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2021 BETA RACE EDITIONS

Beta has announced its 2021 Race Editions. The official word from Beta appears below: Beta USA is proud to announce their 2021 RR Race Edition models that now include the popular 200 model to the lineup! With a full eight model lineup, (4) two stroke and (4) four stroke models, Beta continues to offer riders […]

GASGAS 2021 OFFICIAL LAUNCH

GasGas officially launched its off-road line for 2021 today. Pierer Mobility Group, the parent company for KTM, acquired controlling interest in the Spanish company late last year and has moved to combine resources. The off-road bikes will closely resemble KTM motorcycles, while the trials line will based on previous GasGas models. Pricing will be lower […]

2021 HONDA CRF450R: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

Honda’s big milestones seem to arrive at irregular intervals in the 450 class, but there were three years that changed everything 2002, 2009 and 2017. Now, the 2021 model is another year to remember. Almost everything is new, but the highlights include a Nissin hydraulic clutch, a single-sided exhaust system, three-level traction control and a […]

2021 KTM 450XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2021 KTM 450XC-F is KTM’s flagship off-road racer. It’s a close relative to the 450SX-F motocross bike, using the same frame, motor, gear ratios and suspension components, but it has a number of concessions to off-road riders. The rear wheel is an 18-incher, it had a kickstand, handguards and a larger tank. Also the […]

SUZUKI REVEALS 2021 MODELS

Suzuki is celebrating 100 years in business and has announced a number of 2021 models, including motocross bikes, dual-sport bikes and trail bikes. There are no big changes, but the company is now offering MX Tuner 2.0, a smartphone-based tuning app. Here is the official word from Suzuki: Suzuki celebrates its 100th anniversary as a […]

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 2021 WR250F AND REDESIGNED WR450F

The arrival of 2021 models continues with the announcement of Yamaha’s designated off-road four-strokes. The following information arrived today from Yamaha’s media department: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has announced its 2021 WR Enduro models including a redesigned WR450F, the machine of choice for serious trail riders and enduro racers. Designed with the flexibility to win […]

2021 BETA EVO TRIALS BIKES

Beta has released its 2021 EVO trials bikes. The line includes 125, 200, 250 and 300cc two-strokes as well as Beta’s 300cc four-stroke. Here’s the official word from Beta: Following a path of continuous improvement and fine-tuning, the 2021 EVO has been updated with various modifications resulting in even better performance and ease of use. […]

2021 KTM 450SX-F FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 KTM 450SX-F is here with a number of changes that have a big impact on its standing the the motocross world. It’s still the lightest and among the fastest bikes in its class, but for the upcoming year it has received substantial attention in the suspension department–most notably the fork. The WP Xact […]

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F, FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 Yamaha YZ450F is officially here and we had the opportunity to ride at at Glen Helen Raceway earlier in the week. This bike now enters its fourth year after the compete and total makeover it received in 2018. That was when it got a new frame, new bodywork and a redesigned motor with […]

COBRA MOTORCYCLES FOR 2021

Cobra has released its 2021 model line and it includes the most extensive redesign of the company’s highly successful 50cc racers in years. The CX50SRX and the CR50 Factory Works Edition have a completely new chassis and a new look. The official company press release is below.   Cobra Moto has taken the most successful […]

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 […]

RIDING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

Kawasaki was the first manufacturer to release a 2021 model to the press. The new Kawasaki KX450 is in our greedy hands and we couldn’t be happier. Mark Tilley, in particular, is the  bike’s biggest fan. He used the 2020 model to dominate the Vet Expert and Senior Expert classes in the NGPC events and […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

The Kawasaki KX450 is the first of the 2021 models to arrive and we have already spent a day testing it. The bike might look unchanged, but it has a number of welcome improvements. The most significant is the redesign of the clutch; it now has a single cupped disk spring rather than five coil […]

2021 BETA DUAL-SPORT MODELS ANNOUNCED

Beta announced its latest wave of 2021 models today, which featured four dual-sport models. The 500RR-S, 430RR-S, 390RR-S and 350RR-S will continue in 2021 with a number of updates but no price increase. The previously announced Beta 2021 models include the two-stroke standard editions as well as the new 300RX motocrosser and the Xtrainer. For […]

ALL-NEW 2021 HONDA CRF450R ANNOUNCED

Honda unveiled a newly redesigned CRF450R for model year 2021 today as well as a number  of other bikes based on that platform. Those models include the CRF450RWE factory replica and the CRF450RX off-road racer–both of those bikes got the same long list of revisions as the CRF450R. The CRF450X trail bike and the CRF450RL […]

2021 SHERCO TRIALS MODELS

Sherco has unveiled its 2021 trials line. Like the off-road range, Sherco will have two levels available. The details of the “Racing” line and the upscale “Factory” line are presented below, from the official Sherco press information. The Racing ST range is made for people who love to spend time on their bike. From a […]

2021 KAWASAKI MX MODELS: E-START KX250!

Kawasaki just released photos and information on the 2021 KX250 and KX450. The big news is that the KX250 was redesigned and now has electric start. Kawasaki also announced a new line of closed-course competition off-road bikes. Click here for information on the Kawasaki XC line and other 2021 models. The new KX250 received many […]

2021 KTM SMARTPHONE MAPPING TOOL EXPLAINED: THE WRAP

This week’s announcement of the 2021 KTM and Husqvarnas held a surprise for those of us who thought we knew everything. The 2021 KTM SX-F and XC-F models will have smartphone connectivity that should make mapping changes much easier at the track. The Husky models that will have this system are the FC and FX […]

2021 HUSQVARNA MOTOCROSS BIKES

Husqvarna's 2021 motocross bikes have been revealed. The FC450, FC350 and FC250 four-strokes are included as well as the TC250, TC125, TC85, TC65 and TC50 two-strokes. New for 2021, Husqvarna accessories will be offering a connectivity unit that allows you to sync your smart phone with the four-strokes in order to make mapping changes.  In [...]