2021 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS AFTER DAYTONA

Daytona’s 450 class results weren’t unexpected; no one in his right mind would bet against Eli Tomac there. But the biggest shift in the 2021 championship battle wasn’t about Tomac making up ground, it was about Ken Roczen was once again being reeled in by a very steadfast Cooper Webb. The gap is now only […]

2021 DAYTONA SUPERCROSS RESULTS: SEASON TURNING POINT!

Daytona often presents a shift in the direction of each supercross season. It’s different in soil, in layout and in the skills rewarded. Last year it was probably the race that broke Ken Roczen’s championship run prior to the Covid 19 shutdown. Whether that happens again remains to be seen, but Daytona definitely provided a […]

RIDING THE 2021 HONDA WORKS EDITION: THE WRAP

The 2021 Honda CRF450RX Works Edition has arrived and we have some time on it. This begs obvious comparison to the KTM Factory Edition, but the concept is quite different. In the case of the KTM, the FE is sometimes a preview of the next year’s model. More often than not, it’s a race replica […]

BEN KELLEY: KTM’S NEXT BIG THING

Ben Kelley will be KTM’s top man in the 2021 GNCC XC1 Pro class. That’s a position that has been held by Kailub Russell for years, so clearly KTM’s Off-Road Racing Manager Antti Kallonen has a lot of faith in the young New England rider. Travis Fant got together with Ben on what it’s like […]

MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: FUEL QUERY

FUEL QUERY Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I can’t remember a time before your column was in Dirt Bike, and I have been a reader since before Super Hunky left, yet I have never before asked a question. What is the order of preference concerning fuels? Should I use 89 octane with no ethanol or 91 and […]

HONDA’S 2022 CRF450 LINE ANNOUNCED

Honda provided the first images and details for 2022 today. All of the CRF450 performance bikes were shown. This includes the 2022 CRF450R, complete with new mapping and suspension specs. Also, the CRF450R Works Edition will be back with similar changes along with the CRF450RX cross-county model, the CRF450X off-road bike and the CRF450RL dual-sport. […]

KTM 300XC SLOVAKIAN EDITION PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we take a closer look at our KTM 300XC build with Dirt-N-Iron. We call it the Slovakian Edition, lets see if you can figure out why.  If you are a fan of ’90s Kawasaki’s don’t miss the exclusive link to our 2-Stroke Behind the […]

DIRT-N-IRON 2007 YZ250 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

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 is post communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s early ’90s with a then young and very impressionable Rado Bartovic. With Dirt Bikes being almost impossible to get Bartovic […]

NECK BRACES : LEATT HERITAGE VIDEO SERIES

“So, I’ve got no qualms with taking a product off the market or just terminating its design and iterative process – if we believe that, that product is not safe and you wouldn’t put it on your child” Dr Chris Leatt The Leatt neck brace is a product, designed to reduce the risk of severe […]

RIDING THE 2021 HONDA CRF450RX OFF-ROAD BIKE: THE WRAP

The Honda CRF450RX bike arrived a little late after the reception to the motocross version was less than what Honda hoped. Honda’s testing department came up with new mapping for both bikes, and now we have the updated CRF450RX off-road bike in the shop.   The CRF450RX is essentially the same motorcycle as the MX […]

1996 KAWASAKI KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We will be the first to admit that sometimes we get carried away with our two-stroke rebuilds. It’s so easy to do. With this 1996 Kawasaki KX250, our main goal was to find an off-road bike that the average person could afford to not only build, but then ride on a regular basis. We teamed […]

WORCS 2021, ROUND 2: TAYLOR ROBERT COMES BACK!

Red Bull KTM’s Taylor Robert finally got himself back onto the top step of the Pro 450 podium after winning round two of Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series Presented by Polaris RZR and Dirt Bike at Canyon MX. Mateo Oliveira won the Pro 250 event, Alex Morgan finished first in Pro-Am and Brandy Richards […]

2021 HUSQVARNA FC250: FULL TEST

There are KTM guys and there are Husky guys. That’s certainly true among the general riding public, but it’s even true within the offices at Pierer Mobility, the parent company of both brands. Product planners clearly want Husqvarna to succeed—but not succeed too much, or so it seems. Even though the motorcycles are similar, they […]