Ride Engineering Partners with NorenWednesday, May 29, 2013 | 11:25 AM
Outdoor National Fans: Root for Fredrik Noren to break the top ten at your local national this year! Similar to last year, Fredrik came to the US about a month before Hangtown, purchased two motorcycles and on a very limited budget makes his way to each race. Noren is hoping to impress a team for a permanent ride in 2014. This year we hooked up with the 24 year old Swede two weeks before Hangtown to see if we could improve his race bike: a bone stock 2013 RMZ450 with Ohlins Suspension and a Pro Circuit pipe. After a day of testing where he could evaluate each component one at a time, we had a very satisfied rider. Noren thought the offset triple clamps helped him put the bike anywhere he wanted to; the Showa steering dampener conversion (just like on a CRF450) allowed him to do laps with less effort; the lowering link gave the rear better traction and the whole bike more stability; and the Ride Engineering Oversized Rotor Kit and Billet Brake Caliper added a very powerful and yet very progressive front brake.