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2020 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Yamaha is deeper into the digital age than anyone, and the 2020 YZ450F has a mixture of new hardware and software to bring it into the new decade. Externally, the bike looks as it has since the really big makeover of 2018. That was when it…
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2020 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

At one time, the KTM 450SX-F went through a period when it was searching for its identity. Then KTM settled on a formula that was then repeated again and again. It was light, powerful and smooth. It was technologically sophisticated without…
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2020 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

Since the introduction of the latest-generation CRF450R back in 2017, Honda has made small refinements every year in hopes of making the overall package as attractive to the consumer as its mid-2000s CRF450R models. For 2020, Honda…
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HONDA CRF450X VS. YAMAHA WR450F

The Honda CRF450X and the Yamaha WR450F are both classics. They haven’t, however, been known for cutting-edge technology. Off-road bikes usually lag a step or two behind in design, occasionally catching up all at once. Both the Honda and…
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2020 HUSQVARNA FC450: FULL TEST

Husqvarna attracts a slightly different buyer from KTM. It’s more of a prestige brand, and the buyers are older, more affluent and more brand conscious. The people in charge have decided to capitalize on that. The 2020 FC450 isn’t a big…
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2020 HUSQVARNA FC250: THE ’20s VIDEO SRIES

The 2020 Husqvarna FC250 is out and it's still among the fastest and lightest bikes in the 250 motocross world. This year, Husqvarna worked on the suspension and created more separation from KTM. The bike also gained a little more throttle…
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2020 KAWASAKI KX250 : THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

For this edition of "The '20s" Dirt Bike Magazine headed north on the 101 freeway to Castillo Ranch in in Central California for the introduction of the 2020 Kawasaki KX250. Although this bike looks very similar to the 2019 model it has…
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FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

The Husqvarna Rockstar Edition is here, decked out in the colors of the factory race team. As a tribute to Jason Anderson's 2018 AMA Supercross title, it bears a big number one in addition to team graphics. It's a tradition for this bike to…
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2019 SUZUKI RM-Z250: THE ’19s VIDEO SERIES

The 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250 was the last 250 MX bike in the Dirt Bike Magazine test fleet. We already knew what to expect because we did a brief riding impression of the bike in Japan a few months ago. Once the production test bike arrived, it…
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