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This week’s guest is one of my favorite people in the powersports industry and someone I’ve crossed paths and worked with many times through the last 20+ years. Kris Keefer is the founder and owner of Keefer Inc. Testing, where he specializes in OEM motorcycle testing and development and apparel and product development for industry brands. In addit…
 
Do you ever wonder what the R&D process is like to get a motocross to market? How does the testing work for each machine? How do manufacturers find the target for each machine? Sit down for this informative show that encompasses the ins and outs of what it takes to bring that motorcycle, that is sitting in your garage, to your dealer you purchased …
 
This week’s guest is someone I’ve known for a long time but up until a few years ago never had the opportunity to work with. Dan Riley is a Minnesota-based designer and founder of Gunn Design who specializes in product design, motorcycle and helmet customization, and advertisement design. He was recently hired by Polaris as a Color & Graphics Desig…
 
This week’s guest is a powersports industry legend and longtime professional moto-journalist and photographer Mark “Kato” Kariya. Mark has covered hundreds of races throughout his career for nearly every U.S. offroad racing series and has contributed to top offroad media outlets Cycle News, Dirt Bike, and Dirt Rider. Learn more about Mark’s start i…
 
This week’s guest is Luke Nesler, host of the Moto Marketing Podcast and CEO of Impakt Results marketing and advertising agency in Morgantown, West Virginia. Nesler is also a team owner and huge advocate of eMTB riding and racing. Learn more about Luke Nesler and his various roles within the powersports, MTB, and digital marketing segments in this …
 
My guest on this episode is Scott Perkins, Social Media, Marketing, and Brand Manager for the NGPC (National Grand Prix Championship) Series (formerly known as the Big 6 Grand Prix Series) and Team Manager for the Buchanan Chidester Racing offroad team. Learn more about Scott and his roles in offroad racing and powersports in this episode of The Di…
 
My guest on this episode admits he's been in the car biz forever but even longer in the 2-wheel world of MX, MTB, and Offroad. Jim Boschen is a longtime racer who, in addition to his role as an Acura dealership Parts Manager, is the guy behind the ever-expanding Facebook group #oldmenthatusedtorace. Get to know Jim Boschen as he shares some of his …
 
Greg Blackwell is an industry insider who’s worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for the LeMans Corporation, the parent company of distributor Parts Unlimited. He’s also worked for other industry distributors MTA and Tucker Powersports, and recently started in a new role as the southwest Business Development Manager for Hisun Motors. In this episode…
 
All you Red Riders get ready as Keefer and Dallas Dunn go over some updated tips for the 2021 Honda CRF450R as well as talk about Factory Connection's suspension settings that we have recently tested. Also, as a bonus Keefer goes over some of the change points of the 2022 CRF450R and how it could benefit you out on the track.…
 
This week's guest is Jean Turner, a self-described lover of coffee, twister of throttles, and scribbler of stories. Jean has spent over 15 years in the powersports industry as a freelance writer, photographer, content creator, and most recently videographer. She's also spent time as a staffer at Resmarket marketing agency and industry publications …
 
My guest on this episode is longtime motorsports announcer and TV commentator Robbie Floyd. Robbie has performed on-air duties as a field reporter, color analyst, and play by play talent on major networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, and cable networks ESPN, FS1, and NBCSN. He’s also announced for racing series such as National Arenacross, IRL, and TORC,…
 
On this week's episode of The Dirt Buzz, I'm joined by Jason Gearld, founder and owner of Phoenix Handlebars and a Business Development Manager for MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com. Jason is a powersports industry veteran who has worked for industry brands Fox Racing, Hammerhead Designs, and MSR Hard Parts. His diverse skill set has allowed him to work i…
 
My guest on this episode is Brad Gebhardt, founder and host of the Big MX Radio podcast. Brad is a Motocross, and Supercross superfan with a photographic memory filled with moto knowledge and historical stats. He's been in the MX podcast game since 2013 and recently surpassed the 800 episode mark. Get to know Brad in this episode as he shares his e…
 
Should you be wearing knee guards or knee braces? Ryno suggests knee pads bu others suggest knee braces so what should you do? Let Keefer walk you through his experiences with each and what his outlook on the debate. Special guest Mrs. Keefer is in studio on this one to make sure Kris is keeping it real.…
 
My guest on this episode is Brett Smith, founder of We Went Fast and contributor to META and Racer X Illustrated. Brett has helped elevate storytelling in the two-wheel space by authoring such pieces as Little Giant: The PW50 Story, Miracle Boy: The Austin Forkner Story, Chapter 4: A Ricky Carmichael Story, and many other informative long-form arti…
 
Keefer sits down with a motocross coach and amateur racing father (Rob Imondi and Matt Pascal) and go over why/if kids or newer riders to the sport need a coach/trainer. Keefer will also go over how one amateur racing family manages to balance work, money spent, a marriage, giving equal amounts of time to each child, as well as how long parents sho…
 
In episode 021, I’m joined by John Simanovich, Founder and Promoter of Moto4Kids.Racing, a new motocross series based in Southern California, motorsports race announcer and event host, voice-over talent, and lifelong racer and motorcycle enthusiast. John shares his experience starting a race series designed to celebrate both the future and former s…
 
My guest on this episode is Jedidiah Snelson, founder of Attack Weakness and a former aspiring motocross racer whose life changed in an instant after a 2014 crash left him paralyzed from the waist down. In true racer fashion, Jedidiah did not let his situation stand in the way of achieving his life goals. Since he’s become a leader in the burgeonin…
 
My guest on this episode is Tony Wenck, Owner of Riverside Raceway in Winterset, Iowa, former host and co-creator of the Pit Pass Radio Show, and lifelong racer and representative for brands like Wiseco Piston and TiLube Motorsports. Listen in as Tony talks about running a successful motocross track, events such as the Justin Brayton Shootout and V…
 
In this off-road episode, Keefer and Greg Loup will break down the 2021 Yamaha YZ450FX and Kawasaki KX450X. Listen as they go over the changes to each machine, who each bike is for, each bike's strengths and weaknesses, as well as what they think about what each bike's moto to off-road ratio really is.…
 
My guest on this episode is Andrew Campo, Founding Partner and Publisher of META, storyteller, world traveler, and all-around incredible human. Listen in as Andrew shares his experiences managing and evolving a successful print publication in an ever-expanding digital landscape, searching for aliens in Colorado, and inspiring others to throw a leg …
 
On this episode of the Dirt Buzz Podcast, my guest is Steve Matthes, Founder and Owner of the Pulp MX Network, Editor-at-Large for Racer X, and freelance contributor to motocross websites and publications worldwide. He is a pioneer in the podcast segment with one of the first dedicated motocross podcasts, the Pulp MX Show, where he’s produced weekl…
 
My guest on this episode is powersports industry veteran Robin Hartfiel. Robin has spent over 35 years in motorcycle industry media and marketing, is currently the Managing Editor and Publisher of Dealernews Magazine, and was elected to the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) Board of Directors in 2020. Listen in as we discuss the state of motorsport…
 
My guest on this episode is Andrew Short, former factory pro Motocross and Supercross racer turned factory rally-raid racer for the Monster Energy Yamaha Official Rally Team. Listen is as Andrew talks about what he’s been up to during the pandemic, what’s ahead for him in his rally career, as well as shares a few memories from the past. Thanks for …
 
My guest on this episode is Dave Sulecki, a lifelong two-wheel enthusiast and 37-year veteran of the powersports industry, where he spent 31 years at Wiseco Piston. Dave is also a co-host of the Pit Pass Moto Show, a weekly podcast talk show that brings the biggest names in motorcycle racing directly to fans. Listen in as Dave shares his experience…
 
My guests on this episode are a genuine Powersports Power Couple: Meg and Jacob Argubright. Meg Argubright is the 2015 Hare & Hound Women’s champion; she’s served as Chairwoman of the National Hare and Hound Association (NHHA) for the past 5 years, and is the newly appointed Motorsports Marketing Manager for the KTM Group. Jacob Argubright is the 2…
 
Get the scoop on what it's like to ride Justin Brayton's Muc-Off Honda CRF450R engine as well as a set of A-Kit level Showa suspension. It's been a while since we have seen our 2021 CRF450R test engine and we will break down all of the pieces that are involved in getting a factory level type engine character.…
 
My guest on this episode is Alisa Clickenger, rider, world traveler, writer, professional experience maker, confidence coach, and author of “Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman’s Guide to Being Your Best Self on and Off the Bike.” Alisa is also the Founder of Women’s Motorcycle Tours and Leader of the 2021 Women’s Motorcycle Confere…
 
My guest on this episode is Eric Peronnard, a man who’s pretty much done it all when it comes to global motorsports event promotion and consulting. He’s an entrepreneur and creator of innovative events such as the US Open SX, MiniMotoSX, Endurocross Series, and many others. Listen in as Eric discusses the future of events and shares some stories fr…
 
My guest on this episode is Brian Pierce, founder of the SeatTime.co, the original Purveyor of Awesome, and creator of the “Why I Ride Project.” Learn more about Brian and the Why I Ride Project in this episode, brought to you by Buzz Media. Thanks for listening! Get out and enjoy life on two wheels, listen to great music, be kind to each other, an…
 
Keefer dives into Honda's Works Edition and breaks down differences between the standard "R" model. Is the WE worth the money? Did Honda fix the ECU issues? Is the WE's suspension better with the coatings? All of these questions and more answered in this show! There is also important information about ECU updates to your current R and RX models as …
 
My guests on this episode (yes, you read that right, I have two guests on this episode) are “Rocket Rob” Buydos and Denny Hartwig. Rob and Denny have worked together on Moto Fite Klub events, including the MotoCar FITE Klub that happens on February 25th. Listen in as we swap stories and catch up after many years, discuss what they have going on wit…
 
Kris and Heather cover some Valentine's Day topics such as: why men are horrible at V-Day, why we expect sex and women expect flowers, cards and candy, as well as some back stories, relationship advice, why Heather is anti V-Day, IG stupidity, where you see yourself in 10 years and of course some recent track stories that you will all enjoy.…
 
My guest on this episode is Jared “Bolt-on” Bolton, Junior Trail Boss for the GNCC Racing series, jack of all trades for Racer Productions and MX Sports, and an all-around nice guy. Learn more about Jared and what to expect at the 2021 GNCC Series in this episode. Thanks for listening! Get out and enjoy life on two wheels, listen to great music, be…
 
In this episode, four-time National Enduro Champion Steward Baylor Jr. comes on to discuss his opening-round win in the enduro series, what he expects from his 2021 GNCC season, his deal with AmPro Yamaha, and more. Thanks for listening! Get out and enjoy life on two wheels, listen to great music, be kind to each other, and Keep the Buzz Rolling. H…
 
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