Dirt Bike April 2020

$6.95

ON THE COVER: The Ride Shop AZ Husky/Honda hybrid has to be seen to be believed. We’re still not sure if we believe it. Photo: Mark Tilley.

SKU: Db-b-04-20 Category:

Description

BIKES

HUSKY/CR500R HYBRID
What happens when you take the motor from a Honda CR500R two-stroke, give it electric start and fit it within a modern Husqvarna chassis? Magic!
KTM 500XC-W
Which of these three things does not go with the 2020 KTM 500XCF-W: power, light weight, noise? If you picked noise, then you probably heard one for yourself.
HONDA CRF450RX
As a motocross bike, the Honda CR450R is a whole lotta motorcycle. As an off-road bike, the RX can be too much or just enough, depending on where you ride.
HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT
If you’re an off-road guy who just wants a license plate to connect your best trails, the Husqvarna FE350S is the perfect size.

ADVENTURE

DAKAR 2020
In 1985 an American rider broke into the top 10 at the Paris-Dakar Rally. Since then, we haven’t done much better—until now.
RICKY BRABEC
One day Ricky Brabec is a kid from the high desert, and the next he’s the winner of the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world.
ANDREW SHORT
American motocross stars usually find a nice seat watching races on network TV after retirement. Andrew Short’s retirement was just the start of this next chapter.
SKYLER HOWES
For some, the lure of rally is a little too irresistible. The word “privateer” has a whole different meaning for a Dakar hopeful.
THE GOODS
This is a small taste of the stuff that you can take along on your next ride to make the miles shorter and the adventure bigger.

FEATURES

PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
There’s something about a classic Honda two-stroke that makes you want to grow a mullet, listen to old cassettes and go live in the ’90s.
HARE & HOUND, ROUND 1
If there was any doubt that Jacob Argubright deserved his 2019 Hare & Hound championship, it was put to rest at the season opener.
ADELANTO GP
When 2000 riders flood into the tiny desert town of Adelanto, California, in January, it’s something to behold. Better yet, it’s something to be a part of.
500 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT
Back in 1993 the Open class was important, and there were two bikes that made it that way: The Honda CR500R and the Kawasaki KX500.

PRODUCT TEST

FMF Turbine Core 2.1 Beta exhaust
Leatt GPX 5.5 FlexLock boots
Denali D2 LED kit