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WE BUILD A FULL-RACE 2006 CR250 TWO-STROKE

Apr 20, 2014Comments off29 Views

We had to build it because Honda won't make two-strokes

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YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE JETTING (1999 TO 20...

Apr 14, 2014Comments off38 Views

Be the brass master general

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2014 Test Ride Husqvarna FC450

Apr 04, 2014Comments off14 Views

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 HUSQVARNA FC450 BETTER THAN THE 2013 FC450? A: Yes, but mainly because there was no FC450 in 2013. Since its glory days, Husqvarna has changed ownership several times. The Swedes sold

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WE RIDE KEN ROCZEN’S RED BULL FACTORY KTM...

Mar 31, 2014Comments off6 Views

Swagger, speed, aggression—words that aptly describe Ken Roczen’s riding style. The German became an overnight hit in the United States. Much like “Beatlemania” some 50 years ago, Roczen makes women swoon (check out his Instagram feed if

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MXA’S 2013 HUSQVARNA CR125 TWO-STROKE...

Mar 25, 2014Comments off18 Views

WHERE DOES HUSQVARNA STAND NOW THAT BMW SOLD THE BRAND TO KTM? A: We wish we knew, but KTM will not reveal all its plans for Husqvarna until later this year. As for BMW, they bought Husky

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2014 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: CRF VS. ...

Mar 24, 2014Comments off14 Views

Your future bike now!

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2014 MXA 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: THE MOST...

Mar 24, 2014Comments off8 Views

big, mean and ready to ride

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THE MOST EXOTIC YAMAHA EVER! WHY YOU NEVER ...

Mar 21, 2014Comments off3 Views

The suggested retail price of the Yamaha OX99 was going to be $800,000 (in 1991 dollars). That would be over $1 million today. Yamaha has a long history in auto manufacturing. In 1967 Yamaha built the engines

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WE RIDE CYLINDER WORKS’ KTM 365SXF BIG BO...

Mar 21, 2014Comments off7 Views

  It’s no secret that we were disappointed with the 2011 KTM 350SXF. It wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t what we expected. We knew we could embrace the 350cc design philosophy if it were executed properly, because

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MXA TEAM TESTED: HOT CAMS STAGE 1/STAGE 2 K...

Mar 20, 2014Comments off3 Views

WHAT IS IT? The best way to modify your four-stroke’s powerband is with different intake and exhaust camshafts. Hot Cams offers two different KX450F camshaft pairs—Stage 1 and Stage 2. They fit 2009–2014 Kawasaki KX450Fs. WHAT’S IT COST? $179.95 (Stage

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MXA’S 2014 KTM 125SX MOTOCROSS TEST: ...

Mar 12, 2014Comments off7 Views

  Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 KTM 125SX BETTER THAN THE 2013 KTM 125SX? A: The easy answer is no. Most of the changes that KTM made to the 2014 125SX were chassis, durability or

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WE RIDE SERVICE HONDA’S CR250AF TWO-STROK...

Mar 12, 2014Comments off3 Views

  When four-strokes motocross bikes took over the motocross world—the second time, not the first time—only Yamaha and the European brands stayed in the two-stroke business. And that was a shame. Imagine what would have happened if

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MXA’S 2014 KTM 250SX MOTOCROSS TEST: ...

Mar 12, 2014Comments off4 Views

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 KTM 250SX BETTER THAN THE 2013 KTM 250SX? A: Yes. Unlike the Japanese manufacturers, the Austrians haven’t sat on their two-stroke designs. The KTM 250SX two-stroke has benefitted from every major

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MXA’S 2014 SUZUKI RM-Z250 MOTOCROSS T...

Mar 12, 2014Comments off3 Views

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 RM-Z250 BETTER THAN THE 2013 RM-Z250? A: Yes, but not resoundingly so. We are mildly happy to get any changes at all. The Japanese manufacturer did very little to improve the

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MXA’S 2014 KAWASAKI KX250F MOTOCROSS ...

Mar 11, 2014Comments off4 Views

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 KAWASAKI KX250F BETTER THAN THE 2013 KX250F? A: Yes, but only marginally so. The 2013 Kawasaki KX250F was a world beater, garnering the top pick in MXA’s illustrious 250 Four-Stroke

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MXA’S 2014 KTM 250SXF MOTOCROSS TEST:...

Mar 11, 2014Comments off7 Views

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 KTM 250SXF BETTER THAN THE 2013 KTM 250SXF? A: Yes, but we’re splitting hairs. The engine is unchanged, but the suspension, front brake and map settings were breathed on by KTM’s

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MXA’S 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F MOTOCROSS TE...

Mar 11, 2014Comments off5 Views

Gusto: Throttle response is remarkable on the 2014 YZ250F. The throttle felt connected to the rear wheel.  FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F BETTER THAN THE 2013 YZ250F? A: Yes! The MXA wrecking crew has

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MXA’S 2014 HONDA CRF250 MOTOCROSS TES...

Mar 11, 2014Comments off0 Views

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 HONDA CRF250 BETTER THAN THE 2013 CRF250? A: That is the $7599 question—because that is what a 2014 Honda CRF250 retails for. To answer the question from a performance point