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FASTWAY EVOLUTION AIR FOOTPEGS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: This is Fastway’s brand-new footpeg. It’s machined in-house from 2024 billet aluminum, which they use because it is stronger and less brittle than 6061 aluminum. The Fastway Evolution AIR footpegs are designed with slanted drafts to shed mud and debris. With a large 2.25-inch front to back and a 4-inch-wide pattern, they provide a […]

DECAL WORKS CUSTOM GRAPHICS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: DeCal Works is a source for motocross and off-road graphics, along with plastics, seat covers, numbers and single-part graphics. Their products can be found on the Factory Red Bull KTM team and the Rockstar Husqvarna off-road team. OUR TAKE: Today’s graphics kits can totally transform your bike with options that will take your bike […]

TORROT ELECTRIC BIKES: PRODUCT REVIEW

Here at the magazine we are seeing a huge influx on new families joining the sport, especially when it comes to the younger rider demographic. For a lot of these families, this is their first introduction to off-road dirt bike riding, and the thought of gas-powered machines can be a bit intimidating. Torrot is a […]

BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS X40 TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Bridgestone Battlecross X40 is engineered as both a motocross and off-road tire. It’s unique with an innovative tread pattern that targets grip and maneuverability using a compound designed for medium-to-hard-pack terrain. The tread’s block construction and profile lend themselves to enhanced stability in braking and cornering. This Castle Block technology extends all the […]

DUNLOP MX14 SAND TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The MX14 is Dunlop’s current offering for sand and soft terrain. It’s the latest in a long line of “scoop” tires that included the MX11 and MX12. The tire has made an especially big splash this year because Eli Tomac and a number of other top pros have been using it in the 2022 […]

S3 BLACK ANGEL TRIALS GEAR: PRODUCT REVIEW

  PRODUCT: S3 has come out with a new line of trials riding gear, the Black Angel Collection. The new line offers the same S3 quality with a new unique style and comfort designed for the trials enthusiast. Both the jersey and pants include combined technical fabrics that offer a greater surface of breathable area […]

USWE RAW 8 HYDRATION PACK: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The USWE Raw 8 hydration pack is equipped with the bounce-free No Dancing Monkey 1.2 harness system, ensuring that the pack stays positioned on your back (no bouncing) through the ugliest of off-road terrain. Along with the bounce-free harness, the Raw 8 makes sure you’re not being squeezed with the unique elastic harness that […]

BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS X40F FRONT TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The X40F front Bridgestone tire targets hard terrain using their asymmetric tread pattern, which optimizes block placement that promotes a stable grip under braking on hard terrain. It was developed as a high-end motocross tire, touting high durability, superior grip and cornering performance. OUR TAKE: Most of our testing of the Bridgestone X40F was […]

MR. KNOW-IT-ALL: LUBE HER UP

WHICH LUBE IS BEST? Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 5-year-old KTM 250XC and flat worship this machine. I’m religious about oil changes, filter cleaning—basically all maintenance—since I want this sucker to last. My question is, should I run a special oil in the transmission or is a good four-stroke oil fine? Synthetic or a […]

PROTECH FORK GUARDS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The ProTech guards are a full-wrap fork guard that replaces the lower OEM guards and protects the tubes from rock and roost dings and nicks. They offer 45 percent more coverage as they wrap around the rear (and mainly unprotected) side of the tube. They will extend the life of critical suspension components, including […]

E LINE CARBON PIPE GUARD: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: E Line carbon pipe guards offer OEM-replacement two-stroke exhaust pipe guards for almost every major brand of dirt bike and are available for both the FMF and Pro Circuit lines of exhaust systems. This test was on a KTM 300XC-W TPI machine. The pipe guard is manufactured using a hand-laid mix of carbon, Kevlar […]

AXP HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 HARD SKID PLATE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The AXP Racing skid plate for the Husqvarna 901 Norden has been developed to protect the vulnerable engine block and the fuel tank from heavy impacts. Made of 8mm-thick HDPE (high-density polyethylene plastic), this Hard version uses a specific mounting system at the rear for maximum strength/rigidity with no direct link to the engine, […]

LEATT MOTO 4.5 LITE JACKET: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Leatt Moto 4.5 Lite jacket is breathable, water-resistant, lightweight, and made of a four-way-stretch soft-shell material. It features large zippered vents and removable arms. It has reinforced 1000D shoulder and elbow panels. The tailored waist length is designed to work with or without body armor. It is designed for a layer of protection […]

REDMOTO CRF FUEL TANK: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: RedMoto is an aftermarket company operated by the official Honda importer in Italy. They specialize in products to convert Honda’s competition bikes into more enduro-ready motorcycles. In Italy, you can buy them as finished bikes, but over here, the various products are sold on a piece-by-piece basis by Checkpoint Off-Road in Minnesota. One of […]

707 RACING SUSPENSION REVIEW

PRODUCT: As we live with our GasGas EC300, getting the suspension dialed in is at the top of our list. It’s soft, dives and is not hugely plush. We sent the WP dampers off to 707 Racing Suspension for a tune job, looking for better control and feel in the technical terrain that we enjoy. […]

PRODUCT TEST: LEATT MOTO 5.5 I.K.S. V22 PANTS

PRODUCT: Leatt’s Moto 5.5 v22 pants feature I.K.S, an internal knee-brace system that reduces knee brace wear and tear. They’re equipped with a multi-layer inner-knee reinforcement with full-grain leather for fighting wear and offering positive bike grip. The 360-degree stretch design ensures a comfortable and secure fit. They are made of 95-percent, ultra-light, durable, rip-stop, […]

PRODUCT TEST: URMOSI 720 SOFT BAR CLAMP

PRODUCT: The Urmosi 720 SBC (soft bar clamp) is a handlebar perch system that allows the bars to flex a full 360 degrees. The 6061-aluminum clamp housing features a split design with an internal blade system that is surrounded by a wheel of specially formulated rubber. This encapsulates the handlebar and flexes 360 degrees with […]

PRODUCT TEST: G2 HUSQVARNA ONE CABLE THROTTLE CONVERSION KIT

PRODUCT: The goal with the G2 One Cable Throttle conversion kit is to lighten the pull on the fuel-injected two-strokes that reside in the Pierer Mobility AG company (KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas). G2 says that the One Cable Throttle conversion kit for Husqvarna dramatically lightens the throttle pull of the newer silver-colored throttle housings. The stock […]

PRODUCT TEST: EKS BRAND LUCID GOGGLES

PRODUCT: EKS Brand has been in the eye protection business for a very long time—most of the present-day staff came from Smith Goggles before that company got out of the moto business. As such, they have seen trends come and go, resisting the temptation of jumping on the fad wagon. The EKS Brand GOX line […]

GATE KING: PRODUCT REVIEW

  PRODUCT: Gate King is a product that allows you to set the tailgate of a pickup truck at positions between fully closed and fully open. It does this by replacing the support cables with steel mechanisms that have joints and ratchets. When the tailgate is open, small levers are revealed that engage the ratchet […]