2021 OFF-ROAD DIRT BIKE BUYERS GUIDE

FIRST LOOK! THE 2021 HONDA CRF450 IS NEW
FROM HEAD-TO-TOE

2021 Honda CRF450RThe all-new 2021 Honda CRF450 is finally here. 

2021 HONDA CRF450 

Nearly two decades after its introduction to the motocross world, Honda’s CRF450 begins a new chapter for 2021, this latest version inspired by a “Razor Sharp Cornering” design philosophy. Already the industry’s top-selling motocross model along with its exclusive CRF450WE sibling, the CRF450 is guided by three main goals for 2021: improved power (particularly on corner exits), improved handling and more consistent lap times over the course of a tough moto.

2021 Honda CRF450RFor 2021, Honda is offering the 2021 Honda CRF450, 2021 Honda CRF450WE as well as a discounted 2020 CRF450. 

Honda’s lightened, latest-generation twin-spar aluminum frame headlines the update list, with changes that reduce lateral rigidity for improved cornering performance and stability. Out back, a new swingarm improves rear traction. The Unicam engine features updates to the decompression system, intake and exhaust (including a switch from two mufflers to one), resulting in improved low- and midrange performance and a narrower layout. A stouter clutch with hydraulic activation is new, delivering reduced slip and a lighter lever pull for more consistent performance. The new bodywork and seat offer a slimmer, smoother rider interface, as well as simplified maintenance.

2021 Honda CRF450R EXHAUST Single exhaust for 2021, finally. 

“Having already earned a place on the list of all-time successful Honda models, the CRF450 continues to demonstrate Honda’s commitment to winning,” said Lee Edmunds, Senior Manager of Powersports Marketing at American Honda. “With its emphasis on cornering performance, we’re confident that the all-new 2021 model will help Red Riders write their own names in the record books with dominant performances from gate drop to checkered flag.”

Each of the CRF450’s updates is transferred to the closed-course off-road-focused CRF450RX and the high-spec CRF450WE motocross machine, which in addition to its already illustrious list of trick parts, features a Twin Air air filter plus Hinson clutch basket and cover for 2021. Benefiting dramatically from the reduced weight and increased attention to low-end power delivery, the CRF450RX adds off-road-focused features and, new for 2021, handguards. The CRF450X, which has amassed an incredible 13 Baja 1000 wins, returns alongside the renamed CRF450RL dual-sport bike, both models adding handguards and updated graphics to an already proven formula.

2021 Honda CRF450RWEHonda brings back the CRF450 Works Edition for almost $3000 more than the standard CRF450. 

While the focus is on the all-new 2021 CRF450, Honda is happy to announce that it will continue to offer the 2020 CRF450R—the production version of the factory machine raced by Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and Justin Brayton this season. Available at a permanent price reduction and made possible through an additional production run, the model is a standout option for customers seeking high performance and a good value.

2021 HONDA CRF450

2021 Honda CRF450R

The industry’s benchmark motocross machine, Honda’s CRF450 has amassed an impressive collection of awards and titles over the years. Rather than rest on its laurels, Honda has gone back to the drawing board for the 2021 model year, endowing the legendary machine with updates aimed at improved power, handling and consistency, with a focus on “Razor Sharp Cornering.” Drawing on lessons learned from Honda Racing Corporation’s global race program, including Team Honda HRC’s AMA Supercross and Motocross efforts, the 2021 CRF450 features engine updates focused on low- to midrange performance, a newly designed chassis with revised rigidity and a slimmer overall package. The combination yields a machine that performs at a high level for the duration of a tough moto. Pricing: $9599

2021 Honda CRF450R AIRBOXOne bolt accesses via the clip in air filter. 2021 Honda CRF450RUnderneath the 2021 CRF450 clothes, you can see the redesigned gas tank, frame, subframe and swingarm.  

2021 HONDA CRF450WE WORKS EDITION

2021 Honda CRF450RWE
For motocross enthusiasts who demand the absolute best when it comes to performance, the premium CRF450WE (“Works Edition”) benefits from the same improvements as the 2021 CRF450, plus a long list of elite-level updates based on the machines in the Team Honda HRC factory race shop. As with the CRF450, this model is endowed with important updates aimed at improving power, handling and consistency and—befitting its status as the clear benchmark when it comes to lap times—it boasts additional features aimed at refining power, suspension performance and aesthetics. New for 2021, the CRF450WE now comes standard with a Hinson clutch basket and cover, as well as a Twin Air air filter. Pricing: $12,380

2021 Honda CRF450RSome specific measurements of the 2021 CRF450. 

2021 HONDA CRF450RX OFF-ROAD

2021 Honda CRF450RX

Ridden by Phoenix Racing Honda, SLR Honda and JCR Honda at the national-championship level, the CRF450RX is well-suited for closed-course off-road competition such as GNCC, WORCS and NGPC. For the 2021 model year, it’s better than ever, getting the same important performance upgrades as the motocross-focused CRF450R and retaining off-road-specific features like dedicated ECU and suspension settings, an 18-inch rear wheel and an aluminum side stand. New for 2021, the CRF450RX comes standard with handguards and a revised 2.1-gallon fuel tank that narrows the bike width at the radiator shrouds. The combination yields a race machine that’s ready to chase arrows and ribbon along trails from coast to coast. Pricing: $9899

2021 Honda CRF450RX BARSNotice the added electronic suite on the left-hand side of the bars. 

2020 HONDA CRF450

2020 Honda CRF450RThe 2020 Honda CRF450 will be available for $1000 less than the 2021 CRF450 for the 2021 model year. 

While many off-road riders demand the latest technology, a number of customers see value as a top priority, though still not willing to make a big sacrifice in terms of performance. By creating the all-new 2021 CRF450 and making an additional production run of 2020 units that will be available at a permanent price reduction, Honda is able to address the needs of both groups. The same platform raced by Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen and Justin Brayton in the 2020 AMA Supercross series, the 2020 CRF450 features proven performance alongside electronic rider aids like Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), which maximizes rear-tire hookup to keep all of the Unicam® engine’s horsepower driving the bike and rider forward. Pricing: $8599

 

FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA TWO- & FOUR-STROKE MOTOCROSS MODELS

Yamaha’s big change for 2021 is an updated YZ250F. It features a thoroughly refined engine, revised frame, new suspension settings and new brakes, For 2021 the YZ250F gets significant engine, frame, suspension and brake updates to deliver more power and nimble yet confidence-inspiring handling.

Yamaha’s entire 2021 motocross lineup continues to raise the bar of competitive performance. Also new for 2021, the YZ250F and YZ450F will be offered in special Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Editions. Additionally, there is a full two-stroke lineup consisting of the YZ65, YZ85, YZ125 and YZ250.

2021 YZ250F UPDATES

• The new 250cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features an all-new cylinder head with an improved intake port shape and new camshaft profile.
• There is a new airbox and intake track, silencer, and an updated ECU. These modifications, along an updated transmission and shift cam, revised clutch design and improved water pump impeller produce more competent machine.
• The lightweight aluminum, bilateral beam frame has redesigned engine mounts with better flex characteristics.
• The Kayaba SSS forks have enhanced speed-sensitive damping, while the Kayaba shock gets revised damping.

• The 2021 YZ250 is offer in standard blue and with Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Editions graphics.
• Top triple clamp, handlebar mounts, and front axle were redesigned to complement the new frame.
• Improved braking performance is achieved with lighter weight front and rear brake calipers, larger brake pads, and redesigned 270mm front and 240mm rear rotors.
• Standard equipment includes electric start, lithium battery, fuel injection, downdraft intake tract and rear-exit exhaust layout.


• Racers can adjust ECU straight from their phone using the onboard WiFi Yamaha Power Tuner App.
• The suggested retail price is $8299 (blue) and $8499 (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition).

2021 YZ450F UPDATES

The YZ450F’s engines gets combustion chamber geometry with steeper valve angles, more aggressive cam profiles, and  ahigh compression piston with low friction rings, longer connecting rod, larger exhaust head pipe connector, a high flow air filter, better breather system and more—all while fitting under a smaller and lighter magnesium valve cover. The revised launch control system optimizes engine output for quicker, smoother race starts every time by boosting controllability out of the gate.

All in all the 2021 YZ450F gets an updated engine, cylinder head, frame and Launch Control System. The 2021 YZ450F gets an updated engine, cylinder head, frame and Launch Control System. The suggested retail price is $9399 (blue) and $9599 (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition).

2021 YZ125 UPDATES

No major updates. The six-speed, close-ratio transmission optimizes gear ratios for maximum performance, while the patented YPVS power valve combines crisp, hard-hitting bottom-end acceleration with strong midrange and eye-opening top-end. Yamaha’s YZ250 two-stroke enhances Yamaha’s full-size lineup of motocross bikes. With its modern styling, lightweight aluminum frame and industry-leading Kayaba Speed Sensitive System (SSS) front forks and Kayaba fully-adjustable rear shock the YZ250 is competitive off the showroom floor. The 2021 YZ125’s suggested retail price is $6599.

2021 YZ250 UPDATES

No major updates. The 38mm Keihin PWK carburetor with power jet and throttle position sensor (TPS) provides precise fuel/air mixing and extra-crisp throttle response throughout the powerband. The smooth-shifting, five-speed, close-ratio transmission has a heavy-duty, multi-plate clutch. The YZ250 comes complete with aluminum handlebars, two-position adjustable handlebar clamp, wide foot pegs, gripper seat and adjustable clutch lever with works-style cable adjuster. The YZ250 is ready to race out of the crate. The 2021 YZ250 will be available in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for a suggested retail price is $7499.

2021 YZ65 UPDATES

No major updates. The YZ65 is powered by a reliable two-stroke engine that features Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS) that insures a broad spread of power across the entire rev range. With a carefully tuned Keihin PWK28 carburetor to meter fuel flow, the proven reed-valve induction improves acceleration and throttle response across the entire powerband. Six-speed, close-ratio transmission optimizes gear ratios for maximum performance, giving riders the right gear for every race condition.Up front, a 36mm KYB coil spring fork offers excellent compliance with settings based on Yamaha’s extensive testing experience. Out back, a link-less shock design is light and compact and works through a swingarm with YZ125-style chain adjusters. Both front and rear suspension systems are tunable for both rebound and compression damping. The suggested retail price is $4599.

2021 YZ85 UPDATES

No major updates. The 2021 YZ85’s engine comes with the YPVS power valve to raise and lower the exhaust port height to provide good power at both low and high rpm. Lightweight 17-inch front and 14-inch rear rims are durable and reduce unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance while the big 220mm and 190mm disc brakes offer precise control and feature Dunlop MX3S tires for exceptional traction.The forks are 36mm Kayaba coil spring units mated to a Kayaba rear shock for superior handling and performance. There are four-way, adjustable handlebar mounts as well and, as well as lever-reach adjusters on both the YZ65 and YZ85.The suggested retail price is $4699.

FIRST LOOK! 2021 KAWASAKI KX250 MOTOCROSS MODELS

2021 KAWASAKI KX250

The Kawasaki KX250 motorcycle has more AMA motocross and Supercross championships combined than any other manufacturer in its class and returns for 2021 with a list of enhancements that are designed to continue its winning history by keeping it the best performing bike on track. The 2021 model builds on the engine changes from the previous year to deliver even more power and make it the most powerful KX250 to date. In addition to its high revving engine, it now features new electric start, new Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch, and a new slim aluminum perimeter frame that improves handling to enable quicker lap times, making the KX250 even more potent on the racetrack. With a championship heritage that boasts 18 AMA professional titles and 189 race wins since 2004, the KX250 is the ideal platform for mid-level to expert riders looking to reach the top step of the podium.

The KX250 motorcycle is instilled with a high level of technology and KX DNA so that you can be the next moto prodigy. Its power, handling and adjustability personalize the feel of the motorcycle and provide higher confidence for motocross riding at all levels. The powerful engine of the KX250 features upgrades to both the top and bottom end for increased power, improved brakes offer more control when harnessing the power of the stronger engine, and an updated KX450-style frame and fine-tuned suspension settings to create the ultimate performance package.

KAWASAKI KX250
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $8299

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 KX250

• New More powerful engine
• New Electric start
• New Belleville washer hydraulic clutch
• New Lightweight aluminum perimeter frame
• New Fine-tuned race-ready suspension and brake components
• New Slim, ergonomic bodywork

ENGINE
• New engine with increased peak power
• New processing for intake and exhaust ports
• New exhaust cam timing
• New stiffer valve springs
• New combustion chamber design and flatter piston crown
• New longer connecting rod
• New lighter crankshaft design
• New revised pressure balance inside the crankcase
• New Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch
• New electric start via the push of a button
• New lightweight, compact Li-ion battery

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 ENGINE

Despite the 2020 KX250 already benefitting from a significant power increase thanks to its adoption of finger-follower valve actuation, the engine of the 2021 KX250 has received additional changes to raise peak power even further and enable an even higher rev limit, while significantly increasing low-mid range performance.

Tuned to best suit race-experienced riders, the 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine focuses on more top-end revs thanks to improvements gleaned through Kawasaki’s factory racing efforts.

The 2021 KX250 becomes Kawasaki’s first electric start 250 motocross bike, which is activated by the push of a button located on the handlebar near the right grip, making starting easy and convenient. The ability to restart the engine quickly can mean the difference between keeping your lead or having to fight your way through the pack under intense race situations. A lightweight, compact Li-ion battery helps keep weight down, as does an automatic centrifugal decompression system fitted to the exhaust cam, which lifts one exhaust valve to facilitate starting.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 ELECTRIC START The KX250 comes with an electric start this year. 

In addition to an electric start, the 2021 KX250 also becomes Kawasaki’s first 250 Kawasaki motocross bike equipped with a Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch. The new high-capacity Belleville washer spring clutch offers a more direct feel and an easier pull for lighter lever action, reducing fatigue while on the racetrack. The use of Belleville washer contributes to lighter clutch actuation when the lever is pulled in, and a wider clutch engagement range, which facilitates control. In order to promote clean separation and help reduce drag when the clutch is pulled in, the friction plates were designed with offset segments. The hydraulic clutch is designed to provide a more consistent feeling through minimal change in clutch play as the clutch heats up during heavy use.

Utilizing the finger-follower valve actuation – a valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers – helps achieve a high rev limit and allows for the use of more aggressive cam profiles, which contributes to high rpm performance. A diamond-like carbon coating on the finger followers helps protect against wear. Complementing the aggressive cams are large-diameter intake and exhaust valves with high lift, which flow more air and contribute to strong power. The processing for the intake and exhaust ports has been revised with a new, larger-diameter angle that contributes to increased performance.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 clutch graph

The cams benefit from a thin and highly durable gas soft-nitride treatment to reduce wear and increase high rpm reliability and the exhaust cam timing has been retarded 3º for better engine performance. Lightweight titanium valves reduce reciprocating weight and offer high rpm reliability, while the valve springs now feature a higher spring rate to match the higher rev limit. The addition of a 3mm longer connecting rod decreases the lateral force on the cylinder walls as the piston moves up and down, helping to reduce mechanical loss and improving reliability. The cylinder is offset 3mm forward, reducing mechanical loss and increasing engine performance. A cylinder head-mounted cam chain tensioner adds to the KX250’s dependability by offsetting the increased loads from the aggressive camshaft and high revving engine.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 piston

A plateau honing process of the cylinder bore results in a smooth surface with good oil-retention. The smooth surface also helps to reduce mechanical loss and improve power. A revised combustion chamber design and a flatter piston crown contribute to increased performance. The high-performance piston features the same design used by Kawasaki’s factory racers and contributes strong performance at all rpm. A short skirt, reinforced external ribs and the use of a bridged-box piston, featuring internal bracing, allowing for a lightweight and strong piston design. A dry film lubricant coating on the piston skirts reduces friction at low rpm and helps with the piston bedding-in process.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 ENGINE

To reduce weight, an update has been made to the crankshaft web design and the pressure balance has been revised inside the crankcase, adding to the engine’s increased performance. Low-friction plain bearings on the crankshaft pin help reduce mechanical loss and lift overall performance. For strengthening of the transmission, axle spacing has been revised to match the increased engine output. Along with matching the revised axle spacing, shape-optimized gears contribute to weight reduction.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 battery

The airbox construction features a shorter, tapered intake funnel, contributing to increased high rpm performance. The KX250 was the first production motocross bike with dual injectors an injector downstream of the throttle valve that is tasked with delivering a smooth, instant response, and a second, upstream injector located close to the airbox for a significant contribution to engine output at high rpm. The exhaust system length helps increase high rpm performance and the hydro-formed joint pipe features a reverse taper design. A large throttle body flows a great volume of air and provides a boost in high rpm performance.

Adding to Kawasaki’s engineering efforts for optimized airflow is the positioning of the intake duct for a straight approach for intake air. The downdraft-style intake routing increases the intake air’s approach angle into the cylinder, improving cylinder-filling efficiency and increasing the engines power.

DFI COUPLERS

Contributing to the race-winning engine characteristics, the digital fuel injection system of the KX250 features a coupler package that has set the industry standard. Each KX250 motorcycle comes standard with three different couplers, easily allowing riders to select pre-programmed fuel injection and ignition mapping to suit their riding style or track conditions. The four-pin DFI couplers select maps that are designed for standard, hard or soft terrain settings. Changing the engine map is as simple as connecting the coupler cap of choice.

For riders looking to fine-tune their ECU settings, the KX FI Calibration Kit (Handheld) is offered as a Kawasaki Genuine Accessory and provides access to the fully programmable ECU. Used by the factory race teams, the handheld device eliminates the need for a trackside laptop and gives riders the ability to create custom maps for precise adjustment of fuel and ignition settings. The user-friendly device can store up to seven preset maps and is PC-compatible.

LAUNCH CONTROL

The launch control system of the KX250 motorcycle is a major advantage and favorite for riders who are focused on getting to the first turn ahead of their competition. The push-button activation retards ignition timing in first and second gear, helping maximize traction on slippery surfaces like concrete starting pads and put the bike’s potent power to the ground. Once the rider shifts into third gear, normal ignition mapping immediately resumes and full power is restored.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 chassis

CHASSIS

New KX450-based slim aluminum perimeter frame
New engine is used as a stressed member
New steering head area with optimized rigidity
New KX450 swingarm for increased rear traction

The KX250’s new slim aluminum perimeter frame is based off of its KX450 counterpart and with lightweight, nimble handling, and slim ergonomics in mind. Its design is a lightweight construction composed of forged, extruded, and cast parts. The new frame offers a better overall rigidity balance, and while many of the parts are common with the KX450’s frame, the cast parts like shock tower mount and engine hangers were designed specifically for the needs of the KX250. Adding to the frame’s rigidity balance is the use of the engine as a stressed member. The steering head area, main frame rails with updated cross-sections, line for the swingarm brackets, and wider lower frame rails have all been revised and contribute to the overall rigidity balance.

The addition of a KX450 swingarm delivers the rigidity necessary to match the frame and helps to increase traction at the rear wheel. The center of gravity and key dimensions such as swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations have all been carefully selected so that the rear tire drives the bike forward.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 forks

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

  • New lower triple clamp design
  • New revised linkage ratios
  • New fine-tuned front and rear suspension settings
  • New smaller-diameter 240mm rear disc
  • New KX450 front master cylinder

The KX250 is equipped with large diameter 48mm KYB inverted coil-spring front forks that offer optimum action at the initial part of the fork stroke. The forks feature large-diameter inner tubes, enabling the use of 25mm damping pistons and delivering smooth action and firm damping. The Kashima coating on the forks’ outer tubes creates a hard, low-friction surface to help prevent wear abrasion on the inside of the tubes, ensuring the sliding surfaces remain smooth over time while protecting the outside against corrosion. The lubricating material in the coat contributes to smoother suspension action and a better overall ride feel. The lower triple clamp has been revised for optimized rigidity and reduced weight while contributing to the front’s ability to absorb bumps.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250r rear shock

In the rear, a KYB shock unit complements the front fork. The rear shock features dual compression adjustability, which allows high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately. Kashima Coat on the tank cylinder helps prevent wear abrasion and reduces friction for smoother suspension action. A new Uni-Trak rear suspension system mounts the linkage arm below the swingarm, allowing a longer rear suspension stroke. The linkage ratios have been revised, now using the same as those found on the KX450 motorcycle, contributing to both increased absorption and damping performance. Both front and rear suspension feature new fine-tuned settings that are designed to match the frame and provide increased bump absorption as well as increased traction.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 brakes

Contributing to the numerous factory-style racing components on the KX250 motorcycle are petal disc brakes. Upfront is an oversized 270mm Braking brand rotor, which delivers strong braking force and superb control. A new front master cylinder like the one on the KX450 adds to the high level of control and overall feedback found in the front brake.

On the rear, a new smaller-diameter 240mm Braking brand disc contributes to controllability and offers optimized stopping performance. The petal-style discs contribute to both sporty looks and help deflect debris. A rear caliper guard helps protect the caliper from damage.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 renthal handlebar

ERGONOMICS & ERGO-FIT ADJUSTABLE COMPONENTS

  • New factory-style 1-1/8” Renthal Fatbar Handlebar

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading comfort thanks to its Ergo-Fit adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. New for 2021 is a factory-style 1-1/8” thick aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar, a popular aftermarket part that is now a standard feature. The handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts. The multi-position handlebars offer two mounting holes with 35mm of adjustability, and the 180-degree offset clamps boast four individual settings to suit different size riders.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 footpegs

The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5mm. The lower position effectively lowers the center of gravity when standing, and reduces knee angle when taller riders are seated.

BODYWORK & SEAT

  • New bodywork facilitates rider movement
  • New flatter design at the top of the fuel tank
  • New slimmer radiator shrouds
  • New smoother engine covers
  • New gold finish on the oil cap and generator cover plugs

Complementing the improved peak power and precise handling of the KX250 is sleek new bodywork with factory-style graphics that helps ensure it’s the sharpest looking bike in the paddock and further reflect its highly-tuned performance.2021 KAWASAKI KX250 seat

For 2021, the bodywork has been designed to facilitate rider movement with long, smooth surfaces that make it easy to slide back and forth. The seams between the shrouds, seat, and side covers are as flush as possible to help the rider move around on the bike. A revised design on the top of the fuel tank allows an even flatter progression from the seat to the tank, which gives the rider greater freedom of movement when changing riding position and facilitates sitting farther forward. The single-piece radiator shrouds are now slimmer where they come in contact with the rider’s legs and positioned closer to the frame. In-mold graphics result in an ultra-smooth surface and contribute to the KX250’s factor-racer looks.

Engine covers have been redesigned and are smooth in order to not impede rider movement. Helping the KX250 retain its factory-style look is a new gold finish on the oil cap and the two plugs on the generator cover, while the rims are coated in black alumite.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 BREAKDOWN

2021 KAWASAKI KX450

The Kawasaki KX450 motorcycle returns as the flagship model in the Kawasaki KX lineup for 2021 and boasts several new updates to maintain its edge as the leader in its class. Tuned to best suit race-experienced riders, the 449cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine with improved engine power, slim aluminum perimeter frame, Showa A-Kit technology suspension, redesigned hydraulic clutch and electric start are the ultimate combination of a championship-winning package.

The KX450 is built with race-winning components to help Kawasaki riders get to the top step of the podium. For 2021 the KX450 receives engine updates for increased performance, a new coned disk-spring hydraulic clutch, and a new 1-1/8” Renthal Fatbar handlebar. From the showroom to the racetrack, the performance of Kawasaki’s KX family of motorcycles is proof of its engineering pedigree. It truly is The Bike That Builds Champions.

KAWASAKI KX450
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $9399

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 ENGINE

ENGINE

  • New dry film lubricant coating on the piston skirt
  • New larger diameter clutch plates and revised friction material
  • New Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch for improved clutch performance

The four-stroke, single-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled 449cc lightweight engine package utilizes input derived directly from the Monster Energy Kawasaki race team, producing peak power and a torque curve that makes it easy to get on the gas early. The potent KX450 engine features an electric start, which is activated by the push of a button and powered by a compact Li-ion battery.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 PISTON

A close-ratio five speed transmission features lightweight gears and shafts to keep weight down, yet retain strength, while contributing to the motorcycle’s winning performance. The transmission is paired with a new high-capacity Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch for 2021. The clutch’s coil springs have been replaced with a Belleville washer spring, resulting in lighter clutch actuation when the lever is pulled in, and a wider clutch engagement range to help facilitate control. Larger diameter clutch plates and revised friction material is designed to provide a consistent feeling through minimal change in play as the clutch heats up during heavy use. The friction plates feature offset segments to help promote clean separation of the discs and reduce drag when the clutch is pulled in.

CHASSIS

An industry-leading slim aluminum perimeter frame provides precise cornering through excellent front-end feel and agility when riding at high speeds. The frame’s lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded and cast parts, while the engine is used as a stressed member and adds to the frames rigidity balance. A lightweight alloy swingarm is constructed of a cast front section and twin tapered hydro-formed spars in a raw aluminum finish, complementing the frame. Engineers carefully placed the dimension of the swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations, helping to focus on center of gravity and balanced handling.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

High-performance Showa 49mm coil spring front forks with A-KIT technology can be found up front, featuring large diameter inner tubes that are the same size as those found on the machines of Kawasaki’s factory racing team (KRT). The forks enable the use of large damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping.

In the rear, a new Uni-Trak linkage system is designed to work in conjunction with the Showa shock, aluminum frame and swingarm. The linkage, which is mounted below the swingarm, allows for a longer rear suspension stroke and more precise rear suspension tuning. The Showa Compact Design rear shock boasts A-Kit technology with large diameter compression adjusters, improving on the high frequency movements found on today’s motocross tracks.

An oversized 270mm, petal-shaped front brake rotor from the renowned manufacturer, Braking, is fitted to perfectly complement the powerful engine of the KX450. The rear is equipped with a 250mm petal-shaped Braking rotor that matches the large front disc.

ERGONOMICS & ERGO-FIT ADJUSTABILITY

  • New factory-style 1-1/8” Renthal Fatbar handlebar

New for the 2021 KX450 is a factory-style aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar that helps to reduce vibration and shocks transmitted to the rider through the thicker 1-1/8” handlebar. The new handlebar grip position is lower and closer to the rider, making it easier for the rider to weight the front wheel.

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading Ergo-Fit comfort thanks to its adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts. The multi-position handlebars offer two mounting holes with 35mm of adjustability, and the 180-degree offset clamps boast four individual settings to suit different size riders.

The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5mm. The lower position effectively lowers the center of gravity when standing, and reduces knee angle when taller riders are seated.

BODYWORK & SEAT

Complementing the championship proven technology, the 2021 KX450 features aggressive styling along with in-mold graphics on the radiator shrouds that result in an ultra-smooth surface and racy look needed to finish at the top of its class. The sleek bodywork has been molded to match the V-mounted radiators and narrow chassis design. Each piece of the bodywork has been designed to help facilitate riders movement with long, smooth surfaces that make it easy to slide back and forth.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450

Kawasaki Team Green™ Racer Rewards

Kawasaki Team Green Racer Rewards return for the 2021 racing season with more than seven million dollars in contingency available for eligible KX riders. Team Green’s Racer Rewards program will be available at more than 240 events across the nation. Motocross racers will have more than $5.4 million up for grabs, while off-road riders will also be rewarded with more than $2.2 million available.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KTM MINI, TWO-STROKE AND FOUR-STROKE MOTOCROSS MODELS

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2021 KTM 50SX MINI

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Built for the smallest of racers, the KTM 50SX Mini incorporates much of the same technology as found on the KTM 50SX with a friendlier power delivery, smaller wheels and a lower seat height. The KTM 50SX Mini is a real Ready to Race KTM for the youngest of shedders. Like its full-sized SX big brothers, it features high quality components and innovative technology. It’s child’s play to control with a linear power delivery and a beginner-friendly automatic clutch, which enables budding motocross racers to concentrate on the essentials and very quickly learn the basics.

2021 KTM 50SX MINI HIGHLIGHTS:
(1) New graphics to match the Ready to Race look of the full-sized SX range.
(2) New tapered 28mm to 22mm to 18mm aluminum handlebar improvescomfort thanks to increased flex and a smaller end diameter.
(3) New handlebar pad with KTM logo is included.
(4) New handlebar grips (ODI lock-on) with decreased diameter to provide increased control, comfort and confidence for smaller hands.
(5) New WP Xact 35mm front forks with thinner outer tubes deliver a 240 gram weight reduction for agile, confidence-inspiring handling.
(6) New triple clamps designed to accommodate the (1) New fork diameter.
(7) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(8) New throttle cable with improved fixation to the carburetor throttle cover.
(9) Front and rear Formula hydraulic brakes by Formula with lightweight Wave discs.
(10) Centrifugal multi-disc adjustable automatic clutch.
(11) Maxxis tires for maximum grip.
(12) Bore/Stroke: 39mm x 40.0

2021 KTM 50SX

With the KTM 50SX, young motocross riders who are Ready to Race can really take off. The fully-fledged bike is ideal for getting into the world of motocross and taking the first steps in racing. Just like its bigger brothers, the KTM 50SX is equipped with top-quality components. The bike, which is designed from the ground up for young riders, is easy to control and features very steady power delivery. The automatic clutch is ideal for novices on two wheels – it enables budding motocross racers to concentrate on the essentials and very quickly learn the basics.

2021 KTM 50 SX HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics to match the Ready to Race look of the full-sized SX range.
(2) New WP Xact with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology rear shock with (1) New settings for improved performance.
(3) New 28mm to 22mm tapered aluminum handlebar (Ø 28/22/18 mm) provides improved control and comfort thanks to increased flex and a smaller end diameter. A (1) New handlebar pad with KTM logo is included.
(4) New handlebar grips (ODI lock-on) with decreased diameter to provide increased control, comfort and confidence for smaller hands.
(5) New WP Xact front forks with thinner outer tubes deliver a 240 gram weight reduction.
(6) New triple clamps designed to accommodate the (1) New fork diameter.
(7) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(8) New throttle cable with improved fixation to the carburetor throttle cover.
(9) Bore/Stroke: 39mm x 40.0

2021 KTM 65SX TWO-STROKE

The KTM 65SX is a genuine racing bike for young riders who want to move to the next level. This bike is setting standards in terms of power, performance, equipment and workmanship. The KTM65 SX features top-quality components including the advanced WP Xact 35mm mm fork with AER technology to provide unmatched suspension performance. The ultra-cool graphics round off the racing profile. Just like its bigger brothers, the KTM 65SX is Ready to Race.

2021 KTM 65SX HIGHLIGHTS:
(1) New graphics to match the Ready to Race look of the full-sized SX range.
(2) New WP 35mm air-sprung Xact front forks with thinner outer tubes are 260 grams lighter.
(3) New triple clamps designed to accommodate the (1) New fork diameter.
(4) New tapered 28mm to 22mm handlebars improve the feel and comfort and include ODI lock-on grips, just like full-size SX models
(5) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(6) New throttle cable with improved fixation to the carburetor throttle cover.
(7) Alternative needle included for fine tuning the engine for different conditions.
(8) Cutting-edge two-stroke technology is paired with easy shifting thanks to the six-speed transmission and hydraulic clutch.
(9) WP Xact monoshock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology offers adjustable compression and rebound damping.
(10) Front and rear massive four-piston calipers that grip lightweight Wave brake discs offer class-leading braking.
(11) Bore/Stroke: 45mm x 40.80mm

2021 KTM 85SX

The riders of the junior class are not beginners. These are future champions fighting for victory, no matter if it is the AMA Amateur National Title or Junior Motocross World Championship. There is no 85 cc machine that is more Ready to Race than the 2021 KTM 85 SX. This is no surprise really, as it boasts a state-of-the-art engine developed by KTM, combined with high-end WP suspension and a super lightweight, rugged chassis to make up a perfect overall package.

2021 KTM 85SX HIGHLIGHTS TWO-STROKE
(1) New graphics to match the Ready to Race look of the full-sized SX range.
(2) New Formula hydraulic brakes featuring a 2-piston floating front caliper and a single-piston floating rear that uses full full-size SX brake pads.
(3) New larger rear brake disc (220 mm instead of 210 mm).
(4) New rear hub adapted to the new disc and new fork boot adapted to the new brake caliper.
(5) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(6) New throttle cable with improved fixation to the carburetor throttle cover.
(7) New clutch master cylinder design to match the (new brake master cylinder.
(8) DS (Diaphragm Spring) hydraulic clutch offers better performance than a conventional coil spring design.
(9) The frame is made from hydro-formed chromoly steel tubes that have been specifically tailored racing.
(10) Bore/Stroke: 47mm x 48.95mm

2021 KTM 125SX/150SX TWO-STROKE

The KTM 125SX is the most compact and lightweight of the full-size bikes and delivers a confidence-inspiring ride like no other. A lightweight chassis teams up with the most competitive 125 cc 2-stroke engine in its class, delivering superior agility and power to fulfil the demands of any young adrenaline seeker. This 2-stroke screamer is the ultimate entry point into the pro ranks and a sure-fire way to add to the trophy collection.

2021 KTM 125SX/150SX HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New piston engineered with a harder material to increase durability while keeping weight low and performance high.
(3) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(4) New WP XACT front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling—feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(5) New WP XACT shock with a new o-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(6) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(7) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(8) New Dunlop MX33 tires provide superior grip in a wide variety of terrain along with enhanced durability.
(9) New thicker inner clutch hub sleeves for even better durability.
(10) 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees crisp performance over the entire rpm range.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake system offers highly controllable modulation and light operation.
(12) Bore/Stroke: 125SX (54mm x 54.5 mm); 150Sx (58mm/54.5mm).

2021 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE

Whether it’s power-to-weight or power and control, the KTM 250 SX is the perfect combination of all that counts. Featuring the latest high-performance 2-stroke engine fitted within a state-of-the-art chassis, this powerhouse is undoubtedly the fastest 250 cc on the track. This proven race weapon is the right choice for those who thrive on that glorious 2-stroke sound.

2021 KTM 250SX HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(3) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling—feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the (new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(4) New reworked WP Xact shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(5) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(6) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) New Dunlop MX33 tires provide superior grip in a wide variety of terrain along with enhanced durability.
(8) High-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters
(9) Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power that can be adjusted within seconds for different track conditions.
(10) Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto.
(11) 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees crisp performance over the entire rpm range.
(12) Bore/Stroke: 66.4mm x 72mm.

2021 KTM 250SXF

The KTM 250SXF is set to continue its dominance for 2021. Not only is it the lightest bike in its class, but it also offers an unrivalled, confidence-inspiring power delivery, making it a great choice for both amateur and professional riders. Laying the power down effectively is the secret to fast lap times and this capable package has all the right credentials to get the most important job done – getting to the checkered flag first.

2021 KTM 250SXF HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New mapping adds low-end power to drive out of corners, enhancing the SX-F’s already light feel.
(3) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling—feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(5) New reworked WP XACT shock with a
(6) New o-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(7) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(8) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(9) New Dunlop MX33 tires provide superior grip in a wide variety of terrain along with enhanced durability.
(10) Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
(11) High-tech, lightweight chrommoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(12) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake system offers highly controllable modulation and light operation.
(13) Bore/Stroke: 78.0mm x 52.3mm

2021 KTM 350SXF

The KTM 350SXF continues to deliver a dominant mix of horsepower and agility. It has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio with torque similar to that of a 450, without losing its 250-like handling. When you’re looking for more than one advantage, this powerful, lightweight racer combines all your needs into one dominant package with serious championship pedigree to back it up.

2021 KTM 350SXF HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New mapping adds low-end power to drive out of corners, enhancing the SX-F’s already light feel.
(3) New updated WP Xact front forks with (new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling—feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(4) New reworked WP XACT shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(5) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(6) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) New Dunlop MX33 tires provide superior grip in a wide variety of terrain along with enhanced durability.
(8) Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
(9) High-tech, lightweight chrommoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(10) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake system offers highly controllable modulation and light operation.
(11) Bore/Stroke: 88mm x 57.5mm

2021 KTM 450SXF

The championship winning KTM 450SXF utilizes a proven formula that sets the industry benchmark for performance and handling. For 2021, this machine continues to deliver superior performance and easy handling. It features an extremely compact, single overhead camshaft cylinder head and together with the efficient electronic fuel injection, pushes out unrivalled power in the most effective way possible. The KTM 450SXF is simply the fastest Motocross bike out on the track.

2021 KTM 450SXF HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New mapping adds low-end power to drive out of corners, enhancing the SX-F’s already light feel.
(3) New updated WP Xact front forks with  new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling—feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the nNew air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(4) New reworked WP XACT shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(5) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(6) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) New Dunlop MX33 tires provide superior grip in a wide variety of terrain along with enhanced durability.
(8) Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
(9) High-tech, lightweight chrommoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(10) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake system offers highly controllable modulation and light operation.
(11) Bore/Stroke: 95mm x 63.4mm


FIRST LOOK! 2021 HONDA CRF250

2021 CRF250R

The only 2021 motocross machine released at this point in the model year, the CRF250R offers strong power across the rev range and a low-center-of-gravity chassis layout that delivers nimble, stable handling. In truth the 2021 Honda CRF250 is the the 2020 CRF250 with no changes. But, apart from a weak low-end throttle response  on the exit of corners, the 2020 CRF250 was a big step up for Honda’s 250 four-stroke products. The 2020 got a lot of changes, which carry over to the 2021—here is the completely list.

(1) Cam profile. An updated cam profile delays the opening of the exhaust valves and reduces valve overlap.
(2) Ignition timing. The timing at 8000 rpm has been updated.
(3) Sensor. A gear position sensor has been added to allow different ignition maps for each of the five gears.
(4) Head pipe. The resonator on the right header has been removed, and the head pipe circumference has been reduced.

(5) Muffler. The perf-core of the muffler flows better thanks to larger perforation holes.
(6) Radiator. The left-side radiator has been made wider at the top to expand its volume by 5 percent.
(7) Transmission. Second gear has been made taller (going from a 1.80 to 1.75 ratio). Second and third gear have been WPC treated.

(8) Clutch. The clutch plates are thicker, oil capacity has been upped by 18 percent, and the clutch springs are stiffer.
(9) Frame. The frame was upgraded to the CRF450 frame. The frame’s lateral stiffness, torsional stiffness and yaw angle have been were changes in 2020.

(10) Footpegs. The footpegs have fewer teeth but are sharper. Two of the footpeg cross-braces have been removed.
(11) Battery. As on the 2020 CRF450, the battery was lowered 28mm in order to get more air flow into the airbox and lower the center of gravity.

(12) Suspension. The Showa forks have increased low-speed damping, while the shock has increased low-speed compression and reduced high-speed compression.
(13) Rear brake. The rear brake pads are now made from the ATV pad material. The brake hose has been shortened, and the pedal has been lengthened. The CRF250’s brake rear guard has been minimized to allow more air to cool the rotor.

2020 Honda CRF250

(14) Piston.The bridged-box piston design features a reinforcing structure between the skirts and the wrist-pin bosses.
(15)
2021 retail price.  $7999.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 HUSQVARNA MOTOCROSS BIKES: TC50, TC65, TC85, TC125, TC250, FC250, FC350 & FC450

 

Committed to building true performance motorcycles that ensure superior riding experiences, for 2021 Husqvarna Motorcycles offers a complete line-up of full-size 2-stroke and 4-stroke motocross machines. Benefitting motocross first-timers and seasoned racers alike, all models are easy-to-use and feature the latest technological advancements. All five motocross models deliver exceptional on-track performance, giving all  TC50, TC65, TC85, TC125, TC250, FC250, FC350 and FC450 fans cutting-edge machines that feature unparalleled attention to detail.

To further refine all two-stroke and four-stroke machines, Husqvarna Motorcycles has mixed in-house research and development with feedback from top-level Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders. For 2021 the brand has focused on improving the suspension by adding a new mid-valve damping system for enhanced performance on the WP XACT forks with AER technology. Additionally, new low-friction linkage seals offer refined suspension response on the WP XACT shock for improved rider comfort. Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics give the MY21 motocross machines a fresh Swedish inspired design.

20 TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS OF THE 2021 HUSQVARNA MOTOCROSS BIKES

(1) New mid-valve damping system provides improved damping and consistent suspension performance on the WP XACT forks with AER technology
(2) New 10 mm shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes offer refined rigidity for improved rider comfort
(3) The WP XACT shock features new low-friction linkage seals for refined suspension response & advanced damping characteristics
(4) New roller actuated throttle assembly on 2-stroke models provides smoother throttle motion and improved durability
(5) New seat cover texture provides exceptional comfort and control in all conditions
(6) Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design
(7) Chromoly steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics
(8) Innovative two-piece composite subframe design
(9) Interchangeable airbox cover on FC models for optimised airflow
(10) CNC-machined triple clamps
(11) Magura hydraulic clutch system offering perfect action in every condition
(12) Brembo brake calipers and high-performance discs combining superior stopping power with great control and confidence
(13) Adjustable engine mapping, traction and launch control on all 4-stroke models
(14) Electric start on FC models for easy starting when time is critical
(15) Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery
(16) ProTaper handlebar
(17) Progressive throttle mechanism and ODI grips allow for adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mounting
(18) Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels
(19) Gearboxes produced by Pankl Racing Systems
(20) Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics2021 Husqvarna TC50′s compact engine features the latest in two-stroke technology. The three-shaft design places the crankshaft near the center of gravity, which creates the ideal intake angle into the reed valve. A key feature of the TC50 is its automatic centrifugal clutch. The multi-disc clutch delivers predictable power across the rpm range. The 35mm WP XACT forks offer 205mm of travel. 2021 Husqvarna TC65‘s manual gearbox brings it as close to the full-size motocross machine as possible. the TC65 is fitted with 35mm WP XACT forks with AER technology. The new  thinner outer tube diameters offer refined rigidity and reduced weight, while the 215mm of  travel and air spring are easily adjusted for rider preference, weight or track conditions. 2021 Husqvarna TC85 mirrors the latest technology found in the Husqvarna full-size motocross range, the 43mm WP XACT fork with features AER technology and 280mm of front wheel travel. The TC85 engine’s power valve allows the power delivery to be tailored simply to the position of the new roller-actuated throttle assembly. The power valve system controls both the exhaust valve and the sub-exhaust port heights for optimal power and torque. 2021 Husqvarna TC125‘s  cylinder has a 54mm bore. An innovative power valve design controls both the main exhaust and lateral exhaust ports. The TC125 is fed by a 38mm flat slide Mikuni TMX carburetor and the drive train features a DS (Diaphragm Steel) clutch. This system uses a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC-machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine. 2021 Husqvarna TC250‘s exhaust pipe is made using an innovative 3D design process, that offers optimal geometry, strong performance and maximum ground clearance. The motocross range features a fresh bodywork that showcases a progressive approach to off-road motorcycles. The ergonomics are specifically designed to deliver greater comfort and control. Additionally, the slim contact points make movement between riding positions seamless. 2021 Husqvarna FC250‘s WP XACT forks have a new mid-valve damping system that provides consistent suspension performance. The 10mm shorter fork cartridges and outer tubes lower the chassis by 10mm. The WP Xact shock gets new low-friction linkage seals, while the for refined suspension response & advanced damping characteristics. 2021 Husqvarna FC350‘s DOHC engine weighs only 59.9  pumps and has a maximum power output of 58 horsepower. The engine’s shaft arrangements have been positioned to allow oscillating masses to occupy the ideal center of gravity. The engine has an 88mm bore and 57.5mm stroke with a compression ratio of 14.0:1. The German-made Magura clutch system guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action in every condition. Clutch play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions. 2021 Husqvarna FC450‘s SOHC cylinder head is incredibly compact and lightweight using a short profile with the camshaft located as close to the center of gravity as possible, significantly improving handling and agility. The lightweight valves are actuated via a rocker arm and feature timing specifically designed to deliver precise levels of torque and throttle response. On the suspension front the forks feature a new mid-valve damping system ,10 mm shorter cartridges and outer tubes for a lower seat height and easy access clicker dials for both compression rebound.


FIRST LOOK! HUSQVARNA’S DO-IT-ALL TX300i, FX350 & FX450 CROSS-COUNTRY MODELS

Forks. New mid-valve damping system on the WP Xact forks provides improved damping and consistent suspension performance.
Shock. The WP Xact shock features new low-friction linkage seals for refined  damping characteristics.
Seat. New seat cover texture provides exceptional comfort and control in all conditions.
Graphics. Striking new electric yellow and dark blue graphics stylishly adorn the Swedish inspired design.
Plastic. Progressive bodywork for optimal ergonomics.
Frame. Chromoly steel frame featuring precisely engineered flex characteristics.
Sub-frame. Innovative two-piece composite subframe design.
Triple clamps. CNC machined triple clamps.
Hydraulic clutch/brakes. Magura hydraulic clutch and brake systems offering perfect action in every condition
Electronic assists. Adjustable engine mapping, traction and launch control on all 4-stroke models.
Starter. Electric start on FX for easy starting when time is critical.
Battery. Lightweight Li-ion 2.0 Ah battery.
Handlebars/grips. ProTaper handlebas and ODI grips allow for adjustable throttle progression and easy grip mounting.
Throttle. Progressive throttle mechanism.
Rims. Laser engraved D.I.D. wheels.
Transmission. Gearboxes from Pankl Racing Systems.

2021 HUSQVARNA FX450

2021 Husqvarna TX450.

The SOHC cylinder head is incredibly compact and lightweight using a short profile with the camshaft located as close to the center of gravity as possible, significantly improving handling and agility. The lightweight valves are actuated via a rocker arm and feature timing specifically designed to deliver precise levels of torque and throttle response.

The FX450 features a compact and lightweight SOHC cylinder head. As a result of the compact design the camshaft is closer to the center of gravity, significantly improving handling. Additionally, short valve timing offers progressive bottom-end performance and responsiveness. The camshaft features an optimal cam surface and actuates four lightweight titanium valves. The diameter of the intake valves is 40mm, with the exhaust valves being 33mm in diameter. Low-friction DLC coating on the rocker arm and low-friction chain guides offer optimum efficiency and reliability.

The FX350 and FX450 feature a 44mm Keihin throttle body. The injector is positioned to offer the most efficient flow into the combustion chamber. To ensure optimal throttle response the throttle cable is mounted directly and without a throttle linkage. This set-up provides immediate throttle response and feeling.

2021 Husqvarna TX450 is blessed with new maps that make power very smoothand manageable, even though it is the FC450 motocross powerplant.

The inertia produced by the crankshaft has been carefully calculated to deliver optimal traction and rideability from the powerful 450 cc plant. The crankshaft is specifically positioned to harness the rotating mass in the ideal center of gravity, with the end result being a lightweight and agile handling feel. A plain big-end bearing comprised of two force-fitted bearing shells ensures maximum reliability and durability, while also guaranteeing a long service intervals of 100 hours.

Magura hydraulic clutch is an extremely reliable, high-quality, German-made component that guarantees even wear, near maintenance-free operation and perfect action in every condition. Clutch play is constantly compensated so that the pressure point and function of the clutch remain identical in cold or hot conditions, as well as over time. Additionally, the Magura brakes offer a high level of braking performance while being specifically tailored for cross-country. The 260mm front and 220mm rear rotor are by GSK.

2021 HUSQVARNA FX350

2021 Husqvarna TX350.

The 350cc DOHC engine weighs in at only 59.9 pounds and has a maximum power output of 58 hp. The engine is designed with performance, weight and mass centralization as its key criteria. As a result, all shaft arrangements have been positioned to allow oscillating masses to occupy the ideal center of gravity while all parts are engineered to offer the best possible performance while adding the least possible weight.

Produced by Pankl Racing Systems, the compact six-speed gearbox features a low-friction coating on the its fork that makes shifting smooth and precise. The gear lever features a design that prevents dirt build-up and ensures easy operation in the toughest conditions. An advanced gear sensor allows for specific engine maps in each gear.

The FX350 features a DS (Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC-machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine.

2021 Husqvarna TX350 shares its engine and transmission with the FC350 motocross bike, but the suspension valving,  fuel tank and 18-inch wheel are all off-road accoutrements.

The WP Xact 48mm split air fork features a capsuled air spring and pressurized oil chamber for progressive and consistent damping. Extended oil and air bypasses reduce pressure peaks for more consistent damping. In combination with a new mid-valve damping system, the fork provides exceptional feedback and rider comfort. The setting is easily adjusted via the single air pressure valve, as well as easy, had-operated compression and rebound clickers. The air pump needed to adjust the air pressure in the fork is provided as standard equipment.

The map switch al both the FX350 and FX450 activates launch control, selects between two engine maps and engages traction control off of the same multi-switch. Both traction control and launch control offer optimal traction off the start and on slick tracks and the two systems work simultaneously.

2021 HUSQVARNA TX300i

2021 Husqvarna TX300i.

The TX300i signifies the constant development and secure future of the historic 300cc 2-stroke in the Husqvarna off-road line-up. Featuring the latest technology, the TX300i is a purpose-built closed course racing two-stroke with off-road specific features. A larger fuel tank, an 18-inch rear wheel and a side-stand increase the usability of the TX for its intended purpose. Additionally, the lightweight two-stroke engine is efficienct using modern electronic fuel injection, centralizes mass and features very little vibration thanks to a counter balancer shaft. As a result the TX300i offers a refined and manageable closed course racing package.

The TX 300i features an advanced electronic fuel injection system. This comprises of a set of fuel injectors positioned at the transfer ports which deliver the ideal amount of fuel into the engine for every condition. This not only reduces fuel consumption and emissions but also delivers a clean & smoother power delivery giving the loved 2-stroke the edge.

The compact cylinder features a 72-mm bore and refined port timings and the aid of a sophisticated power valve providing smooth and controllable power characteristics. With the addition of EFI, the cylinder features two lateral domes which hold the fuel injectors that supply fuel to the rear transfer ports. The downstream injection guarantees excellent atomization of the fuel with the upstreaming air, minimizing the loss of unburnt fuel and resulting in less emissions, a more efficient combustion and reduced fuel consumption.

2021 Husqvarna TX300i—the “i” stand for fuel-injected.

The electronic fuel injected engine is fitted with a redesigned 39mm throttle body made by Dell`Orto. The airflow is regulated by a butterfly connected with a twin-cable throttle cam, which is operated by the handlebar throttle assembly. A throttle position sensor provides airflow data to the control unit. Oil supplied by the electronically controlled oil pump via an oil intake tube is mixed with the incoming air to lubricate the moving engine parts.

The Keihin EMS features an electronic control unit (ECU) which is responsible for ignition timing, the amount of fuel & oil injected , throttle position sensor, ambient air & intake pressure, crankcase pressure and water temperature.

The hydro-formed, laser-cut and robot-welded frame is expertly crafted. Constructed with specifically calculated parameters of longitudinal and torsional flex, the frames feature optimal rigidity. That results in advanced rider feedback, energy absorption and stability. The frame is finished off in a premium blue powder coating and standard frame protectors that guarantee superior protection and durability.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 HUSQVARNA ENDURO MODELS

Husqvarna’s 2021 Enduro range delivers a complete line-up of two-stroke and four-stroke machines that have been designed from the ground up for maximum power, handling and suspension. The entire Husky TE and FE model range has undergone improvements over the last few years. The TE150i, TE250i, TE300i,   FE350  and FE501 features unparalleled attention to detail. With WP Xplor forks and WP Xact shocks that produce superior rider comfort through the forgiving chromoly steel frame and innovative two-piece composite subframe the Husky’s are enduro-tuned, Husqvarna’s TE and FE range features numerous enduro specific technical highlights.

2021 HUSQVARNA TE150i TWO-STROKE HIGHLIGHTS

2021 TE150i.

Harnessing the ethos of a lightweight and nimble two-stroke character, the TE150i features the latest two-stroke fuel injection technology, giving it all the convenience of modern four-strokes at a fraction of the weight. The TE150i is fitted with an electric starter as standard for easy starting in challenging situations. Additionally, the chassis offers precise flex characteristics, and in combination with WP suspension offers advanced handling characteristics and comfort in the most challenging conditions.

The engine has a 58mm bore, with an innovative power valve design and two fuel inlets on the transfer ports where the fuel injectors are mounted. With a 54.5 mm stroke, the crankshaft is perfectly balanced to reduce vibrations. The crankcases are manufactured using a high-pressure die-cast production processes resulting in a thin wall thickness and minimal weight.

The TE150i features an electronic oil pump, which feeds vital two-stroke oil into the engine to keep it lubricated. The pump is located just below the oil tank and feeds the oil via the throttle body meaning the oil is not mixed with the fuel, eliminating the need for premixing as on traditional two-stroke engines. The pump is controlled by the EMS and delivers the optimal amount of oil according to the current RPM and engine load. This reduces waste as well as excessive smoke being transmitted from the exhaust.

The TE150i features a DS (Diaphragm Steel) clutch with a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs. The clutch basket is a one-piece, CNC-machined steel.

2021 HUSQVARNA TE250i/TE300i TWO-STROKE HIGHLIGHTS

2021 TE250i.

Both the 2021 Husqvarna TE250i and TE300i are fuel-injected which adds convenience of doing away with premixing and having to make jetting changes. Additionally, the 250cc and 300cc engines have an advanced construction featuring shaft arrangements precisely positioned for greater mass centralization, counter balancer shaft to reduce vibration, twin valve-controlled power valve and six-speed wide-ratio gearbox.

The 66.4mm bore cylinder (72mm on TE300i) features optimal exhaust port timing, a lightweight piston and lightweight, die-cast,engine cases. Additionally, the water pump casing is designed for effective cooling by optimising the flow of coolant. The engine houses a laterally mounted counter balancer shaft. The balancer significantly reduces vibration resulting in a smoother and more comfortable ride. A heavier ignition rotor, the crankshaft produces more inertia than its motocross counterpart, which improves control in the lower rpm range.

2021 TE300i.

The six-speed Pankl gearbox features enduro specific ratios while an innovative shift lever reduces dirt build up guaranteeing easy operation in all conditions. The TE250i and TE300i feature a DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch. What this means is the clutch uses a single diaphragm spring instead of the more common coil spring design resulting in a much lighter clutch action. This design also incorporates a rubber damping system, which increases both traction and durability. The robust steel basket and inner hub guarantee optimal oil supply and cooling to the clutch. Magura supplies the hydraulic to operate the almost maintenance and adjustment free.
DDS clutch

The TE250i and TE300i use an electronic oil pump to feeds vital two-stroke oil to the top-end. The pump is located just below the oil tank and feeds the oil via the throttle body. The oil is not mixed with air coming into the lower end, where it is joined by the fuel being injected through the transfer ports. The oil pump delivers the optimal amount of oil according to the current rpm and engine load. No premixing needed.

2021 HUSQVARNA FE350 FOUR-STROKE HIGHLIGHTS

2021 FE350.

The 2021 FE350 possesses a 450-rivalling power-to-weight ratio, while keeping the light and agile feel of a 250. Combined with class leading WP suspension, selectable engine maps and Magura hydraulic clutch, the FE350 featureS an array of premium components for unsurpassed quality and reliability.

The FE350 engines only weigh 61 pounds. Tthe FE350 delivers a significant increase in power and torque via twin overhead camshafts that rotate on a low-friction surface while the four titanium valves (FE350 intake 36.3mm and 29.1mm exhaust) are actuated by finger followers using a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating.

The FE350 uses a forged bridged-box CP piston made by CP. The compression ratio is 13.5:1 on the FE350. A plain big end bearing features two force-fitted bearing shells for maximum durability over the typical roller bearing. To counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration, both models feature a multifunctional counter balancer shaft that also drives the water pump and timing chain.

The six-speed gearbox is manufacturers by FI supplier Pankl Racing Systems. The wide-ratio gearbox has a gear sensor that enables the black box to tailor a specific map for each gear. The FE350 has the revolutionary DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs making the clutch pull very light while also integrating a damping system for better traction and durability. The clutch basket is a single-piece CNC machined steel component that allows the use of thin steel liners and contributes to the compact design of the engine. The Magura hydraulic system ensures perfect action in all conditions.

2021 HUSQVARNA FE501 FOUR-STROKE HIGHLIGHTS

2021 Husky FE501.

The 2021 Husky FE501 feature class leading technology and premium components as standard. The chromoly frame is expertly crafted to offer the ideal flex while the powerful engine features shaft arrangements aimed at balancing mass centralization and handling. Combined with traction control, WP suspension and the progressive rear linkage, the FE501 is the most powerful model in the Husqvarna enduro line-up.

The  FE501 engine weighs 65 pounds. Not only is the engine light, but they come with electric start, six-speed wide-ratio gearbox and traction control and two on-the-fly accessible maps via a handlebar-mounted multi-switch. The single-overhead-cam cylinder head uses a low profile to position the camshaft as close to the center of gravity as possible. The lightweight valves are actuated via a rocker arm and feature timing specifically designed to deliver precise levels of torque and throttle response. The diameter of the titanium intake valves is 40mm, while the steel exhaust valves 33mm. The lightweight aluminum cylinder features a 95mm bore (that makes 510.9cc) and a lightweight Konig forged bridge-box piston. The compression ratio of 12.75:1 reduces vibration and engine knocking, further increasing rider control and comfort.

To counteract the rotational force of the crankshaft and reduce vibration, the FE501 engines uses a multifunctional counter balancer shaft, which also drives the water pump. The crankcases are designed to house the shaft arrangements and internals of the engine in the best possible position, centralizing masses for a lightweight handling feel.

The FE501 feature a DDS (Dampened Diaphragm Steel) clutch. The exclusive characteristics of this system include a single diaphragm steel pressure plate instead of traditional coil springs making the clutch pull very light while the integrated damping system improves traction and durability. The clutch basket is a one-piece, CNC-machined steel component that is operated by Magura hydraulics.

2021 FE350S/FE501S DUAL-SPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The 2021 Husqvarna FE350S is Husky’s mid-size dual sport model.

The 2021 Husqvarna FE350S and FE501S have all the high-tech features and components as the enduro-ready FE350 and FE501, but they are dual-sport legal in many jurisdictions. These are the only two dual-sport bikes in the Husqvarna line for 2021. The differences are in the tires, mirrors and accoutrements to make the “S” models street legal at the same time as being off-road worthy.The 2021 Husqvarna FE501S has a 510.9cc engine.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KAWASAKI KX-XC OFF-ROAD LINEUP

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc-152021 Kawasaki KX450XC in action. 

The championship-proven technology of KX race machines has now been purposely tuned for off-road competition. Kawasaki is proud to announce all-new race-ready off-road KX XC models with the all-new 2021 KX250XC and KX450XC models.

As a brand that has a rich history in off-road racing with more than 25 championships in WORCS, National Hare & Hound, GNCC, and Endurocross over the past 20 years, there’s no denying the all-new KX XC models are powered by technology that hails from a legacy of champions.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250xc-12021 Kawasaki KX250XC. 

The KX250XC and KX450XC share many winning traits with their motocross counterparts including the engine, frame, chassis, and styling, paired with unique cross-country tuning and settings such as suspension settings, gearing, off-road 21”/18” wheel combination, Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, brake components, skid plate, and kickstand. The softer suspension settings and shorter gearing ratio help to create the optimal handling off-road race package for the KX XC lineup.

Developed to dominate off-road racecourses in both the woods and the desert, the KX XC lineup offers riders an arsenal of factory-style features along with the dominant engine and chassis performance right off the showroom floor.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2021 KX250XC & KX450XC 

2021 KAWASAKI KX250xc-17

  • All-new off-road optimized engine and suspension settings
  • All-new 21” front wheel and 18” rear wheel
  • All-new Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires
  • All-new brake components
  • All-new skid plate
  • All-new kickstand

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc-3

KAWASAKI KX450XC

The all-new 2021 KX450XC has been designed as the flagship model of the KX XC lineup. Whether in the woods, desert, or cross-country the KX450XC is a race-ready championship winning machine right off the showroom floor, and shares numerous winning traits of its motocross counterpart, the KX450.

An cross-country race machine tuned for more experienced riders, the 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, slim aluminum perimeter frame, Showa A-Kit technology suspension, hydraulic clutch and electric start are the ultimate combination of a championship winning package.

The KX450XC is built with race-winning components to help Kawasaki riders get to the top step of the podium. From the showroom to the racetrack, the performance of Kawasaki’s KX family of motorcycles is proof of its engineering pedigree.

KAWASAKI KX450XC
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $9599
Availability: Summer 2020

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 ENGINE

ENGINE

The four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled, 449cc, lightweight engine package utilizes input derived directly from the factory race team, with optimized engine mapping and settings for off-road racing. The potent KX450XC engine features an electric start, which is activated by the push of a button and powered by a compact Li-ion battery.

Kawasaki brought top-level road racing technology to the KX450XC valve train, using designs from Kawasaki World Superbike engineers. It uses a finger-follower valve actuation, enabling larger-diameter valves and more aggressive cam profiles. The intake and exhaust valves are formed from lightweight titanium, while a bridged-box piston uses the same design as the Monster Energy Kawasaki race team’s factory motorcycles. For increased performance on the 2021 KX450XC engine, the piston also features a dry film lubricant coating on the piston skirt to reduce friction.

A close-ratio five speed transmission features lightweight gears and shafts to keep weight down, yet retains strength, while contributing to the motorcycle’s winning performance. The KX450XC has shorter gearing than its counterpart, the KX450, with a final gear ratio of 51/13. The transmission is paired with a Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch that is designed to provide a consistent feeling through minimal change in play as the clutch heats up during heavy use. The Belleville washer contributes to a light clutch actuation and a wide clutch engagement range, which facilitates increased control.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc-14

CHASSIS

An industry-leading slim aluminum perimeter frame provides pecise cornering through excellent front-end feel and the ultimate agility when riding at high speeds. The frame’s lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded and cast parts, while the engine is used as a stressed member and adds to the frames rigidity balance. A lightweight alloy swingarm is constructed of a cast front section and twin tapered hydro-formed spars in a raw aluminum finish, complementing the frame’s raw look. Engineers carefully placed the dimension of the swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations, helping to focus on lower center of gravity and balanced handling.

 

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc FORKS

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

The race-ready suspension found on the KX450XC features front and rear spring rates and damping settings that have been optimized for technical off-road and cross-country racing environments. High-performance Showa 49mm coil spring front forks with A-Kit technology can be found up front, featuring large diameter inner tubes that are the same size as those found on Kawasaki’s factory racing team’s machines. The forks enable the use of large damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping. A super-hard titanium coating on the outer surface of the inner/lower fork tubes helps prevent wear and abrasion. The increased surface hardness of the dark navy-blue coating also helps to prevent scratches and damage to the tubes. Kashima Coating on the fork tubes also helps prevent wear and abrasion while optimizing performance.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc SHOCK

On the rear, a  new Uni-Trak linkage system is designed to work in conjunction with the Showa shock, aluminum frame and swingarm. The linkage, which is mounted below the swingarm, allows for a longer rear suspension stroke and more precise rear suspension tuning. The Showa Compact Design rear shock boasts A-Kit technology with large diameter compression adjusters, improving on the high frequency movements found when racing cross-country. The Showa shock features a self-lubricating alumite coating on the shock body to help prevent wear and abrasion, while also reducing friction for smoother suspension action.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc BRAKES

An oversized 270mm, petal-shaped front brake rotor from the renowned manufacturer, Braking, is fitted to perfectly complement the powerful engine of the KX450XC. Optimized for cross-country riding and increased control, the rear is equipped with a 240mm petal-shaped Braking rotor that matches the large front disc. Both are gripped by Nissin master cylinder and caliper setups with XC-specific pads.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc KICK-STAND 18-INCH rear wheel

XC SPECIFIC COMPONENTS

The KX450XC is equipped with many specific cross-country components, such as the 21” front and 18” rear wheel combination paired with Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, which were selected for optimal handling in off-road racing conditions. Other cross-country specific components include the durable plastic skid plate and side stand.

ERGONOMICS & ERGO-FIT ADJUSTABLE COMPONENTS

Kawasaki continues its unmatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading comfort thanks to its Ergo-Fit adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The KX450XC is equipped with factory-style 1-1/8” aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar, as standard equipment. The handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts. The multi-positition handlebars offer two mounting holes with 35mm of adjustability, and the 180-degree offset clamps boast four individual settings to suit different size riders. The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5mm. The lower position effectively lowers the center of gravity when standing, and reduces knee angle when taller riders are seated.

BODYWORK & SEAT

Complementing the championship proven technology, the 2021 KX450XC features aggressive styling along with in-mold graphics on the radiator shrouds that result in an ultra-smooth surface and a factory-racer look needed to finish at the top of its class. The sleek bodywork has been molded to match the V-mounted radiators and narrow chassis design. Each piece of the bodywork has been designed to help facilitate the rider’s movement with long, smooth surfaces. The rims are coated with tough, durable black alumite treatment. Adjusters on the fork and shock both feature a high-quality green alumite finish. A gold finish on the oil cap and the both plugs on the engine cover further contribute to KX factory-racer looks and styling.

KAWASAKI KX250XC 

2021 KAWASAKI KX250xc-1

The all-new 2021 KX250XC has been designed for the rising stars in the XC2 250 Pro or Pro 2 Class and provides riders with a race-ready off-road motorcycle. Built from the legendary motocross winning pedigree of the KX250 motorcycle and tuned to best suit off-road race-experienced riders, the 249cc liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, slim aluminum perimeter frame, top of the line KYB suspension components, hydraulic clutch and electric start are the ultimate combination of a championship winning package.

The KX250XC is built with race-winning components to help Kawasaki riders get to the top step of the podium in all off-road and cross-country racing environments. From the showroom to the racetrack, the performance of Kawasaki’s KX family of motorcycles is proof of its engineering pedigree.

KAWASAKI KX250XC
Color: Lime Green
MSRP: $8399
Availability: Summer 2020

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 ENGINE

ENGINE

The four-stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled 249cc lightweight engine package utilizes input derived directly from the factory race team, with optimized engine mapping and settings for off-road racing. The powerful KX250XC engine features an electric start, which is activated by the push of a button and powered by a compact Li-ion battery.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 piston

Kawasaki brought top-level road racing technology to the KX250XC valve train, using designs from Kawasaki World Superbike engineers. It uses finger-follower valve actuation, enabling larger-diameter valves and more aggressive cam profiles. The intake and exhaust valves are formed from lightweight titanium, while a bridged-box piston uses the same design as the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki race team’s motorcycles.

A close-ratio five speed transmission features lightweight gears and shafts to keep weight down, yet retain strength, while contributing to the motorcycle’s winning performance. The KX250XC has shorter gearing than its counterpart, the KX250, with a final gear ratio of 51/13. The transmission is paired with a Belleville washer spring hydraulic clutch that is designed to provide a consistent feeling through minimal change in play as the clutch heats up during heavy use. The Belleville washer contributes to a light clutch actuation and a wide clutch engagement range, which facilitates increased control.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 chassis

CHASSIS

The industry-leading slim aluminum perimeter frame is all-new for 2021 and provides precise cornering through excellent front-end feel and the ultimate agility when riding at high speeds. The frame’s lightweight construction is composed of forged, extruded and cast parts, while the engine is used as a stressed member and adds to the frame’s rigidity balance. A lightweight alloy swingarm is constructed of a cast front section and twin tapered hydro-formed spars in a raw aluminum finish, complementing the frame’s raw look. Engineers carefully placed the dimension of the swingarm pivot, output sprocket and rear axle locations, helping to focus on center of gravity and balanced handling.

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 xc shock

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

High-performance KYB 48mm coil spring front forks can be found up front, featuring large diameter inner tubes that are the same size as those found on Kawasaki’s factory racing team’s machines, but with optimized spring rates and damping settings for off-road riding. The forks enable the use of large damping pistons for smooth action and firm damping. Kashima Coating on the fork tubes helps prevent wear and abrasion while optimizing performance.

In the rear, a new Uni-Trak linkage system is designed to work in conjunction with the KYB shock, aluminum frame and swingarm. The linkage, which is mounted below the swingarm, allows for a longer rear suspension stroke and more precise rear suspension tuning. The KYB rear shock features dual compression adjustability, allowing high-speed and low-speed damping to be tuned separately. Kashima Coating on the shock helps prevent wear and reduces friction for smoother suspension action.

An oversized 270mm, petal-shaped front brake rotor from the renowned manufacturer, Braking, is fitted to perfectly complement the powerful engine of the KX250XC. The rear is equipped with a 240mm petal-shaped Braking rotor that matches the large front disc. Both are gripped by Nissin master cylinder and caliper setups and feature XC-specific pads.

2021 KAWASAKI KX450xc skid plate

XC SPECIFIC COMPONENTS

The KX250XC is equipped with many specific cross-country components, such as the 21” front and 18” rear wheel combination paired with Dunlop Geomax AT81 tires, which were selected for optimal handling in off-road racing conditions. Other cross-country specific components include the durable plastic skid plate and side stand.

ERGONOMICS & ERGO-FIT ADJUSTABLE COMPONENTS

Kawasaki continues its umatched commitment towards providing riders with class-leading comfort thanks to its Ergo-Fit adjustable handlebar mounting system and footpegs to fit a variety of riders and riding styles. The KX250XC is equipped with factory-style 1-1/8” aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar, as standard equipment. The handlebars feature four-way adjustable mounts. The multi-position handlebars offer two mounting holes with 35mm of adjustability, and the 180-degree offset clamps boast four individual settings to suit different size riders. The footpegs feature dual-position mounting points, with a lower position that reduces the standard setting by an additional 5mm. The lower position effectively lowers the center of gravity when standing, and reduces knee angle when tallers riders are seated.

BODYWORK & SEAT

Complementing the championship proven technology, the 2021 KX250XC features aggressive styling along with in-mold graphics on the radiator shrouds that result in an ultra-smooth surface and factory-racer look needed to finish at the top of its class. The sleek bodywork has been molded to match the V-mounted radiators and narrow chassis design. Each piece of the bodywork has been designed to help facilitate the rider’s movement with long, smooth surfaces. The rims are coated with a tough, durable black alumite treatment. Adjusters on the fork and shock both feature a high-quality green alumite finish. A gold finish on the oil cap and the both plugs on the engine cover further contribute to KX factory-racer looks and styling.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 SHERCO “FACTORY” OFF-ROAD TWO-STROKES & FOUR-STROKES

HERE IS A QUICK LIST OF THE FACTORY RANGE SPECS:
(1)
New 2021 Racing in-mold graphics
(2) Kayaba forks and shock
(3) Akrapovic four-stroke exhaust system
(4) FMF two-stroke exhaust pipe
(5) Keilhin PWK 36 (two-stroke) / Synerjet fuel injection (four-stroke)
(6) Black anodized Excel rims
(7) Sherco bi-composite grips
(8) Blue frame protectors
(9) Blue Selle Dalla Valle seat
(10) Coolant expansion tank with fan
(11) Six-speed gearbox
(12) Michelin tires
(13) 18-inch rear wheel
(14) Fuel capacity 2.75 gallons (two-stroke) & 2.58 gallons (four-stroke)
(15) 260mm Galfer front brake rotor, Brembo hydraulics

2021 SHERCO 125SE “FACTORY” TWO-STROKE

The 2021 Sherco 125SE has a 54mm by 54.50mm bore and stroke. The power valve is electronically controlled. The carb is a 36mm Keihin PWK.

With Kayaba forks and shock the 125SE “Factory” offers 300mm of travel in the front and 330mm in the rear.

2021 SHERCO 250/300SE “FACTORY” TWO-STROKE

The 250SE and 300 SE are virtually identical with the exception of the bore-and-stroke. The 249.3cc Sherco 250SE has a 66.40 mm bore and 72mm stroke. The 300SA actually displaces 293.1cc with the same stroke, but a 72mm bore.
All of the 2021 Sherco “Factory” models come with electric starting include the 125, 250 and 300 two-strokes. The battery is a Shido LTZ5S Lithium.

2021 SHERCO 250/300SEF “FACTORY” FOUR-STROKE

Sherco’s 300SEF “Factory” four-stroke is one of only a few 300cc  four-stroke off-road bikes made. Although the engine shares its basic components with the 250SEF, the bore and stroke are changed on the 300. The bore is upped from 78mm (on the 250) to 84mm, (on the 300), while the crank is stroked 2.6mm. The 300SEF actually displaces 303.68cc.
The fuel injection system comes from Synerjet and the exhaust is a complete Akrapovic system. The tires are from Michelin, which you would expect from a French-built motorcycle.

2021 SHERCO 450/500SEF “FACTORY” FOUR-STROKE

Sherco racers can choose between a 448.40cc version or a 478.22cc big-bore engine. The displacement upgrade is achieved with a 3mm larger piston.

Sherco does not make a motocross version, only off-road models—even though platform sharing would make in very easy to do. All it would take convert one to motocross is a 19-inch rear wheel, smaller gas tank, revalved suspension, new mapping and a close-ratio gearbox. Oh yeah, the kickstand would have to go.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KTM CROSS-COUNTRY MODEL INTRO: 125XC, 250XC-TPI, 300XC-TPI & 250, 350 & 450XCF

The KTM Cross-Country line has been updated for 2021 and has expanded its range of innovative XC models with the introduction of the two-stroke KTM 125XC, the Newest stablemate of the KTM 250XC TPI and KTM 300XC TPI. The all-New addition to the KTM XC model family, the KTM 125XC, is the most compact and lightweight of the full-size cross-country machines. Matching a lightweight cross-country specific chassis up with the most competitive 125cc two-stroke engine in the class, it delivers superior agility and power to fulfil the demands of any young and aspiring offroad racer. Throw in an oversized tank and electric start, and you have a machine ready to dominate right out of the crate.

2021 KTM 125XC TWO-STROKE

The KTM 125XC is an all-New addition to the KTM XC family. It is the most compact and lightweight of all the full-size cross-country machines. Matching a lightweight cross-country specific chassis with a competitive 125cc two-stroke engine delivers superior agility and power to fulfill the demands of any young and aspiring offroad racer.

2021 KTM 125XC HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New model based on the KTM 125SX includes electric start, side stand and large translucent fuel tank for superior cross-country performance.
(2) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(3) New piston engineered with a harder material to increase durability while keeping weight low and performance high.
(4) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(5) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a New mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the New air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(6) New reworked WP Xact shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos. New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel. New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) New thicker inner clutch hub sleeves for even better durability.
(8) High-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(9) Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability, offering better straight-line stability.
(10) 38mm flat slide carburetor provides smooth and controllable power delivery and guarantees crisp performance over the entire rpm range.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake systems offer highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(12) Bore and stroke: 54mm x 54.5mm.

2021 KTM 250XC-TPI TWO-STROKE

The KTM 250XC TPI’s industry-leading fuel injection technology offers huge improvements in fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions, while removing the need for pre-mixing fuel and re-jetting. The engine always runs smoothly and crisply regardless of temperature or altitude. The KTM 250XC TPI features a powerful two-stroke engine fitted in a state-of-the-art chassis.

2021 KTM 250 XC-TPI HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(3) New WP XACT front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(4) New reworked WP XACT shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(5) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(6) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power.Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power. The TPI (Transfer Port Injection) fuel injection system offers unparallel performance and simple operation: no premixing or jetting required.
(8) 249 cc engine is the pinnacle of 2-stroke performance with lightweight construction and features a CNC machined exhaust port and DDS clutch with a damping system for better traction and durability.
(9) Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto
(10) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake systems offer highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(11) Bore and stroke: 66.4mm x 72mm.

2021 KTM 300XC-TPI TWO-STROKE

The 2021 KTM 300XC TPI’s unrivaled torque, light weight and rock-solid handling make it an unstoppable machine for extreme cross-country terrain. Its industry leading fuel injection technology further demonstrates KTM’s unrelenting commitment to two-stroke advancement. The benefits are huge improvements in fuel efficiency, lower exhaust emissions and no need to pre-mix gas and oil.

2021 KTM 300 XC-TPI HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New throttle assembly with roller actuation delivers smoother throttle motion and improved cable life.
(3) New WP XACT front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(4) New reworked WP XACT shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(5) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(6) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(7) Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power. Cylinder with twin-valve controlled power valve for smooth power. The TPI (Transfer Port Injection) fuel injection system offers unparallel performance and simple operation: no premixing or jetting required.
(8) 293.2cc engine features a CNC machined exhaust port and DDS clutch with a damping system for better traction and durability.
(9) Lateral counter balancer reduces engine vibrations for less rider fatigue at the end of the moto.
(10) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake systems offer highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(11) Bore and stroke: 72mm x 72mm.

2021 KTM 250XC-F FOUR-STROKE

With class-leading power no one can rival, the 2021 KTM 250XC-F is a force to be reckoned with in any closed-course, offroad contest. A compact engine cranks out unbelievable amounts of power while Traction Control, Launch Control and selectable maps make all that power useable. Updated suspension components and damping settings and further chassis refinements make this the ultimate offroad 250 cc motorcycle.

2021 KTM 250XC-F HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(3) New reworked WP Xact shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(4) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(5) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(6) New Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
(7) High-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision. With a single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability.
(8) Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.
(9) Head pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system improves performance while reducing noise.
(10) Handlebar map switch selects between two maps (standard and more aggressive) and activates traction and launch control for enhanced grip and holeshot-seeking starts.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake systems offer highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(12) Bore and stroke: 78mm x 52.3mm.

2021 KTM 350XC-F FOUR-STROKE

With power that rivals 450cc machines combined with 250-class handling, the 2021 KTM 350X-F is a force to be reckoned with on any closed-course, offroad contest. The compact engine cranks out unbelievable amounts of power while Traction Control, Launch Control and selectable maps make all that power useable. Updated suspension components and damping settings and further chassis refinements take the KTM 350XC-F to a level that other 450-class offroad bikes have trouble matching.

2021 KTM 350XC-F HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(3) New reworked WP Xact shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(4) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(5) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(6) New Compact DOHC (double overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and super-light finger followers with a hard DLC coating.
(7) High-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision. With a single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability.
(8) Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.
(9) Head pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system improves performance while reducing noise.
(10) Handlebar map switch selects between two maps (standard and more aggressive) and activates traction and launch control for enhanced grip and holeshot-seeking starts.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake system offers highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(12) Bore and stroke: 88mm x 57.5mm.

2021 KTM 450XC-F FOUR-STROKE

When maximum attack is required, the only answer is the KTM 450XC-F. The compact SOHC engine delivers explosive power in a smooth, usable delivery that suits both weekend riders and seasoned racers alike. More to the point, the 2021 KTM 450XC-F shares 95% of its parts with the multiple Supercross and motocross championship winning KTM 450SXF motocross machine. So, are you Ready to Race?

2021 KTM 450XC-F HIGHLIGHTS
(1) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) New mapping increases low-end power, enhancing the XCF’s already light feel, and includes split injection for better fuel atomization and punch throughout the rev range. Map 2 has also been enhanced for the most extreme performance option.
(3) New connecting rod with upper copper-beryllium bushing that reduces friction for free-revving engine character and improved durability.
Reworked shift locker for improved durability.
(4) New hour meter casing with additional fixing points and only two M6 screw dimensions (only 2 sizes for entire casing for easy servicing).
(5) New updated WP Xact front forks with new internals—designed for refined performance, comfort and handling. They feature extended oil and air bypasses to reduce pressure peaks while a new mid-valve damping system improves damping control for exceptional feedback and feel. Performing in concert with the new air bypass, a smaller rebound spacer in the air leg increases air volume in the negative chamber for a more linear spring curve, emulating the behavior of a spring while keeping all the benefits of an air fork.
(6) New reworked WP Xact shock with a new O-ring for the link piston to reduce fading and improve consistency over long motos.
(7) New suspension settings front and rear compliment the new hardware for better traction, improved comfort and confidence-inspiring feel.
(8) New “low-friction” linkage bearing seals made by SKF provide noticeably freer linkage action, offering better suspension feel and performance throughout the shock stroke.
(9) Compact SOHC (single overhead camshaft) engine with cutting-edge cylinder head featuring titanium valves and new rocker arms with structural optimization to reduce weight and inertia and increase stiffness, ensuring precise, responsive engine performance across the rpm range.
(10) High-tech, lightweight chromoly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision. With a single-piece cast aluminum swingarm features a long rear axle slot for increased adjustability.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch and brake systems offer highly controllable modulation, while the lightweight Wave rotors offer incredible braking power and feel.
(12) Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.
(13) Head pipe with FDH (Flow Design Header) resonator system improves performance while reducing noise.
(14) Handlebar map switch selects between two maps (standard and more aggressive) and activates traction and launch control for enhanced grip and holeshot-seeking starts.
(15) Bore and stroke: 95mm x 63.4mm.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KTM OFF-ROAD MODELS FROM FUEL-INJECTED TWO-STROKES TO STREET LEGAL OFF-ROADERS

For 2021, KTM’s combination of three two-stroke models with the ground-breaking transfer port injection (TPI) system and four four-strokes ensures that adult riders and racers of all ages and abilities will have the equipment to suit their needs, whether for competition or the ultimate play weapon on the toughest trails around the globe. The 2021 KTM Enduro portfolio is set apart by its fresh and truly Ready to Race graphic scheme and updated color palette, while the major enhancements for 2021 include changes to suspension components, as well as engine refinements.

The KTM 150/250/300 XC-W TPI is the leading two-stroke in the line with an impressive power-to-weight ratio and supreme handling, while the TPI injection breathies new life into the two-stroke engine. The advantages are clear: there is no need for re-jetting for the climate, altitude or conditions. Automatic and electronically applied oil injection is another major asset.

KTM makes the KTM EXC-F and XCF-W models the best dual-sport and off-road four-strokee machines on the market. The 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F and 350 EXC-F are serious contenders for extreme offroad riding with high-quality WP Xplor suspension, Brembo brakes and an ultra-light chromoly steel frame.

Based on the same performance platform are the EXC-F models—the KTM 500 XCF-W and KTM 350 XCF-W machines come with Traction Control and Map selection activated with the touch of a button. As with all the models in the range, they also feature Neken handlebars, No-Dirt footpegs, CNC-milled hubs and Giant rims.

2021 KTM 150XC-W TPI HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(2) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched offroad performance.
(3) 143.99 cc two-stroke engine fitted with a patented TPI fuel injection system for perfect fueling at any altitude, no premixing and reduced fuel consumption while still living up to the standard of a KTM two-stroke. New cast piston replaces the forged piston for improved durability while keeping weight to a minimum.
(4) Cylinder with two injectors placed in the rear transfer ports for excellent downstream atomization of fuel. While the EMS features an ECU controlling the ignition timing and fuel spray based on information from sensors reading intake air pressure, throttle position, water temperature and ambient air pressure from an additional sensor for efficient altitude compensation.
(5) Optional map select switch allows the rider to select an alternate map for smoother and more tractable offroad characteristics.
(6) Electronic oil pump feeds oil from the 700cc oil tank to the intake to ensure a perfect fuel-oil mix under any condition while reducing smoking by 50% and providing up to 5 tanks of fuel.
(7) New graphics with Updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.

2021 KTM 250XC-W TPI HIGHLIGHTS

(1) New graphics with Updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the (1) stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched offroad performance.
(3) 249cc two-stroke engine fitted with a patented TPI fuel injection system for perfect fueling at any altitude, no premixing and reduced fuel consumption while still living up to the standard of a KTM two-stroke.
(4) Cylinder with two injectors placed in the rear transfer ports for excellent downstream atomization of fuel.
(5) EMS featuring an ECU controlling ignition timing and fuel spray based on information from sensors reading intake air pressure, throttle position, water temperature and ambient air pressure from an additional sensor for efficient altitude compensation. Optional map select switch allows the rider to select an alternate map, providing a sportier power delivery, while the standard map is set for smoother and more tractable offroad characteristics.
(6) Electronic oil pump feeds oil from the 700cc oil tank to the intake to ensure a perfect fuel-oil mix under any condition while reducing smoking by 50% and providing up to 5 tanks of fuel.

2021 KTM 300XC-W TPI HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(2) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched offroad performance.
(3) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(4) 293.2cc two-stroke engine fitted with a patented TPI fuel injection system for perfect fueling at any altitude, no premixing and reduced fuel consumption while still living up to the standard of a KTM two-stroke.
(5) Cylinder with two injectors placed in the rear transfer ports for excellent downstream atomization of fuel. EMS featuring an ECU controlling ignition timing and fuel spray based on information from sensors reading intake air pressure, throttle position, water temperature and ambient air pressure from an additional sensor for efficient altitude compensation.
(6) Optional map select switch allows the rider to select an alternate map, providing a sportier power delivery, while the standard map is set for smoother and more tractable offroad characteristics.
(7) Electronic oil pump feeds oil from the 700 cc oil tank to the intake to ensure a perfect fuel-oil mix under any condition while reducing smoking by 50% and providing up to 5 tanks of fuel.
(8) Exhaust system provides improved performance with reduced weight and a more durable construction thanks to the innovative corrugated surface on the expansion chamber.

2021 KTM 350XCF-W HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Offroad-only model that sheds the signals and mirrors and features more aggressive mapping and a less restrictive power pack than the KTM 350 EXC-F, meaning more power to put to the ground through the full-knobby tires and a lighter overall weight.
(2) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(3) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched offroad performance.
(4) High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(5) Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight.
(6) Light engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling and quick responsiveness.  Reinforced clutch cover for improved resistance against impacts in rocky terrain.
(7) Six-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for offroad duty.
(8) New graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance. The bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.

2021 KTM 500XCF-W HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Offroad-only model that sheds the signals and mirrors and features more aggressive mapping and a less restrictive power pack than the KTM 500 EXC-F, meaning more power to put to the ground through the full-knobby tires and a lighter overall weight.
(2) New graphics with Updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(3) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(4) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched offroad performance.
(5) New shift locker provides increased durability. Six-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for offroad duty.
(6) High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(7) Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight.
(8) Lightweight engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling and quick responsiveness. Plus a reinforced clutch cover for improved resistance against impacts in rocky terrain.
(9) Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.

2021 KTM 500EXC-F HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(2) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched dual-sport performance.
(3) New shift locker provides increased durability.
(4) High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(5) Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight.
(6) Six-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for road and offroad duty. Lightweightengine cases with a centralized shaft configuration move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling and quick responsiveness. Reinforced clutch cover for improved resistance against impacts in rocky terrain.
(7) Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control. Plus, new graphics with updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(8) Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for increased performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.
(9) Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers highly controllable modulation of the clutch and light operation, minimizing fatigue on demanding rides. Plus, high-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad machines and are combined with lightweight Wave discs to offer incredible braking power and feel.

2021 KTM 350EXC-F HIGHLIGHTS

(1) New graphics with Updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(2) Updated WP Xplor forks now feature an external preload adjuster as standard, making spring preload adjustments for terrain and rider preference quick and easy.
(3) WP Xplor rear shock with PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology features a second damping piston in combination with a closed cup towards the end of the stroke, supported by a progressive shock spring, to produce unmatched dual-sport performance.
(4) High-tech, lightweight chrome-moly steel frame with carefully calculated flex parameters provides a great blend of comfort, stability and precision.
(5) Single-piece cast aluminum swingarm is manufactured using a gravity die-cast production process, offering exceptional strength at the lowest possible weight.
(6) Lightweight engine cases with a centralized shaft configuration move the crankshaft closer to the bike’s center of gravity for light handling and quick responsiveness.
(7) New graphics with Updated color scheme for a Ready to Race appearance.
(8) Reinforced clutch cover for improved resistance against impacts in rocky terrain.
(9) Six-speed wide ratio transmission is perfectly suited for road and offroad duty. Bodywork features a slim design for excellent comfort and freedom of movement, putting the rider in complete control.
0Air box and air boot designed to provide maximum protection of the air filter against soiling and better airflow for increased performance. Air filter can be accessed without tools for quick servicing.
(11) Hydraulic Brembo clutch system offers highly controllable modulation of the clutch and light operation, minimizing fatigue on demanding rides.
(12) High-tech Brembo brakes have always been standard equipment on KTM offroad machines and are combined with lightweight Wave discs to offer incredible braking power and feel.

FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA CROSS-COUNTRY & TRAIL MODELS

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA,  announced its 2021 YZ cross country models including a redesigned 2021 YZ450FX. Designed to beat the competition in Hare Scrambles and Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) races, the newest YZ450FX features a refined, more efficient engine, a redesigned frame with all-new flex characteristics, updated suspension settings, and more.

The return of the two-stroke YZ125X and YZ250X models and four-stroke YZ250FX completes the 2021 YZ cross country lineup. All models will feature a next-generation Team Yamaha Blue color and graphic scheme to further accentuate the advances of the YZ series.

2021 YAMAHA YZ450FX

2021 Yamaha YZ450FX

The 2021 YZ450FX is designed to beat the cross country competition. The new 449cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, electric start engine features an all-new compact cylinder head with redesigned combustion chamber shape, and steeper valve angles. The rearward-slanted cylinder houses a higher compression piston with low friction rings attached to a longer connecting rod. The wide ratio, 5-speed transmission has been refined to provide smoother shifting, and a more efficient crankcase breather system has been adopted to decrease pumping losses. In all, the lighter, more compact engine produces increased power across the entire RPM range for stronger and more linear pulling power.

2021 Yamaha YZ450FX

The latest evolution of Yamaha’s lightweight aluminum bilateral beam frame has been redesigned with all-new flex characteristics that provide improved cornering performance, traction and bump reaction to give the rider more confidence to push harder in any off-road condition. Other chassis components such as engine mounts, top triple clamp and front axle, as well as the class-leading KYB suspension with enhanced compression and rebound characteristics were carefully refined to reduce weight while improving handling and performance. To bring the new package to a stop, the 2021 YZ450FX features a newly designed front brake caliper, brake pads and front and rear disc. The combined changes to the new 2021 YZ450FX deliver increased power output with more controllable, linear acceleration and lightweight handling characteristics that mimic the YZ250FX.

To further showcase the YZ450FX’s cross country edge, electric start, a lightweight lithium battery, and advanced fuel injection are all standard features. The front-positioned intake and rear-positioned exhaust layout deliver the widest spread of reliable power while balancing the weight for excellent mass centralization. This cross country machine also continues to feature Yamaha’s advanced racing technology. The dual-mode switchable engine mapping and wireless connectivity is handled through the industry’s only free-of-charge complete tuning system, highlighted by the Yamaha Power Tuner App, which allows racers to adjust their engine performance right from their phone. With new next-generation Team Yamaha Blue colors and graphics, the 2021 YZ450FX showcases Yamaha’s cross country competitive edge.

The 2021 YZ450FX will be available from Yamaha dealers in September in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $9,699 MSRP.

2021 YAMAHA YZ250FX 

2021 Yamaha YZ250FX

Yamaha’s winning design returns with the 2021 YZ250FX. With its revolutionary front-intake, rear-exhaust, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke power plant, added sixth gear, and wide ratio transmission, this is the weapon of choice for cross country racing. The aluminum bilateral beam frame, and industry leading KYB suspension of the 2021 YZ250FX provide the ultimate balance of race-winning performance, rideability and comfort.

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With electric start, a 2.16-gallon fuel tank, rugged plastic skid plate, sealed O-ring chain and 18-inch rear wheel, the YZ250FX is ready to win right out of the box. The bike also feature’s Yamaha’s free-of-charge complete tuning system, highlighted by the Yamaha Power Tuner App. With the ability to make fueling and ignition timing changes and choose between two user-defined ECU maps through the handlebar-mounted dual-mode switch, the YZ250FX is equipped for on-track, wireless performance adjustments.

The 2021 YZ250FX will be available from dealers in October in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $8,499 MSRP.

2021 YAMAHA YZ125X & YZ250X 

2021 Yamaha YZ250X2021 Yamaha YZ250X two-stroke.

The two-stroke YZ125X and YZ250X are back for 2021. Optimized for the unique demands of cross country racing, the YZ125X and YZ250X feature the Yamaha Power Valve System with six-speed and wide ratio five-speed transmissions, respectively, for the ultimate cross country power plant. Their lightweight aluminum frame hosts the industry-leading fully adjustable, KYB speed sensitive spring-type suspension that is tuned specifically for cross country races. The 18-inch rear wheel, sealed O-ring chain, and off-road focused tires, coupled with the aggressive styling, ready the YZ125X and YZ250X for GNCC racing.

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The 2021 YZ125X ($6,699 MSRP) and YZ250X ($7,599 MSRP) will be available from dealers this month in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA PW50

2021 Yamaha PW50

With 40 years under its belt, the 2021 PW50 continues to be one of the best trail bikes for first-time riders. After making its debut, the PW50 established itself as the go-to bike for children just learning how to ride off-road. By focusing on a “toy-like” design, Yamaha engineered a bike that was both visually appealing and approachable to new, younger riders. Selling over 8,000 units in its first year, Yamaha has now shipped more than 380,000 PW50s to over 150 countries.

2021 Yamaha PW50

The 49cc, two-stroke engine coupled with the fully automatic transmission make this a perfect bike for beginners. The PW50’s seat height of only 18.7 inches and the adjustable throttle stop screw offer both rider comfort and parent peace of mind. Additionally, the PW50’s shaft final drive system is virtually maintenance-free while Yamaha’s proven Autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for fuel/oil premixing.

2021 Yamaha PW50

The 2021 PW50 will be available from dealers this month in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue for $1,649 MSRP.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LE & TT-R230E

The 2021 TT-R50E, TT-R110E, TT-R125LE and TT-R230E are made for ultimate trail riding fun. These electric start, air-cooled, four-stroke motorcycles offer Yamaha’s legendary durability and dependability, along with a broad, accessible powerband for ease of use and great performance in a variety of trail conditions. The low seat height of the entire TT-R line allows smaller and less experienced riders to gain confidence with easy access to the ground and great comfort.

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The 2021 TT-R50E ($1,699 MSRP) will be available from dealers in August, while the TT-R110E ($2,299 MSRP), TT-R125LE ($3,349 MSRP) and TT-R230E ($4,449 MSRP) will be available from dealers this month in next-generation Team Yamaha Blue.

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FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700

2021 Yamaha Tenere 700.

The top features if the 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 are as follows:

1. Advanced Twin- Cylinder Engine. The Ténéré 700™ features a fuel-injected, 689cc liquid-cooled, inline
twin-cylinder engine derived from Yamaha’s award-winning MT-07. This compact powerplant features an ideal power delivery for adventure riding, for tractable and controllable power in every riding condition.
2. Adventure- Focused Ergonomics. The Ténéré 700 features a narrow body, slim fuel tank, and flat seat
that allow maximum rider agility, enabling the rider to grip the tank whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence on dirt or asphalt. The protective fairing and handguards work with the tapered handlebar to ensure comfort on the longest rides.


3. Not Afraid To Get Dirty. Highly adjustable, long-travel suspension is mated to dirt-ready
spoked wheels mounting 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tires, ensuring that Ténéré 700 doesn’t shy away from aggressive riding when the pavement ends. The triple-disc brakes also feature selectable ABS, which can be disabled when desired for off-road riding.


4. Refinement Meets Durability. Every aspect of the Ténéré 700 is built to combine Yamaha’s legendary reliability with impressive performance, from the compact LED headlights, to the strong and narrow steel frame, to the smooth.

Retail price is $9999.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA XT250 & TW200

2021 Yamaha XT250

The top features of the 2021 Yamaha XT250 are as follows:

1. Advanced Long- Travel Suspension. Long-travel suspension and more than 11.2 inches of ground clearance live under a seat that’s only 31.9 inches from the ground.
2. Modern Fuel Injection. The XT250’s fuel injection offers smooth throttle response and easy starting in nearly all conditions.

2021 Yamaha XT250
3. Convenient Electric Start. Electric start makes firing up the 249cc four-stroke effortless.
4. Dual Disc Brakes. 245mm front disc and 203mm rear disc brakes combine to deliver superb stopping power on both paved and unpaved surfaces.

2021 YAMAHA TW200

2021 Yamaha TW200

The top features of the 2021 Yamaha TW200 are as follows:

1. Terrain- Conquering Tires. Big fat tires deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of
terrain, and they make the TW200 the most distinctive-looking, dualpurpose machine around.
2. Low Seat Height. A low seat and compact chassis help inspire confidence in anyone
who rides the TW200, making it one of the most user friendly on- and off-road bikes on the market.
3. Electric Start. The electric start and full-street equipment make the TW200 super convenient to ride just about anywhere you need to go.

FIRST LOOK: 2021 HONDA CROSS-COUNTRY & PLAY BIKES

2021 CRF250RX

Campaigned in National Championship off-road racing, the CRF250RX features closed-course off-road-focused components like a large fuel tank, aluminum side stand and 18-inch rear wheel. It also has off-road-specific engine mapping and suspension settings, making it ideal for specialties like woods racing, desert racing, off-road grand prix competition and trail riding in legal off-road areas. CRF250RX—$8399.

2021 CRF150R/CRF150R BIG WHEEL

Honda’s smallest motocrosser is available in both standard and Big Wheel versions (the latter targeted at taller riders, offering larger wheels, a higher seat and additional rear-suspension travel). The powersports industry’s top-selling mini motocrosser, the CRF150R has a Unicam four-stroke engine—unique in the mini MX world—that delivers smooth, ample torque across the rev range. The Showa suspension components comprise a 37mm inverted fork and a Pro-Link rear-suspension system with a single Showa shock. CRF150R—$5199, CRF150R Big Wheel—$5399.

2021 CRF250F

An incredibly versatile trail bike, the CRF250F can take riders from their first time on dirt to tackling challenging terrain. The flagship of Honda’s CRF Trail line features Keihin electronically controlled fuel injection and is year-round off-road legal in all 50 states. Its SOHC long-stroke, air-cooled engine delivers smooth acceleration and excellent rear-wheel hookup, and its perimeter steel frame and Showa suspension offer confidence-inspiring handling and a compliant ride in varied terrain. Add it all up and the result is a fun-but-capable trail bike that’s ready for just about anything—and any rider. CRF250F—$4699.

2021 CRF125F/CRF125F BIG WHEEL

The midsize CRF125F trail bike is available in two versions—standard and Big Wheel, the latter accommodating taller riders with larger front and rear wheels, longer-travel suspension and a higher seat. With their fun performance and looks that mimic those of the CRF Performance line, both versions of the CRF125F promise years of recreational trail-riding enjoyment, and with clean-running Keihin electronic fuel injection, both boast 50-state 12-month off-road legality. CRF125F—$3199, CRF125F Big Wheel—$3599.

2021 CRF110F

The Honda CRF110F is the top-selling off-road motorcycle, and it’s no wonder: This model perfectly encapsulates Honda’s proud heritage—extending back nearly four decades to the legendary XR75—of four-stroke trail bikes that are kid-sized but full-featured. In the modern era, that means clean-running Keihin fuel injection and 50-state year-round off-road legality, as well as a clutch-less, four-speed, semi-automatic transmission and push-button electric start. The CRF110F is sure to continue delivering smiles long after riding skills develop, so there’s no telling where it could take generations of youngsters. CRF110F—$2499.

2021 MONKEY

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this model year, the legendary Monkey oozes history and tradition, having originally been produced in 1961 for Tama Tech, a Honda-owned amusement park in Japan. But while this minimoto bike’s looks and spirit are faithful to the Monkey’s earliest concept of making mobility fun, its modern iteration touts convenient features that help it perform well and run reliably, which explains why it’s a hit with both nostalgic customers seeking a trip down memory lane, and a new generation of enthusiasts. Monkey—$3999, Monkey ABS—$4199.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KAWASAKI KX MINI MOTOCROSS & PLAY BIKE LINEUP

2021 KAWASAKI KX65

The 2021 KX65 is the most compact bike in the Kawasaki KX lineup, built to serve as the machine of choice for aspiring motocross racers driven to follow in Kawasaki’s championship footsteps. Featuring a six-speed transmission, race-ready engine, strong stopping power, and superb handling, the KX65 grooms champions. Its liquid-cooled, two-stroke 65cc engine and light weight chassis delivers strong controllable power and exceptional handling that results in the ultimate recipe for winning races. The 33mm front forks and four-way adjustable rebound damping are capable of performing at the highest level in aggressive terrain, while the rear is fitted with Kawasaki’s Uni-Trak single-shock system with adjustable rebound damping and fully adjustable spring preload. Kawasaki KX65—$3749.

2021 KAWASAKI KX85

The 2021 KX85 motorcycle defines a “big bike in a small package” and has been strategically developed to meet the standards of youth racers searching for the upper hand over the competition. The KX85 relies on its instantaneous power, nimble handling, and factory-race inspired styling to reach the checkered flag first. The two-stroke, single cylinder 85cc engine is equipped with the highly advanced KIPS powervalve system that generates an easy-to-use wide-spread powerband. Championship performance requires power and reliability, which is exactly why the KX85 stands above the competition. 2021 Kawasaki KX85—$4399.

2021 KAWASAKI KX100

Despite its smaller stature, the powerful 99cc two-stroke engine in the 2021 KX100 motorcycle resembles the jaw dropping “big bike” look of its larger KX counterparts, while maintaining its ability to outperform the competition. The adjustable Ergo-Fit handlebar mounting system allows for riders to place themselves in the best ride position. Backed by winning performance from Kawasaki Team Green, the KX100 has been a natural step for the riders who are looking to make the transition from the 85cc class to a full-size motocross bike. 2021 Kawasaki KX100—$4649.

2021 KAWASAKI KLX230R

The KLX 230R off-road motorcycle has been purpose-built for serious fun in the dirt; with priority placed on both its engine and frame design. It was designed and built to be a lightweight and easily maneuverable motorcycle for a broad range of riders. A powerful 233cc fuel-injected, air-cooled four-stroke engine utilizes an electric starter and keyless ignition, and has been paired with a reliable, easy-to-use smooth-shifting six-speed transmission and manual clutch. The KLX230R comes equipped with full-size off-road wheels and tires, using a 21” front and 18” rear, and long travel suspension for optimal ground clearance.Kawasaki KLX230R—$4399.

2021 KAWASAKI KLX140R

The KLX140R motorcycle is available in two model variations and the powerful ,144cc, four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine features an electric starter and keyless ignition. Its broad and smooth high-revving  engine utilizes a manual clutch and five-speed transmission to offer an efficient and user-friendly feel. The KLX140R uses a 17” front and 14” rear wheel, while the mid-sized KLX140R L motorcycle is equipped with a 19” front and 16” rear wheels to accommodate taller riders, providing extra ground clearance. Kawasaki KLX140R—$3149.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 HUSQVARNA STACYC ELECTRIC BALANCE BIKE

The Husqvarna Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive &16eDrive are the perfect choice for little rippers. The 12eDrive is for 3-5 year old kids under 75 pounds, with 14-20” inseam. Its seat height is 13” and it weighs only
17 pounds with the battery. installed.  The 16eDrive is designed for 4-8 year old kids who weigh 75 pounds, with 18-24” inseams. The seat height is 17” and the 16e weighs  20  pounds with battery.  Your children can learn to push, balance, and coast in the non-powered mode and then graduate to the three different power modes as they get better and better at riding. You can start them with a speed similar to what they can push the non-powered version at, and they learn the use of the twist throttle at low, medium or high speed.

The Husqvarna electric SX-E 5 balance bikes can be used as striders or low-powered bike. It will help your kid learn how to ride a bike much faster. The battery pack installs just as it would on an electric power tool.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 KTM ELECTRIC FREERIDE E-XC OFF-ROAD BIKE

It’s been hanging around the edges for ten years, but never really exploded onto the market because only limited numbers were imported to the USA. For 2021 KTM is promoting it as a new model. The 2021 KTM Freeride E-XC features a powerful state-of-the-art brushless electric motor and zero emissions. The latest KTM PowerPack, with enhanced capacity, means you can go even further on a single charge. WP suspension helps keep things grounded, while energy recuperation technology means you’ll spend more time blasting across the toughest terrain in absolute silence and less time plugged in to a charger.

2021 KTM FREERIDE E-XC HIGHLIGHTS

(1) Engine: The brushless electric motor provides 18 kW of peak power (2 kW more than the previous generation) and is controlled by an ECU that provides responsive, tractable power delivery. It is a permanent magnet synchronous motor of a disc armature design. The 260 Volt battery hosts 360 Lithium Ion cells arranged in a cast aluminum casing that provides 50% more capacity than previous Freeride motor. The 3.9 kWh output offers up to two hours of pure riding fun (depending on riding style and terrain). Charge time to 100 percent in 80 minutes or 80 percent in 50 minutes. Torque output is an impressive 42 Nm from 0 rpm.

The 2021 KTM Freeride E-XC features energy recuperation during coasting and braking to extends the battery range. All of the info is available on a multifunctional display located between the steering head and seat and offers easy selection between three different ride modes. There is no transmission, the power in infinately variable.(2) Brakes: The new Formula brake system has a two-piston floating caliper up front and a single-piston  in the rear with dimensions close to full-size KTM SX brakes. The pads are interchangeable with full-sized KTMs. The rear brake rotor has been increased in size from 210mm to 220mm. The rear master cylinder, which is located on the handlebars, where the clutch would normally go) now matches the design of the front brake master cylinder.(3) Chassis: The lightweight composite frame design with a long steering head provides optimal stability of the front end for precise handling. The frame combines high-quality chromoly steel mated to forged aluminum elements that provide optimal stiffness in a light, innovative package. The subframe is made from high-strength polyamide/ABS plastic. The wheels are 21-inch (front) and 18-inch (rear) with Giant rims. The wheelbase is 55.8 inches and the weight (obviously without fuel) is 238 pounds.

(4) Suspension: Equipped with WP Xplor suspension front and rear the Freeride offers outstanding response and damping characteristics. The WP Xplor 43mm fork offers separate damping functions for each leg and 250mm of travel. The Freeride has CNC-machined triple clamp with optimal clamping area for the forks for smooth fork action. On the rear there is an WP Xplor shock in the PDS position with 260mm of travel.


FIRST LOOK: 2021 KTM SX-E 5 ELECTRIC PEE-WEE

The KTM SX-E 5 combines class-leading knowledge in youth motorcycling with years of development work in the e-sector. Based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50 SX, the KTM SX-E 5 features the same high-end components and agile chassis with WP XACT suspension but is powered by an innovative electric motor. The mission was clear: to create an ultra-competitive machine that is also easy to ride, even for pure beginners. The KTM SX-E 5 enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for youngsters looking to make the first step into the world of motorcycling, and thanks to its dynamic design and adjustable seat height, it is ideal for the growing rider. The KTM PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner – or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers – and with its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour.

SX-E 5 ELECTRIC PEE-WEE TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS

(1) The 35mm air-sprung fork is ultra-lightweight and easily adjustable for different rider sizes and track conditions and features thinner outer tubes to deliver a 240gram weight reduction for agile, confidence-inspiring handling.
(2) Adjustable WP Xact rear suspension features PDS (Progressive Damping System) technology has been reworked with new settings to match the performance of the WP XACT fork.
(3) New triple clamps designed to accommodate the new fork diameter.
(4) State-of-the-art electric motor with 5 kW peak performance featuring an extremely compact and slim design that is well suited to the smaller chassis.
(5) Adjustable seat height can be set at the standard 665 mm or it can be easily reduced 25mm by adjusting the bodywork or another 25mm by lowering the suspension position. A Suspension Lowering Kit from the PowerParts line can lower the seat height approximately 50mm more.
(6) Easy-to-use multifunctional instrument panel allows selection between 6 different ride modes to tailor the power characteristics to any ability level.


FIRST LOOK! KTM’S “FACTORY EDITION” STACYC ELECTRIC BALANCE BIKES

KTM has joined forces with Stacyc to create the development generation of motocross riders by introducing the 2020 KTM Factory Replica 12eDrive and 16eDrive electric balance bikes. The bikes will be sold exclusively through authorized KTM dealers.

Your child can learn to push, balance, and coast in the non-powered mode. You can then graduate them to the Low powered mode as they show proficient use and understanding of the brakes and the ability to coast and brake while standing. As they continue to develop skills, the Medium speed allows for an exceptional amount of fun outdoors, getting thousands of hours of hand-eye coordination, balance, and outdoor exercise. The high setting is for when they are ready to rock.

STACYC 12EDRIVE

The new KTM Factory Replica 12eDrive brushless motor balance bike for riders 3 to 5 years old.

The KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive is the perfect choice for little rippers with little or no experience on a balance bike. With 12” wheels and a low 13” seat height, it allows riders to learn to push, balance or coast with confidence before graduating to the three-level powered mode. Featuring a new high-output brushless motor for 2020. The removable power tool-style interface that allows for additional batteries to be used for extended ride time. This easy-to-use technology helps any family member to be comfortable with the process.

KTM 12EDRIVE CHASSIS SPECS
1. Perfect for 3-5 year old rippers under 75 pounds, with 14-20” inseam
2. 12” Composite wheels with pneumatic tires
3. Seat Height: 13”
4. Weight: 17 pounds with battery
5. Frame: Aluminum tig welded
6. Fork: Steel, BMX style
7. Twists throttle
8. Tapered footrests for proper foot positioning when standing

KTM 12EDRIVE POWER SYSTEM SPECS
1. Industrial grade lithium-ion battery and charger
2. Quick disconnect / connect battery
3. 20Vmax voltage (18Vnom)
4. 2Ah
5. 30 – 60 min. run time
6. 30 – 60 min. charge time
7. Three Power Selection Modes: Low / Training Mode—5 mph; Medium / Transitional Mode—7 mph; High / Advanced Mode— 9 mph

STACYC 16EDRIVE

The new KTM Factory Replica 16eDrive has a bigger batttery, which means more power.

The KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 16eDrive is the clear choice for slightly taller riders or those with more experience. It features more power, larger 16” wheels and an increased 17” seat height. Both models offer quick charging and roughly 30-60 minutes of run-time for an exceptional amount of fun, along with hours of hand-eye coordination, balance and outdoor exercise.

A battery change on the KTM Factory Edition Stacyc is as easy as changing batteries on a power drill.

KTM 16EDRIVE CHASSIS SPECS
1. Perfect for 4-8 year old rippers under 75 pounds, with 18-24” inseam
2. 16” Composite wheels with pneumatic tires
3. Seat Height: 17”
4. Weight: 20 lbs. with battery
5. Frame: Heat treated aluminum TIG welded & heat treated
6. Fork: Steel, BMX style
7. Twist throttle
8. Tapered footrests for proper foot positioning when standing

The 16eDrive has a 17-inch seat height (4 inches taller than the 12e)

KTM 16EDRIVE POWER SYSTEM SPECS
1. New high-output brushless motor
2. Industrial grade lithium-ion battery and charger
3. Quick disconnect / connect battery
4. 20Vmax voltage (18Vnom)
5. 4Ah
6. 30 – 60 minute run time
7. 45 – 60 minute charge time
8. Three Power Selection Modes: Low / Training Mode—5 mph; Medium / Transitional Mode—7.5 mph; High / Advanced Mode—13 mph

KTM Factory Replica Stacyc 12eDrive and 16eDrive electric balance bikes will be arriving in KTM dealerships this summer.


FIRST LOOK! 2021 HUSQVARNA EE 5 ELECTRIC PEE-WEE

The Husqvarna EE-5 uses the same the same high-end components suspension and layout as Husqvarns’s 50cc Pee- two-strokes— but an innovative electric motor. The machine that is easy to ride, even for pure beginners. The Husky EE-5 emits zero emissions, almost no noise noise requires minimal minimal maintenance and does use gasoline. Thanks to its adjustable seat height, it is ideal for the growing rider. The Husqvarna PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner – or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers – and with its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour.

The forks are 35mm air-sprung WP units that can be adjustable for different rider sizes and track conditions. The rear suspension is the simple and proven PDS design (Progressive Damping System) technology has been reworked with new settings to match the performance of the WP XACT fork. New triple clamps have been designed to accommodate the new fork diameter. The state-of-the-art electric motor offers 5 kW peak performance in a compact and slim design. The seat height can be lowered from the standard height by 25mm by adjusting the bodywork and another 25mm by lowering the suspension position. There is also an optional suspension lowering kit that is available at your local Husky dealer that lowers the seat height 50mm more..The easy-to-use multi-functional instrument panel allows selection between 6 different power modes.

 

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