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2004 HONDA CR250R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

In 50 years of existence, Dirt Bike Magazine has never started off a build the same way as the MX Revival T-1000 Honda CR250R. We wanted to give an unknown bike builder a chance for some exposure, so naturally we did what any modern company would do—we asked our social media followers for some recommendations. […]

BAJA HONDA 450: BEHIND THE BUILD

The SCORE Baja 1000 and Honda go together like peanut butter and jelly! Can you really have one without the other? For decades the Honda Baja effort has been a strictly in-house affair, but Mark Samuels (SLR Racing) and the crew at San Diego Powerhouse are starting to change all that. Now, don’t be mistaken; […]

RIDING THE 2022 HONDA CRF450RX: THE WRAP

We have a 2022 Honda CRF450RX that we’ve been saving for wet weather. As every Southern Californian knows, when the desert is wet it’s a wonderful place to take a big, powerful motorcycle. Basically, they don’t come any bigger and more powerful than the RX. First, we took it to the Blackmore Ranch, where Jeff […]

ULTIMATE CR500: BEHIND THE BUILD

Carson Brown loves to ride dirt bikes! It doesn’t matter the year, make or model, he just loves two wheels and an engine. Lucky for us, we like showcasing his talents on said dirt bikes. Lately, Carson and his dad, BBR Motorsports cofounder Duane Brown, have been resurrecting older iconic two-strokes. This 1997 CR500 build […]

2022 HONDA CRF250R: FULL TEST

When most manufacturers are playing it safe by not making many changes to their motocross models, Honda has now for the second year introduced an all-new machine to the market. The 2022 Honda CRF250R follows in the footsteps of the 2021 CRF450R platform introduced last year and shares many of the same chassis components. The […]

2022 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

The debut of the 2021 Honda CRF450R should have been a brilliant moment for Honda to bask in the glory of all the engineering know-how and investment that went into the development of a brand-new bike, but that’s not what happened. Final testing was cut short, and the CRF450R arrived unfinished. The important pieces were […]

1983 HONDA CR480: BEHIND THE BUILD

Have you ever wondered what would happen if legendary fabricators of today got together to rebuild iconic machines of yesterday? If so, this 1983 Honda CR480R project is just what you have been waiting for! Dirt Bike magazine teamed up with the crew at BBR Motorsports and current national-level professional rider Carson Brown (son of […]

REBIRTH OF A HONDA CR250R

This Honda CR250R two-stroke doesn’t look or act like the original version that Honda sold. Charles Lytle at MXRevival is a craftsman who recently set out to make custom bike builds a full-time profession. On the cosmetic side, Lytle took the vapor honing process to a new level. On the performance side, he explored potential […]

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 […]

MOTOWHIPS CRF110: BEHIND THE BUILD

Justin Myerson and his crew can make just about anything look like a factory level race machine! With the 110cc pit bike craze that is rapidly moving across the USA, Motowhips decided to showcase their talents in that area. This build named “Adrenaline” will definitely get the blood flowing with all its trick parts and […]

MORE ABOUT THE 2022 HONDA CRF250R: THE WRAP

Honda took a bunch of journalists up to Oregon last week to ride the 2022 CRF250R. You can watch the video we shot with Carson Brown here, and read what he had to say here. We don’t publish a full test, however, until we have a chance to ride the bike on tracks we know […]

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 […]

2022 HONDA CRF250R & CRF250RX REVEALED

Honda has finally revealed the 2022 CRF250R. Today’s announcement also included the CRF250RX off-road bike and the F-Series family trail bikes. The official Honda press release follows:   The bike raced by Team Honda HRC riders Jett and Hunter Lawrence, the CRF250R has been completely redesigned for 2022, Honda revealed today. The all-new model features […]

HONDA CRF300L RALLY: FULL TEST

If ever a motorcycle was a victim of its own sex appeal, it’d be the Honda CRF250L Rally. It was probably the coolest-looking adventure bike you could buy, and it was preposterously inexpensive. In a category where $20,000 price tags are routine, the Rally came out in 2017 with a price tag of $5899. There […]

HONDA CRF450X RESTORATION: BEHIND THE BUILD

During a bench racing session the phrase was muttered, “We should race the 3 Brothers 24-Hour endurance race at Glen Helen this year.” With that one sentence, Josh Trimble, Randy Garrett, Josh Dalton, Joey Martin and Dan Dreier’s lives would never be the same. But, who was going to donate their bike to the cause? […]

HONDA WORKS EDITION: FULL TEST

If you don’t know any better, you might think the 2021 Honda CRF450RWE is just another race replica. That’s forgivable. There’s a long history of companies that try to capitalize on the success of their race teams by offering special editions that are nothing more than graphics and bling. That’s not Honda. The CRF450R Works […]

AEO ALUMINUM CR500R: BEHIND THE BUILD

They say necessity is the mother of invention. In the Dirt Bike magazine world, we like to think passion is what fuels an inventor’s mind. Lucky for us, longtime AEO Powersports customer Don Shields rode all the new 450cc machines and couldn’t find one he liked better than his 1999 aluminum-framed CR500AF two-stroke. With Honda’s […]

HONDA 450 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

We waited for almost 30 years. Prior to the CRF450L, the last new dual-sport bike that Honda dropped was the XR650L of the early ’90s. It’s no wonder that the announcement of a 2019 dual-sport bike based on the CRF450R motocross bike created such a firestorm of hype and chatter. It was three decades in […]

RIDING THE HONDA CRF300L RALLY: THE WRAP

Last week we took delivery of a new Honda CRF300L Rally and I also got to ride the CRF300L dual-sport. As a 250, the Rally was a  one of those bikes that was too sexy for its own good. It looked like it was ready to go straight to Dakar with Ricky Brabec. It wasn’t. […]