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HUSKY FC350 VERSUS FC450: THE WRAP

It’s been a long time since we addressed the 350 vs 450 question in motocross. In our last chapter, we decided that pros generally turn a faster lap time on a 450, but everyone, regardless of class, has more fun on a 350. That was a few…
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2020 DUAL-SPORT SHOOTOUT PROGRESS REPORT: THE WRAP

We've been working on the 2020 500cc Dual-Sport shootout for three months now, and we're  getting closer to a conclusion. No need to rush, though. We could really ride them every day for another three months before we're ready. Here's how…
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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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