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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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RIDING THE 2023 KAWASAKI KX250: THE WRAP

The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 snuck in under the radar. When we saw the initial press release, it looked like the bike had no changes. It turns out to have a long list of very important redesigns. They include: A new head with smaller…
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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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2022 KAWASAKI KX85: FULL TEST

Kawasaki made some specific updates to the KX85 for 2022 that include a stronger 6-speed transmission, increased engine cooling, styling and new Dunlop MX33 tires at both ends. In recent years Kawasaki has renewed its dedication to…
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FIRST LOOK: 2023 KAWASAKI MOTOCROSS BIKES

Kawasaki has revealed its full motocross line for 2023. The KX250 has received substantial attention which includes motor, gearbox, suspension updates.  Here is what Kawasaki has to say about its 2023 motocross models, which include the…
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KAWASAKI KDX500 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

When it comes to 500cc two-stroke projects, they usually go one of two directions: the first is a complete restoration of the stock steel-framed chassis, or the second is taking the two-stroke powerplant and fabricating it into a…
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KDX CLUTCH WOES: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

CHATTER Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I was riding my 2002 KDX 200R the other day, and upon pulling in the clutch, the bike started releasing a disturbing chattering noise. It was only when the clutch was being pulled in. It got progressively…
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KAWASAKI KDX220: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Ryan Koch At one point in time, the Kawasaki KDX was one of the most popular motorcycles ever produced, and the strong following of riders to this day proves their loyalty. The bike was ultra-affordable, and the smiles-per-dollar ratio…
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KAWASAKI KX450SR SPECIAL EDITION: FIRST RIDE

The Kawasaki KX450SR is a new model for 2022 based on the KX450 motocross bike. It's essentially a factory-built race replica. It comes from Japan with a long list of motor and suspension upgrades, plus graphics that are a tribute to the…
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KAWASAKI KX327 TWO-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Working on “project bikes,” as they’re commonly called, never gets old. Some projects start with new bikes and some are Craigslist finds, but this bike has a unique story behind it. Kevin Bailey from Race Winning Brands takes us through…
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2022 KAWASAKI KX450: FULL TEST

Success often knocks on the back door. That’s how the Kawasaki KX450 arrived. While Honda, KTM and Yamaha have taken turns bashing the front door down with one 60-horsepower battering ram after another, Kawasaki has quietly taken a more…
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RIDING THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX250: THE WRAP

The 2022 Kawasaki KX250 arrived this week, making for a full set of bikes in preparation for our 2022 250 MX shootout. I have a personal attachment to the Kawasaki because I raced the X version of the bike in the 2021 National Grand Prix…
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KAWASAKI KX125: BEHIND THE BUILD

We have built a lot of project bikes with Justin Myerson from Motowhips over the years and are always blown away with each bike. This KX125 is Justin’s personal bike and took almost two years to build in between working on customer builds.…
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