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MXA’S 2014 COBRA CX65 MOTOCROSS TEST: THE DOMINANT PEE-WEE BUILDER STEPS UP TO THE 65 CLASS IN A BIG WAY

FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHY IS MXA TESTING A MINICYCLE? A: Why wouldn?t we? While it’s true that the major manufacturers? minicycles have changed so little over the last 10 years that they don?t deserve to be tested, that doesn?t apply to a progressive manufacturer like Cobra. American-owned Cobra has been in business for 20 years and made a name for itself in the 50cc market. Recently, they have ramped up their efforts in the 65cc class. On paper, the Cobra CX65 is incredible. It is loaded with aftermarket…

2014 HUSABERGS: SEE THE LAST OF THE BREED… BECAUSE IN THE FUTURE WE WON’T HAVE HUSABERG TO KICK AROUND

Husaberg’s 2014 models are the result of 25 years of commitment, innovation, and passion for enduro sport. They also signify the final chapter in the companies celebrated history. As Husaberg’s state-of-the-art technology joins together with Husqvarna’s rich heritage, under the Husqvarna brand, the 2014 model range represents a unique opportunity to own a pure Husaberg for the very last time. Given that the majority of Husaberg parts are interchangeable with KTM parts?this bike will have a long life in …

FIRST LOOK! 2013 HUSABERG MODEL LINE-UP WITH A 250 FOUR, 350 FOUR, 450 FOUR, 501 FOUR, 125 TWO, 250 TWO & 300 TWO

From the new frame and the second generation of the polyamide subframe to the new bodywork and new WP closed-cartridge fork with patented four-chamber technology, no stone remains unturned when it comes to the chassis. The new double-cradle central tube frame made from lightweight chrome-molybdenum steel profiles impresses with high torsional stiffness for precise cornering characteristics and high tracking stability and, at the same time, supports the rear suspension by absorbing energy created by rear…

WE RIDE BBR MOTOSPORT’S MM12P 150cc PIT BIKE

  The popularity of throttle-driven mini-motorcycle racing, like so many other hobbies, correlates with the state of the economy. When the housing market flopped and jobs went the way of the white Siberian tiger, the pit bike market flat-lined. Consumers have held tightly to their wallets during the recession’so much so that it is hard to imagine that six years ago the pit bike market was the hottest segment of the offroad motorcycle business. But while many pit bike companies succumbed to the rece…

REAL TEST! 2010 MXA RACE TEST OF THE HUSABERG FX450:

Not fast, not powerful, not aggressive, the FX450 asks the rider to maintain momentum, and it doesn?t get in the way if he gets the FX450 rolling. It is like a mild-mannered Clark Kent (without the Superman alter ego). Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2010 FX450 BETTER THAN THE 2009 FX450? A: Yes, with a caveat. The FX450 is a new model that didn?t exist in 2009. The previous Husaberg was the enduro-based FE450. The FX450 is designed for cross-country racing, while the FE450 was largely a woods bike. Q: IS…

MXA RACE TEST: The New 2009 Husaberg FE450; Suspension Settings, Jetting Specs, Likes & Dislikes, Plus Much More About The Unusual Upside-Down Engine

MXA RACE TEST INSIDE THE 2009 HUSABERG FE450    Of all the motorcycle manufacturers in 2009, perhaps the one with the least effective American marketing is the Husaberg FE450. There are two reasons for this:    1. Limited edition: Even in the best of times, Husaberg has never been a big player in the American market. And with a $9500 price tag, it never will be. Husaberg doesn’t run fancy color ads or spend millions on professional racers because they believe that if you want a…