Kawasaki rider Freddie Noren in mid-air on his motorcycle. Kawasaki race team. Kawasaki and Maxxis Join Forces for AMA Supercross 2024 Kawasaki and Maxxis Join Forces for AMA Supercross 2024

Privateers Fredrik Norén, Josh Cartwright and Bubba Pauli are among the fastest motorcycle riders in the world, and they’re psyched to take on the factory guys at Saturday’s AMA Supercross opener in Anaheim.


The three pro athletes, who make up the Kawasaki Race Team, will compete in the 450 class. Their records to date give their fans reason for confidence this year. Swedish native Norén has made the AMA Pro MX Championship 450 top 10 more than 30 times and has earned a top 10 in the SMX World Championship 450SMX. Cartwright has made the top 20 in AMA SX Championship 450SX more than 10 times and the top 20 in 250SX East more than 20 times. Pauli has made the top 20 in AMA SX Championship 450SX four times.


The team is riding Maxxis’ Maxxcross MX-SI, Maxxcross MX-SM and the all-new Maxxcross MX-IH this season.

  • Designed for soft-to-intermediate terrain in cooperation with SX legend Jeremy McGrath, the MX-SI thrives in rough conditions, providing superb traction, lean angle grip and stability.
  • For soft terrain, the MX-SM resists water and mud while allowing outstanding grip and traction even in the sandiest, soggiest conditions.
  • The MX-IH is the most advanced tire in Maxxis’ motorcycle lineup, giving athletes stability and traction when the competition is at its most fierce.


Across all the disciplines it supports, Maxxis has always backed privateers and grassroots athletes, who compete not for big payouts but because of their love of the sport. This win-win approach helps new, talented racers advance in hyper-competitive fields while at the same time building and growing the sport.


Maxxis will be rooting for all three of these amazing privateers when they take to the arena this weekend and throughout the season.

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