HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW ISSUE OF MXA? THE DECEMBER ISSUE IS OUT NOW

How much more do you need to know about the December 2020 issue. It’s all boldly displayed on in the cover lines.

If you are trying to decide between a 2021 Kawasaki KX450 and a 2021 Yamaha YZ450F, you need to read this special two-bikes shootout that lays out the good, bad and the ugly of both bikes.

The Rhinestone Cowboy explains how he got his nickname, how much he disliked it and why it stuck. Plus, many more interesting tales from Kent Howerton—like his relationship with Bob Hannah.

The 2021 Honda CRF250 is a good bike that does nothing catastrophically wrong, it’s just on the down side of its development cycle. Oh yeah, we know we have 2018 radiator wings on it, but that’s what Honda accidentally sent us when we asked for new plastic.

The 1969 Sherpa S 200 was  the predecessor of the 250 Pursang, but it had  solid racing roots in everything from motocross to flat track to drag racing to road racing. Plus, it sold for $750.

If nobody has ever told you as much, you need to know that the 2021 KTM 350SXF is the best all-around motocross bike made. Can’t decide between a 250 or a 450? Pick the 350SX. Think that your 450 is too powerful? Pick the 350SXF. Can’t get a over big jumps on your old 250? Pick the 350SXF.

Motocross isn’t all about the bike, or the factory star or the horsepower numbers, it’s really about the people who make it what it is. “Big Movers lets MX-Tech’s” Jerry Slowik tell you what MX-Tech is up to, while “Dream Jobs” show you what life in the industry is all about.

Not every MXA Project bike is a slam dunk success and we weren’t far into the first lap before we realized that something was wrong. This is a story of a project bike gone wrong and how we fixed it. No explanation of the graphic colors.

Some times an MXA Project Bike goes right from the very beginning, but we don’t recognize it until we’ve gone to far. This is Josh Mosiman’s story to coming back from the brink with his World Two-Stroke Championship KTM 300SX.

The AMA National were a wha bam affair hat only lasted nine races, but the nine races were filled with all kinds of exciting races, big crash and thrilling victories. Did we say “big crashes?” How about this Chase Sexton get-off?

How about a shot of Justin Barcia in blue. He’ll be in red the next time you see him with a full boat Honda, oops, we mean GasGas ride. That won’t be the last time anyone mistakes the two red machines for each other.

The MXperts diagnose a reader’s broken collarbone, explain why crossbars on over-size handlebars actually make them weaker, reveal why haybales disappeared from the Supercross and National tracks and why that was a bad thing and, finally, we define “athletic fit” gear.

Come back in time with us as we test Mike LaRocco’s 1998 Factory Connection CR250 two-stroke. This was a machine that fit Mike like a glove. Guess what? It was also a bike that any local racer would love also.

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