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ComParison KTM, Husqvarna, Gas Gas 2T Vs the almighty KTM 4T

exTreme Red Bull Romaniacs n 2010 PresenTaTio o Range Gas Gas 2010 Endur

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British Championship – UK Race Scene • International: I.S.D.E • Indoor: World Championship

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Summary Cover Photo: 2010 Comparison Test. Picture Credit: Carlo Bagalini

Showtime 18 UK and Italy Comparison 20 Gas Gas – Husqvarna – KTM Presentation 30 Gas Gas 2010 Indoor 36 World Championship Sheffield Competition 43 British Enduro Championship Test 54 Kawasaki KLX 450R International 59 World Enduro Championship ISDE - Portugal Interview 70 Greg Evans Extreme 76 Red Bull Romaniacs Travel 82 Global Tour Classic Test 90 Bultaco Frontera Race Scene 94 UK Events CJ Publishing LTD 1C Market Street, Whaley Bridge High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 7AA England Tel: 08452 581430 john@enduroextreme.com stuart@enduroextreme.com Company No: 5947718 International standard serial number - ISSN 1757-773X Co-Managing Directors: John Hulme, Charles Benhamou Executive Director: Philippe Benhamou Editor: John Hulme - john@enduroextreme.com Editorial Staff: Stuart Taylor, Steve Plain, Steven Crane, Robert Lynn. Photographers: Robert Lynn, www.certa.co.uk, Dave Kneen, Stuart Taylor, Albert Alsina, Richard Jennings, Verity Allen. © Red Bull Photofiles, Craig McAteer, Tim Ansell Proof reading: Dee Brooks, Steven Crane, Stuart Taylor. Design: The Magazine Production Company (Grant Lucas) Commercial manager: Stuart Taylor - stuart@enduroextreme.com Printed by: Warners Midlands PLC Distribution: Native Publisher Services, 9 Lidget Hill, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 7LG

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Two-stroke vs Four-stroke

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Three s r e g n e l l a ch e h T T s n i a ag leader after having succumbed to fashion, more and more enduro riders are beginning to question whether the good old twostroke might not be a better option than the four-stroke. Cheaper to buy and to maintain, quieter on the trails... what if the two-stroke was still alive and kicking? To find out, we took the market benchmark four-stroke, the KTM 450 EXC, and pitted it against three feisty 300s. Start your engines! • KTM 450 EXC • Gas Gas 300 EC Six Days • Husqvarna 300 WR • KTM 300 EXC

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pRESENTATioN GAS GAS 2010 MODELS

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L L A R O F – ONE

For 2010 Spanish manufacturer Gas Gas have added a much needed string to their bow with the introduction of the ECF 250 4T. Since producing their first batch of Enduro machines back in 1994, Gas Gas have been at the forefront of both technological and creative innovation at their Catalan based factory in Spain. The addition of the new 250cc four-stroke machine means there is now a model to suit everyone regardless of ability. Gas Gas have also listened to their customers when it comes to two-strokes, with the introduction of Cross Country (CC) models which ultimately aims to provide maximum excitement whilst keeping costs to a minimum. U Words: Stuart Taylor Pictures: John Hulme and Stuart Taylor

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iNTERNATioNAl: 84th ISDE

The flying French team once again enjoyed the spoils of victory for a second consecutive year as they took the top overall honours at this year’s running of the premier Enduro team event in the heat and dust of Portugal. Very much used to the conditions of the host country the junior Trophy Team from Spain proved their worth as they denied France the top spot in their category, although France would also take the Women’s team trophy. The event would also see the mighty Enduro legend Paul Edmondson, riding for Great Britain, set an all new world record for winning gold medals in the event as he took his tally to sixteen in a career stretching over three decades. Words: John Hulme Pictures: Albert Alsina – KTM Images – Gas Gas Images – John Hulme

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Christophe Nambotin (Gas Gas-FRA)

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iNTERviEW GREG EvANS

Despite being a very youthful 24 years of age Greg Evans is no newbie when it comes to enduro; after competing in both World and European rounds, not to mention contesting a host of domestic events Greg has made a name for his self as mature, reliable and down to earth. With a motocross background and an overwhelming desire to learn new styles and techniques all the time, Greg is one of the most well rounded, up and coming young riders of today. After recently returning from his 3rd International Six Day Enduro where he finished 15th in class, we caught up with Greg to see how he felt his 2009 season had gone and where 2010 would take him. U Words: Stuart Taylor Pictures: Stuart Taylor and John Hulme

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ClassiC TesT Bultaco Frontera inTerview Greg Evans Welsh Dragon TesT Kawasaki KLX 450R

ComParison

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KTM, Husqvarna, Gas Gas 2T Vs the almighty KTM 4T

2010 PresenTaTion Gas Gas 2010 Enduro Range

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• Travel: Global Tour • Competition: World and British UK £3.99 December 2009

Championship – UK Race Scene

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Double Poster: BEC/INDOOR

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