2022 HONDA CRF450R WORKS EDITION: FULL TEST

There’s something about a factory Honda that fires up the pulse of any healthy motocross rider. Maybe it’s the color, maybe it’s the way Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton ride, but whatever it is, the Honda tent always has a massive crowd of oglers at any pro race. The CRF450RWE is a blatant move to […]

COOLANT LEAKAGE: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

DRIPPAGE Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My 2002 CR250R is dripping coolant from this tiny hole under the water pump. What on earth is this hole, and how do I go about fixing this? Max Sheldon via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com That little orifice is a weep hole. It’s a sort of safety valve alerting you that your seals and […]

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 and feel in the technical terrain that we enjoy. […]

2002 YAMAHA YZ250 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

We first introduced you to Charles Lytle from mXrevival a couple of years ago when he started building our “T1000”  CR250 and “Ping-King” CR500 machines. Well, he is back with the “Thndrcrakr” YZ250. This bike was one of his frequent giveaways, which was awarded on April 1, 2022. It was NOT an April Fools gag; […]

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. The second round of the series will take place October 1 at the National Western Event […]

FIRST TEAMS ABOARD THE WORLD SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

SX Global, the Australian company spearheading the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced four of the 10 exclusive team licenses it will issue for its inaugural global championship. These independent teams were selected for their significant experience at the highest levels of professional supercross and motocross, and their ability to deliver strong competitive offerings […]

RIEJU 300 RANGER: RAW VIDEO

The Rieju Ranger 300 is a different kind of two-stroke off-road bike. It’s designed to be affordable and easy to ride.  The core platform is the 2018 GasGas 300 which was designed prior to the KTM buy out. Rieju is a Spanish company that acquired all the tooling and rights to produce those bikes, and […]

RICK JOHNSON’S 1984 YZ250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

For this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday presented by Decal Works, we take a look at Rick Johnson’s iconic 1984 YZ250. This is the bike that he won the championship on that year, and it set the tone for things to come because it was a production-based bike. By 1984, Yamaha knew that some sort of production […]

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 tire features a unique scoop-looking design with the largest amount of space between the tread block in the […]

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, 250SX and 125 SX two-strokes are completely different. All have electric start, all have fuel injection and all […]

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, the model has never been offered before as a 250—and the 450 version has only been […]

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 nightmare? Herby Tonks via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com Great query, Mr. Tonks. Used two-strokes are […]

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 on Suzukis and my first real sponsor was a Suzuki shop. […]

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 front of the public to gauge reaction. The public loved it. Feedback […]