Dirt Bike May 2020

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ON THE COVER: The Beta 500RR-S sits at the top of the dual-sport food chain right now. Photo: Ron Lawson.

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BIKES

HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION
With a history of being a preview of next year’s offerings, the Husqvarna Rockstar Edition is a crystal ball on wheels, and it looks like 2021 will be the year of the fork.
YAMAHA YZ125X
Yamaha’s newfound interest in the 125 two-stroke off-road category lets the company experiment without really taking a risk. Strategy and marketing aside, the X is pure fun.
HONDA CR250R REBUILD
When Honda abandoned the 250cc two-stroke, it made used CR250Rs more desirable than ever. They’re cheap, easy to rebuild and fun to ride. If only new bikes could say all that.
HUSQVARNA TX300i
It’s only a matter of time before fuel injection takes the two-stroke world. Will that be a good thing? If the 2020 Husky TX300i is any indication, we’re okay with it.

ADVENTURE

BETA 500RR-S DUAL-SPORT
Beta is a small company that acts like a big one. The Beta 500RR-S is now the standard of measurement in the dual-sport world.
HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO
In every sea, there have to be killer whales and little sharks. The Husky 701 Enduro is both—the big beast of the dual-sports and yet a lightweight among adventure bikes.
THE GOODS
This is Dirt Bike’s monthly sample of the things that move us in the aftermarket bike world of adventure bike goods.

FEATURES

PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
Sometimes a bike is so beautiful and well-built, it deserves a page or three just out of respect.
TALENT
In celebration of Dirt Bike magazine’s 50th anniversary, we look back on Roger DeCoster’s definition of talent—what it is and who has it.
KING OF THE MOTOS
Last Cody Webb was injured and missed most of the racing season. Apparently, it only made him more talented. His first ride back was as amazing as ever.
GNCC
Before the start of the 2020 GNCC season, Kailub Russell announced it would be his last year of full-time competition. Is he backing off? Not even a little.
CHAD REED’S FINAL RIDE
Chad Reed has been in 257 Supercross main events as of this writing. By the time he’s done, the number will probably be 265. Here’s a look at the bike that will take him there.