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MXA’S 2014 KAWASAKI KX85 MOTOCROSS TEST: KAWASAKI IS STEPPING UP IN THE MINI CLASS TO MEET THE CHALLENGE POSED BY KTM

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHAT’S ALL THE COMMOTION ABOUT THE ALL-NEW 2014 KAWASAKI KX85? A: The KX85 has been roughly unchanged since 2002. Since that time, the bike has won the majority of the Amateur Nationals, with no other bike brand coming close to its dominance?until now. KTM’s 85SX has been blowing the doors off the competition. Kawasaki stepped up to the challenge, went to work and developed the all-new 2014 KX85 (and a KX100). Q: WHAT WAS THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE KAWASAKI ENGINEERS? A: The engineers …

HOW TO BUILD AN INEXPENSIVE TWO-STROKE THAT JUNIOR CAN RACE IN THREE CLASSES

At first glance, this machine might make you think that Honda is bringing back two-strokes for 2014, but that isn?t the case. Just looking at this bike, you would never guess that it is a seven-year-old Honda CR85 Expert. Or, that it was bought off of Craigslist for $700. MXA was interested in a cheap, well-used CR85 Big Wheel because we thought that it would be the perfect transition bike for a young rider making the step up from the minicycle class to the big bikes. Imagine Junior getting another year…