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2024 HUSQVARNA FC450, FULL TEST

Pro motocross is its own little planet that has nothing to do with the real world. If you want proof, look at the Husqvarna FC450. In the real world, it’s everywhere. Amateurs love it for its smooth nature. Local experts love it for its…
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2024 KTM 125SX 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

The 2024 KTM 125SX is the most technologically advanced 125cc motocross machine that KTM has ever produced with an electric starter, two optional pre-programmed maps that can be changed on the fly, electronic power valve, electric starter…
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RIDING KEN ROCZEN’S SUZUKI RMZ450

"The idea was to just build the infrastructure for a pro team first, then, in 2024, we were planning on hiring a good rider to go racing," explained Larry Brooks. "It happened a little more quickly than we expected." On December 7, 2022,…
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2024 SUZUKI RMZ450 RM ARMY EDITION: FULL TEST

Thank you, Kenny. If not for HEP Motorsports and Ken Roczen, we might have forgotten about the Suzuki RM-Z450. Now, after winning races in the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross series and the 2023 World Supercross series, plus finishing second…
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PROJECT WHITE KNIGHT: A MODERN KTM 380 TWO-STROKE

Jonny Weisman from The Ride Shop has done it again! Just when we thought we had seen it all, Weisman shows up with a machine that blows our minds. His latest creation for long-time customer Scott Whittington, who has racing in his blood…
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2024 KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

The 2024 Kawasaki KX250 is either in its prime or in no man’s land, depending on how you look at it. Kawasaki has developed a fairly predictable routine in recent years. When the KX450 gets a big change, you can expect the KX250 to follow…
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2024 KTM 300SX TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Once in a while you get a brand-new bike that understands you. Within a few laps of your first ride, you feel like you’ve been on that bike for years; you know exactly what it will do and when. The KTM 300SX is not one of those bikes.…
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HONDA CR300 TWO-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Honda officially stopped making two-stroke motorcycles over a decade ago, and we don’t see any signs of that changing in the near future. The Honda two-stroke faithful have started taking matters into their own hands with CR500 250 and 125…
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2024 KTM 450SX-F : FIRST RIDE VIDEO

New bike season has officially started and the first 2024 machine at the Dirt Bike Magazine testing headquarters is the KTM 450 SX-F motocross bike. We were first introduced to this platform almost two years ago when KTM announced the 22.5…
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HUSKY TC85 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Where do race bikes go when they retire? Sometimes peacefully into the corner of the garage, but in most cases they become some unsuspecting buyer’s headache. This TC85 was the latter. After the original owner raced it for a season, it got…
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PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX450: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Pro Circuit doesn’t have a 450cc factory race-team effort, but it’s definitely not because they lack the capability of building a bike to compete at the highest level. Before Ken Roczen signed with Suzuki and became "Kickstart Kenny," the…
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CARSON BROWN’S YZ300

Jamie Ellis and his crew at Twisted Development have their hands in just about every realm of two-wheeled racing when it comes to building high-performance machines that go fast. Test rider Carson Brown can ride just about anything on two…
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GASGAS MC450F & MC250F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

It would be cool to be mistaken for Eli Tomac. Even better if you can pull off a good impersonation of any Lawrence brother, a Ryan Dungey or a Ricky Carmichael. You wouldn’t be the first person to sign an autograph under false pretenses.…
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FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI 2024

Kawasaki has released images of its 2024 motocross, off-road and dual-sport bikes. The Kawasaki KX450 and KX450X have dramatic changes, which you can read about here. The KX250, KX250X, KLX trail bikes and dual-sports have minimal changes,…
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ALL-NEW 2024 KAWASAKI KX450 & KX450X

Kawasaki just revealed the first look of the 2024 KX450 and KX450X. They both are new bikes that feature new frames, traction control and Wifi tuning capabilities. The official Kawasaki press release appears below. For the rest of the 2024…
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HUSQVARNA TC125 VS YAMAHA YZ125: ONE ON ONE

Motocross is a rude sport. Last year we were thrilled and enthralled with the new Yamaha YZ125. It was the first major redesign for the YZ motor in almost two decades, and the bike got new bodywork and suspension thrown in. Now, the bike of…
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2023 HUSQVARNA TC250 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

The 2023 Husqvarna TC250 is a new bike in every way; it has a redesigned motor and chassis, plus it has technology we haven’t previously seen from Husqvarna. This has been a big year of change for Husky, as well as for its sister brand KTM.…
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2023 450 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

We’ve assembled the top motocross bikes in the world for Dirt Bike Magazine’s 2023 450 MX Shootout. Altogether, we tested seven bikes: the GasGas MC450F, Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 450SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha…
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JEREMY MCGRATH’S PET KX250 2-STROKE

Jeremy McGrath loves to ride and race motorcycles of all shapes and sizes. He has a huge collection of championship winning two-strokes, but he also has a small fleet of machines he rides on a daily basis that would make most people drool.…
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