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FIRST-RIDE VIDEO: 2023 KAWASAKI KX250

The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 snuck in  with far more extensive change than we expected. A new head, new valves, new injectors and a new piston are only part of the story. Join us as Perris Raceway as we get to explore the 2023 KX250.…
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HUSQVARNA FC450: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Husqvarna FC450 is all new compared to the 2022 standard model, but we first saw this platform on the Rockstar Edition announced last December. The frame, rear suspension and bodywork are new as well as about half the motor. We've…
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HONDA CRF450RS: YEAR ’22 VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450RS is a special edition that doesn't really fit the mold of a traditional Factory Edition or race replica. Instead of being offered at a premium price, it has an MSRP straight out of 2013: $8599. Join us at Blackmore Ranch…
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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 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 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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RIDING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX250: THE WRAP

We’ve been living with the 2021 Kawasaki KX250 for almost a week now and love it more each day. Kawasaki took its time updating the 250 four-stroke, starting with a new head and valve train in 2020. Now the job is complete; the rest of the…
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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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RIDING THE 2021 HONDA CRF450R: THE WRAP

We finally got a chance to ride the 2021 Honda CRF450R this week, and what a ride it was. We've been a little obsessed with this bike since it was announced. Not only is it the most interesting new bike of the season, it's the most exciting…
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2021 HONDA CRF450R: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

Honda’s big milestones seem to arrive at irregular intervals in the 450 class, but there were three years that changed everything 2002, 2009 and 2017. Now, the 2021 model is another year to remember. Almost everything is new, but the…
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2021 YAMAHA YZ450F, FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 Yamaha YZ450F is officially here and we had the opportunity to ride at at Glen Helen Raceway earlier in the week. This bike now enters its fourth year after the compete and total makeover it received in 2018. That was when it got a…
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YAMAHA TENERE 700 ADVENTURE BIKE: FIRST RIDE

The Yamaha Tenere 700 has finally arrived and we got to spend a day on it in the San Bernardino mountains this week. This is a bike that we’ve been waiting for and wanting to ride for a very long time--even before the bike was officially…
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KTM 390 ADVENTURE: FIRST RIDE

The 2020 KTM 390 Adventure was originally scheduled to be released to the press at a mass introduction last month, but KTM officials had to rethink that. We don't do “mass” anything these days. Instead, we drove to KTM’s office in Murrieta…
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YAMAHA YZ125X OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE, FIRST RIDE

Yamaha just released the 2020 YZ125X two-stroke. This is an off-road version of the YZ125 motocross bike, similar to the YZ250X. The bike is another sign of the commitment that Yamaha is showing to the two-stroke. It doesn’t represent any…
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