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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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2001 250 MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT

2001 250 MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT Honda CR250R vs. Husky 250CR vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. KTM 250SX vs. Suzuki RM250 vs. Yamaha YZ250Sorry, the predictions were wrong. The two-stroke motocrosser isn't dead. Like any decent horror movie…
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2001 KTM 125SX

2001 KTM 125SX Europe is back in the game. Ten years ago, no one would have believed it. Here in the year 2001 (almost), every teenager carries a telephone in his pocket, underwear is fashionably worn on the outside, scooters…
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LUMPY REPLACES LAROCCO

LUMPY REPLACES LAROCCO Southwick is the only round of the Chevy Trucks MX Nationals that doesn?t run an amateur program the day before the pros. Instead, a New England Sports Committee round is held the Sunday before, which is…
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SUZUKI 440 RACE EDITION

SUZUKI 440 RACE EDITION The Suzuki DRZ isn't a motocross bike. Just ask anyone at Suzuki. But if you ask us, it could be--all the parts are there. Could the DRZ be as good as a YZ426? Now there's a challenge. And we're never…
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400 FOUR-STROKE ENDURO SHOOTOUT

400 FOUR-STROKE ENDURO SHOOTOUT A few years ago, there was no such thing as a 400 four-stroke. Now they are everywhere. This is the hottest class of dirt bikes of the 21st century. And in the June issue of Dirt Bike, you'll…
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FOUR-STROKE 500CC MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT

FOUR-STROKE 500CC MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT Pick up the May issue of DB and you'll be treated to an in-depth comparison of the four-hottest four-stroke Mxer?s on earth. Here's the short version: Anyone with more dirt bike…
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SECRET’S OF THE NUMBER-ONE PLATES

SECRET'S OF THE NUMBER-ONE PLATES Beginning on page 55 of our April issue, we dive into the five #1 bikes belonging to Jeremy McGrath, Ernesto Fonseca, Nathan Ramsey, Ricky Carmichael and Greg Albertyn. By examining the bikes…
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SUZUKI DRZ400 TEST

SUZUKI DRZ400 TEST Back when the Yamaha YZM400 project first hit the news, Suzuki had its own superthumper project going. We had heard the rumors and had talked to people who had made prototype pieces for the project bike, but…
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