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2014 Test Ride Husqvarna FC450

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 HUSQVARNA FC450 BETTER THAN THE 2013 FC450? A: Yes, but mainly because there was no FC450 in 2013. Since its glory days, Husqvarna has changed ownership several times. The Swedes sold it to Cagiva in 1987, then BMW took it over in 2007, and finally KTM bought it in […]

MXA TEAM TESTED: HOT CAMS STAGE 1/STAGE 2 KX450F CAMSHAFTS

WHAT IS IT? The best way to modify your four-stroke’s powerband is with different intake and exhaust camshafts. Hot Cams offers two different KX450F camshaft pairs—Stage 1 and Stage 2. They fit 2009–2014 Kawasaki KX450Fs. WHAT’S IT COST? $179.95 (Stage 1/Stage 2 intake), $199.95 (Stage 1/Stage 2 exhaust). CONTACT? www.hotcamsinc.com or (515) 402-8005. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a […]

WE RIDE SERVICE HONDA’S CR250AF TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS BIKE

    Aside from the sampling of aftermarket goodies, the Service Honda has the fit and finish of an OEM bike. It utilizes almost all stock parts and even the stock 2001 pipe will fit.   When four-strokes motocross bikes took over the motocross world—the second time, not the first time—only Yamaha and the European […]

MXA’S 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F MOTOCROSS TEST: EVERYBODY LOVES AN UNDERDOG AND IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT – GET USED TO FOLLOWING IT

Gusto: Throttle response is remarkable on the 2014 YZ250F. The throttle felt connected to the rear wheel.  FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 YAMAHA YZ250F BETTER THAN THE 2013 YZ250F? A: Yes! The MXA wrecking crew has been waiting quite a few years to applaud Yamaha for unveiling an all-new YZ250F. Though this bike comes several years after we began voicing the need for Yamaha to up the ante?and Yamaha admitted that they were late to the game. The 2014 YZ250F is changed in every conceivable way. It’s…