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Kawasaki KX250

2023 250 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST & VIDEO

Motocross has changed. The 250 four-stroke class once existed in the shadow of the big bikes. They were called “lites” and considered the rough equivalent of 125 two-strokes. No more. At the first Supercross of 2023, the top 250s…
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FIRST LOOK: 2023 KAWASAKI KX250

We recently got the opportunity to check out the 2023 Kawasaki KX250 in person. When this bike was announced in June, we didn't pay much attention, thinking it was an unchanged model. We were wrong. The bike looks the same, but has a number…
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THE LAST FULL 2-STROKE SHOOTOUT: THE WRAP

As the year 2005 came to a close we were used to  four-strokes being the center of attention. All the manufacturers still made two-strokes, though, and would continue for one more year. For the November 2005 issue of Dirt Bike, we were…
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ZACH BELL’S KX250 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

Going into the 2019 Wiseco Two-Stroke World Championship, Zach Bell was the defending champion and had the right to wear a big number one plate. The only problem was that he didn't have a bike. He had switched from Husqvarna to the factory…
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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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2020 250 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

The Honda, Kawasaki, KTM and Husqvarna 250 MX bikes all had nearly invisible updates for 2020 that changed everything. Going in, they all knew that Yamaha’s new YZ250F would be tough to beat. They knew that the YZ would probably return…
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2019 250 MX SHOOTOUT: VIDEO EDITION

The Honda CRF250R, Husqvarna FC250, Kawasaki KX250, KTM 250SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z250 and Yamaha YZ250F meet in the 2019 Dirt Bike 250 MX shootout.  We have been looking forward to this for some time, but the new Suzuki RM-Z250 was late and so…
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