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BETA LEAK FIX: MR KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, My thermostat is leaking on my 2019 Beta 390RRS, and the bike is out of warranty. I’m not sure if I should replace the part or buy a hose kit to eliminate it altogether. Can you feed me your thoughts on my dilemma? Ryan Sternman via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com We’ve seen these housings leak, […]

2019 KTM300 XC TRAIL PROJECT: OFF-ROAD 2-STROKES VIDEO SERIES

For this off-road 2-Stroke project we took a 2019 KTM 300XC and transformed it into a more trail friendly machine with the help of Vertex Pistons. This is the last year KTM made their 300cc XC carbureted model available to the public before switching everything over to fuel injection. We love this motorcycle to this […]

HUSQVARNA FE350 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

The Husqvarna FE350S is one of only two dual-sport bikes in the 2020 Husky line. There’s a 350 and a 501. The 450 and 250 are gone, but as it runs out, the 350 has both of those bikes covered. If there was one dual-sport bike that could do it all, this is it. CHOICES, […]

WHEN DAKAR CAME TO THE U.S.

In the early ’90s, Franco Acerbis and Casey Folks brought the Dakar Rally to America. The Nevada Rally, the only true rally-raid event ever held in the U.S., ran in 1993, 1994 and 1995. It was an amazing feat of organization and planning that would have been impossible for anyone else to assemble. This is […]

TMZILLA 500CC 2-STROKE PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we have gone TM 2-Stroke crazy! It’s all about the small Italian manufacture’s premix burning machines. Our main focus is on the recently completed TMZilla project that uses a TM250 MX model chassis and a highly modified Honda CR500 engine. Along with the exclusive […]

2020 TM300FI TWO-STROKE: THE THREE-HUNDREDS VIDEO SERIES

Three-Hundred CC two-strokes are kings in the world of tight technical off-road. In this video series we take a look at all the 300cc off-road two-strokes we can get our hands on. The 2020 TM300FI 2 Stroke makes four more horsepower than its carbureted cousin and yes at the moment the carbureted models are still […]

2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 5: ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS

Moto Pro, Privateer Skyler Howes (2), who had been at the top of the scoreboard most of the week, won Second Place in the round and overall. He described the first section through flood plains as “very fast, and, actually, pretty flooded” after all of the recent storms. “The navigation was already tricky in those […]

YAMAHA YZ250FX VS. HONDA CRF250RX: THE WRAP

OFF-ROAD 250 FOUR-STROKE COMPARISON We finally got the Honda CRF250RX and the Yamaha YZ250FX on the same ride so we could do a back-to-back comparison of the two. They are both closed-course competition off-road bikes, meaning they are made for racing. They have no spark arresters, they are just as loud as motocross bikes and […]

2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 4: THE LEAD CHANGES

Special Stage Four of the 2020 Sonora Rally was as much a treat as it was a threat. Fresh, wet sand set the stage for a blistering tempo. Bikes soared across the barren sea, mindful of the crab grass pockmarking the way. One long look at the roadbook could send a rider flying off their […]

2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 3: THE HALFWAY POINT

Day three of racing at this year’s Sonora Rally was the first day in the dunes and the action was intense. But it was only a taste. Cut short and starting early due to an impending storm, the racers criss-crossed the sand then wound through fast corners in the second section of the day. Pilots […]

NO-SCRATCH TIRE CHANGES: MR KNOW-IT-ALL

SCRATCH THE ITCH Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’d love to go riding this weekend. I have a new set of tires for my bike, but I’ve never changed my own tires. I attempted to do so, but only managed to get one side of the tire off and pull the tube out. I can’t seem to […]

2020 SONORA RALLY DAY 2: BRABEC STRIKES BACK

On day two of the 2020 Sonora Rally factory Honda pilot Ricky Brabec charged to the front of the field and held that position ultimately taking the win and moving up in the overall standings . Day one winner Skyler Howes crossed the finish line in second behind Brabec and sits in the overall lead […]