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GASGAS MC125 VS. YAMAHA YZ125

The GasGas MC125 two-stroke is aimed directly at the Yamaha YZ125. And vice versa; the YZ was redesigned in 2022 in the face of increasing competition from Europe. For 2023, the GasGas will be unchanged while its Austrian counterparts from KTM and Husqvarna will get electric start, fuel-injection and a much bigger price tag, so […]

HONDA CRF450RS: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450RS is a special edition that doesn’t really fit the mold of a traditional Factory Edition or race replica. Instead of being offered at a premium price, it has an MSRP straight out of 2013: $8599. Join us at Blackmore Ranch and Glen Helen Raceway as we learn more about the CRF450RS.

HONDA CRF450R WORKS EDITION: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450RWE, or “Works Edition,” is one of the most expensive motocross bikes you can buy. There’s a reason for that. Honda clearly wanted to build something more than another race team replica here. The CRF450RWE has a long list of features that go beyond team graphics and truly go after more performance. It […]

GASGAS TROY LEE EDITION: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

This is the first GasGas Race Edition to be offered since KTM took controlling interest in the company two years ago. It is, quite obviously, a tribute to Justin Barcia.  It is probably the most beautiful bike that has ever come out of Austria. Just like Barcia’s bike, it is based on the standard version […]

2022 SUZUKI RM-Z450: TEST & VIDEO

Suzuki’s 2022 RM-Z450 model has no major changes from the previous year’s model and hasn’t seen any significant changes since this platform was introduced four years ago. A lot of professional-level championships have been won on this platform, so the technology is proven. Is Suzuki getting left behind in the 450 class, or is no […]

2022 250 MX SHOOTOUT: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

Last year was brutal. The 2021 250 MX shootout was the toughest comparison in the 51-year history of [Dirt Bike Magazine]. The 250 class, or MX2 or Lites, whatever you prefer, had evolved to near parity in performance. Choosing a winner was more about who we asked and where we rode than anything else. Stopwatches […]

GASGAS MC250F: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

The GasGas MC250F might roll out of the same factory that produces KTM and Husqvarna, but it has some significant differences that makes it the right choice for some riders. The most important of those is the price. The MC250F sells for $8699, which is $700 less than the KTM 250SX-F and $800 less than […]

2022 HONDA CRF450R: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine tests the 2022 Honda CRF450R at Glen Helen Raceway. The 2021 Honda was all new but unfinished. There were mapping and suspension concerns last year that the Dirt Bike Magazine staff had qualms with. For 2022, the bike is complete with the problematic areas addressed. Honda has a full set of good […]

2022 YAMAHA YZ250F: YEAR 22 VIDEO SERIES

The Dirt Bike Magazine staff tests the 2022 Yamaha YZ250F at Fox Raceway. The YZ250F has been the Dirt Bike Magazine 250 Shootout winner for several years in a row. It has repeatedly been favored for its power characteristics and stability on the track. Yamaha has revised the suspension, changed the rear wheel, and added […]

KAWASAKI KX450: 2022 VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki’s KX450 has won the Dirt Bike Magazine 450 Motocross shootout for three years in a row. It was completely overhauled in 2019 and gained electric start in the process. Kawasaki hasn’t messed with the formula too much since then and we have learned a great deal about the bike in that time. The 2022 […]