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2024 HUSQVARNA FE350S DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

Traditionally, there’s no middle ground in the world of dual-sport bikes. It’s a realm occupied either by half-liter heavyweights or by bumper-rack campground transportation. So, why has the Husqvarna FE350s become a dual-sport mainstay?…
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2024 BETA 500RS DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

Beta is sneaky. This isn't a company that generates a lot of hype and grand expectations. Austrian and Japanese corporations make all the headlines and win high-profile races, while Beta engineers work quietly in Italy, matching their…
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2024 KTM 500EXC-F DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

In the motorcycle biz, there are lots of ways to measure success. If you are talking units sold, revenue and stock value, it’s one thing. If you’re talking dreams, passion and performance, it’s quite something else. Right now, KTM is on top…
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SUZUKI V-STROM 800DE: FULL TEST

Suzuki can stake a legitimate claim as co-creator of the adventure bike genre. Back in 1988, Suzuki Europe had the appropriately named "DR Big," which was a 727cc single with a massive range and styling that paid tribute to the Paris-Dakar…
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SURRON ULTRA BEE ELECTRIC BIKE REVIEW

Electric bikes aren’t just something in the distant future anymore. They’re here now, and we’ve been having a lot of fun testing them. We are done apologizing to the angry, over-my-dead-body crowd. Get over it, because you might actually…
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SWM RS300 DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

If you’re old enough, you might remember that SWM was once a big name in the trials world, actually winning the World Championship in 1981. This company has little to no relationship with that one. The original SWM blinked out of…
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2024 RIEJU 300MR: FULL TEST

The grace period is officially over. If you still don’t know what a Rieju is, you might want to start paying attention. The Spanish company has become a legitimate player in the off-road world in just three quick years. Alfredo Gomez,…
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AJP PR7: FULL TEST

In the motorcycle world, specialization has been good to us. It’s made the difference between enduro bikes and extreme enduro bikes, and between motocross bikes and Supercross bikes. In the case of the AJP PR7, the concept of specialization…
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2024 HUSQVARNA TE300: FULL TEST

New motorcycles come and go. Parts are updated, designs change and colors come in and out of fashion, but motorcycles that really change things are few and far between. The 2024 Husqvarna TE300 will change things. This bike is new for 2024,…
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2024 YAMAHA YZ450F: FULL TEST

Yamaha pulled out all the stops last year with the introduction of an all-new YZ450F that was lighter, faster and technologically more advanced than its predecessors. They flew us out to Florida to give us a tour of the amazing Star Racing…
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2024 YAMAHA YZ250F: FULL TEST

It was only a matter of time. The Yamaha YZ250F ruled both sides of the motocross world for years. It was wildly successful in the pro racing ranks and a hit at local tracks. It couldn’t last, though. Other 250Fs were faster, others were…
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STARK VARG ELECTRIC MX BIKE: FULL TEST

What’s the difference between someone who hates electric bikes and someone who doesn’t? The guy who hates them hasn’t ridden one. We finally joined the group of those who have ridden the electric Stark Varg, and we gotta admit, it’s pretty…
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2024 HUSQVARNA FC450, FULL TEST

Pro motocross is its own little planet that has nothing to do with the real world. If you want proof, look at the Husqvarna FC450. In the real world, it’s everywhere. Amateurs love it for its smooth nature. Local experts love it for its…
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2024 KTM 125SX 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

The 2024 KTM 125SX is the most technologically advanced 125cc motocross machine that KTM has ever produced with an electric starter, two optional pre-programmed maps that can be changed on the fly, electronic power valve, electric starter…
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2024 SUZUKI RMZ450 RM ARMY EDITION: FULL TEST

Thank you, Kenny. If not for HEP Motorsports and Ken Roczen, we might have forgotten about the Suzuki RM-Z450. Now, after winning races in the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross series and the 2023 World Supercross series, plus finishing second…
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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 300SX TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Once in a while you get a brand-new bike that understands you. Within a few laps of your first ride, you feel like you’ve been on that bike for years; you know exactly what it will do and when. The KTM 300SX is not one of those bikes.…
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BETA 200RR: FULL TEST

The search for the "great American trail bike" has been ongoing for years. If you want to go far, far back in time, the call has been answered for every generation. Our fathers’ fathers had their Hodakas and Trail 90s; our fathers had KDXs…
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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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SHERCO 125SE FACTORY TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Sherco is one of those sneaky companies that quietly stays just ahead of the curve. The 125SE has been around for years with a mix of old-school tradition and cutting-edge technology. Electric start? Got it. Electronic power valve? Got it.…
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