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GUMMY TIRE TEST

 Gummy tires have very soft and flexible knobs that provide solid traction in nasty terrain. In their element, they increase the rider’s ability to conquer wicked obstacles that can abuse even a competent rider whose machine isn’t equipped to grab and bite. Our testing took place on the following terrain: a 30-mile loop; two, long, […]

SEGWAY DIRT EBIKE

The gap between motorcycle and bicycle used to be wide and clearly defined. If it had a motor, it was a motorcycle. If you were the motor, it was called a bicycle. Now, advancing technology has made everything a little murky. The Segway Dirt eBike occupies that middle space between worlds. It’s a motorcycle that […]

HONDA CRF478X: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The Honda CRF450X is one of the all-time greats with a legacy of Baja success as well as a history of being  an excellent trail bike. Before the redesign of 2019, it went unchanged for years creating a big inventory of bikes on the used market. Here’s an example of a Craigslist CRF450X that was […]

SC2 SMARTCARB FOR TWO-STROKES: PRODUCT REVIEW

WHAT IS THE SMARTCARB? The SmartCarb is a precision air-and fuel-metering instrument designed to push the limits of mechanical fuel atomization. A proprietary Venturi concentrates and accelerates airflow for better fuel atomization. This high-velocity airflow is focused directly at the metering rod, providing better fuel atomization for a more complete combustion burn, a power increase […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: ALPINESTARS TECH 7 BOOTS

PRODUCT: The Alpinestars Tech 7 is one of the most popular motocross boots in the U.S. It is what Alpinestars considers a mid-level boot, but it would be a premium product for virtually anyone else. It’s designed and developed in Italy, but manufactured in Alpinestars’ facility in Asia in order to keep the price down. […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PRO MOTO BILLET

Your summer ride plans are coming together, and the bikes are getting dialed in with the final touches. Fastway by Pro Moto Billet brings you three products from Idaho to help make those day trips and multi-day adventures the best you’ve ever had. You know what Smokey the Bear says: if you’re hitting the national […]

DUNLOP GEOMAX MX33 REAR TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

Dunlop has introduced the new MX33 to replace the popular MX3, a high-end motocross tire designed for intermediate-to-soft terrain. Dunlop calls the Geomax MX33 the most highly developed motocross tire they have ever produced. The advanced Apex design enhances shock absorption, and a unique compound improves durability. Block-in-block tread pattern aids in linear tracking and […]

TM SKID PLATE & LINK GUARD: PRODUCT REVIEW

The TM Designworks Extreme full-coverage skid plate with link guard is a lightweight composite plastic with a silicone additive that helps it to reduce friction grab. They are designed to allow maximum frame flex and are 30-percent lighter than an aluminum plate. Its design is for extreme conditions, and it covers the main frame rails, […]

RESCUE PEGS: PRODUCT REVIEW

Rescue Pegs are oversized footpegs that allow a passenger to place his feet outboard of the rider’s feet. These aren’t replacement footpegs, but rather add-ons that can be fixed to the original equipment of almost any modern dirt bike. Each side is over 6 inches long (inside to outside) and 3 inches wide (leading edge […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: FMF TURBINE CORE 2.1

PRODUCT: The FMF Turbine Core 2.1 is FMF’s latest two-stroke spark arrestor. This new silencer is inspired by FMF’s 4.1 muffler line and uses its turbine damping system as the spark arrestor, which helps increase the exhaust flow and requires little maintenance since it is not a screen type, which can clog after a few […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: LEATT GPX5.5 MX BOOTS

PRODUCT: The Leatt GPX 5.5 FlexLock boots come to market following a three-year project development process using their pro athletes for testing and input. Leatt is committed to protection, but developed the GPX 5.5 with looks as an important caveat. It uses a FlexLock system that makes for adjustable boot flex, lockout of ankle movement, […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: DENALI D2 LED LIGHT KIT

PRODUCT: Denali D2 auxiliary LED lights were designed to create an impressive beam of light that is perfect for daytime conspicuity and nighttime distance. These small 10-watt Cree lights only draw 1.6 amps apiece. Their small 2.2-inch-round by 2.4-inch-deep size makes it easy to mount them on just about any motorcycle. Their impressive power throws […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: MOOSE RACING BIKE MAT

MOOSE RACING BIKE MAT PRODUCT: The great majority of us work on our own machines in the garage. Having a good mat under the machine offers several advantages: dropped hardware is easier to find and, most important, spilled liquids, over-spray and other lubricants are more easily cleaned and controlled. The Moose Racing bike mat is […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: SUPERLITE RSX SPROCKET

SUPERLITE RSX STEEL RACE SPROCKET PRODUCT: The Superlite RSX-series sprocket is a hardened-steel, black, zinc-plated motocross/off-road sprocket designed to be the lightest steel sprocket you can buy. This is accomplished with their unique spoke design, which offers superb strength at a maximum weight reduction. A computer-generated design targeted the weight and strength sides of the […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: ENDURO ENGINEERING EXTREME SKID PLATE

ENDURO ENGINEERING EXTREME KTM/HUSQVARNA 2-STROKE SKID PLATE PRODUCT: Enduro Engineering’s Extreme skid plate is made for hard-enduro-type terrain. It starts life as a standard EE aluminum skid plate. The material is thick, there are side tabs that protect the frame rails and footpeg mounts, covers vital areas (e.g., water pump, engine cases), and has proper […]

MOTION PRO SEAL MATE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: Motion Pro has long been known for their focus on specialty tools for both the motorcycle enthusiast and mechanic. But as important as their highly focused instruments are, they have etched a firm hold on simplified implements that make life easier for the dirt biker. Their Seal Mate fork-seal cleaner is a simple idea […]