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PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT : VEY’S POWERSPORTS RMZ250

) For this episode of Project Bike Spotlight we took a Suzuki RMZ250F and transformed it into one trick bike. This bike features a handful of trick parts all put together by the guys at Vey’s Powersports. Applied Triple Clamps, Torc 1 components, Sunstar Sprockets, Samco hoses are just some of the unique parts on […]

SHOOTOUT: 450 MX BIKES GO OFF-ROAD

The point in throwing the 2014 450 motocrossers into a vat and pouring them into the off-road environment is…what’s the point? These machines are all serious track racers, and even the weakest—or, more to the point, least changed—has enough DNA to dominate a motocross course under the proper guidance. But, the reality is that few […]

2014 450MX SHOOTOUT

  This is a year of fiddling for most of the 450 motocross bikes. Most of them have received minor updates to suspension and EFI mapping, with one very large exception. The Yamaha YZ450F is totally new for 2014. Here’s the new world order in the 450 MX camp. FIRST PLACE: KAWASAKI KX450FThe king returnsThe […]

2014 KTM 350XC-F

  FACT: The KTM 350 is the manufacturer’s most sought-after engine size.FACT: KTM sells more XCs than SXs by a considerable margin.FACT: The 350 XC-F has a smoother, plusher yet hard-core suspension system.FACT: With a larger fuel cell, 18-inch rear wheel and sidestand, the XC-F is far more versatile than the SX model.FACT: You can […]

FIRST RIDE: 2014 SUZUKI V-STROM 1000 ABS

  Here’s what the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 brings to the adventure bike table: You don’t have to be rich to play the game. There is big group of riders who feel a little left out by the whole let’s-ride-to-Alaska movement. The entry fee is too high. When it costs almost $20,000 to buy into […]

2014 MX BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

HONDA CRF450RHonda took a giant leap forward last year with the remake of the CRF450R, and it remains a favorite at the track. For 2014, it comes back with its dual-exhaust pipes and hidden steering damper and gets a double-shot fuel-injection system. What really sets it apart is that it weighs less than any other […]

RIDING THE NEW HUSQVARNAS

The sheets finally came off the new Husqvarna line in Sweden this week, revealing a line of 10 competition dirt bikes that are bound for the U.S. Since KTM acquired the 110-year-old brand earlier this year, speculation, rumors and scuttlebutt have been rampant. The upper brass at KTM was keeping the info under wraps until […]

FIRST LOOK 2014 HONDA CRF450 RALLY

Honda unveils Dakar Rally model – the new CRF450 RALLY       Honda has released official photos of the new CRF450 RALLY model designed specifically for rally racing. TEAM HRC (the Honda works motorcycle rally team) will use the CRF450 RALLY at the upcoming ‘2014 Dakar Rally -Argentina, Bolivia, Chile- in January 2014.     […]

2014 HUSQVARNA LINE UP

Husqvarna back to Swedish roots to launch 2014 model range   Husqvarna, the brand with Swedish origins and a rich history of racing success on Saturday October 5, 2013 presented its new 2014 model range of motocross and enduro bikes to the international media in Uddevalla, home of the annual MXGP of Sweden.    By […]

FIRST RIDE: 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F

Yamaha had a master plan. The fuel injected YZ250F was scheduled for release about two years ago. But things don’t always go as planned. The world ended back in 2008, financially at least, and that meant that nothing would go as planned for a long, long time.       Now that we have about five years […]

GAS GAS 2014

    Gas Gas unveils the new range of Enduro for 2014, one of its best kept secrets, with important changes affecting all models and engine displacements. Changes that make big improvements for all the new motorcycles from the Spanish factory, in their continuous product development, focused upon offering the best possible machines for the […]

HONDA CRF125F RELEASE

Honda recently introduced two versions of an all-new CRF125F that feature an electric-start engine along with two different wheel sizes to replace the CRF80 and CRF100F. The CRF125F offers an increase in engine displacement and a friendly, easy-to-use powerband, but also aggressive new styling and a brand-new chassis with upgraded front and rear suspension for […]