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SLACKER DIGITAL SAG SCALE

Feb 26, 2015Comments off1015 Views

PRODUCT: The Slacker digital sag scale simplifies the process of setting your bike’s rear shock sag. Rather than using an inaccurate mechanical sag scale or

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KENNY PARRY’S ONE-OF-A-KIND EXC

Feb 26, 2015Comments off1761 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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MY TOP TEN OFF-ROAD BIKES

Feb 17, 2015Comments off1108 Views

Dirt Bike Editor Tom Webb lists his top ten off-road dirt bikes.

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NEW LIFE FOR THE BEST TRAIL BIKE EVER BUILT

Feb 16, 2015Comments off1816 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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2015 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD BIKES: WR250F AND YZ25...

Feb 11, 2015Comments off978 Views

Two bikes based on the Yamaha YZ250F motocross bike, but built for off-road.

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FIRST RIDE: KTM FACTORY EDITION

Feb 09, 2015Comments off1336 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 off3360 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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FIELD TEST: BIG BOTTOM POWER FOR YOUR HUSKY...

Jan 25, 2015Comments off1133 Views

We love the Husky FE350. We made it stronger and more fun to ride with a few simple mods.

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

Jan 18, 2015Comments off6326 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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HONDA EU2000i GENERATOR

Jan 18, 2015Comments off711 Views

PRODUCT: Warren Reid (eastern region sales manager of Honda power equipment and a former factory MX racer) was the man responsible for getting us the

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HUSKY FC450: AS GOOD AS THEY SAY?

Jan 16, 2015Comments off1156 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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SHOEI HORNET X2

Jan 14, 2015Comments off1095 Views

Shoei released its new dual-sport helmet last week. The Hornet X2 is the long-awaited successor to the Hornet DS, which had become an icon in

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DICK’S RACING KTM 1190 ADVENTURE

Jan 07, 2015Comments off1475 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 off2630 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 off3721 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 off3128 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 off1214 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 off7939 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 off3590 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 off1689 Views

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