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YAMAHA YZ250FX VS. HONDA CRF250RX: THE WRAP

OFF-ROAD 250 FOUR-STROKE COMPARISON We finally got the Honda CRF250RX and the Yamaha YZ250FX on the same ride so we could do a back-to-back comparison of the two. They are both closed-course competition off-road bikes, meaning they are…
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RIDING THE 2020 1/2 KTM FACTORY EDITION: THE WRAP

KTM FACTORY EDITION Last week we got to ride the 2020½ Husqvarna Rockstar Edition. This week it was KTM's turn to debut the Factory Edition. This has been a KTM tradition since 2012. Usually, there are 500 of these made available at a…
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SKYLER HOWES AND DAKAR: THE WRAP

SKYLER HOWES AND DAKAR Last week, Brandon Krause got Skyler Howes into our studio for a few shots and an interview on his amazing ride in the Dakar Rally. In any other year, Howes might have been the best placing American in ninth…
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RIDING THE 2020 KTM 500XCF-W: THE WRAP

The 2020 KTM 500XC-W is finally here. It's three years overdue, but we're still happy. As Tom Webb reported in Wednesday's Weekly Feed, we just got our first ride on the bike. So far, we love it. This is a dedicated dirt bike based on the…
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HONDA’S FACTORY DAKAR BIKE: THE WRAP

Ricky Brabec is currently leading the 2020 Dakar Rally by over 20 minutes, and going into the second half of the race, his bike is a major topic of discussion. The CRF450 Rally has been surrounded by controversy since its introduction in…
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RIDING THE 2020 HUSKY FE501S DUAL-SPORT: THE WRAP

FIRST RIDE, 2020 HUSQVARNA FE501S Last month we got to ride the 2020 Husqvarna FE350S dual-sport; now the FE501S is center stage. These are the only two dual-sport bikes in the Husqvarna line for 2020 unless you include the massive 701…
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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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2020 RACE CALENDAR: THE WRAP

The first races of the new season are upon us.  Get your calendar out and plan your weekends. Unfortunately, you only have 52 weeks to work with. Virtually all of these dates are tentative, but this post will be updated as more information…
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INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM: THE WRAP

INTERNATIONAL MOTOCROSS MUSEUM This bike is the liquid-cooled Factory Yamaha OW27  that Bob Hannah rode in 1976. It caused a firestorm of controversy that eventually changed the sport of motocross in America. It was the most…
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2020 YAMAHA YZ250FX, FIRST RIDE–THE WRAP

RIDING THE 2020 YAMAHA YZ250FX The Yamaha YZ250FX is completely redesigned for 2020, and last week I got to spend a couple days riding it in the woods around Union, South Carolina. That's the home of Randy Hawkins' Ampro Yamaha race team,…
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