The August 2014 cover of MXA has a sweet photo of the 2015 KTM 450SXF on it. Inside are breakdowns of all the changes to the YZ450F, YZ250F, YZ250, YZ125, RM-Z250, RM-Z450 and KTM 125SX, 150SX, 250SX, 250SXF, 450SXF and 350SXF.
“When Pigs Fly” is Jody’s take on how the AMA National came back to Glen Helen this year. You might be surprised to learn all the details, plus Jody’s unique way of looking at the biggest National of the year.
Have you ever wanted to build an AMA National racetrack? Before you take on the job, learn what is entailed from a man who worked on the Escape Country National, Saddleback National, Glen Helen National (15 times), plus two Grand Prix tracks. It’s not a glamorous job.
This a MXA’ project KTM 125SX two-stroke. It was built for MXA’s Daryl Ecklund to race at the World Two-Stroke Championships, but Daryl got hurt a week before the race (and he wouldn’t let us race it). But, he did let us test it.
Hey, if a 250cc Yamaha YZ250 is fast, how about a 270cc version. You’ll be surprised to learn the outcome — even more surprising is how we turned a $650 project into a $4000 dream bike without realizing it.
Although the MXA guys are used to being pampered in the pits at a Supercross, MXA’s John Basher left the comfy confines of the inner sanctum to spend the night mixing with the masses. He came back at night’s end to tell us how great it was, but we had already taken the limo home.
No one is as touchy about front tires than the MXA wrecking crew. Once we find a favorite we stick with it, no matter what rear tire we have mounted. Unfortunately, most of our favorite front tires, like the Dunlop 756 and Dunlop MX31, keep getting discontinued. So, we are on the search for a new favorite. We start the search with the Dunlop MX32.
How brave are you? We not only tested Mike Brown’s 2014 Husqvarna FE350 (although it really isn’t an FE), but we tested it on a true-to-life Endurocross course. We don’t mind doubles as much as we are scared of wet logs and pointy rocks, but we persevered.
Where do you learn all of the ins and outs of modern motorcycles? We know where you don’t learn about them—which is why MXA spends a considerable amount of time explaining how things work. Got a question? Ask the MXperts.
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