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ARE DOT KNOBBIES ANY GOOD? MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

WHY RUN A DOT TIRE? Dear Mr. Know-It-All, Now that I’ve got myself a KTM 500EXC, I want to put the best tires for off-road on the scoot. My riding will consist of about 10-percent street and the rest technical off-road—mostly singletrack…
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NEVEDA 200: TRAIL HEAVEN

We here at Dirt Bike have been totally spoiled when it comes to bucket-list trail rides. There have been numerous intros led by Malcolm Smith, the Six Days of Michigan, the Colorado 500, the Soboba Trail Ride, FMF’s Baja Del Mar event,…
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TWO-STROKE TUESDAY: 2006 HONDA CR125 PROJECT

A blacked out 2006 CR125 project bike built by C4MX for Jake Lyon to take on the 125cc Pro class at this year's MTA 2-Stroke World Championship is featured on this week's Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Boyesen. Products from Ares…
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GNCC CARNAGE VIDEO

We shot a bunch of footage at round 1 of the GNCC in Florida a week ago. This little mix was just something fun to put together and show you guys how gnarly the courses are going to be for this season. They don't call it the Mud Mucker for…
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THE NOST CUBE–AUG 17

THE NOST CUBE--AUG 17 Our initial test on a modified big-bore KXF250 was the first track time on the RPMs Ice Cube. And while it made bigger bottom power and packed a substantial mid surge, it was quite honestly harder to start…
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AUG 5–BIG MAMA–KTM 625

AUG 5--BIG MAMA--KTM 625 We?ve seen it before. A giant electromagnet is lowered into the parts warehouse. It pulls out 300 pounds of wires, parts, mousetraps and warehouse debris then dumps it on a junior engineer?s desk with…
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2003 WR250F

2003 WR250F from the may issueGo back one year. It?s interesting that the YZ250F rated as one of the best dirt bikes to grace the planet. This machine, targeted towards the 125 motocross class, actually blossomed into the Vet…
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DIRT BIKE TEST: KTM 250SX–NOV 6

DIRT BIKE TEST: KTM 250SX--NOV 6 (This test can be found in the December 2002 issue of Dirt Bike Magazine) What?s on KTM?s mind? First off, the company signs Jeremy McGrath. Second, it unfolds a new 250SX that shares almost…
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THUMPER RACING KLX 340 TEST–JULY 8

THUMPER RACING KLX 340 TEST--JULY 8 With all of the hi-performance four-strokes scorching the tracks and trails, you?d think that the Kawasaki KLX300 would go the way of the dinosaurs, but you?d be wrong. Hop-up shops are…
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THE LAZY BOY VS. TECATE– MAY 7

THE LAZY BOY VS. TECATE-- MAY 7 Racing the world's best trailbike Little known fact: Suzuki DRZs actually are the easiest starting four-strokes even when they don?t have the electric start option. Better known fact: Who…
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CHUCK SUN’S AUTOBERG–MARCH 18

CHUCK SUN'S AUTOBERG--MARCH 18 Yes, he still rides. He even races. But he can?t decide if he?s a motocrosser or a desert rider. As we said, not ordinary. It?s only natural that he would have a bike that?s not very ordinary.…
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CRF DUAL-SPORT–DEC 26

CRF DUAL-SPORT--DEC 26 Cool tool or fool?s dual, depending on how you look at it "What in heaven have you done?"     "Nothing," we said in unison, with a still-holding-the-grenade-pin kind of guilty look. "Well, we made a…
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KTM 520SX TEST—DEC ’01

KTM 520SX TEST?DEC ?01 So, with the Honda CRF450R being unleashed on a suspecting world, the KTM 520SX is no longer on the moto-thumper radar screen, right? Wrong! One good twist of the throttle will put that mangy dog to rest.…
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HONDA CRF 450R TEST—OCT 3

HONDA CRF 450R TEST?OCT 3 "Then it was difficult to make Honda build a four-stroke to different standards. When the factory thinks of four-strokes, they think of XRs; big, no-maintenance playbikes. We had to convince them to…
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Fast, Faster, Fastest

Fast, Faster, Fastest Ricky Carmichael. Travis Pastrana. Jeremy McGrath. Ernesto Fonseca. When it comes to Supercross and motocross, the best riders in the world are clearly defined. The same, though, cannot be said when it…
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DRZ 250

DRZ 250 Suzuki?s DRZ400 has displaced the XR400R as the best for the worst; king of the kinky trails. So it?s only natural that Suzuki?s marketing wizards would want to re-enter the 250cc four-stroke class after a nine-year…
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HUSQVARNA 570: MARCH 2001

HUSQVARNA 570: MARCH 2001 In one year, Husqvarna moves a decade aheadIf you had been frozen in an iceberg for a decade and thawed out last year, you?d go nuts. Between the internet, freestyle motocross and four-stroke dirt…
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