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2025 HONDA CRF250R FIRST RIDE

Honda is already out of the gate with its new motocross bikes, and the first one to find its way in the the Dirt Bike shop is the new CR250R. This bike features a redesigned frame, new bodywork, a new airbox and a long list of detail…
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BETA 450RX MOTOCROSS BIKE: FULL TEST

It’s about time. We’re surprised that anyone is surprised by Beta’s entry into the motocross world. This is a company that knows how to build race bikes; that much is obvious from a long list of championships that includes World Enduro,…
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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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2024 KTM 450SX: FULL TEST

KTM is the 600-pound gorilla of the dirt bike world right now. That’s not a statement about professional race wins, unit sales or even shootout results; it’s about leadership and commitment. The Austrian company offers more off-road models…
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2023 HUSQVARNA TC250 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

The 2023 Husqvarna TC250 is a new bike in every way; it has a redesigned motor and chassis, plus it has technology we haven’t previously seen from Husqvarna. This has been a big year of change for Husky, as well as for its sister brand KTM.…
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TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES GOING RACING IN 2024!

Courtesy Triumph Motorcycles America Triumph Motorcycles will enter the SuperMotocross World Championship at the start of the 2024 season with a single-minded ambition and commitment to developing a championship-winning team.…
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BETA 300RX: FULL TEST

All motorcycles were project bikes at one time or another. Some start in garages and shops at the grass-roots level. Others get their initial spark at the factory level when someone has an inspiration and gets the go-ahead from above.…
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2023 HUSQVARNA FC450: FULL TEST

The 2023 Husqvarna FC450 is the first redesign in the FC450’s short history under the Pierer Mobility Group. It was developed and released at the same time as KTM’s new 450SX-F, of course, so many people paint it with the same brush. Is…
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HUSQVARNA TC85: FULL TEST

Husqvarna has put major resources behind the development of their TC85 platform, and their presence in the amateur racing scene speaks volumes. Okay, so it helps that when Husqvarna was acquired by the Pierer Mobility Group a few years back…
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2023 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

The KTM 450SX-F is the flagship of the combined KTM/Husky/GasGas fleet. It’s first on the list for new technology, updates and improvement, with all the other bikes eventually getting variations on that theme. The 2022 ½ 450SX-F Factory…
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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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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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HUSQVARNA FC450: 2023 VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Husqvarna FC450 is all new compared to the 2022 standard model, but we first saw this platform on the Rockstar Edition announced last December. The frame, rear suspension and bodywork are new as well as about half the motor. We've…
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MEGA TEST: RIDING ALL THE 2023 KTMS!

KTM's 2023 competition bikes comprise the most comprehensively changed line-up in the company's history. Everything is new: the 450SX-F, the 350SX-F and the 250SX-F have the Factory Edition frames and motors. On top of that, the 300SX,…
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2022 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Perception and reality have a love/hate relationship where the Yamaha YZ450F is concerned. Everyone claims to know that pro racing results aren’t the best criteria for picking your next motorcycle. But, pundits, posters and influencers take…
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2022 KTM 450SX-F: FULL TEST

If any bike should be put into a time capsule to represent this period in motocross evolution, it’s the 2022 KTM 450SX-F. It is, quite simply, state of the art right now. That’s why it’s no big deal that the 2022 model year presents a…
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2022 HONDA CRF450R: FULL TEST

The debut of the 2021 Honda CRF450R should have been a brilliant moment for Honda to bask in the glory of all the engineering know-how and investment that went into the development of a brand-new bike, but that’s not what happened. Final…
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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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