Dirt Bike January 2020

$6.95

ON THE COVER: KTM’s last carbureted off-road bike was the 2019 250XC. Was that as good as they can get? We’re here to find out. Photo by Ron Lawson

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BIKES

2020 250 MX SHOOTOUT
The Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z250 and Yamaha YZ250F meet and try to talk things out like friends, then it’s time to rumble.
BETA 300RR
For a small company, Beta sure knows how to act like a big deal. The new 300cc two-stroke has the engineering to go head to head with anything in the two-stroke world.
KTM 250XC PROJECT
The 2019 KTM 250XC will go into the books as one of the last carbureted off-road bikes that KTM will offer. Is it as good as it can be, or is there something left on the table?
KAWASAKI KLX300
We go to the Pacific Northwest to rediscover a bike from the past that has found a place in today’s off-road market. Kawasaki has reintroduced the KLX300 with some 21st-century twists.

ADVENTURE

ULTIMATE KTM 790 ADVENTURE R
The KTM 790 Adventure set a new standard for the off-road performance of adventure bikes. Now that it has been around for a while, some riders are taking it to the next level.
THE GOODS
This is our monthly glimpse of a few adventure products to get the wheels turning and turn plans into reality.
DUNLOP TRAIL MAX MISSION INTRODUCTION
Dunlop adds some new blood and fresh rubber to the adventure bike world.

FEATURES

PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
The Kawasaki KX450 blew us away in 2019, and we fully expected an off-road version as an encore. When one didn’t arrive, we built one for ourselves.
FONSECA TRIBUTE CR125R
The Red Bull Straight Rhythm isn’t as much a race as an excuse to pay tribute to the times and riders of a past era. Michael Leib dedicated his run and his bike to Ernesto Fonsca.
2020 OFF-ROAD BUYER’S GUIDE
For those who say that the off-road dirt bike world ain’t what it used to be, we agree. It’s now bigger, better and more varied than ever, and this year’s buyer’s guide is proof.

PRODUCT TESTS

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