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2023 HONDA CRF450RX: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Honda CRF450RX is Honda’s version of the closed-course cross-country racer, meaning it’s purpose-built for western-style off-road racing like WORCS and NGPC. All of the manufacturers offer something in this category and for the…
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HONDA CRF450X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450X is a real trail bike and one of very few full-size motorcycles that’s still eligible for a California Green sticker. Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas and Beta don’t have any that pass the test any more. What’s going on in…
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2023 GASGAS EX350F: FULL TEST

We’re disappointed in the state of corporate espionage in the off-road world. You would think that after more than 20 off-road championships, someone from Honda, Yamaha or Kawasaki would have snuck into the KTM, Husky or GasGas pits and…
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2023 HUSQVARNA FX450: FULL TEST

There was a day when Husqvarna motorcycles reigned supreme in the toughest off-road races in America. From Baja to Elsinore, from J.N. Roberts to Malcolm Smith, Husqvarna was the bike of choice. If any bike today ties into that legacy, it’s…
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LIVING WITH THE HUSQVARNA TE150i

The Husqvarna TE150i is light, nimble and plumbed with crisp, albeit mid-to-top-oriented power. It has etched a cubbyhole in their closet as one of the top machines to just go out and enjoy, and with nearly 100 hours on the 2022 TE150i, our…
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2023 TWO-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE

For now, two-strokes aren't going anywhere. The current collection of dirt bikes from Beta, GasGas, Cobra, Kawasaki, KTM, Husqvarna, Suzuki, Sherco, TM, Yamaha and others includes two-strokes models for both off-road and motocross. They…
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2023 KTM 350XC-F: FULL TEST

The KTM 350XC-F is the undisputed king of American off-road racing. It has won in the east and won in the west. It’s won in enduro, cross-country, EnduroCross, ISDE, sprint enduro and every other form of racing you can mention. It’s…
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WORCS DOUBLEHEADER AT CACHE VALLEY

WORCS TO CACHE VALLEY MX Concluding the summer break, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS series picked back up its racing for rounds 7 and 8. The series trekked north to Cache Valley MX, which buttons up on the border of Idaho and…
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GREENGER-HONDA ELECTRIC BIKE TEST

The CRF-E2 is a brand-new electric motorcycle model that comes from a licensing deal between American Honda and Greenger Powersports. Now, this is not your normal licensing agreement where one company just put their name on an existing…
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RIEJU MR300 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

Rieju is built on the foundation of the original GasGas organization. KTM’s parent company purchased controlling interest in GasGas, deleting the existing GasGas off-road line and moving it to Austria. Rieju, a Spanish manufacturer (around…
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HONDA REVEALS 2023 TRAIL BIKES

Honda has released the bulk of its 2023 off-road bikes. Theses are the CRF trail bikes that end in the "F" suffix and are generally thought of as family-oriented machines. The 2023 line includes the CRF50F, CRF110F, the CRF125F and the…
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MODERN-DAY KTM 380 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

You gotta love a motorcycle that makes people look. Bob Casper’s KTM 380SX Factory Edition is like that. What’s even better, it makes people listen too. This is a dirt bike that confuses onlookers on so many levels. On initial contact it…
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LEATT MOTO 4.5 LITE JACKET: PRODUCT REVIEW

PRODUCT: The Leatt Moto 4.5 Lite jacket is breathable, water-resistant, lightweight, and made of a four-way-stretch soft-shell material. It features large zippered vents and removable arms. It has reinforced 1000D shoulder and elbow panels.…
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2023 KTM 350XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Just like the KTM motocross bikes for 2023, the competition off-road 350XC-F is a new bike. It has the same frame aas the motocross bikes, but there are a number of differenced tailored to off-road riding. First, there's a six-speed…
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RIEJU RANGER 300 & 300: FULL TEST

If we can presume to speak for the two-stroke underground, most manufacturers are missing the point. No one is really crying out for new technology, more complication and more expense. What most twostroke fans want is simplicity, efficiency…
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RIEJU 300 RANGER: RAW VIDEO

The Rieju Ranger 300 is a different kind of two-stroke off-road bike. It's designed to be affordable and easy to ride.  The core platform is the 2018 GasGas 300 which was designed prior to the KTM buy out. Rieju is a Spanish company that…
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MEGA TEST: RIDING ALL THE 2023 KTMS!

KTM's 2023 competition bikes comprise the most comprehensively changed line-up in the company's history. Everything is new: the 450SX-F, the 350SX-F and the 250SX-F have the Factory Edition frames and motors. On top of that, the 300SX,…
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HONDA CRF450RX: FULL TEST

The overlap between motocross and off-road has never been so wide. Machines like the Honda CRF450RX can stake a claim in either camp. The RX is, in its simplest terms, a Honda CRF450R motocross bike that won’t chew you up and spit you out.…
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