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2022

MUSQUIN TOPS 2022 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM

Two-stroke or four-stroke, rain or shine, it doesn’t seem to matter to Marvin Musquin. As the event headed to a new location at the beach, he caught the wave and is still perfect at Red Bull Straight Rhythm, claiming victory again in the…
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HUSQVARNA TC85: FULL TEST

Husqvarna has put major resources behind the development of their TC85 platform, and their presence in the amateur racing scene speaks volumes. Okay, so it helps that when Husqvarna was acquired by the Pierer Mobility Group a few years back…
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RIEJU 200MR RACING: FULL TEST

Today there’s a groundswell of interest in small two-stroke trail bikes and very little product to satisfy the demand. The Rieju MR200 Racing is one of two such bikes now available in the U.S. (along with the Beta 200RR) and might have all…
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2022 KTM 250SX-F FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

Why, when a company has the lightest and most powerful 250 motocross bike on the market, would they throw it all away and start over? That’s what KTM has done with the 2022 ½ 250SX-F Factory Edition. The bike is all new—for real, not just…
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2022 KTM 450SX FACTORY EDITION: FULL TEST

You don’t want to go back to the starting line when you’re winning the race. KTM’s 2022 450SX-F was clearly a great motorcycle. It won the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross title. It outsold most of the Japanese 450s, and it was universally…
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2022 HONDA CRF450R WORKS EDITION: FULL TEST

There’s something about a factory Honda that fires up the pulse of any healthy motocross rider. Maybe it’s the color, maybe it’s the way Ken Roczen and Chase Sexton ride, but whatever it is, the Honda tent always has a massive crowd of…
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HUSKY FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FULL TEST

There’s nothing that special about a special edition, at least not usually. Most are highlighted by graphics and accessories that you could buy for yourself. That’s not the case with the 2022 Husqvarna FC250 Rockstar Edition. First of all,…
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GASGAS MC125 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

Each generation has its own heroes, icons and inspiring innovations. The next class of young riders to emerge in motocross might well be the GasGas generation. For older riders, GasGas will forever be known as an off-beat enduro brand, but…
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2022 KAWASAKI KX85: FULL TEST

Kawasaki made some specific updates to the KX85 for 2022 that include a stronger 6-speed transmission, increased engine cooling, styling and new Dunlop MX33 tires at both ends. In recent years Kawasaki has renewed its dedication to…
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2022 VIRGINIA CITY GP

The 51st annual Virginia City Grand Prix took place this weekend with a turnout of almost 900 riders. The tiny 18th-century mining town was once again transformed into one of the largest cities in the region as riders filled up the local…
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2022 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO: 12 BIKES!

We held off on publishing our 2022 450 MX shootout last fall for a very simple reason: the bikes hadn't changed. We could have just replayed our 2021 shootout and produced the same result. Now, with the near-universal incorporation of…
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HONDA CRF250RX: FIRST RIDE VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF250RX is a new bike for 2022. It got all of the same upgrades that the new motocross version got, plus it has a larger fuel tank, an 18-inch rear wheel, Dunlop tires, handguards and off-road settings for the suspension and…
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2022 INDY SUPERCROSS RESULTS

Eli Tomac overcame a brutally deteriorating track in Indy to win his third race in a row in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season. Most of the race saw Justin Barcia out front of a tightly grouped pack. At one point, Jason Anderson…
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2022 HUSKY FC250 ROCKSTAR EDITION: FIRST RIDE

The 2022 Husqvarna FC250 Rockstar Edition is out, which means we have a preview of what Husqvarna will be offering for 2023. The bike is completely new--not just relaunched with new bodywork. The motor has a different bore and stroke,…
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2022 SUZUKI RM-Z450: TEST & VIDEO

Suzuki’s 2022 RM-Z450 model has no major changes from the previous year’s model and hasn’t seen any significant changes since this platform was introduced four years ago. A lot of professional-level championships have been won on this…
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2022 YAMAHA YZ85: FIRST RIDE VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ85 received some serious attention for 2022, making it the most eagerly anticipated mini in years. In 2019, it got a long list of motor upgrades, which was the first attention the bike got in 16 years. Now, the YZ85 has new…
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2022 YAMAHA YZ125: FULL TEST

There are two ways to look at the 2022 Yamaha YZ125. Two-stroke fans will be ecstatic that Yamaha is showing new commitment in their world. A major Japanese manufacturer opened its corporate wallet to design a new two-stroke motor and make…
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