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2022 HUSQVARNA TE150I: OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna TE150i is one bike that can give competition to the 300 two-stroke as the go-to choice for the off-road purist. Most riders think of  any 144cc two-stroke as a youth model for transitioning to the big bike world, but the TE150i is much more than that. It’s a legitimate destination in itself. Clearly, […]

NEW 2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE IN ACTION: RAW VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine was invited to test the new 2022 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke but unfortunately the media has been asked by Yamaha not give any editorial review on this bike for another week. While the embargo remains in place we decided to at least let our loyal viewers enjoy some clips from our first day […]

CARSON BROWN AND HIS CR500 2-STROKE

If Honda still made the CR500R two-stroke, it might look something like this. Carson Brown and his dad Duane Brown brought it back from the grave and rebuilt it at the BBR Motorsports Headquarters in Washington. Carson is a current 250 pro and spent a lot of time helping his dad test this motorcycle before […]

2022 HONDA CRF450R: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine tests the 2022 Honda CRF450R at Glen Helen Raceway. The 2021 Honda was all new but unfinished. There were mapping and suspension concerns last year that the Dirt Bike Magazine staff had qualms with. For 2022, the bike is complete with the problematic areas addressed. Honda has a full set of good […]

RIDING THE 2022 KAWASAKI KLR650

We’re delighted to report that the Kawasaki KLR650 is back and we have already logged some time on a brand-new 2022 Adventure model. Back when the 2019 Kawasaki line was announced we were shocked that there was no KLR650. The bike had been around in one form or another since 1984. At times, it was […]

2022 YAMAHA YZ250F: YEAR 22 VIDEO SERIES

The Dirt Bike Magazine staff tests the 2022 Yamaha YZ250F at Fox Raceway. The YZ250F has been the Dirt Bike Magazine 250 Shootout winner for several years in a row. It has repeatedly been favored for its power characteristics and stability on the track. Yamaha has revised the suspension, changed the rear wheel, and added […]

2022 YAMAHA YZ450F : YEAR 22 VIDEO SERIES

The embargo is finally lifted and we can tell you our first impression of the 2022 Yamaha YZ450F. The Dirt Bike Magazine took the bike out to Fox Raceway and had several of our test riders hit the track to get feedback on the 2022 model. This bike returns with easy access air box, adjustable […]

2012 KTM 300XC PROJECT: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

For this project, we teamed up with the guys at Dirt N Iron. The bike was a nine-year-old KTM 300XC. Even that long ago, the KTM was the off-road two-stroke to have. It was fast, smooth and reliable. When you find a used one, just getting it into original condition means you’ll have a great […]

CR500 SHOOTOUT: NEW-AGE VS OLD-SCHOOL

For this episode of the Dirt Bike Premix Video Series, we compare a Honda CR500 two-stroke in a modern chassis to an original one. There’s something especially sweet about a 500 that’s been updated with an aluminum frame and modern suspension, but over the years we’ve noticed that they sometimes don’t work as well as […]

KAWASAKI KX450: 2022 VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki’s KX450 has won the Dirt Bike Magazine 450 Motocross shootout for three years in a row. It was completely overhauled in 2019 and gained electric start in the process. Kawasaki hasn’t messed with the formula too much since then and we have learned a great deal about the bike in that time. The 2022 […]

YZ250F PROJECT: HARDWARE VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ250F is the most popular bike in the 250 class. It won our 2021 MX shootout and it’s one of the most successful bikes in Pro motocross. But all is not perfect in YZ land. The Yamaha has less top-end power than the KTM, Husqvarna, Kawasaki and Honda. What’s it take to bring […]

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 […]

METHOD R1M RACE WHEELS

Method Race Wheels has long been a key player in the world of four-wheel racing. Now, the company is getting into motorcycle racing and is kicking off that involvement with the R1M Proto Project and a partnership with Haiden Deegan. Check out this glimpse inside Method Wheels. 

BETA 250RR RACE EDITION: AN OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE VIDEO

The Beta 250RR Race Edition was released after Beta’s standard editions and is more of a bike for the purist. It doesn’t have oil injection and there are a number of upgrades, including the closed cartridge KYB fork. Join the Dirt Bike staff as we put the two-stroke through its paces on our first day […]

2022 HUSKY TE300i: 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna TE300i has arrived with very few changes for 2022. It remains a fully injected off-road two-stroke, with both TPI fuel injection and oil injection. It is one of two 300 two-strokes offered by Husqvarna; the other is the more competition-oriented TX300i. This version is designed for for trail riding, although it’s still very […]

DARK KNIGHT 500 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The Dark Knight is a current KTM chassis with a Kawasaki KX500 motor. It’s also a true piece of art. It’s been featured in a previous Dirt Bike Video, but we thought you might enjoy some of the raw video images. Also check out the story Behind The Build here. 

PROJECT FMF HUSKY: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husky FE501S is probably the most desired dual-sport bike on the market. That goes for industry insiders as well as rank and file riders across America. This particular Husky is owned by Donny “Lil D” Emler, the moving force behind FMF Racing. The primary mission for the bike is all family oriented riding, but […]