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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: 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 […]

MOTION PRO SEAL MATE: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: Motion Pro has long been known for their focus on specialty tools for both the motorcycle enthusiast and mechanic. But as important as their highly focused instruments are, they have etched a firm hold on simplified implements that make life easier for the dirt biker. Their Seal Mate fork-seal cleaner is a simple idea […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: TWIN AIR POWERFLOW KIT

Twin Air has released their Powerflow kit for the KTM/Husky two-strokes, and it consists of a new billet-aluminum cage that replaces the stock plastic unit and a new filter designed to work with the new more rigid cage.

TORC1 DEFY LOCK-ON GRIPS: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The evolution of the dirt bike grip has not only targeted comfort and feel, but ease of installation. It is now owned by the “lock-on” grip, where there is no gluing, safety wiring or other witches’ brews that riders were required to keep their grips from spinning on the bars. Torc1 Racing’s Defy Lock-On […]

MOOSE RACING FENDER MOUNT TOOL PACK: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Moose Racing Fender Mount Tool Pack is a compact, folding pack that is 10 inches long, 7 inches wide and 2 inches tall. Once unfolded, the pack displays a myriad of compartments to hold wrenches, mini T-handles, spare parts and personal items that need to stay dry. It’s made from tough 500D tarpaulin […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: LEATT VELOCITY 6.5 GOGGLES

PRODUCT: Leatt has never made a secret of the fact that it is a protection company. Their new Velocity 6.5 goggles feature WideVision (170-degree viewing), a dual-layer lens (anti-fog-treated and are scratch-resistant, thanks to a special coating) and goes through three stringent tests—ANSI Z87.1-2015, Military Ballistic Impact Standard (MIL-DTL-43511D) and Certified CE EN 1938:2010. Leatt […]