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SKYLER HOWES TALKS ABOUT DAKAR, 2022

During the first week of the 2022 Dakar Rally, Skyler Howes was looking good. He was the top-placing American, 15 minutes out of the lead. Then, on stage 5, the lights went out. He suffered a concussion from a fall near the end of the…
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METZELER 6 DAYS EXTREME TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Metzeler 6 Days Extreme tire is a competition-based tire designed for enduro racing and developed by factory riders for extreme challenges. The specific knob distribution and the shape of the knobs, along with a sharp edge,…
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2022 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Jason Anderson scored his first AMA Supercross win since 2018 at round 2 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season in Oakland, California. It was a wild night of racing with unpredictable results across the board in the 450 class. In the…
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MITAS TERRA FORCE-EF SUPER TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Mitas Terra Force-EF Super is an enduro tire that is FIM compliant and developed in partnership with many of the top extreme enduro riders. The knob arrangement and geometry are designed to deliver outstanding grip and…
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THE ALUMINUM FRAME XR400: THE WRAP

Duane Brown from BBR was with us last month when his son Carson test-rode the 2022 Yamaha YZ125 for Dirt Bike. Duane and I go way back, and we started talking, like old guys do, about the good old days. One of those days was chronicled in…
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SUNDERLAND AND GASGAS WIN 2022 DAKAR RALLY

Sam Sunderland has won the 2022 Dakar Rally for GasGas. It was one of the closest finishes in years, with Honda's Pablo Quintanilla winning the 12th and final stage to close with a few minutes of taking the overall. In the end, Sunderland's…
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NEGATIVE FORK PRESSURE: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I made an interesting mistake and require your insightful knowledge. As usual, the night before my ride, I load my bike into my truck. I use a fork brace and tie down the front end, then purge the air from the fork…
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2022 KTM JR SUPERCROSS CHALLENGE

Dirt Bike Magazine got to participate in the 2022 KTM Junior Supercross Challenge on a personal level when Austin Tilley was accepted for Anaheim 1. Austin is the youngest son to Managing Editor Mark Tilley, who got his Anaheim initiation…
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DAKAR 2022, STAGE 11

Today’s special stage was brutal. Both navigation and terrain were among the most challenging of the entire rally. Some 346 kilometers of sand and dunes, on a total stage of just over 500 kilometers, helped define how the podium is likely…
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HUSQVARNA TC85 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Completing projects in the garage with your dad is a rite of passage. Do you remember what yours was? For Johny and his son, Austin DeLuca, it was this used Husqvarna TC85 that had them spending time in the garage together. 1.…
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DAKAR 2022, STAGE 10

Toby Price posted the best time in stage 10, which was considered a very technical day of riding. The 375-kilometer timed special was mostly made up of fast sandy tracks, with a couple of dirt sections and dunes adding to the mix. Although…
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DAKAR 2022, STAGE 9

Relatively short at a total distance of under 500 kilometers, and with a timed special of 287 kilometers, stage nine of the Dakar was made up of a fast, looped route close to Wadi Ad Dawasir. Once again, the riders to start up front faced a…
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HELIX RACING: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

You might not know the name Helix, but we are almost positive you have used one of their products. We take a look at three popular Helix items that are probably at your local shop right now. STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SPRINGS: Helix Racing…
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DAKAR 2022, STAGE 8

Sam Sunderland bounced back into the lead by winning stage 8 today. As the rally comes into the final stretch, the "yoyo syndrome" is more evident than ever. Sunderland started 28th this morning and was able to set a fast pace--perhaps a…
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DAKAR STAGE 7: CHANGING FORTUNES

The start of the second week of racing in the 2022 Dakar rally saw another swing in fortunes. The Monster Energy Yamaha team, which failed to even reach the finish in last year's rally, is now in front, while the charmed run of the GasGas…
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ANAHEIM I 2022, RAW VIDEO

Our man Travis Fant caught the action at Anaheim stadium on press day for the first angry laps of the season to come https://youtu.be/P58MKbF9YTs
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RIDING THE ’22 HUSKY 501 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

With rain and wet dirt, we spent most of the holidays cutting new trail and exploring off-road areas around home in So Cal. The only way to do that in the condensed urban areas around here is by dual-sport. Luckily, we just happened to have…
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DAKAR 2022: STAGE 6 CUT SHORT

Today’s stage was cut short due to poor conditions. Race organizers called a halt to the special stage with 101 kilometers completed, a quarter of the scheduled total. Today’s stage was held over brutal course conditions, given that the…
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