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2022 KTM 300XC, RAW VIDEO

The 2022 300XC is the more competition-oriented of the two 300 two-strokes in the KTM line-up. For the February, 2022 print issue of Dirt Bike, we have a direct comparison between the 300XC and the 300XC-W. For a preview of that story,…
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2022 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Monster Energy Supercross rolled in to San Diego's Petco Stadium just one week after a hectic and unpredictable round in Oakland. What followed was another night of surprises and very close racing. In the end, there were first-time winners…
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RIDING THE REDMOTO CRF300RX

This week, Matt Stavish of Checkpoint Off-road escaped from Siberia (well, Minnesota) to bring a RedMoto 300RX for us to try. We got to see these bikes at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy and couldn't stop drooling. They are, basically Hondas…
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2022 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS: RAW PRESS DAY VIDEO

Round 3 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season will happen tomorrow night at the famed Petco Park in historic downtown San Diego. Here is some raw press day footage from our video editor Travis Fant of Ken Roczen, Jason Anderson,…
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2022 DUAL SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE

Today's dual-sport bikes allow you to broaden your motorcycle horizons more than ever. In this world of shrinking off-road opportunities, a street-legal dirt bike  allows you to explore hidden pockets and secret riding areas. They are quiet…
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2004 HONDA CR250R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

In 50 years of existence, Dirt Bike Magazine has never started off a build the same way as the MX Revival T-1000 Honda CR250R. We wanted to give an unknown bike builder a chance for some exposure, so naturally we did what any modern company…
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MASON KLEIN TALKS ABOUT DAKAR, 2022

To most of us, Mason Klein's 9th-place finish in the 2022 Dakar Rally was a complete surprise. But, to the riders and people around him, it was a natural result of hard work and preparation. At 20 years old, he was the youngest competitor…
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DROP-OFF TECHNIQUE: MR KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, Waterfalls and drops scare the daylights out of me. My kids ride down them like nothing, but I resort to bull-dogging most of the time. I have more confidence to ride up them rather than down. Any pointers for a…
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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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