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2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Yamaha is deeper into the digital age than anyone, and the 2020 YZ450F has a mixture of new hardware and software to bring it into the new decade. Externally, the bike looks as it has since the really big makeover of 2018. That was when it got a new frame and motor, as well as […]

2020 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

At one time, the KTM 450SX-F went through a period when it was searching for its identity. Then KTM settled on a formula that was then repeated again and again. It was light, powerful and smooth. It was technologically sophisticated without being gimmicky, and it was built with high-quality components. The 2020 version is all […]

2020 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

Since the introduction of the latest-generation CRF450R back in 2017, Honda has made small refinements every year in hopes of making the overall package as attractive to the consumer as its mid-2000s CRF450R models. For 2020, Honda engineers have again followed the pattern, making changes to the brakes, ECU mapping and suspension. They have also […]

Ricky Carmichael’s Championship Winning Honda CR250

Ricky Carmichael’s Championship Honda CR250 is undoubtedly one of the most iconic race bikes of the past 15 years. Ricky was able to capture a perfect season, battle against new contenders, and fight adversity within to become better know as the GOAT (greatest of all time). Dirt Bike Magazine sat down with Erik Kehoe (race […]

2020 HUSQVARNA FC450: FULL TEST

Husqvarna attracts a slightly different buyer from KTM. It’s more of a prestige brand, and the buyers are older, more affluent and more brand conscious. The people in charge have decided to capitalize on that. The 2020 FC450 isn’t a big redesign, but we already knew that. Husky tips its hand each fall by releasing […]

2020 HUSQVARNA FC250: THE ’20s VIDEO SRIES

The 2020 Husqvarna FC250 is out and it’s still among the fastest and lightest bikes in the 250 motocross world. This year, Husqvarna worked on the suspension and created more separation from KTM. The bike also gained a little more throttle response thanks to a vented airbox cover.  For Husqvarna’s original press release on the […]

FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

The Husqvarna Rockstar Edition is here, decked out in the colors of the factory race team. As a tribute to Jason Anderson’s 2018 AMA Supercross title, it bears a big number one in addition to team graphics. It’s a tradition for this bike to be a preview of the next year’s production model–this time last […]

2019 SUZUKI RM-Z250: THE ’19s VIDEO SERIES

The 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 was the last 250 MX bike in the Dirt Bike Magazine test fleet. We already knew what to expect because we did a brief riding impression of the bike in Japan a few months ago. Once the production test bike arrived, it was pushed directly  into our 2019 shootout and thus […]

2019 SUZUKI RM-Z250: OFFICIALY RELEASED

Suzuki has just released the all new 2019 RM-Z250. The bike features new styling, frame, KYB spring fork, updated power plant, and much more. Here is a closer look from Suzuki at their 2019 RM-Z250. The 250 class in motocross doesn’t forgive the slightest weakness. That’s why we’ve completely redesigned the all-new 2019 RM-Z250 to […]

BIG PAYOUT FOR ROBBY GORDON OFF-ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GLEN HELEN

SST officials have announced plans for the Robby Gordon Off-Road World Championships to take place, November 30th-December 2nd at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. Southern California is a place where Off-Road Truck Racing, Motocross, FMX, and the UTV industry all collide on a daily basis. Glen Helen Raceway provides the ultimate location to […]

2018 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS BUILD: DUBYA USA PROJECT GRANDPA

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Spotlight the main focus is our 2018 Yamaha YZ450F motocross project with long-time test rider Pete “Grandpa” Murray. It’s pretty amazing how drastically different our Yamaha looked and performed after the changes we made. This week’s Thumper Theater features a nitromethane burning hillclimb machine, 2019 Yamaha YZ450F in the raw […]