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FIRST RIDE: 2020 KAWASAKI KX250–THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2020 KAWASAKI KX250 The 2020 Kawasaki KX250 is out and we have it in our greedy little hands. First, I want to congratulate Kawasaki on displaying corporate self restraint and discipline. Everyone expected a big redesign for…
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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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2020 SHERCO OFF-ROAD BIKES, FIRST RIDE: THE WRAP

The 2020 Sherco off-road bikes and trials bikes were revealed this week in Italy. I was there and got the opportunity to ride every bike in the line. That was a lot of riding. The Sherco line-up is big. The enduro line includes 125…
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KTM 790 ADVENTURE R, FIRST RIDE: THE WRAP

This week the KTM 790 Adventure R arrived and so far we have two days of riding it in the mountains around Big Bear. We’ve been waiting for this bike for a long time now. The concept promises to be a game-changer in the adventure bike…
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KTM’S NEW OFF-ROAD 4-STROKES: THE WRAP

Pop the champagne; KTM is back in the business of making off-road four-strokes. The second wave of 2020 KTM models was announced this week and the most significant news was the return of the XCF-W line. These were dropped a few years back…
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FIRST RIDE: 2019 YAMAHA WR450F–THE WRAP

Yamaha quietly introduced the 2019 WR450F this month, and I do mean quietly. The bike is designed to make very little noise. More importantly to us, it's a real trail bike, in stark contrast to the lightly modified motocross bikes that have…
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RIDING THE KTM 690 DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2019 KTM 690 ENDURO R For this week's Friday Wrap Up, the 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R  is centerstage. We only have one day on the bike, but that's enough to leave us in awe. This is still the most powerful single-cylinder…
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RED LABEL HONDA CRF450R: THE WRAP

The guys at Red Label brought us a very cool Honda CRF450R that we had to share. Mark Tilley shot the bike for their catalog at our freshly rebuilt studio--it had been flooded in the recent rains, and after a few days of scraping mud, the…
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