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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 […]

MODERN-DAY KTM 380 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

You gotta love a motorcycle that makes people look. Bob Casper’s KTM 380SX Factory Edition is like that. What’s even better, it makes people listen too. This is a dirt bike that confuses onlookers on so many levels. On initial contact it prompts about three questions in the first millisecond: Was that Ryan Dungey? Was that […]

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 […]

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 […]

2023 HUSQVARNA FC250: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The Dirt Bike Magazine staff got a chance to tests the 2023 Husqvarna FC250 at Fox Raceway for the very first time. This machine is very similar to FC250 Rockstar Edition launch six months ago from Husqvarna. Although very much alike the production 2023 model does not include all the aftermarket item that the Rockstar […]

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 […]

2022 FOXBOROUGH SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Foxborough, Massachusetts finally got a taste of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season this weekend as the series enters the home stretch. The 250 East championship, in fact, was settled by virtue of Jett Lawrence’s second place finish behind Austin Forkner in the main event. That was enough for Lawrence to amass an insurmountable lead […]

2022 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

We have seen Malcolm Stewart make some premier class Supercross  podiums aboard his factory Husky FC450 this year and the staff of Dirt Bike finally got the chance to ride the all new Husqvarna FC450 Rockstar Edition at Glen Helen Raceway. Check out what they thought after the first day of testing in the video […]

2019 KTM 250XC PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Some events should be commemorated. The 2019 250XC was among the last carbureted off-road bikes that KTM offered. It and the other 2019 XCs (the 300 and 150XC) were given Transfer Port Injection for the 2020 model year. Whether you love or hate fuel-injection is a topic for another day. We love both for different […]

2022 BETA 500 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

We had the luxury to grab a quick flight to Idaho and spend some time with Rodney Smith testing some freshly uncrated 2022 Beta machines. High on our list was the brand-new 500RR-S dual-sport machine. This machine has been at the top of the food chain in the dual-sport world, mainly due to superb power, […]

FASTWAY SPARK ARRESTOR: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Fastway spark arrestor end cap is designed as an efficient way to convert your stock muffler into a USFS-approved spark-arrested muffler. It replaces the production end cap and comes with a 6061 machined end cap that houses a legal spark arrestor screen and the removable down-turned nozzle where the exhaust exits. When the […]

2022 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

The debut of the 2021 Honda CRF450R should have been a brilliant moment for Honda to bask in the glory of all the engineering know-how and investment that went into the development of a brand-new bike, but that’s not what happened. Final testing was cut short, and the CRF450R arrived unfinished. The important pieces were […]

HUSQVARNA TE150i: FULL TEST

Some bikes can be understood most easily by process of elimination. You gotta understand what they aren’t before you understand what they are. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help in the case of the Husqvarna TE150i. Defining what it can’t do is hard. It’s perfect for youth as well as vets and seniors. It’s a natural entry-level […]

2020 HUSKY 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There have been plenty of 500cc two-strokes from Husqvarna throughout dirt bike history. But, since the brand’s rebirth a few years back, it has shied away from two-strokes above 300cc. We teamed up with former factory Kawasaki race team mechanic Jonny Weisman, who now owns The Ride Shop in Arizona, to build a modern Husqvarna […]

2022 250 MX SHOOTOUT: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

Last year was brutal. The 2021 250 MX shootout was the toughest comparison in the 51-year history of [Dirt Bike Magazine]. The 250 class, or MX2 or Lites, whatever you prefer, had evolved to near parity in performance. Choosing a winner was more about who we asked and where we rode than anything else. Stopwatches […]

2022 HUSQVARNA FC250 DAY 1 TEST: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

The staff of Dirt Bike Magazine tests the Husqvarna FC250 at Glen Helen Raceway. This was a big contender in the 2021 Shootout. With some small updates and a return of the 10mm lower suspension we know that it will be again. The all new 2022 Honda CRF250R will be the wild card this year. […]

TECHNOLOGY ELEVATED SMARTCARB: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

In case you haven’t heard, Technology Elevated has been making some bold claims about their SmartCarbs. We spent some time with the crew of this family-owned business, and this is what they had to say. One thing is for sure—these aren’t your grandpa’s carburetors. 36, 38 & 40MM SC2 SMARTCARBS: Redefining carburetion for the 21st […]

ZACH BELL’S KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT

They say that winning a championship is much easier than defending one. That’s clearly been the case with Zach Bell and the Wiseco World Two-Stroke Championship. His 2018 title has proven very difficult to duplicate. After a DNF last year, we hoped we could team up with him to capture the 2020 title.  Unfortunately, a […]

2021 HUSQVARNA FC450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine went out to Glen Helen Raceway to throw a leg over the new 2021 Husqvarna FC450. Yes, this bike has new graphics and some small internal engine changes to increase durability but the big story on the 2021 Husqvarna is in the suspension department. Husqvarna is working on developing a bike that […]