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2022 KTM 250SX-F FIRST RIDE: THE WRAP

 The first 2022 test bike is here, surviving factory shut-downs and pandemics to arrive more or less on schedule. The 2022 KTM 250SX-F is in dealers and we already have had one on the track.  It has very few changes beyond the graphics and the orange frame are new, but this has little to do […]

2022 BETA DUAL-SPORT MODELS

Beta has just released its 2022 dual-sport line. The Italian company  will continue to offer more dual-sport bikes than any other maker. All are based on the same basic engine and frame, but they have four different displacements  and each has a very different personality. Below is the official press release from Beta USA.   […]

MORE 2022 NEW MODEL PRICES: THE WRAP

Model year 2022 is here and showrooms are finally beginning to fill up.  We already have first looks from KTM, Husqvarna, Sherco, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Beta.  Honda has also released its 450s. So far, we have a mixed bag of some prices that are holding steady and others that are going up. Most KTM and […]

SUZUKI ANNOUNCES 2022 MOTOCROSS LINE

Suzuki has revealed select 2022 models including the RM-Z450, RM-Z250 and RM85. There are no mechanical changes for this model year, but the prices are also unchanged. The RM-Z250 was already the most affordable bike in the class, and many of the new models from other manufacturers have seen big price increases. Here’s what Suzuki […]

KAWASAKI 2022: NEW KX85 & KX112!

Kawasaki today announced its 2022 line of off-road and MX motorcycles. The biggest news of the drop was the KX112, which replaces the KX100. The KX85 is also extensively updated. The remainder of the KX and KLX lines will be predominantly unchanged. Here’s the official Kawasaki release. For more detailed information on the new KX112, […]

2022 BETA TWO-STROKE MODELS ANNOUNCED: FIRST LOOK

Beta is making big news with an all new engine configuration for their flagship 300cc RR two-stroke model . Below is the information we received directly from Beta regarding the 2022 Beta 125cc, 200cc, 250cc and 300cc two-stroke RR models: The engineering team at Beta knows there’s always room for improvement! Nobody understands this better […]

2022 SHERCO ENDURO LINE

Sherco has just revealed its 2022 line of off-road motorcycles. The French company will again feature two-strokes and four-strokes in several displacements. Internationally, Sherco divides its products into two different lines: the Racing models and the premium-level Factory models. For the U.S. market, only the Factory models will be offered. This are mostly distinguished by […]

2022 KTM DUAL-SPORT BIKES REVEALED

KTM just announced that its 2022 dual-sport bikes will be arriving in dealers soon. Additionally, the XCF-W  line, which is closely related to the dual-sports will be available. On the two-stroke side of the fence, the 300XC-W, 250 XC-W  and 150XC-W were released. The official press release follows. KTM North America, Inc. is pleased to […]

SHERCO 2022 TEASER

Sherco France just released a video teasing its 2022 Factory line of off-road bikes. This will be the line imported to the U.S. and will include the 125, 250 and 300 two-strokes as well as the 250, 300 and 450 four-strokes. The details will follow soon, but it looks like the bikes will once again […]

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2022: THE WRAP

The 2022 model year has officially started. Husqvarna has shown its motocross bikes and cross country racers. Honda has shown its 450s. KTM and GasGas will soon follow with their own initial product releases. So far, there’s nothing especially new or surprising. It’s possible that none of the bikes shown so far was scheduled for […]

2022 HUSQVARNA MX & CROSS COUNTRY MODELS ANNOUNCED

Husqvarna just released its first wave of 2022 models. This batch includes motocrossers (FC450, FC350, FC250, TC250 two-stroke and TC125 two-stroke) and competition cross country models (FX350, and TX300 two-stroke).  In the mini category, the TC 50, TC 65, TC 85 and EE 5 were also announced. The official press release appears below. Delivering unmatched […]

HONDA’S 2022 CRF450 LINE ANNOUNCED

Honda provided the first images and details for 2022 today. All of the CRF450 performance bikes were shown. This includes the 2022 CRF450R, complete with new mapping and suspension specs. Also, the CRF450R Works Edition will be back with similar changes along with the CRF450RX cross-county model, the CRF450X off-road bike and the CRF450RL dual-sport. […]

THE KAWASAKI KLR650 IS BACK!

Kawasaki just announced a number of new models including a 2022 KLR650. The iconic dual-sport/adventure bike was discontinued two years ago, but apparently Kawasaki has been working behind the scenes to bring it up to date with a new EFI system and a long list of upgrades. It will still have its most endearing feature; […]