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2024 450 MX SHOOTOUT

Progress isn’t always clear in the moment. There are wrong turns and misfires on the path forward, but when you look back, you can usually identify a point of no return in technological advancement. The 2024 crop of 450 motocross bikes…
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2024 450 SHOOTOUT NOTES: THE WRAP

The 2024 450 Shootout is wrapping up. This year, the main challenge was to see where the new Kawasaki KX450 and GasGas MC450F fit in--all the other bikes are unchanged since our 2023 450 Shootout. We even knew what to expect with the GasGas…
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2023 450 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

We’ve assembled the top motocross bikes in the world for Dirt Bike Magazine’s 2023 450 MX Shootout. Altogether, we tested seven bikes: the GasGas MC450F, Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 450SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha…
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2023 450 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: THE WRAP

This week was all about the 2023 450 MX shootout. This project had been on hold for a few months because the new Yamaha YZ450F was late. All the other 450s had been tested. In some cases we had to get fresh models so that the test bikes had…
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2022 450 MX SHOOTOUT

There’s never been a time like this. In the past, the number of premium motocross brands was limited to four. Then it was five, then six or seven. Now, with the near-universal incorporation of special editions into the mix, riders have an…
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RIDING ALL THE 450 SPECIAL EDITIONS: THE WRAP

This week was all about our upcoming 12-bike 450 motocross shootout. It's a massive project that includes both Special Editions and standard models. Along the way, of course, we got to ride all the Specials, and decided to look at them…
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450 MX BIKES ON THE DYNO: WRAPPY NEW YEAR!

The year 2021 has just begun and we've already tested most of the new motocross bikes of the year. Last week, we posted the 2021 450 motocross shootout, which had seven motorcycles, including the new GasGas MC 450F. The Suzuki RM-Z450 still…
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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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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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2020 450 MX SHOOTOUT VIDEO

The 2020 Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 450SX, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha YZ450F are out in the real world and after months of riding them, racing them and living with them it's finally time to pit them against one…
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2020 450 SHOOTOUT NOTES: THE WRAP

For weeks we've been working on the 2020 450 MX shootout. By "working" I mean riding. We've also been doing a lot of photo-taking, bike-cleaning, note-taking and stuff like that, but riding is the most important part. We've had the bikes on…
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