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off-road video series

2024 BETA 200RR 2-STROKE: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2024 Beta 200RR is one of the only true 200 two-strokes available in the U.S. In 2019, the guys at Beta started with the then-new 125RR, punched it out to 190cc and added electric start with oil-injection. It has a ball-ramp-driven…
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2023 HONDA CRF450RX: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Honda CRF450RX is Honda’s version of the closed-course cross-country racer, meaning it’s purpose-built for western-style off-road racing like WORCS and NGPC. All of the manufacturers offer something in this category and for the…
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KTM 450XCF-W: DIRT BIKE OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The KTM 450XCF-W is a new bike for 2023 and replaces the 500XCF-W. That bike was a stuffed-up attempt to comply with the EPA’s definition of an off-road vehicle. It was only a half-step away from being a dual-sport bike in terms of noise…
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2023 KTM 300XC-W: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 KTM 300XC-W two-stroke is one of our favorite motorcycles. The big news for 2023 is that it's unchanged and still has transfer port fuel injection. The more competition-based KTM 300XC, on the other hand, is a completely new…
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SWM RE500: DIRT BIKE OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The SWM RE500 is  a new name for most of us, but it might look familiar to many of us. When we last tested it in 2020, it was called the SWM RS500 and it was a fully certified dual-sport bike. Now, the 2023 version is back as a dirt-only…
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2023 HUSQVARNA FX450: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2023 Husqvarna FX450 is based on the Husky FC450 motocross bike, which means it, too, is all new this year. In order to make the transition to an off-road bike, the FX gets softer suspension, a kickstand, an 18-inch rear wheel,…
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RIEJU RANGER 2-STROKES: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Rieju is a new company to America, but the motorcycles being imported under that name have a long history on these shores. They were known as GasGas prior to the KTM buy out. The tooling and intellectual rights to all those motorcycles now…
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RIEJU MR300 2-STROKE: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The Rieju MR300 Racing is a new off-road two-stroke out of Spain.  Those of you who know your two-strokes might see some familiar aspects of the bike. That's because the bike comes out of the GasGas Factory in Girona, Spain. When KTM…
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HONDA CRF250RX: FIRST RIDE VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF250RX is a new bike for 2022. It got all of the same upgrades that the new motocross version got, plus it has a larger fuel tank, an 18-inch rear wheel, Dunlop tires, handguards and off-road settings for the suspension and…
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HONDA CRF450RX: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CRF450RX is the off-road version of the CRF450R motocross bike. Most years, off-road bikes are given second-class citizen status, waiting to get the latest updates a year after they come to the motocross world. That's not the case…
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2021 KAWASAKI KX250X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki has a history of off-road competition with the KX250 motocross bike that includes success in GNCC XC-2, EnduroCross and even an X-Games gold medal. For 2021, Kawasaki decided to make it official by offering an off-road version of…
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KAWASAKI KX450X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki has returned to the off-road racing world with the 2021 KX450X, a dedicated racer designed to compete in GNCC, NGPC and WORCS types of event. In truth, Kawasakis are already common in those events with riders like Zach Bell and…
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2021 KTM 450XC-F: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The 2021 KTM 450XC-F is KTM's flagship off-road racer. It's a close relative to the 450SX-F motocross bike, using the same frame, motor, gear ratios and suspension components, but it has a number of concessions to off-road riders. The rear…
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2019 YAMAHA WR450F: VIDEO REVIEW

For 2019, Yamaha redesigned the WR450F based on the current YZ450F motocross bike. The WRis a legitimate trail bike and is quiet and mild mannered, but it can easily be changed into a competition bike with parts available through Yamaha's…
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