36 GASGAS: THE BIG PICTURE
Don’t be fooled. The transformation of GasGas into a full-line motorcycle maker is a good thing for dirt bike fans everywhere. Here’s what the company’s new line of bikes will look like for 2021.
42 KTM 250SX-F
The 250SX-F has been a driving force in the 250 motocross world for years. The bike remains among the lightest and fastest in the class and influences everyone else to try a little harder.
48 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
It’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love the Suzuki RM125. This is what it looks like when you find one and send it to the love shop for a makeover.
72 GASGAS MC 450F
The real question here: do we need yet another motocross bike with the same engine and frame? If you’re a fan of spending less for the same engine and frame, then the answer is yes.
106 KTM 300XC
The roomful of people who consider the KTM 300XC to be the ultimate off-road bike is getting more crowded every year. Apparently, they’ll keep coming until there’s no one left outside.
78 PROJECT SUPER-DUPER TENERE
Rox Speed owner Chris Olin has been a Yamaha Super T fan for years. After retiring his 2012 model, he wanted to make his 2021 version something special. Here’s how he did it.
82 KTM 350EXC-F
Is it greedy to want a dirt bike that can do everything from race enduros to commute to work? It’s only called “greed” if you’re talking about someone else.
88 THE GOODS
Dirt Bike takes a big swan dive into the world of adventure bike parts and accessories, and surfaces with a handful of “The Goods” each month.
90 ADVENTURE BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE
The adventure bike world keeps expanding on both ends. The offerings of 2021 include more small bikes, more big bikes and more capability for all the bikes in the middle.
67 RICKY CARMICHAEL’S KX125
In 1998, Ricky Carmichael hadn’t yet ridden with a big number-one plate on his Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX125. We got to do it first, and here’s what we learned.
100 JOSH GRANT’S CR250R
Old racers never retire, they just return to riding bikes that make them smile. Josh Grant hit the World Two-Stroke Championship and the Day in the Dirt riding a big red grin-mobile.
112 KTM 65 REBUILD
The clock is ticking. Every moment that your kid’s motorcycle doesn’t run is a black mark in your permanent record. Remember, in about 40 years’ time he’ll choose your nursing home.
116 RACING, 2020
There were great moments in the closing days of the 2020 racing season. Here are some that you might have overlooked and others you’ll want to revisit.