BETA OIL INJECTION FEAR: MR.-KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I have a 2020 Beta 300RR that is oil injected, and I love the bike dearly. The bike has almost 200 hours, and I want to replace the reeds when I do my first top end. Since the oil line routes directly into the carburetor manifold and has to be removed to […]

SLR HONDA WINS BAJA 1000: OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

For the third time in as many years, the SLR Honda team rode to victory during this weekend’s SCORE International Baja 1000, extending Honda’s overall motorcycle win total in the event to 30, including six straight and 22 in the last 23 years. It also marked a record 14 wins for the CRF450X. It was […]

TM EN250Fi TWIN PIPE: FULL TEST

Some motorcycles are tools; machines designed with simplicity of purpose to deliver a desired result. A motorcycle like the TM EN250Fi four-stroke is much more. It’s a product of passion and a statement of identity. If the people at TM viewed their products with nothing more than utility in mind, their company would have ceased […]

NEW KAWASAKI DUAL-SPORT KLX300

Kawasaki just released several 2021 models including a new 300cc dual-sport and a 300cc supermoto built on the same platform. The official word from Kawasaki appears below. The all-new 2021 Kawasaki KLX®300 motorcycle is designed to provide unlimited on- and off-road fun for riders of all skill levels. Staying true to its roots, the all-new […]

2020 24 HOURS OF GLEN HELEN

The 2020 3-Bros 24 Hours of Glen Helen took place over the weekend and, as usual, it was a battle to the finish. This year there were a number of stacked teams, not only in the Pro class, but in the sportsman ranks. This is one of the few races where elite riders of the […]

PRODUCT TEST: BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME REAR GUMMY

PRODUCT: The Bridgestone Battlecross E50 Extreme is a gummy enduro tire based on the standard Battlecross E50. The E50 Extreme is only available in a 140/80-18 and offers widely spaced tread blocks to prevent mud and dirt buildup. Convex Castle Block technology is used on the center and side lugs, providing added biting surface to […]

KTM 450XC-F–FULL TEST

Some bikes defy being categorized. The 2021 KTM 450XC-F isn’t one of them. It’s actually  a very specialized motorcycle. The confusing part is that it fits perfectly in so many categories. For one, it’s KTM’s most adept desert bike, one that has won more National Hare & Hounds than any other bike in recent history. […]

KAWASAKI KX250X OFF-ROAD PROJECT: THE WRAP

We have had the new Kawasaki KX250X for almost two months now and I’ve been building it into a racebike for the National Grand Prix Championship Series. It’s not very hard work. The bike is great right out of the box. Kawasaki didn’t try to overthink it. It’s basically a motocross bike with off-road suspension. […]

2020 KAWASAKI KX250 PROJECT: THUMPER THURSDAY

Thumpers need love too, even if they aren’t the latest models. The 2020 Kawasaki KX250 got old before its time as soon as the new electric start 2021 model arrived. It was and still is a very fast 250F, even if you have to kick it to life. Here’s what we did to make our […]

2002 HONDA CR125R PROJECT: 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CR125R is one of the most desired bikes on the used bike market today. Ironically, it wasn’t regarded highly in the later years of its run. Today, the aftermarket has stepped in to provide the Honda with everything it was lacking back in the day–and more 

ADELANTO GP SCHEDULED

Adelanto, Calif. (August 13, 2020) – The Adelanto Grand Prix shifts into the planning phase of its epic 2021 event, announcing a transition in operations and leadership, adding American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Ty Davis as the director of operations for the legendary Southern California race.  “We’re putting together an all-star team of powersports professionals […]

GRANT BAYLOR’S NATIONAL ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP: VIDEO TRIBUTE

Grant Baylor finally clinched his first AMA National Enduro Championship after coming oh, so close, year after year. His accomplishment was even more important because it provided instant vindication for thee newly formed FactoryONE Sherco team. Baylor had to develop his 450SEF Factory in the course of the season. Here’s a video featuring Grant and […]

RIDING WITHOUT INNER TUBES: MR.-KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I run a Tubliss system on my Husky dual-sport bike on both ends. My main reasoning is that I can change tire pressures to improve traction, and if I puncture the tire, the bead will (or should) stay on so I can ride back with some chance of not eating it when […]

2021 KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM INTRO

KTM USA invited us out to their RD (Roger De Coster) Field testing facility above their race shop in Temecula, California today to check out their roster of riders for the 2021 season. Both the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC / KTM / WPS teams were on hand to introduce us […]

WESTERN POWERSPORTS SUZUKI RM125 REBUILD: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look at a 2003 Suzuki RM125 rebuild by Rod and the crew at Western Powersports. The before and after pictures might surprise you. 2-Stroke Behind The Build features an insane RM250 Off-Road build we did a few months ago and 2-Stroke History is all about Suzuki’s RM25 […]

ALEX MARTIN BACK ON YAMAHA

Following in the wake of the news that Team JGR will not be racing Pro motocross in 2021, news arrived that Alex Martin has signed with a newly formed Yamaha team. The official press release follows: Three powerful companies all pulling together, the team will contest the Monster Energy Supercross and Outdoor MX Nationals in […]

OLD KTM BRAKES: MR.-KNOW-IT-ALL

To the honorable and all-knowing Mr. Know-It-All, I am the proud owner of a 2003 KTM 525EXC. It has been very reliable over the last 17 years and has been through thick and thin with me. One thing that has never worked as well as I wish is the front brake. It has always been […]