Dirt Bike September 2019

$6.95

ON THE COVER: Cody Webb wasn’t riding it, so we stole his 2020 race bike—just for a little while. Photo by Mark Tilley.

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NEW MODELS

HUSQVARNA 2020 DUAL-SPORT & OFF-ROAD
Last month we got to see Husqvarna’s competition models. Now comes the next phase with more changes, more updates and more news.
KAWASAKI 2020
Don’t underestimate the 2020 KX250 just because it doesn’t have electric start. It has changes that really matter. Plus, Kawasaki has big news for off-road and dual-sport riders.
RIDING THE 2020 SHERCOS
Don’t look now, but Sherco wants to be the next big thing. We go to Europe to ride the bikes that will be coming to America in bigger numbers than ever.

BIKES

RIDING CODY WEBB’S KTM 300
Cody Webb’s 2019 season took an unexpected turn that saw him miss his most important races. While he wasn’t looking, we hijacked his 2020 300XC-W two-stroke race bike.
BETA 125RR-S DUAL-SPORT
Yes, you can get a legitimate dual-sport bike for under $5000. The Beta 125 is made in Europe and offers big quality with a little motor.
HUSQVARNA FC450
The first of the 2020 motocross bikes is in the house and ready to roost. The new FC450 demonstrates Husqvarna’s ongoing search for its own identity.
SUZUKI RM-Z OFF-ROAD PROJECT
The Suzuki RM-Z450 is the bargain of the 450 motocross world right now, and it makes a great platform for an off-road racer.
2006 HONDA CR250R 2-STROKE REBORN
Ricky Dietrich’s days as a top-10 national MX guy were a few years back, but he still pulled a holeshot at the Two-Stroke World Championship this year. The secret? A 13-year-old Honda.

ADVENTURE

KTM 790 ADVENTURE R
KTM has long been promising the first of a new breed of adventure bikes that take off-road touring to a new level. It’s here and it does.
THE GOODS
Adventures can take a few hours or a few weeks; either way, there are products that can lift it to the next level. Here are this month’s samples.

FEATURES

LAST DOG STANDING
AMA District 37 has an ongoing quest to make the world’s extreme riders suffer. The Last Dog Standing might not have hurt Alfredo Gomez, but there are 117 other riders with a different take.
NATIONAL MX, MID SEASON
Following the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series has been like trying to focus on a stampede of wild animals; it’s always changing. Here’s a look at the herd midway through the season.
STICKS AND STONES
…do, in fact, break bones. But more than anything else, they make great terrain for an extreme enduro in the great American Northwest.

PRODUCT TESTS

LEATT GPX 5.5 PANTS/JERSEY
JUST 1 RACING J12 UNIT HELMET
M1 SPITZING EVOLUTION R ELECTRIC BIKE