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JALEK SWOLL INJURED // UNDERGOES ARM SURGERY

East coast 250SX riders are having a tough week, Rockstar Husqvarna rider Jalek Swoll is the latest rider to get injured and will miss the opening rounds of the 2023 season. The official news from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team is…
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RIDING THE 2023 KTM 300SX 2-STROKE: THE WRAP

We’ve been riding the KTM300SX two-stroke for a few weeks now. It’s really fun and really fast. We love a bike that scares us a little! This is a very new bike; frame, engine, everything. One of the most superficial changes is the new…
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KTM 300XC 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Shaun Langham is a good friend of the DB editors. He rides weekly with the Webb bros. and has a reputation for not skimping when it comes to building his personal off-road machine. He recently sold his heavily modded 2019 KTM 300XC-W and…
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2023 BETA 350RR-S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Beta 350RR-S is one of four identical-looking Beta dual-sport bikes that often have riders overwhelmed. The 350 has the same chassis and most of the same motor as the others–it differs only in bore and stroke. As we have often pointed…
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2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS RESULTS

After a week off because of the Oakland rainout Supercross is underway again. The rest of the 450 class perhaps had a little too much time to think about Eli Tomac's dominant performance at Anaheim 1. It was mush the same story at San Diego…
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2023 250 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: THE WRAP

We have been in the middle of our 2023 250 Motocross Shootout this week. The seven bikes are the GasGas MC250F, Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z250 and Yamaha YZ250F. Four of the seven are unchanged…
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2023 KTM 450XCF-W: FULL TEST

If you take a quick look at the 2023 KTM 450XCF-W, you might think it isn’t anything new or special. You would be wrong. The 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and marks a big change in philosophy for KTM. The reason it looks so familiar is…
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SURRATT SHREDS TO SLIPPERY VICTORY

The 2023 NGPC race series kicked off the opening round of its ten-round series in Delano, California, at the beautiful natural terrain grass track, American MX. The SoCal MC club hosted the round on a six-mile grass track motocross racers…
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KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS 2023 DAKAR RALLY

After taking the win on the last two stages, Kevin Benavides has won the 2023 Dakar rally. The start order was reversed for the final day of racing from Al Hofuf to Dammam, so the Benavides and Toby Price set off back to back at the tail…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY STAGE 13 RESULTS

As the 2023 Dakar rally enters the final stretch, the wily veterans of the sport are rising to the top. Former winner Kevin Benavides took his first stage win of the year and now sits in second place, just 27 seconds behind another former…
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RIDING THE BETA 350RR-S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

We have the Beta 350RRS dual-sport bike, wet dirt and perfect riding weather. What could be better? The 350 is one of four identical-looking Beta dual-sport bikes that often have riders overwhelmed. There’s a parable about an indecisive…
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2023 DAKAR RALLY, STAGE 12 RESULTS

Today was the second half of the marathon stage with the riders on their own without assistance. Nacho Cornejo scored his first stage win of the rally after starting off in 14th. Of the riders who started off near the front, Toby Price had…
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2023 DAKAR STAGE 11 RESULTS

Argentinean Lucaino Benavides  won his third special on the Dakar while his teammate Skyler Howes has regained control of the general rankings, making it his 6th day on at the top of the Dakar 2023. Daniel Sanders finished with the second…
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2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS RECAP

Anaheim 2 broke the pattern that had emerged in the first two rounds of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season: Eli Tomac and Jett Lawrence didn't win. Instead, Chase Sexton went 1-5-1 in the 450 class and Levi Kitchen collected his…
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2023 ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Supercross returned to Anaheim Stadium for round three of the 2023 season this weekend. Eli Tomac has been unstoppable in the 450 class, just like Jett Lawrence in the 250 class, but both saw a reversal of fortune. This was the first round…
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JALEK SWOLL INJURED // UNDERGOES ARM SURGERY

East coast 250SX riders are having a tough week, Rockstar Husqvarna rider Jalek Swoll is the latest rider to get injured and will miss the opening rounds of the 2023 season. The official news from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team is…
Read More...

RIDING THE 2023 KTM 300SX 2-STROKE: THE WRAP

We’ve been riding the KTM300SX two-stroke for a few weeks now. It’s really fun and really fast. We love a bike that scares us a little! This is a very new bike; frame, engine, everything. One of the most superficial changes is the new…
Read More...

KTM 300XC 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Shaun Langham is a good friend of the DB editors. He rides weekly with the Webb bros. and has a reputation for not skimping when it comes to building his personal off-road machine. He recently sold his heavily modded 2019 KTM 300XC-W and…
Read More...

2023 BETA 350RR-S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Beta 350RR-S is one of four identical-looking Beta dual-sport bikes that often have riders overwhelmed. The 350 has the same chassis and most of the same motor as the others–it differs only in bore and stroke. As we have often pointed…
Read More...

2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS RESULTS

After a week off because of the Oakland rainout Supercross is underway again. The rest of the 450 class perhaps had a little too much time to think about Eli Tomac's dominant performance at Anaheim 1. It was mush the same story at San Diego…
Read More...

2023 250 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: THE WRAP

We have been in the middle of our 2023 250 Motocross Shootout this week. The seven bikes are the GasGas MC250F, Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z250 and Yamaha YZ250F. Four of the seven are unchanged…
Read More...

2023 KTM 450XCF-W: FULL TEST

If you take a quick look at the 2023 KTM 450XCF-W, you might think it isn’t anything new or special. You would be wrong. The 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and marks a big change in philosophy for KTM. The reason it looks so familiar is…
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