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DROOLING WR: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2008 WR250F has been sitting for over six months, and I had drained the fuel in the float bowl before I stored it. I’ve never had a problem with clogged jets, but this time when I turned on the fuel, gas was…
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ABUSED XR: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

HERKY-JERKY MAN Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have been a fan of yours for ages, and I finally have a problem I can’t resolve, so I am humbly reaching out to you for help. I have a 2000 XR650R Honda that was stolen and was gone for two years. I…
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DAKAR STAGE 11: KTM GETS BACK IN THE GAME

As the 2021 Dakar Rally winds down, all of the major teams are licking their wounds from what has been a grueling event. Red Bull KTM hasn't had much too boast about this year, but today they had a great day with Sam Sunderland finally…
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HONDA ANNOUNCES PRO MX/SX SUPPORT TEAMS

With the opening round of the AMA Supercross series set to take place this Saturday, and one week after presenting its factory Team Honda HRC effort, American Honda today confirmed its support teams for the series. The Mike Genova-owned…
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2021 KTM OFF ROAD TEAM ANNOUNCED

FMF KTM Factory Racing has announced its six-rider lineup for 2021, boasting a dynamic mixture of both youth and experience this season. In his eighth season with the team, multi-time offroad champion Taylor Robert will lead a hungry group…
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PROJECT DIRT N’ IRON YZ250

Every project bike we do has a story behind it; some of them are more interesting than others. This 2007 Yamaha YZ250 off-road project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a…
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DAKAR STAGE 9: TOBY PRICE OUT

Stage nine started and finished at the coastal city of Neom, covering a total distance of 579km. It was a rough day for Red Bull KTM rider Toby Price, who started second on the stage following overall leader Jose Ignacio Cornejo. Two…
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WISECO KAWASAKI KX327 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week's Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you the first look at our completed 2003 KX327 with Kevin Bailey and the crew over at Race Winning Brands. Kevin had lots of help from industry leading companies on the build but was the main person…
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OLD LEAKY: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

BIG-TIME LEAKER Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I recently performed a complete rebuild on my ’02 CR250R. While all turned out great, I have one stinking issue. A few hours after throwing the bike on a stand following the break-in ride, I began to…
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DAKAR STAGE 8: MARATHON!

Today the second half of the Marathon stage started from the Sakaka bivouac, where the riders stayed yesterday without any help from their mechanics. It featured 375 kilometers of timed special on mainly hard gravel and sandy tracks with…
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DAKAR STAGE 7: BRABEC TO THE FRONT!

American Ricky Brabec won today's stage, leaping into eighth place overall. This first half of the event’s marathon stage will see riders sleep in a temporary camp before continuing with the second leg on Monday, stage eight. Arriving at…
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GASGAS 300 2-STROKE & TM 300 4-STROKE: THE WRAP

We have an odd-couple of 300cc off-road bikes that we're testing now. One is the GasGas EC300 two-stroke and the other is the TM 300 four-stroke. Both of these were obscure European companies a few years ago, but now they are entering the…
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DAKAR STAGE 6: NEW DAY, NEW LEADER

The first week of the 2021 Dakar rally has been defined by instability and navigational hardship. Riders have found it difficult to turn in two consecutive good stages and the overall lead has changed each day. Today, it was Joan Barreda's…
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DAKAR STAGE 4: THE DAILY RESULTS REMIX

The day by day seesaw of results continued for stage 4 of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Joan Barreda of the HRC Honda team took his second stage win, while Toby Price, Ricky Brabec and many other top contenders chose to ride conservatively. It was…
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DAKAR STAGE 3: SKYLER HOWES LEADS!

The up and down nature of the 2021 Dakar rally played out once again on Stage 3. After finishing up front in Stage 2, the Honda teammates of Joan Barreda and Ricky Brabec had to lead out again and suffered the consequences. While they…
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PRODUCT TEST: LEATT 8.5 V21 HELMET

PRODUCT: The Leatt 8.5 V21 is an all-new helmet that is ECE- and DOT-certified and features a composite shell with brain-injury-reduction technology built in. The helmet uses 360º Turbine technology, which means it is lined with discs…
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KAWASAKI ANNOUNCES 2021 OFF-ROAD RACE TEAM

Kawasaki Team Green™ is pleased to announce its professional off-road racing efforts for the 2021 season with the return of the Babbitt's Online/Monster Energy®/Kawasaki Team Green™ race team in East coast competition and the…
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2021 KTM 250SX-F: YEAR 21 VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX-F has been the driving force in the 250 class for years. It's been among the lightest, fastest and most expensive bikes in the class,  forcing other manufacturers to up their game. Join us as we check out the 2021 version in…
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BRUTAL STAGE ONE FOR DAKAR RALLY

After winning the prologue, America Ricky Brabec suffered through a difficult day one of Dakar 2021, eventually finishing in 27th place, 18 minutes behind stage winner Toby Price.  The rally got off to a tough start with a 623-kilometer…
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450 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: WRAPPY NEW YEAR!

The year 2021 has just begun and we've already tested most of the new motocross bikes of the year. Last week, we posted the 2021 450 motocross shootout, which had seven motorcycles, including the new GasGas MC 450F. The Suzuki RM-Z450 still…
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AMERICA’S TOP OFF-ROAD RACERS: JANUARY, 2021

No one saw this coming. The year 2020 will live in infamy for so many reasons. Oddly enough, through pandemic, politics and pestilence, off-road racing in America not only survived but had some great moments. Most of the racing venues in…
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