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2021 YAMAHA OFF-ROAD MODEL INFORMATION

Yamaha’s 2021 off-road lineup includes a redesigned YZ450FX  with features including a refined, more efficient engine, a redesigned frame with all-new flex characteristics, updated suspension settings, and more. Below is the information on the complete off-road lineup from Yamaha for 2021: New 2021 YZ450FX The 2021 YZ450FX is designed to beat the cross country competition. The new […]

2021 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS MODELS RELEASED

The 2021 complete Motocross model line from Yamaha has just been released and the YZ250F receives a thoroughly refined engine, revised frame, new suspension settings and new brakes.  Below is the initial information we gathered from Yamaha: New 2021 YZ250F   The new 2021 Yamaha YZ250F has been redesigned for a more competitive, greater performing motocross experience. The new […]

CATCHING UP WITH MIKA DECOSTER

Last week we looked back at a column Roger DeCoster wrote for Dirt Bike Magazine back in 1993, when his third son Mika was born. We decided to call Mika today, and see what he’s been doing with himself for the last 27 years. IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’VE BEEN BUSY THE PAST FEW MONTHS In […]

2021 BETA 300RX MOTOCROSS TWO-STROKE ANNOUNCED: BETA GOES MOTO

Beta has just announced their 2021 300RX Two-Stroke Motocross model and they are turning some heads right out of the gate! Electric start, 19″ rear wheel, increased power and the list goes on. See the machine in action below for the first time and scroll down for complete specifications on the new 300RX. ARVE Below […]

MX REVIVAL 1990 CR500 PROJECT UPDATE: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you a behind the scenes look at our Honda CR500 project with MX Revival appropriately named “Ping King”. We continue the 500cc theme with our 1995 500cc Shootout featuring “The Man” himself Roger DeCoster and we wrap it all up with an exclusive look at our Husqvarna CR500 […]

CHASE SEXTON OFFICALLY JOINS HRC HONDA

With the 2020 supercross season in the rear-view mirror, Chase Sexton has officially left his CRF250R behind and joined the HRC Factory Honda team to ride the CRF450R. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season remains vague at this point, but as the official Honda video below shows, Sexton is comfortable on his new bike.   […]

PRODUCT TEST: PRO CIRCUIT CRF450R T6 DUAL EXHAUST

PRODUCT: Pro Circuit’s complete T6 stainless steel dual exhaust system for the Honda CRF450R and CRF450RX models is constructed of stainless steel throughout the head pipe, Y-collector, mid-pipe and end caps, while the canisters are made from aluminum. The T6 is designed for closed-course or off-road riders. Pro Circuit also designed the T-6 to meet […]

COOLANT QUERY: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

SHE HAS A BLEEDER Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I recently changed the coolant on my 2001 KDX200. After pouring in the fresh coolant, I was skimming through my shop manual and realized the bike has an air bleeder on the cylinder head for the cooling system. Did I screw things up? I already started the bike […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: FCP RACING 2020 KAWASAKI ENGINE MOUNTS

PRODUCT: FCP Racing offers a chassis upgrade with titanium and aluminum engine-mount kits. The front engine mounts are CNC-machined out of titanium and come in the exotic titanium color combined with CNC-machined aluminum top engine mounts anodized bronze. We tested the kit specifically designed for the 2019-’20 Kawasaki KX450 motocross model. POSITIVES: The FCP Racing […]

2020 JOHN PENTON GNCC PRO CLASS HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

See the Pro class action from this years John Penton GNCC and check out the comments from some of the top riders like Kailub Russell and Ben Kelly. ARVE Kailub Russell: “It’s awesome to get the win in front of family and friends cheering me on at the family farm. I felt really good, so I […]

2021 HUSQVARNA MOTOCROSS BIKES

Husqvarna's 2021 motocross bikes have been revealed. The FC450, FC350 and FC250 four-strokes are included as well as the TC250, TC125, TC85, TC65 and TC50 two-strokes. New for 2021, Husqvarna accessories will be offering a connectivity unit that allows you to sync your smart phone with the four-strokes in order to make mapping changes.  In [...]

2021 HUSQVARNA ELECTRIC

Husqvarna has expanded its electric offerings for 2021. In addition to the EE 5 electric mini, there will be two new Stacyc balance bikes that carry the Husqvarna name. The official word from Husqvarna is below. There’s always been a little something missing for young riders starting their two-wheel journey. The jump from a pedal-powered […]

KTM TWO-STROKE PROJECTS: 2-STROKE THEATER

On this week’s 2-Stroke Theater we look at a few of our KTM premix burning projects. Our Seat Concepts KTM200 XC, championship winning Pro Circuit 125SX and a 300XC ground-up rebuild that you won’t believe. We also take a look back at extreme enduro rider Cody Webb’s feature video “Aftershock” filmed by Travis Fant.  Enjoy […]

2021 KTM ELECTRIC BIKES

KTM has expanded its electric offerings  with the inclusion of a KTM-branded Stacyc youth model. While the Stacyc is technically branded as a 2020 model, the 2021 Freeride XC-E electric motorcycle was announced as well as the 2021 KTM SX E 5 mini. Below is KTM’s official announcement and information. For KTM’s 2021 gasoline-powered motocross […]

2021 KTM TWO-STROKES

KTM will be offering 14 different two-stroke models for 2021. In the motocross line, the 250SX is back and it still has a carburetor and a kickstarter. The 150SX, 125SX, 85SX (in both big wheel and standard), 65SX, 50SX and 50SX Mini all return and none have TPI fuel-injection for the coming year. KTM’s XC […]

SPECBOLT KAWASAKI KX450 BUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Our Specbolt 2018 Kawasaki KX450 build is front and center on this week’s Project Bike Spotlight. Check out  the individual videos on 2019 450cc four stroke machines from Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha in Thumper Theater. Don’t miss the exclusive link to one sweet Honda CRF450R build at the bottom of this post.  […]

2020 SUPERCROSS STANDINGS & STATISTICS–FINAL

The final Supercross of 2020 took place in Salt Lake City on June 21 despite adversity of cosmic proportions. There were two distinct phases of the series, the 10 races before the Covid-19 shut down and the seven afterward. Through both, the 450 class was a primarily a contest between three men: Ken Roczen, Cooper […]

WIN THIS 1998 FMF HONDA CR125R PROJECT: KC66 FOUNDATION SWEEPSTAKES

Well, it’s official and we can finally announce that Dirt Bike Magazine has teamed of with the Kurt Caselli Foundation in a sweepstakes to win our 1998 FMF CR125R project bike. Below is a Travis Fant produced video of the machine in action with Managing Editor Mark Tilley at the controls. Scroll down past the […]