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HONDA’S GREATEST BIKE: THE CR250R TWO...

Mar 26, 2015Comments off204 Views

In the auto world there was the Mustang. In aviation it was the P-51 and in bicycles there was the Schwinn Sting Ray. There are

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2015 DUAL-SPORT BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

Mar 24, 2015Comments off3109 Views

Dual-sport bikes come in all sizes, shapes and intensity. This is the 2015 collection, ranging from fluffy to fierce.

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RIDING THE NEW YZ TWO-STROKES

Mar 23, 2015Comments off750 Views

It seems weird, but the best-handling dirt bike in the world hasn’t won a pro MX race in over 10 years. The Yamaha YZ125 is

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ADVENTURE BIKE SHOOTOUT

Mar 17, 2015Comments off939 Views

Some adventures are defined by goals. They’re about climbing a hill, crossing a desert or finishing a race. Then there are adventures that defy definition.

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BEST USED BIKE EVER: SUZUKI RM250

Mar 13, 2015Comments off2127 Views

      The story of the Suzuki RM250 isn’t just about a single motorcycle. It’s about a dynasty of bikes, championships and riders that

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KENNY PARRY’S ONE-OF-A-KIND EXC

Feb 26, 2015Comments off1036 Views

Kenny Parry has been a true friend of Dirt Bike since the ’80s. A brilliant racer who focused on taming the fast world of high-speed

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NEW LIFE FOR THE BEST TRAIL BIKE EVER BUILT

Feb 16, 2015Comments off1040 Views

Life is all about transitions—small ones and big ones—and it’s all about making them smoothly. In the life of an off-road rider, there is no

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FIRST RIDE: KTM FACTORY EDITION

Feb 09, 2015Comments off828 Views

KTM delivered the new 450SX Factory Edition to us last week. The bike was announced two months ago, which is enough time for the factory

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450 MX SHOOTOUT: HOW THEY REALLY RANK

Jan 29, 2015Comments off1469 Views

This is the complete 2015 450 MX shootout, with the Honda, Husky, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha. A winner is chosen.

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KTM 300XC: ULTIMATE 2-STROKE OR ULTIMATE DI...

Jan 18, 2015Comments off1695 Views

The torch-carrying mob meets right here. The KTM 300XC is like a rolling clubhouse for two-stroke lovers. It’s become the very definition of everything that’s

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HUSKY FC450: AS GOOD AS THEY SAY?

Jan 16, 2015Comments off582 Views

This is year two of the reinvention of Husqvarna. We will not dwell on this. Yes, the machine has a direct bloodline to KTM via

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DICK’S RACING KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

Jan 07, 2015Comments off645 Views

KTM’s 1190 Adventure R has to be one of, if not the, best large adventure bikes on the market today. Its off-road prowess is the

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2015 HONDA CRF450R TEST

Jan 02, 2015Comments off1010 Views

The 450 motocross world is in flux. Honda has been struggling in spite of having the lightest machine in the war of the wagons. Honda

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BETA 300RR TWO-STROKE TEST

Dec 31, 2014Comments off1414 Views

The two-stroke uprising is alive and well, though there really isn’t much to rise up against. Motorcycle manufacturers continue to sell two-strokes in big numbers,

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2015 MX BUYER’S GUIDE

Dec 31, 2014Comments off1591 Views

The 2015 crop of motocross bikes are in the showrooms now. Here's the line-up complete with descriptions, prices and what the DB staff thinks of

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450 MOTOCROSS BIKE DYNO CURVES

Dec 31, 2014Comments off689 Views

In the January print issue of Dirt Bike we present a shootout of the six top 450 motocross bikes. Here's how they performed on the

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THE 15’s : 2015 450cc MOTOCROSS SHOOT...

Dec 21, 2014Comments off4293 Views

The class of 2015 is stronger and bigger than ever. We test the Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450F, KTM 450SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z450 and the

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KTM 690 RIDE

Dec 21, 2014Comments off1277 Views

  We recently had the opportunity to test a 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. This was an impression ride since we had limited time with

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2015 YOUTH & ENTRY LEVEL BIKES

Dec 21, 2014Comments off805 Views

This is a collection of the minis and entry-level dirt bikes currently available, with prices, photos and descriptions

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2015 250F MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT

Dec 16, 2014Comments off3347 Views

There are six 250 four-strokes motocross bikes that are worthy of winning in 2015. They go all out for the crown, and only one comes