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2013 KTM MOTOCROSS BIKES: 50SX, 65SX, 85SX, 125/150SX, 250SX, 350SXF & 450SXF

2013 KTM 125/150SX Benefiting mostly from the plastic, chassis and running gear changes (shared among every model), the 125SX and 150SX do not get any engine mods for 2013. 2013 KTM 250SX The 2013 two-strokes get U.S. spec suspension settings, including the shorter shock lengths for the first time. Additionally, the 250SX get stiffer fork springs, DDS (Damped Diaphragm Steel) clutch, Moto Tassinari VForce4 reed block and all-orange plastic. The two-strokes do not get the stiffer head tube reinforcing or…

2012 NEW MOTOCROSS BIKE BUYERS GUIDE: THE 2012 HONDA CRF50, CRF70, CRF80, CRF100, CRF150, CRF250 & CRF450

2012 HONDA CRF450 Press release: Since its introduction, the CRF450R has served as the standard by which all other bikes are judged in the big-bore class of motocross machines. In 2012, Honda raises the bar once again with a host of improvements that will help the CRF450R stay at the head of the pack. A new, stiffer fork outer among other refinements bring a more solid feel to the front end, and stiffer fork springs , revised suspension settings front and rear plus a new shock linkage yield improved tra…

2009 KTMs

What’s new on the 2009 KTM 450SXF? First and foremost, the 2009 450SXF almost got a five-speed transmission, but at the last second KTM decided to stay with the four speed box. The black anodized triple clamps feature 18mm or 20mm adjustable offset to hold the 48mm WP forks. As for the forks, they offer new bottoming cones, revised valving, less unsprung weight and improvised flex characteristics. Thankfully, all full-size KTM race bikes will come with white number plate backgrounds that are large enoug…

2006 YAMAHA TTR50 TEST

BASIC INFORMATION Retail Price: $1149.00. Transmission: Automatic (three-speed). Engine type: Four-stroke.   TTR50 PURPOSE Let’s not sugarcoat it. Yamaha developed the TTR50 with one purpose in mindto get a major cut of the sweet money that Honda has been making for years with their CRF50, XR50, Z50 and Q50. No harm. No foul. The purpose of any manufacturer in developing a new bike is to achieve market share. The off-road 50 market has been dominated by Honda since day one and, truth be told, the C…