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ON THE COVER: KTM gets a head start on 2016 with the 450SX-F Factory Edition. Photo: Ron Lawson

APRIL 2015, VOL. 45, NO. 4

Mar 30, 2015Comments off9827 Views

BIKES TEST: KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION KTM works the system and releases a limited number of special bikes to the public in order to legalize


November 2013 Vol. 43 issue No. 11

Dec 10, 2013Comments off3711 Views

2014 BIKESHONDA CRF250R & 450RFirst ride on the crimson twinsYAMAHA YZ250FA few hours with the next-generation YZ250FKTM 350XCF-WThe ultimate size for a woods four-strokeTHE W



Aug 15, 2013Comments off3332 Views


DIRT BIKE • MAY 2013, VOLUME 43, NO. 5

Apr 15, 2013Comments off3221 Views

  BIKES• KTM 450XCF-W  The greatest bike that never wins• YZ450F OFF-ROAD  Reinventing the GNCC champion’s bike• KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION  Dungey’s bike for the


APRIL 2013, VOLUME 43, NO. 4

Apr 04, 2013Comments off3258 Views


DECEMBER 2012, VOLUME 42, NO. 12

Nov 29, 2012Comments off3133 Views

BIKESTEST: HONDA CRF450RReturn of the twinsTEST: YAMAHA YZ450FWildly radical and wildly conservativeSHOOTOUT: THE 250FsSix screaming bikes in a motocross meltdownUPGRADE: KTM 500EXCTweaks, tips and tidbits


OCTOBER 2012, VOLME 42, No. 10

Sep 24, 2012Comments off2994 Views

NEW STUFFKAWASAKI KX450FThe bear with airKTM 250SXTwo-strokes move on and move outTM 250EPre-mixed Italian concoctionYAMAHA YZ250FSo, what was wrong with carburetors?HUSQVARNA TC250The bike that saved


SEPTEMBER 2012, VOLUME 42. No. 9

Sep 11, 2012Comments off2855 Views

NEW BIKESTEST: 2013 KTM 450SX-FStraight from Dungey’s garagePREVIEW: 2013 KAWASAKI KX250FPressing the advantagePREVIEW: 2013 HUSQVARNASNews from that Swedish/Italian/German company SPECIAL BIKESKTM’S BAJA BOMBERKTM’s final frontierA


AUGUST 2012 VOLUME 42, No. 8

Jul 09, 2012Comments off3041 Views

2013 PREVIEWFIRST RIDE: HONDA CRF450RThe lightest 450 gets lighterKAWASAKI KX250F & KX450FRiddle: how can two bikes have only one fork spring?YAMAHA YZ250F & YZ450FYamaha engineers


JULY 2012 VOLUME 42, No. 7

Jun 09, 2012Comments off3138 Views

BIKES2013 HONDA CRF450RBreaking news from Japan    KTM: 2013A new 250F, a new 350 and a new 450—wait, isn’t that everything?OFF-ROAD 450 SHOOTOUT60 things you should


JUNE 2012 VOLUME 42, NO. 6

Apr 24, 2012Comments off3199 Views

BIKESYAMAHA WR450FMaybe James Stewart should get in line nowHONDA CRF450XBaja is waitingJCR BAJA BIKEThe Johnny Campbell expressBETA 498RR FACTORY EDITIONExclusive redefinedKTM 350EXCLightweight, legal lighteningZERO MXElectric,


Dirt Bike, April 2011, Volume 41, No. 4

Mar 17, 2011Comments off2981 Views

BIKESHUSQVARNA TXC250If Apple made an iBike…BETA 520RRThe Italian jobPROJECT SUPER XBuilding the Honda 450X of the future right nowKTM 250XC-FLittle bikes never seemed so bigSLAVENS


Dirt Bike, March 2011, Volume 41, No. 3

Mar 16, 2011Comments off2838 Views

BIKESKTM 350XC-FThe game-changer goes off-roadKTM 250XC-FKTM’s high-rev surpriseYAMAHA YZ450F DUAL-SPORTTag for a tigerBIKES OF THE WECContinental hardwareKAWASAKI KX250F A-GO-GOA little more power goes a long