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2022 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

The debut of the 2021 Honda CRF450R should have been a brilliant moment for Honda to bask in the glory of all the engineering know-how and investment that went into the development of a brand-new bike, but that’s not what happened. Final…
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HUSQVARNA TE150i: FULL TEST

Some bikes can be understood most easily by process of elimination. You gotta understand what they aren’t before you understand what they are. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help in the case of the Husqvarna TE150i. Defining what it can’t do…
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2020 HUSKY 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There have been plenty of 500cc two-strokes from Husqvarna throughout dirt bike history. But, since the brand’s rebirth a few years back, it has shied away from two-strokes above 300cc. We teamed up with former factory Kawasaki race team…
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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 . 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…
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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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TECHNOLOGY ELEVATED SMARTCARB: PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

In case you haven’t heard, Technology Elevated has been making some bold claims about their SmartCarbs. We spent some time with the crew of this family-owned business, and this is what they had to say. One thing is for sure—these aren’t…
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ZACH BELL’S KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT

They say that winning a championship is much easier than defending one. That's clearly been the case with Zach Bell and the Wiseco World Two-Stroke Championship. His 2018 title has proven very difficult to duplicate. After a DNF last year,…
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2021 HUSQVARNA FC450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine went out to Glen Helen Raceway to throw a leg over the new 2021 Husqvarna FC450. Yes, this bike has new graphics and some small internal engine changes to increase durability but the big story on the 2021 Husqvarna is in…
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TM’S FUEL INJECTED 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

There are things that set the TM machines apart from all others. They are brilliant works of artistic craftsmanship and technological marvels. They are rare, pricey and definitely appeal to the rider looking for uniqueness and a works…
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SUZUKI VANVAN: FULL TEST

Suzuki says the VanVan is an “extraordinarily retro, funky machine.” Even though the little 199cc four-stroke dual-sport bike is basic with modest features, it is nevertheless a modern bike despite the somewhat vintage look. It’s like the…
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2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Yamaha is deeper into the digital age than anyone, and the 2020 YZ450F has a mixture of new hardware and software to bring it into the new decade. Externally, the bike looks as it has since the really big makeover of 2018. That was when it…
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SWM 600 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

You know this bike. You just might not recognize it. SWM is a new Italian company built on the ruins of Husqvarna AG. To understand the bike and why it exists, you have to know your Husky history. Before the brand became a KTM stepchild,…
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