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RIDING THE 2025 KTM 350SX-F: THE WRAP

This week we’ve been riding the 2024 KTM 350SX-F out in the California heat. Needless to say, this is one of our favorite motocross bikes--it’s one of everyone’s favorite motocross bikes. With temperatures around 100 degrees, the 350 is a…
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RIDING THE 2025 KTM 450SX-F: THE WRAP

We have the 2025 KTM 450SX-F in the shop now. In keeping with tradition, this is the production version of the 2024 ½ KTM 450SX-F Race Edition. It comes with the latest rendition of the steel central backbone frame, the new bodywork and all…
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RIDING THE NEW BMW F900GS: THE WRAP

We just got a hold of the new BMW R900GS, which has to be considered the most dirt oriented BMW adventure bike ever. We first got a look at this bike about a month ago on a ride with BMW’s new Superbike racer JD Beach, who did some pretty…
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RIDING THE TWIN-SPARK-PLUG BETA 300: THE WRAP

For a few weeks we’ve been riding the Beta 300RR two-stroke Race Edition. One of the most interesting things about this bike is that it now has a twin-spark-plug ignition. That’s in addition to the features that Beta puts on all its Race…
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RIDING THE HONDA XR150L: THE WRAP

We've been riding a Honda XR150L for a couple of weeks now and loving it! It’s a legitimate dual-sport bike that’s approved by every government agency that has a say in the matter, and it sells for $3099. You could have four of…
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RIDING THE 2024 KTM 790 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

Good news: the KTM 790 Adventure is back! Back in 2020 it had a base price of $12,699, which was only about 10 percent higher than a 500 dual-sport bike. Then it morphed into an 890, with more features and a bigger price tag. For 2024, the…
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NEVADA 200 TRAILRIDE: THE WRAP

Last week, I rode the Nevada 200 for the first time. I don’t know how I missed it for so many years--it’s now in its 40th edition. It started off as a collaboration between Scot Harden and Casey Folks. Now, Scot carries on, but he’s not…
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GARY JONES TRIBUTE BIKE: THE WRAP

Our 2024 Honda CRF450R has spent the last few months in a celebrity garage. Four-time 250 National MX Champion Gary Jones still rides at age 72--and he still hauls! We loaned him our Honda test bike with the blessing of Ryan Dudek at Honda.…
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RIDING THE 2024 BETA 390RR RACE EDITION: THE WRAP

With all the excitement surrounding the new Beta 450RX motocross bike, you would think that Beta is a brand new company that just figured out how to make motorcycles. While a shocked motocross/Supercross media is trying to figure out how to…
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RIDING THE KOVE MX250: THE WRAP

It’s been a wild week and it’s getting even wilder. Last week I rode the Kove MX250 for the first time. Then I was in South Carolina where I rode the new Yamaha YZ450FX as well as the unchanged YZ125X and YZ250X. Then I rode the opening…
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125 2-STROKES ON THE DYNO: THE WRAP

We just completed our 2024 125 two-stroke shootout and it was a head scratcher. Two years ago we compared the then-new 2022 Yamaha YZ125 with the GasGas MC125. The GasGas was faster, lighter and handled almost as well as the Yamaha. They…
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RIDING THE 2024 KTM 450SX-F FACTORY EDITION

KTM invited us out to Glen Helen Raceway this week for our introduction to the 2024 450SX-F Factory Edition. Unfortunately, when we got there it was raining--only at Glen Helen, nowhere else. The track was a swamp. We pickled up the bike…
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