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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 […]

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 […]

2020 1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION: THE ’21s VIDEO SERIES

For this edition of the ’21s we take you along on our first day of testing the 2020.5 KTM 450SXF Factory Edition at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California. This big news for KTM is the changes to the suspension. Both the front and rear have been updated to give the rider better comfort. Mapping […]

MOOSE RACING FENDER MOUNT TOOL PACK: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Moose Racing Fender Mount Tool Pack is a compact, folding pack that is 10 inches long, 7 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Once unfolded, the pack displays a myriad of compartments to hold wrenches, mini T-handles, spare parts and personal items that need to stay dry. It’s made from tough 500D tarpaulin […]

TM’S FUEL INJECTED 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

There are things that set the TM machines apart from all others. They are brilliant works of artistic craftsmanship and technological marvels. They are rare, pricey and definitely appeal to the rider looking for uniqueness and a works look.

SUZUKI VANVAN: FULL TEST

Suzuki says the VanVan is an “extraordinarily retro, funky machine.” Even though the little 199cc four-stroke dual-sport bike is basic with modest features, it is nevertheless a modern bike despite the somewhat vintage look. It’s like the PT Cruiser of motorcycles. We love that Suzuki incorporated a lot of the shape of the early Suzuki […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Yamaha is deeper into the digital age than anyone, and the 2020 YZ450F has a mixture of new hardware and software to bring it into the new decade. Externally, the bike looks as it has since the really big makeover of 2018. That was when it got a new frame and motor, as well as […]

SWM 600 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

You know this bike. You just might not recognize it. SWM is a new Italian company built on the ruins of Husqvarna AG. To understand the bike and why it exists, you have to know your Husky history. Before the brand became a KTM stepchild, Husqvarna had a long history of foster parents, including Electrolux, Cagiva and BMW.

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R: FULL TEST

The KTM 790 Adventure R is one of those rare motorcycles that will will have a lasting effect on the the sport, the riders and the other bikes in its category. It’s a twin-cylinder, off-road capable bike that produces almost 100 horsepower and weighs 50 pounds less than anything else in its class. That’s all […]

2020 HONDA CRF450R: THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 Honda CRF450R enters the 450cc motocross arena with changes to the battery position, suspension, and mapping that includes a new 3 part select-able torq option. The 2020 Honda 450 was debuted at Glen Helen Raceway and the Dirt Bike Magazine staff was on hand to gather a first impression. Check out what managing […]

2020 KAWASAKI KX450: THE ’20s VIDEO SERIES

For this episode of “The ’20s” video series we take a look at the 2020 Kawasaki KX450. This machine was our 2019 450cc Motocross Shootout winner. Although the 2020 model features minimal changes that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This is a very rider friendly motorcycle and can be enjoyed by just about all skill […]

2020 KTM 250SXF: THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

For this edition of Dirt Bike Magazines video series “The ’20s” we get our first chance to ride  the 2020 KTM 250SXF . This bike was all new for 2019 and returns this year with revisions including a vented air box and suspension changes. Can the changes made in 2020 result in a shooutout win? […]

2020 KAWASAKI KX250 : THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

For this edition of “The ’20s” Dirt Bike Magazine headed north on the 101 freeway to Castillo Ranch in in Central California for the introduction of the 2020 Kawasaki KX250. Although this bike looks very similar to the 2019 model it has major changes just beneath the surface. New engine updates have been done trying […]