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707 RACING SUSPENSION REVIEW

PRODUCT: As we live with our GasGas EC300, getting the suspension dialed in is at the top of our list. It’s soft, dives and is not hugely plush. We sent the WP dampers off to 707 Racing Suspension for a tune job, looking for better control…
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2022 ENDUROCROSS SCHEDULE

The AMA EnduroCross schedule has been announced. The six-race series will begin with Round 1 on September 24 in Redmond, Oregon at the First Interstate Bank Center­­––a new location for the series, and a return to the Pacific Northwest.…
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MICHELIN STARCROSS 6: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Randy and Scott from Michelin give us the information on the all-new Starcross 6 off-road tire lineup that features the Silica technology. STARCROSS 6 SAND: Produced specifically for use in sandy terrain, the Michelin Starcross 6 Sand…
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MEGA TEST: RIDING ALL THE 2023 KTMS!

KTM's 2023 competition bikes comprise the most comprehensively changed line-up in the company's history. Everything is new: the 450SX-F, the 350SX-F and the 250SX-F have the Factory Edition frames and motors. On top of that, the 300SX,…
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HUSKY FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FULL TEST

There’s nothing that special about a special edition, at least not usually. Most are highlighted by graphics and accessories that you could buy for yourself. That’s not the case with the 2022 Husqvarna FC250 Rockstar Edition. First of all,…
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USED BIKE CHECKLIST: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

CHECKLIST Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m going to look at a 2003 CR250R. The bike looks fairly clean, and the owner says the engine has never been rebuilt. What are some things I should look for to ensure I’m not buying into a mechanical…
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RESSURECTING THE SUZUKI RMZ-250: THE WRAP

Rule one in the journalist's creed is never admit bias. We all have bias, of course, but we aren't supposed to talk about it. Sorry, but here goes: I always loved Suzukis. My first motorcycles were Suzukis, the bulk of my teenage races were…
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FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 ADVENTURE BIKE

At the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan Italy, Husqvarna revealed a concept bike called the Norden. At the time, it was just an idea, by no means a serious prototype. The whole notion of a Husqvarna adventure bike was just thrown in…
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RIEJU RANGER 2-STROKES: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Rieju is a new company to America, but the motorcycles being imported under that name have a long history on these shores. They were known as GasGas prior to the KTM buy out. The tooling and intellectual rights to all those motorcycles now…
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2023 HUSQVARNA MX & CROSS-COUNTRY BIKES

Following on the heels of KTM's new model release, Husqvarna has shown its 2023 motocross and cross country models. This includes the FC450, FC350, FC250 four-stroke motocrossers as well as the all-new TC250 and TC125 two-strokes. On the…
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WPS RETRO YZ125 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week's Two-Stroke Tuesday we unveil our latest Yamaha YZ125 project with Pete Treadwell and the crew at Western Powersports. This steel framed beast was actually a Yamaha of Troy race machine for Josh Hansen back in the early 2000s.…
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KTM STEERING-HEAD BEARNINGS: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

STEERING CLEAR OF DRAMA Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I think I have a touch of play in my steering stem. I can hear it click when I’m just rocking back and forth. My bike is a 2018 KTM 450XC. It has fewer than 30 hours and was never abused. Do…
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KTM’S NEW ELECTRIC BALANCE BIKES

 KTM has added another two-wheeler to its line of electrified products. Two premium-level balance bikes have been announced in order to introduce young riders to the sport of off-road riding early. The official KTM press release appears…
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2022 HUSQVARNA FE501 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The pecking order in the dual-sport world is well-established, and the Husqvarna FE501s is right at the top. At the risk of rehashing common knowledge, the FE is the Husqvarna version of the KTM 500EXC. Don’t fall into the “white KTM” camp…
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WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE EXPECT IN 2023: THE WRAP

Most of 2023’s big secrets have been revealed, but we know there are some big announcements still to come. Here’s a short summary of what we know and what we think we know. This week’s big news was KTM’s 2023 competition line, which is…
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TWO-STROKE WARM UP: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, With the overload of “expert information” available for the proper warm-up technique for my 2020 KTM 300XC TPI, I wanted to go directly to the source of true knowledge to ensure I am doing it correctly. Currently, if…
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