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PRODUCT REVIEW: BULLET PROOF TPS SENSOR GUARD

PRODUCT: Bullet Proof Designs’ KTM TPS sensor guard is a billet-aluminum guard that replaces the plastic OEM TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) cover on your fuel-injected KTM/Husqvarna/GasGas TPI two-stroke machines. It comes with new hardware and installs with very little effort. OUR TAKE: This is a quality product that will protect your TPI two-stroke’s vulnerable—and expensive […]

PRODUCT TEST: POLISPORT GRAPHIC PROTECTORS

PRODUCT: Graphic protectors manufactured by Polisport are made with translucent plastic and are designed to help protect decals from peeling back when they come in contact with a rider’s boots. Each kit comes with all the hardware needed for installation, and the protectors are molded to fit OEM-style plastics. POSITIVES: The Polisport graphic protectors do […]

PRODUCT TEST: COPPERSMITH AERO/HYBRID FORK KIT

PRODUCT: Coppersmith Racing Suspension, known for its Ohlins suspension setup, has an all-new suspension kit designed for the WP AER air fork. The Coppersmith-installed Ohlins Aero kit turns your stock WP AER or Xact air fork into a hybrid. Coppersmith uses the stock left fork leg with its air-spring technology in conjunction with internals from […]

PRODUCT TEST: ASTERISK CARBON CELL 1 KNEE BRACE

PRODUCT: Asterisk has been a top-of-the-line manufacturer of advanced knee braces for years.  The all-new Carbon Cell 1 was built to provide the finest quality, fitting and performance in a knee brace. It’s manufactured from military-spec and aerospace-grade carbon fiber pre-preg (the common term for a reinforcing fabric that has been pre-impregnated with a resin) […]

PRODUCT TEST: KLIM F3 CARBON ECE HELMET

PRODUCT: This is the lightest helmet in the Klim line. It is made from hand-laid carbon fiber. The inner EPS unit is triple-layered. It has a large eye port for a wide-viewing platform, uses a Fid-Lock quick-release strap and has high-efficiency ventilation (13 intake vents/six exhaust). The shell structure is designed for maximum strength at […]

PRODUCT TEST: SLAVENS MULE SWINGARM SAVER FOR KTM PDS MACHINES

PRODUCT: The Slavens Mule KTM PDS swingarm saver performs one task for the PDS (non-linkage) machine—it protects the swingarm where the mudflap rubs up against it as the suspension moves through its stroke. In muddy conditions, it can wear several millimeters through the aluminum swingarm and actually damage the PDS heim-joint seals. The Mule swingarm […]

PRODUCT TEST: LEATT 8.5 V21 HELMET

PRODUCT: The Leatt 8.5 V21 is an all-new helmet that is ECE- and DOT-certified and features a composite shell with brain-injury-reduction technology built in. The helmet uses 360º Turbine technology, which means it is lined with discs constructed from an energy-absorbing material designed to allow the head to move slightly inside the helmet during a […]

PRODUCT TEST: SIDI ATOJO SRS BOOTS

PRODUCT: Sidi developed the new Atojo MX boot with the goal of saving weight, but the boot also had to be durable, protective and comfortable enough for the high-end motocrosser to accept. Sidi says that the Atojo is lighter than the Crossfire 3 and almost a 1/2-inch lower in height. The highlights are: • The […]

PRODUCT TEST: MITAS XT-454 SUPER SOFT EXTREME TIRE

PRODUCT: Mitas, a tire brand with a long European history, became part of the Trelleborg group in 2016. Mitas has plants in Europe and the U.S. and offers a large group of motorcycle-related tires. On the off-road side, we have been testing the XT-454 Super Soft, which is part of the Extreme Enduro tire group […]

PRODUCT TEST: BRIDGESTONE BATTLECROSS E50 EXTREME REAR GUMMY

PRODUCT: The Bridgestone Battlecross E50 Extreme is a gummy enduro tire based on the standard Battlecross E50. The E50 Extreme is only available in a 140/80-18 and offers widely spaced tread blocks to prevent mud and dirt buildup. Convex Castle Block technology is used on the center and side lugs, providing added biting surface to […]

PRODUCT TEST: SXS BURLY HANDGUARDS/ BEEFY MOUNTING KIT

PRODUCT: SXS is well-known for its production of hardcore skid plates and linkage protection made from ¼-inch UHMW plastic. Its hand shields are tagged “Burly” and are made from the same ¼-inch plastic that SXS uses for skid  plates and slide plates that incorporate linkage guards. They have been available as replacements for the KTM/HQV […]

PRODUCT TEST: CRUZTOOLS ROADTECHKT1 TOOLKIT

The guys at CruzTools make bike-specific toolkits that are compact enough to take to the track or carry with you on adventure rides. So far, the company has kits for most common off-road bikes, but special focus is on dual-sport and adventure bikes. BMW, KTM, Honda and Yamaha off-road bikes are all covered, as well […]

PRODUCT TEST: K-TECH SUSPENSION REBUILD

PRODUCT: K-Tech is a company based out of Derbyshire, England, that specializes in suspension engineering. The company is primarily known for its road racing success, but with the cooperation of its U.S. importer and Works Enduro Rider (WER), the company is making inroads into the American off-road market. Drew Smith at WER used K-Tech’s hardware […]

SC2 SMARTCARB FOR TWO-STROKES: PRODUCT REVIEW

WHAT IS THE SMARTCARB? The SmartCarb is a precision air-and fuel-metering instrument designed to push the limits of mechanical fuel atomization. A proprietary Venturi concentrates and accelerates airflow for better fuel atomization. This high-velocity airflow is focused directly at the metering rod, providing better fuel atomization for a more complete combustion burn, a power increase […]

PRODUCT TEST: PRO CIRCUIT CRF450R T6 DUAL EXHAUST

PRODUCT: Pro Circuit’s complete T6 stainless steel dual exhaust system for the Honda CRF450R and CRF450RX models is constructed of stainless steel throughout the head pipe, Y-collector, mid-pipe and end caps, while the canisters are made from aluminum. The T6 is designed for closed-course or off-road riders. Pro Circuit also designed the T-6 to meet […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: FCP RACING 2020 KAWASAKI ENGINE MOUNTS

PRODUCT: FCP Racing offers a chassis upgrade with titanium and aluminum engine-mount kits. The front engine mounts are CNC-machined out of titanium and come in the exotic titanium color combined with CNC-machined aluminum top engine mounts anodized bronze. We tested the kit specifically designed for the 2019-’20 Kawasaki KX450 motocross model. POSITIVES: The FCP Racing […]

DUNLOP GEOMAX MX33 REAR TIRE: PRODUCT REVIEW

Dunlop has introduced the new MX33 to replace the popular MX3, a high-end motocross tire designed for intermediate-to-soft terrain. Dunlop calls the Geomax MX33 the most highly developed motocross tire they have ever produced. The advanced Apex design enhances shock absorption, and a unique compound improves durability. Block-in-block tread pattern aids in linear tracking and […]

TM SKID PLATE & LINK GUARD: PRODUCT REVIEW

The TM Designworks Extreme full-coverage skid plate with link guard is a lightweight composite plastic with a silicone additive that helps it to reduce friction grab. They are designed to allow maximum frame flex and are 30-percent lighter than an aluminum plate. Its design is for extreme conditions, and it covers the main frame rails, […]

RESCUE PEGS: PRODUCT REVIEW

Rescue Pegs are oversized footpegs that allow a passenger to place his feet outboard of the rider’s feet. These aren’t replacement footpegs, but rather add-ons that can be fixed to the original equipment of almost any modern dirt bike. Each side is over 6 inches long (inside to outside) and 3 inches wide (leading edge […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: FMF TURBINE CORE 2.1

PRODUCT: The FMF Turbine Core 2.1 is FMF’s latest two-stroke spark arrestor. This new silencer is inspired by FMF’s 4.1 muffler line and uses its turbine damping system as the spark arrestor, which helps increase the exhaust flow and requires little maintenance since it is not a screen type, which can clog after a few […]