new Fantic enduro, who recently introduced their XEF 250, which is based on the Yamaha WR250F and YZ250F. How the new enduro proves itself in practice, however, we will be able to see in a few months at the earliest: unfortunately, it is not yet certain when the Fantic XEF 250 2021 will be available in Germany.
For years, the ADAC Supercross in Dortmund has been one of the most spectacular events, especially for the spectators, but this January it will have to be cancelled. Right? Not quite - the organizers didn't let themselves be deprived of their race quite that easily, which is why instead they'll be bringing the entertainment to their fans' living rooms via livestream. In addition to clips from previous years, exquisite guests from past races will also be on hand to tell us some exciting stories. The livestream can be seen on January 16, 2021 from 7 p.m. on the YouTube channel "ADAC Supercross Dortmund" or on Facebook via "ADAC Supercross Dortmund". An additional highlight will also be the switch to the USA, where the AMA Supercross Championship Series starts that night. As usual, you can find their now complete racing schedule in our event calendar.
With the new year, especially after 2020, many hope that everything will become better. In one area, however, we have to take this hope away from you already: the Euro 4 standard, which was valid until now, is expiring; so from 01.01.2021 all new vehicle registrations have to comply with the Euro 5 standard. What generally is a challenge for the manufacturers only can now also become one for you: if you still have a sweetheart at home that has not been registered yet, now is the last chance to do so - in the new year, this will unfortunately no longer be possible.
Since a few weeks we are happy to welcome you in Portugal as well - for some exciting tours around the area of Santarém or for a training on tour that will challenge enduro beginners as well as true pros! And the best thing about it: currently, Portugal is one of the few countries which you can travel to without any restrictions - if you're traveling from and to Germany at least. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up right here and book your next trip now.
Over the course of the last three years, the luck was not really on Adrien van Beveren's side, keeping him from reaching the finish line of the Rallye Dakar three years in a row. With regards to the upcoming edition, however, he seems to have better luck: just recently he recorded a magnificent victory in the preparatory race Hail Baja 1, a "great training for the Dakar", as he called it. But van Beveren doesn't seem to be the only one who's positive about the rally that will be taking place in January: the Hero Motorsports Team is also looking forward to returning to the Rallye Dakar after they left the race early last year in response to the tragic death of Paulo Goncalves.
As part of the North American Hardenduro Championship, the second edition of the Red Bull Override took place just recently, which without question demanded a lot from the riders with more than six hours of riding in the lowest temperatures, a frozen ground and a night ride. Additionally, over the course of the race, more and more override sections were opened up, enabling the riders to shorten the actual course - if they were able to master the extremely technical sections at all. In the end, Sherco rider Mario Roman won, followed by his team-mate Cody Webb. The third place went to KTM rider Trystan Hart - congratulations!
But, we also have some interesting news on the German side for you: as recently announced, the Getzenrodeo will again be part of the WESS next year, putting the riders to the test with its challenging sections. We are looking forward to an exciting race!
After the season is before the season - which is why now is the perfect time to get back in shape and work on your own riding technique to have even more fun on your next enduro or travel enduro tour! No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced rider, if you are riding enduro or travel enduro, if you are in Bavaria or in Rhineland-Palatinate - secure your spot before everything is fully booked and get ready for summer now.