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KTM 450SX-F

2024 450 MX SHOOTOUT

Progress isn’t always clear in the moment. There are wrong turns and misfires on the path forward, but when you look back, you can usually identify a point of no return in technological advancement. The 2024 crop of 450 motocross bikes…
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RIDING THE 2024 KTM 450SX-F: THE WRAP

We now have our first official 2024 motocross bike in the garage. It’s the KTM 450SX-F and we already love it. That’s a little odd because this is an unchanged bike for 2024, and we didn’t especially love it last year. Not at first, anyway.…
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2023 450 MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

We’ve assembled the top motocross bikes in the world for Dirt Bike Magazine’s 2023 450 MX Shootout. Altogether, we tested seven bikes: the GasGas MC450F, Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 450SX-F, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha…
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2023 450 MX SHOOTOUT VIDEO

This is a special year for motocross. We’ve assembled the top motocross bikes in the world for Dirt Bike Magazine’s 2023 450 MX shootout. Altogether we have seven bikes: the GasGas MC450F, Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki…
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RATING THE 2021 450 MX BIKES SO FAR: THE WRAP

The 2021 450 MX shootout is underway--sort of. We have already tested the Honda CR450R, the Husqvarna FC450, the Kawasaki KX450, the KTM 450SX-F and the Yamaha YZ450F. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for a full house. The Suzuki RM-Z450…
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RIDING THE 2021 KTM 450SX-F: THE WRAP

This week the 2021 KTM 450SX-F was dropped on us and we spent a couple of days getting to know it at Glen Helen Raceway. This isn't a year of big changes for the KTM. There are two things worth knowing about the new 450SX: the front…
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10 GREATEST DIRT BIKES OF THE DECADE, 2010 – 2019

The last decade  brought a period of rapid improvement in dirt-bike design.  We’ve seen technology like electric start and fuel injection go mainstream, four-strokes become lighter and dual-sports break new ground. In general, the bikes of…
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2020 450 MX SHOOTOUT VIDEO

The 2020 Honda CRF450R, Husqvarna FC450, Kawasaki KX450, KTM 450SX, Suzuki RM-Z450 and Yamaha YZ450F are out in the real world and after months of riding them, racing them and living with them it's finally time to pit them against one…
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2020 450 SHOOTOUT NOTES: THE WRAP

For weeks we've been working on the 2020 450 MX shootout. By "working" I mean riding. We've also been doing a lot of photo-taking, bike-cleaning, note-taking and stuff like that, but riding is the most important part. We've had the bikes on…
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FIRST RIDE: 2020 KTM 450SX-F–THE WRAP

We got our first ride on the 2020 KTM 450SX-F this week at Fox Raceway on the Pala Indian reservation. The track layout  was a shortened version from the National MX held there last month, but it was fun and the conditions were excellent.…
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