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FIRST RIDE: 2019 YAMAHA WR450F–THE WRAP

Yamaha quietly introduced the 2019 WR450F this month, and I do mean quietly. The bike is designed to make very little noise. More importantly to us, it's a real trail bike, in stark contrast to the lightly modified motocross bikes that have…
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RIDING THE KTM 690 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2019 KTM 690 ENDURO R For this week's Friday Wrap Up, the 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R  is centerstage. We only have one day on the bike, but that's enough to leave us in awe. This is still the most powerful single-cylinder…
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RED LABEL HONDA CRF450R: THE WRAP

The guys at Red Label brought us a very cool Honda CRF450R that we had to share. Mark Tilley shot the bike for their catalog at our freshly rebuilt studio--it had been flooded in the recent rains, and after a few days of scraping mud, the…
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NATIONAL GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 2

Round two of the AMA National Grand Prix Championship Series took place in Taft, California this weekend under the organization of the Dirt Diggers MC. It drew a huge Pro turnout despite a threatening storm that might have turned the race…
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FIRST RIDE: 2019 SWM DUAL-SPORT 500–THE WRAP

We've been looking forward to our first ride on the 2019 SWM dual-sport bike for a long time now. You might not know the SWM name, but you probably know something about this bike.  Back in 2011 it was known as the Husqvarna TE510. In 2013,…
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FIRST RIDE: HONDA CRF250RX–THE WRAP

The CRF250RX off-road racer has just arrived and we have already spent a couple of days riding its wheels off. Honda is showing a level of interest and commitment in American off-road riders that we haven’t seen in a very long time. The new…
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