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GAERNE FASTBACK ENDURO BOOTS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: Fastback boots are a mid-level product from Gaerne, which would make them premium boots from many other makers. The Enduro is a new version that is tailored specifically for off-road riders. The primary difference is a more…
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HOT BRAKES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, At one point in time, I got myself some brake pads that had an extra piece that I assumed was some sort of thick heat-reducing pad. It went between the pad and piston. This was several years ago, and I have continued…
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ERZBERG 2021 CANCELLED

Due to the ongoing complications felt by the Covid pandemic, the running of the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo has been cancelled for 2021. Ready to form round two of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, WESS GmbH with disappointment, but…
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TAKE THE DIRT BIKE SURVEY AND WIN A FREE BIKE!

Everybody likes free stuff, and it doesn’t get much better that a free bike! One lucky Dirt Bike reader will win a flat-track motorcycle from Sunday Motors. Simply fill out the annual reader survey by clicking here. We’ll take your input to…
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KLX300 CARB CLEAN: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2005 KLX300 has been running horribly, and I have nowhere else to turn. I figured the carb was just dirty and have cleaned it spotless. But, even still, the bike’s idle is inconsistent, and when you get on the gas…
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LEATT 4.5 ENDURO BOOTS PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The new Leatt 4.5 Enduro boots are more budget-oriented but use many of the same features as the higher-end 5.5 FlexLock boots. Developed with help from Jonny Walker, the sole features a specific pattern and compound for assistance…
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MODERN-DAY KTM 380 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

You gotta love a motorcycle that makes people look. Bob Casper’s KTM 380SX Factory Edition is like that. What’s even better, it makes people listen too. This is a dirt bike that confuses onlookers on so many levels. On initial contact it…
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POWERVALVE MESS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2020 KTM 300XC has been making a horrible mess right around the power-valve cover. I’m not sure what kind of oil it is, but I’d expect that a new bike shouldn’t be leaking this bad. Please advise. Hoyt Oswald Via…
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COOBER ECU PRODUCT REVIEW

COOBER ECU We are huge fans of TPI technology: no jetting required, no pre-mixed gas and oil, and, for the most part, clean and immediate power. But, if there’s one gripe, it is that the TPI versions do not make quite the same power as the…
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2021 1/2 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

The annual release of the KTM Factory Edition is a red-letter day on the calendar of any orange-blooded motocross fan. Not only does it mean the new Supercross season is right around the corner, it’s generally the start of the new model…
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FIRST LOOK : 2022 KTM MX & CROSS COUNTRY MODELS

It's that time of year again and all the manufactures are starting to release information on new 2022  models. We have already seen what Husqvarna has coming out for 2022 and now it's their sister company KTM's turn to take center stage.…
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HONDA CRF450RX: FULL TEST

According to the cliche committee, “You never get a second chance at a first impression.” We disagree. The 2021 Honda CRF450R motocross bike was a victim of supercharged expectations. It looked to have everything perfect, but when it was…
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2021 250 MX SHOOTOUT

Normal shootouts are hard. This one was ridiculous. We’ve never had a field of bikes that was so deep and strong. The problem isn’t that we have so many bikes that could win; it is that there are so many that should win. But, they aren’t…
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FISCH MOTO SPARK ARRESTOR: PRODUCT TEST

PRODUCT: Fisch Moto, a Canadian company, is offering universal spark arrestors that fit into the end cap of the majority of machines sold with a round tail pipe. The majority are USFS-legal, are made from stainless steel and come in…
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TECHNOLOGY ELEVATED SMARTCARB: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

In case you haven’t heard, Technology Elevated has been making some bold claims about their SmartCarbs. We spent some time with the crew of this family-owned business, and this is what they had to say. One thing is for sure—these aren’t…
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2021 SSR SR300: FULL TEST

SSR Motorsports came to life in 2002 and developed a strong following building Chinese-manufactured pit bikes, scooters, UTVs and full-size motorcycles. They are known for being very competitively priced and are visually cutting-edge. One…
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2021 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS STANDINGS, FINAL

The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season will hold a special place in the history of the sport. Never before has there been such parity in the skill level of the 450 class. In almost every round, the top 10 riders had qualifying times…
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FASTWAY EVOLUTION 4 FOOTPEGS: PRODUCT REVIEW

FASTWAY EVOLUTION 4 FOOTPEGS We’ve been testing the Fastway Evolution 4 footpegs on our KTM 300XC, and we like the wide platform. These footpegs are wider than stock, have removable cleats and have a collar system that allows you to run…
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WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2022: THE WRAP

The 2022 model year has officially started. Husqvarna has shown its motocross bikes and cross country racers. Honda has shown its 450s. KTM and GasGas will soon follow with their own initial product releases. So far, there’s nothing…
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