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HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE PROJECT

A father and son wrenching on motorcycles in the garage is something special. Johnny Jump now works at ODI Grips and has been in the motorcycle industry in one way or another for most of his adult life, so building a dirt bike was nothing new for him. However, rebuilding this 2002 Honda CR125, which […]

2021 HRC HONDA SUPERCROSS/MX TEAM ANNOUNCED

American Honda confirmed today that its official squad—Team Honda HRC—will comprise four riders campaigning two classes for the 2021 AMA Supercross/AMA Pro Motocross season. As previously announced, Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton will compete aboard the all-new 2021 CRF450R in the 450 class. In addition, Hunter and Jett Lawrence join the team to race the […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

2021 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

Honda’s big milestones seem to arrive at irregular intervals in the 450 class, but there were four years that changed everything: 2002, 2009, 2013 and 2017. Now, the 2021 model is another bike to remember. It has a new chassis, a mostly new motor and, most important, it represents a change in philosophy. THE PARTS […]

ODI HONDA CR125 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

This week on Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you the exclusive first look at our 2002 Honda CR125 project with Johnny Jump and the ODI crew in our Dirt Bike Magazine studio. This was a build that Johnny and his son Kellon did together in their garage. Below are some notes directly from Jump about the […]

RIDING THE 2021 HONDA CRF450R: THE WRAP

We finally got a chance to ride the 2021 Honda CRF450R this week, and what a ride it was. We’ve been a little obsessed with this bike since it was announced. Not only is it the most interesting new bike of the season, it’s the most exciting Honda of any kind in years.  The twice […]

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 […]

HONDA ANNOUNCES 2021 CT125: CONCEPT BECOMES REALITY

Well, some thought it would never happen but it’s true and Honda has announced it officially! A CT125 model will be on dealership floors in 2021. Below is the official release: Sixty years after Honda introduced customers to the joys of casual on- and off-road riding, the all-new 2021 Honda Trail 125 ABS (CT125) resurrects […]

HONDA CRF478X: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The Honda CRF450X is one of the all-time greats with a legacy of Baja success as well as a history of being  an excellent trail bike. Before the redesign of 2019, it went unchanged for years creating a big inventory of bikes on the used market. Here’s an example of a Craigslist CRF450X that was […]

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 […]

HONDA AFRICA TWIN CRF1100L: FULL TEST

If you’re waiting for technology to slow down in the adventure bike world, good luck. Bikes are advancing like smartphones, so virtually any bike can be obsolete before the loan book arrives. The 2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin is probably the safest investment on the market right now, because it’s hard to imagine how anything […]

DONNIE “HOLESHOT” HANSEN’S HONDA RC250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

It’s all about Honda CR250 premix burning machines on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works. We start of with a factory Supercross machine from the early ’80s piloted by Donnie “Holeshot” Hansen then take a look at the original full test on the 1973 Honda CR250 in our 2-Stroke History section and […]

HONDA RELEASES 2021 CRF250R, CRF250RX & MORE

Honda’s 2021 CRF250R, CRF250RX and CRF150R have arrived. Along with those unchanged competition models, several trail bikes have been announced, including the CRF110F, the CRF125F, the CRF250F and the Monkey. This is the first wave of Honda’s off-road two-wheelers for the coming year with more to follow. Honda’s official press release is below: American Honda […]

MX REVIVAL T1000 HONDA CR250 PROJECT UPDATE: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we are giving you a behind the scenes look at our Honda CR250R build appropriately name T1000 happening right now with the crew at MX Revival. Charles Lytle gives us some insight directly from the builders perspective below. In 2-Stroke History we take a […]

PRO CIRCUIT HONDA CRF450R BUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

This week’s Project Bike Spotlight focuses on our Pro Circuit Honda CRF450R build. The main purpose of this build was to give our 2017 CRF450R some performance and styling upgrades. Of course installing the magic electric start button was a priority. We didn’t realize how big of a project it would be though! Our Pro […]

CRAIG, HANSEN, MUMFORD & YODER: RED DESERT VIDEO

The Geico Honda crew of Carson Mumford, Hunter Yoder, Christian Craig and Backyard Designs Josh Hansen head out to the desert for some motos during this time of lockdown. Here is a look at their day in the SoCal desert thanks to Yoshimura. ARVE Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not active?), switching to […]

ORIGINAL TEST: 1973 HONDA CR250M

Back in 1973 the Honda CR250M Elsinore set the motocross world on fire. We were there, and here’s what we said about it in June, 1973. At one time or another, you’ve sat around with your friends and jabbered about the mythical “composite” motorcycle. You know the one–it’s got the peak horsepower of a breathed-on […]

WHEN HONDA TRIED TO SAVE THE 2-STROKE

In 1996, Honda was devoted to the two-stroke motor. With tightening emission regulations on the horizon, the company invested millions in the first fuel-injected two-stroke motorcycle. The EXP-2 project used technology that hadn’t been seen before and hasn’t been used since. The prototype was proven in the Nevada Rally and the Baja 1000. The project […]