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REMEMBERING THE 1978 TRANS-AMA SERIES: CLASSIC DECOSTER

This  story was alternately written by Roger DeCoster and Bob Hannah for the July, 1995 issue of Dirt Bike. The subject was the 1978 Trans-AMA Series. In the beginning, the series didn’t really have a name. It was just a collection of races held in the fall. Back then, it didn’t need a name It […]

RIDING CODY WEBB’S SHERCO 300 2-STROKE

In 2019, Cody Webb rebuilt himself. Everything in his life had changed that spring when a knee injury forced him out of racing for the season. This was on the heels of an injury sustained in the prologue of the 2018 Erzberg Rodeo in Austria, and a controversial last-round loss of his number-one plate in […]

2022 NEW-BIKE PRICES–COMPLETE LIST: THE WRAP

With this week’s release of new Hondas and last week’s announcement of the 2022 Yamaha line, the overall picture for 2022 has come into better focus. It’s a year of mostly unchanged models with the notable exception of the Yamaha two-strokes and the Honda CRF250R and CRF250RX. Here’s the grand list of MSRPs, although we […]

2022 HONDA CRF250R & CRF250RX REVEALED

Honda has finally revealed the 2022 CRF250R. Today’s announcement also included the CRF250RX off-road bike and the F-Series family trail bikes. The official Honda press release follows:   The bike raced by Team Honda HRC riders Jett and Hunter Lawrence, the CRF250R has been completely redesigned for 2022, Honda revealed today. The all-new model features […]

KTM 500EXC: DUAL-SPORT PROJECT VIDEO SERIES

This bike was the winner of Dirt Bike’s 2020 500 Dual-Sport Shootout. Ron Lawson purchased the bike directly from KTM after that test. With so many test bikes coming and going, a magazine editor often doesn’t have time to ride his own bike. But test bikes come with rules. We cannot take them out of […]

2022 BETA EVO TRIALS MODELS

Beta has released info on its 2022 Evo Trials line. Here’s the official press release: The Evo has received a series of major updates to the engine, frame, and suspension over its lifespan, including recent updates to carburetion & ignition mapping which provided a more linear and predictable throttle response. With this model year, Beta […]

GASGAS EX300 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Dicks Racing has been building high-end off-road racing machines for decades. A racer himself, Dick Wilk pounded the hostile desert around Las Vegas and taught himself the art of making his machine handle better and perform stronger through focused suspension and motor modifications. His most recent project started with the GasGas EX300 two-stroke TPI machine. […]

RDING THE 2022 HUSQVARNA TE150i: THE WRAP

This week we got to ride the 2022 Husqvarna TE150i. This is our first experience with this bike, although we did test the 2019 Husky TE150, which was before the coming of Transfer Port Injection. You won’t find anything exactly like the Husky 150 in the extended Austrian brotherhood of KTM and GasGas off-road bikes, […]

2022 FLY RACING PRODUCTS ANNOUNCED : WORK HARD, PLAY HARDER

It’s that time of year again in the off-road motorcycle industry, we are getting our first chance to see all the new products that will be available in 2022. The crew at Western Powersports just leased their 2022 line of Fly Racewear. Trust us when we say there is something for everyone! Check out the […]

FAT TIRES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

DEs’ SETTINGS Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m setting my 2014 300 up for desert racing and have a question about tires. To help in the high-speed sand washes, I’m thinking about switching to a Fatty front tire with a mousse. Is one brand better than the other in this tire size? John Bummer Via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com Frankly, […]

DR350 REPLACEMENT: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

RANDOMLY BIZARRE Dear Mr. Know-It-All, Now I am ready for an all-new motorcycle. One I can buy and not fix it. I just want to ride it tuned to me—sag, tire pressure, fork oil, seat grip and handlebars, actual pull on the pipe and off, etc. I live in the Arizona desert, with two OHV […]