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2024 KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

The 2024 Kawasaki KX250 is either in its prime or in no man’s land, depending on how you look at it. Kawasaki has developed a fairly predictable routine in recent years. When the KX450 gets a big change, you can expect the KX250 to follow…
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RIDING THE 2024 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

We have only two days of testing on the 2024 Kawasaki KX450 so far, but they have been two very long days. The first was at Kawasaki's official introduction, and the second was with all the other 450 motocross bikes for the first day of our…
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THROTTLE SYNDICATE KX450 PROJECT

Throttle Syndicate is the company that makes many factory-level race teams look so good with custom-made graphics and seat covers. We teamed up with Ryan Pursley and his son, Brandon, to build the ultimate 2023 Kawasaki KX250 four-stroke…
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FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI 2024

Kawasaki has released images of its 2024 motocross, off-road and dual-sport bikes. The Kawasaki KX450 and KX450X have dramatic changes, which you can read about here. The KX250, KX250X, KLX trail bikes and dual-sports have minimal changes,…
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ALL-NEW 2024 KAWASAKI KX450 & KX450X

Kawasaki just revealed the first look of the 2024 KX450 and KX450X. They both are new bikes that feature new frames, traction control and Wifi tuning capabilities. The official Kawasaki press release appears below. For the rest of the 2024…
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JEREMY MCGRATH’S PET KX250 2-STROKE

Jeremy McGrath loves to ride and race motorcycles of all shapes and sizes. He has a huge collection of championship winning two-strokes, but he also has a small fleet of machines he rides on a daily basis that would make most people drool.…
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2023 KAWASAKI KX450SR: FULL TEST

Japanese manufacturers like Kawasaki and Honda are taking a slightly different approach than European manufacturers KTM, Husky and GasGas when it comes to the special-edition market. The Japanese are taking their current platform and adding…
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2023 KAWASAKI KX250X: FULL TEST

Not long ago no one wanted to ride a 250 four-stroke off-road. Now, there’s a whole generation who wouldn’t dream of riding anything else, and bikes like the Kawasaki KX250X are the reason why. The 2023 version of the KX is fast, light and…
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RIDING THE 2023 KAWASAKI KX450SR: THE WRAP

We had a busy week with some very diverse bikes. The 2023 Kawasaki KX450SR arrived and we couldn’t wait to get it out on the track. This was the winner of our massive 12-bike 450 shootout in 2022, when we gathered all the standard 450s as…
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KAWASAKI KX450X PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Mark Tilley has two priorities in his life these days. Their names are Jacob and Austin Tilley. But between supporting their young racing aspirations and acting as Managing Editor of Dirt Bike Magazine, Mark found the time to earn two…
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2023 KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

Ask anyone. True progress doesn’t arrive with storm clouds and lightning bolts. It comes incrementally and quietly in the wee hours of the morning and late at night. And, it often arrives without fanfare. The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 is a…
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2023 KAWASAKI KX450: FULL TEST

In 2019 Kawasaki officially dropped the “F” and introduced an all-new KX450 to the market, receiving praise from most of the motocross community. In the following three years, minor changes were made to the overall platform, but Kawasaki…
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KAWASAKI KLX300: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Kawasaki KLX300 has been around in one form or another since 1994. In that time it has morphed into its present role as an inexpensive dual-sport bike. It isn't meant to be a hard-core off-road bike or a racer, but rather an affordable…
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2023 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The term "off-road bike" sounds vague and generalized, but it refers to a group of very specialized motorcycles. They fall into a vast space between motocross race bikes and dual-sport bikes. That area is so big that it needs to be further…
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NEW BIMOTA BX450 OFF-ROAD BIKE

Bimota is a company that most people associate with exotic sport bikes rather than off-road motorcycles. That might change now that the Bimota BX450 has been announced in the days leading up to the EICMA show in Milan. This is an…
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RIDING THE 2023 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

The 2023 Kawasaki KX450 has been available in dealers for some time now and we have been testing it for weeks. Actually, it’s more accurate to say we’ve been testing it for years. The bike hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2019. In…
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KAWASAKI RELEASES LOWERED 2023 KLR650S

Kawasaki just released a batch of 2023 models including new versions of existing dual-sport bikes. The KLR650S and the KLX230S are now available with lowered suspension and reduced seat height. Both models will carry the same MSRP as the…
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