Okay, the KTM model line is now one-fifth of the way through the 21st century, and their state-of-the-art bikes are as high-tech and futuristic as you might expect. We now have fuel-injected two-strokes for racing, and more is on the way.
The tip of the 2020 iceberg has revealed itself. Husqvarna officially launches its competition bikes, including a new TX300i. Dual-sport bikes and trail bikes are still to come.
It was late in arriving, but we’re not complaining. The Yamaha WR450F trail bike now has all the technology that used to be exclusive property of the motocross line.
Remember the days when small-displacement two-strokes were the most popular trail bikes in America? The Husqvarna TE150 and the Beta 200RR might bring them back.
MIKE BROWN’S YZ250
Technically, the bike still has Yamaha’s name on the pink slip, but they loaned it to us, and we loaned it to Mike Brown for the Wiseco Two-Stroke Championship. Here’s what we did to it.
MAGIC KTM 300XC-W
Every bike has a story to tell. This 2019 KTM 300XC-W TPI was inspired by Tom Webb’s project bike, but the owner took it to a whole new level.
Every 50 years or so Honda redesigns its mini-bikes, whether they need it or not. The CRF110F was updated for 2019 and brought up to speed for the next generation or two.
KTM 690 ENDURO R
There’s a big gap between a dual-sport bike and a full-size adventure bike. The KTM 690 Enduro R does its best to be a one-bike class.
You don’t have to have more than one cylinder and 7 gallons of gas to make it an adventure. It just takes the right attitude. And, the right stuff sure doesn’t hurt.
WISECO TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP
Once upon a time this very race was called the Four-Stroke Championship. Then four-strokes became mainstream. Now, it’s happening all over again.
VIRGINIA CITY GRAND PRIX
What two icons were founded in 1971 and have become legendary in the off-road world? Dirt Bike magazine and the Virginia City GP have long shared a deep, dirty bond.
It might be the greatest trail ride in the west. If it’s not, then the state of off-road riding in America is doing pretty well.
Imagine a door that slams shut 10,000 times a minute. No, that’s not the motorcycle publishing business; it’s your valve train. Here’s how to help it last longer.
Colton Haaker takes the title in a wild final event where crashes and controversy clouded the battle with Cody Webb.