Dirt Bike February 2020

$6.95

ON THE COVER: Sometimes it isn’t enough to have a bike that works well—you gotta have something that looks great, too. That’s the Wrench 42 Motorsports YZ300. Photo by Ron Lawson.

SKU: Db-b-02-20 Category:

Description

BIKES

YAMAHA YZ300 PROJECT
Open-class two-strokes aren’t dead. In fact, they’re enjoying a renaissance at the grass-roots level. Now, you don’t need a factory to build your bike, just a little skill and the right parts.
HONDA CRF250RX
Honda’s new way of thinking about off-road bikes is now into its second year with the CRF250RX. This is a race bike for the trail, and it doubles as a trail bike that you can race.
YAMAHA YZ125X VS. YZ250FX
Here’s another chapter in the ongoing two-stroke-versus-four-stroke debate. This time, however, we would rather show you than make you read about it.
KTM 150XC-W
If you don’t already know how much we love small-displacement off-road bikes, you haven’t been paying attention. The KTM 150XC-W is the secret weapon that shouldn’t be secret anymore.

ADVENTURE

IMS HONDA CRF450L DUAL-SPORT PROJECT
We all knew that Honda left something on the table with the CRF450L dual-sport bike. With nothing more than bolt-on parts, you can bring out the beast within.
THE GOODS
Each month Dirt Bike offers a few trinkets to make the adventure a little more adventuresome—in a good way.
DUAL-SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE
Dual-sport bikes have come of age. To find a dirt-worthy example, you no longer need to look to one or two specialized makers. Now there are pages of them—right here.

FEATURES

MILAN SHOW
Each year the EICMA show in Milan gives us a glimpse of the offerings to come from Europe. This time the Husky Norden tops the list.
PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
Justin at MotoWhips is at it again. This time he took a perfectly ordinary Husqvarna TC125 and made it into something exceptional.
AMERICA’S BEST OFF-ROAD RIDERS
With such diverse climates and terrain, America doesn’t have a single off-road champion. That doesn’t mean we can’t give credit to our exceptional riders and award the Caselli Cup to the best of the best.
INTERNATIONAL SIX-DAY ENDURO
This really happened! At the ISDE, there are four independent team competitions. In 2019 the U.S. scored 1-1-2-1. That will be hard to improve upon—ever.
DUBYA WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP
It turns out that talent is talent, regardless of age. The World Vet Championship is a celebration of motocross legacy through the years.

PRODUCT TEST

Kenda Ibex tires
STR rear disc guard
Acerbis fuel tank
IRC VE33S Gekkota gummy tire