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2007

MXA’S 2007 KAWASAKI KX250 RACE TEST

It is entirely possible that the 2007 Kawasaki KX250 is living on borrowed time. Last year, with little or no warning, Kawasaki dropped the KX125 from its lineup. The fact that the KX250 survived into 2007, albeit unchanged, is a testament to the hard-core loyalty of two-stroke fans. Kawasaki doesn’t want to abandon riders who are looking for a low-cost, easy-to-maintain, lightweight and snappy race machine. That list of attributes can only be applied to a two-stroke. By comparison, four-strokes are hig…

MXA BIKE TEST: 2007 YZ250

The truth about 250cc two-strokes is that they are wonderful pieces of racing machinerytechnically advanced, lightweight, blazing fast, cheap to maintain, and capable of being worked on with backyard tools. All of that is undeniableas is the fact that the modern motocross two-stroke can be found in the encyclopedia right next to the now-extinct dodo bird. Of the four Japanese manufacturers, Yamaha is in the catbird seat when it comes to two-strokes. They own the two-stroke market. When they introduced t…

2007 HONDA CRF250R

New for 2007 New camshaft and cylinder-head porting improve power output above 8000 rpm. New intake valve springs match new camshaft. New crankcase venting for improved engine power. New exhaust header works in conjunction with new camshaft. New carburetor features new-styled accelerator pump and linkage for improved throttle response. New clutch basket features increased thickness for additional strength. New ignition map with 13,370-rpm rev limit. New link-type front brake master cylinder improves fro…