HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCES 2021 FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

Husqvarna has released photos and information on the 2021 FC450 Rockstar Edition, which its factory riders will use as a platform for the 2021 Pro Supercross/Motocross season. The official press release appears below. Featuring a striking, brand-new look and class-leading performance, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is excited to reveal the 2021 FC 450 Rockstar […]

OFF-ROAD YZ250 PROJECT: A PREMIX VIDEO

For this Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke project, we teamed up with Rado Bartovic at Dirt N Iron. The project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a then-young and very impressionable Rado. He grew up riding old CZs and Jawa street bikes, basically anything he could get his hands […]

FIRST LOOK 2021 JOTAGAS 300 ENDURO: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

What is a Jotagas 300 Enduro? On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you an exclusive first look thanks to Clay Stucky who will be importing bikes in the near future. Stucky has been the importer for such brands as GasGas and most recently Sherco. In our 2-Stroke Behind […]

2021 HRC HONDA SUPERCROSS/MX TEAM ANNOUNCED

American Honda confirmed today that its official squad—Team Honda HRC—will comprise four riders campaigning two classes for the 2021 AMA Supercross/AMA Pro Motocross season. As previously announced, Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton will compete aboard the all-new 2021 CRF450R in the 450 class. In addition, Hunter and Jett Lawrence join the team to race the […]

PRODUCT TEST: SIDI ATOJO SRS BOOTS

PRODUCT: Sidi developed the new Atojo MX boot with the goal of saving weight, but the boot also had to be durable, protective and comfortable enough for the high-end motocrosser to accept. Sidi says that the Atojo is lighter than the Crossfire 3 and almost a 1/2-inch lower in height. The highlights are: • The […]

2021 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has announced the 2021 450SX-F Factory Edition. This is an annual tradition  leading into the start of the new Supercross season. The Factory Edition is based on the 2021 standard 450SX-F, but with a number of upgrades including an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust system and wireless connectivity to KTM’s smartphone app. In the past, the […]

KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

A bullet-point history of the Kawasaki KX250 would miss all the really important facts about the bike. Yes, it would point out that it’s the winningest bike in the modern era of pro motocross; the KX250 (formerly known as the KX250F) has earned 18 championships and 189 wins in pro motocross and Supercross. That’s just […]

TM 250 MX: RAW VIDEO

The TM 250 is a blend of old-school two-stroke thinking with modern technology. Racing fans often say that if two-stroke motocrossers had received the same development as four-strokes  over the years, then racing would look and sound very differently today. Well, TM is a small Italian company that has given two-strokes just as much emphasis […]

OIL SPILL: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

BETA OIL SPILL Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2020 Beta 300RR. I recently noticed after my last ride that there was a bit of oil seeping from behind my countershaft sprocket. I confirmed that it wasn’t excess chain lube and was indeed transmission oil. I’ve never changed one of these seals. Can they be […]

BELL IS BACK IN DOMINATING FASHION : NGPC 29 PALMS PRO RESULTS

OPEN PRO The penultimate round of the 2020 NGPC series is in the history books! Precision Concepts Kawasaki rider Zach Bell dominated the Open Pro class leading every lap of the hour and a half event. Defending champion Trevor Stewart was up front but suffered a mechanical issue on lap 2 forcing him to DNF. […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

PRODUCT TEST: MITAS XT-454 SUPER SOFT EXTREME TIRE

PRODUCT: Mitas, a tire brand with a long European history, became part of the Trelleborg group in 2016. Mitas has plants in Europe and the U.S. and offers a large group of motorcycle-related tires. On the off-road side, we have been testing the XT-454 Super Soft, which is part of the Extreme Enduro tire group […]

THINGS EVERY DIRT-BIKE RIDER NEEDS

Are you an aspiring dirt bike rider? Then you know that this exciting but perilous activity poses numerous challenges. To overcome them, you need to be prepared for all kinds of circumstances. An experienced dirt bike rider is well aware of the plethora of accessories and tools required for them to own before they can […]

2021 KICKER ARENACROSS SCHEDULE: MIKE ALESSI IN!

Mike Alessi announced today that he will race in the 2021 Kicker AMA Arenacross Series. Alessi, the most successful amateur motocross racer of all-time with 11 career amateur national championships at Loretta Lynn’s, is joining the Babbits Kawasaki team to compete in the series. “I am very excited to be joining Team Babbitts for the […]

2021 DAKAR RALLY COURSE DETAILS

1 prologue, 12 stages, 4800 kilometres of timed specials, two looping stages and a marathon stage are some of the main features that the ASO released today for the forthcoming 2021 Dakar Rally. The 43rd edition of the great challenge gets underway in just forty days time, with Monster Energy Honda Team, aiming to replicate […]

KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: THE DARK KNIGHT

Are you holding out for KTM–or anyone–to build a modern 500cc two-stroke motocross bike? The guys at The Ride Shop in New River, Arizona got tired of waiting and built one for themselves. The Dark Knight is a current KTM chassis with a Kawasaki KX500 motor. It’s also a true piece of art. Check it […]