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HOUSTON 3 SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Houston played host to Monster Energy Supercross for the third time in eight days at NRG stadium.  Already, the young season is racking up a toll on the riders, particularly in the 250 class. Austin Forkner, RJ Hampshire and Jett Lawrence all fell in qualifying, while Christian Craig was once again on top of the […]

2021 DUAL-SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE

HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO: $11,999 The Husqvarna 701 Enduro sits right between a naked ADV machine and an overcharged dual-sport. It features a 74-horsepower engine that uses advanced electronics, a 50mm Keihin fuel injection and a six-speed gearbox (fit with Easy Shift for seamless shifting without using the clutch), all wrapped around a trellis frame and […]

RICKY BRABEC AND SKYLER HOWES TALK DAKAR: THE WRAP

Last weekend, the Dakar rally wrapped up with two Americans in the top 10. Monster Energy Honda factory rider Ricky Brabec was second overall and privateer Skyler Howes was fifth. Now that they are back in the U.S. , I got a chance to interview both of them. RICKY BRABEC ON DAKAR Dirt Bike: Did […]

HOUSTON 2 SUPERCROSS RESULTS: TOMAC IS BACK!

Just three days after the opening round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season, NRG stadium in Houston came alive for round two.  In the 450 class,  it was truly a race that cold have gone to anyone in the main. In the end, it was defending champion Eli Tomac that survived the chaos and […]

IWC MOTORSPORTS KX109 SUPERMINI PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

It’s all about Kawasaki mini rippers on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday. Up first is an extreme KX109 Supermini project with the crew at IWC Motorsports/Tire Pros built to race west coast off-road races. This thing is a mini rippers dream build. In our 2-Stroke Behind The Build section we have our Kawasaki KX65 build with […]

DES NATIONS GREATS: CLASSIC DECOSTER

In 1998 , Team USA’s 13-year winning streak in the motocross des Nations was in the rear-view mirror. Great Britain had ended it back in 1994 and the U.S. was struggling to reassert itself as the dominant power in world motocross. In the July, 1998 issue of Dirt Bike, Roger DeCoster looked back at some  […]

SUPERCROSS RESULTS: HOUSTON 1–BARCIA? YES BARCIA!

The first of three Monster Energy Supercross rounds held in NRG Stadium outside of Houston went to Justin Barcia, marking the first outing for the Red Bull GasGas Pro supercross team and the first win. It also marked the third consecutive year that Barcia has won the opening event. Barcia’s win wasn’t without challenge, though. […]

RIDING THE HUSKY 701 LONG RANGE: THE WRAP

This week we’ve been playing with the Husqvarna 701 Long Range. The line between adventure bike and dual-sport bike is getting very blurry. The Long Range seems to fall on the adventure side of the line, yet most of the machine is identical to the Husky 701 Enduro. That’s a dual-sport bike in almost everyone’s […]

KEVIN BENAVIDES WINS DAKAR 2021

The 2021 Dakar Rally is complete. Monster Energy Honda’s Ricky Brabec won the final stage and closed in on the lead, but had to settle for second to his teammate Kevin Benavides.  It was an exceptionally good event for the Honda team, which had struggled winlessly for years prior to 2020. This time they won […]

BRABEC WINS DAKAR STAGE 10

Ricky Brabec has turned around his misfortunes of week one and has been riding flawlessly in the second half of the Dakar Rally. He won stage 10, jumping up to second place overall, just 51 seconds behind his Honda teammate Kevin Benavides. The event has reached a point where fatigue is taking a toll and […]

2021 KTM OFF ROAD TEAM ANNOUNCED

FMF KTM Factory Racing has announced its six-rider lineup for 2021, boasting a dynamic mixture of both youth and experience this season. In his eighth season with the team, multi-time offroad champion Taylor Robert will lead a hungry group of riders into the 2021 season including east-coast riders Josh Toth and Ben Kelley, newcomers Trystan […]

DAKAR STAGE 9: TOBY PRICE OUT

Stage nine started and finished at the coastal city of Neom, covering a total distance of 579km. It was a rough day for Red Bull KTM rider Toby Price, who started second on the stage following overall leader Jose Ignacio Cornejo. Two kilometers from checkpoint five, price went down hard. Ricky Brabec was the first […]

WISECO KAWASAKI KX327 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you the first look at our completed 2003 KX327 with Kevin Bailey and the crew over at Race Winning Brands. Kevin had lots of help from industry leading companies on the build but was the main person doing the garage work.  We keep the Kawasaki theme going in […]

DAKAR STAGE 8: MARATHON!

Today the second half of the Marathon stage started from the Sakaka bivouac, where the riders stayed yesterday without any help from their mechanics. It featured 375 kilometers of timed special on mainly hard gravel and sandy tracks with the cold temperatures giving way to the heat and strong winds blowing at the Neom bivouac. […]

DAKAR STAGE 7: BRABEC TO THE FRONT!

American Ricky Brabec won today’s stage, leaping into eighth place overall. This first half of the event’s marathon stage will see riders sleep in a temporary camp before continuing with the second leg on Monday, stage eight. Arriving at the bivouac, competitors are forbidden from receiving any outside mechanical assistance on their machines and must […]

GASGAS 300 2-STROKE & TM 300 4-STROKE: THE WRAP

We have an odd-couple of 300cc off-road bikes that we’re testing now. One is the GasGas EC300 two-stroke and the other is the TM 300 four-stroke. Both of these were obscure European companies a few years ago, but now they are entering the mainstream. GasGas, of course, is now a part of Pierer Mobility and […]

DAKAR STAGE 6: NEW DAY, NEW LEADER

The first week of the 2021 Dakar rally has been defined by instability and navigational hardship. Riders have found it difficult to turn in two consecutive good stages and the overall lead has changed each day. Today, it was Joan Barreda’s turn to win again, solidifying his status as the rider with the third highest […]