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2021

2021 DUAL-SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE

HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO: $11,999 The Husqvarna 701 Enduro sits right between a naked ADV machine and an overcharged dual-sport. It features a 74-horsepower engine that uses advanced electronics, a 50mm Keihin fuel injection and a six-speed…
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2021 KTM 250SX-F: YEAR 21 VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 250SX-F has been the driving force in the 250 class for years. It's been among the lightest, fastest and most expensive bikes in the class,  forcing other manufacturers to up their game. Join us as we check out the 2021 version in…
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2021 450 MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT

We have a record crop of bikes, so we took our time to make sure we gave each of them a fair and full evaluation. That includes a newcomer to the motocross world: The GasGas MC450F. We have also included the unchanged Suzuki RM-Z450 thanks…
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2021 GNCC SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Racer Productions, producer of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship, is pleased to announce the series schedule for the upcoming 2021 season. The GNCC Series is set to kick…
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KAWASAKI KX450X: FULL TEST

Kawasaki has officially returned to the closed-course competition off-road racing market with the introduction of their 2021 KX450X model. Based off the successful KX450 motocross model, Kawasaki expanded that platform by adding features…
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HUSQVARNA FC450: FULL TEST

The 2021 Husqvarna FC450 is here, and even though this can’t be considered a year of major changes, Husqvarna and KTM are beginning to diverge in some meaningful ways. We began to see some hints of that last year. The Husky’s power delivery…
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HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCES 2021 FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

Husqvarna has released photos and information on the 2021 FC450 Rockstar Edition, which its factory riders will use as a platform for the 2021 Pro Supercross/Motocross season. The official press release appears below. Featuring a…
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2021 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION ANNOUNCED

KTM has announced the 2021 450SX-F Factory Edition. This is an annual tradition  leading into the start of the new Supercross season. The Factory Edition is based on the 2021 standard 450SX-F, but with a number of upgrades including an…
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KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

A bullet-point history of the Kawasaki KX250 would miss all the really important facts about the bike. Yes, it would point out that it’s the winningest bike in the modern era of pro motocross; the KX250 (formerly known as the KX250F) has…
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2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving…
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NEW KAWASAKI DUAL-SPORT KLX300

Kawasaki just released several 2021 models including a new 300cc dual-sport and a 300cc supermoto built on the same platform. The official word from Kawasaki appears below. The all-new 2021 Kawasaki KLX®300 motorcycle is designed to…
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KTM 450XC-F–FULL TEST

Some bikes defy being categorized. The 2021 KTM 450XC-F isn’t one of them. It’s actually  a very specialized motorcycle. The confusing part is that it fits perfectly in so many categories. For one, it’s KTM’s most adept desert bike, one…
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2021 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

If ever there was proof that pro-racing results don’t matter in the real world, the Yamaha YZ450F is it. It continues to be one of the best-selling motocross bikes in America. It continues to be wildly successful in the hands of local…
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2021 KAWASAKI KX450: FULL TEST

The Kawasaki KX450 received what we call a “ground-up rebuild” for the 2019 model year. They addressed almost every issue we had with the machine in previous years, and it has won the last two Dirt Bike magazine 450cc motocross shootouts.…
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KTM 125XC 2-STROKE: RACE TEST

Let’s get the faint irony out of the way. The new KTM 125XC is not new. It’s actually the oldest bike in KTM’s line-up. Back in 1968, John Penton sold a 125 two-stroke off-road bike called the Six-Day in the U.S. It was manufactured by KTM…
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RIDING THE 2021 YAMAHA YZ250F: THE WRAP

If you watched any of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro motocross series, you probably think that the Yamaha YZ250F is the all-time horsepower king of the 250 class. That’s clearly true of the bikes ridden by Dylan Ferrandis, Justin Cooper and the…
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RATING THE 2021 450 MX BIKES SO FAR: THE WRAP

The 2021 450 MX shootout is underway--sort of. We have already tested the Honda CR450R, the Husqvarna FC450, the Kawasaki KX450, the KTM 450SX-F and the Yamaha YZ450F. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for a full house. The Suzuki RM-Z450…
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2021 KAWASAKI KX250: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 KX250 will change the landscape of the 250 four-stroke motocross world in a big way. Last year, Kawasaki got the project underway by giving the KX a new top-end and a lot more peak power. But, everyone knew the job was only halfway…
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TM MOTORCYCLES FOR 2021

TM has shown most of its new motorcycles for 2021. The small Italian company has a very large line of two-strokes and four-strokes in both motocross and enduro configuration. The features that they all have in common are KYB forks, TM-made…
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