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MXA’S 2014 YAMAHA YZ450F MOTOCROSS TEST: WHEN YAMAHA FIRST WENT BACKWARDS THEY GOT IT BACKWARDS, BUT NOW THEY ARE STRAIGHTENING IT OUT

FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2014 YZ450F BETTER THAN THE 2013 YZ450F? A: Let’s be honest, James Stewart and his minions put the Yamaha YZ450F in a precarious position when he quit midseason last year (although it should be noted that Bubba won 8 AMA races on the backwards engine YZ450F before declaring it unfit). Bad word of mouth stalled YZ450F sales, but Yamaha insisted on waiting out their four-year production cycle before trying to fix the flaws?or perceived flaws. Yamaha can breathe again, because th…

MXA TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT! THE 2013 KTM 125SX VERSUS THE 2013 KTM 150SX

Q: WHAT’S BETTER A 125SX OR A 150SX? A: The MXA wrecking crew can promise one thing with this shootout?KTM is going to win. But, we aren?t sure that there is an outright winner because each bike is designed and built for a different reason, consumer and purpose. Who you are makes a bigger difference than the performance of either bike. 2013 KTM 125SX: At 34.66 horsepower, the KTM 125S X is a classic shriek machine. Q: WHY DOES KTM MAKE BOTH A 125 AND A 150? A: That is a question that KTM asks itself fiv…

MXA’S 2013 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: SIX 2013 MOTOCROSS BIKES WALKED INTO MXA’S O.K. CORRAL, BUT ONLY ONE WALKED OUT (PLUS VIDEO)

The idea behind a shootout hasn?t changed much since the Earps and Clantons met at the O.K. Corral. The plot is always the same. The antagonists come face to face to settle a grudge, and the winner is determined by who draws the fastest, shoots the straightest and doesn?t succumb to nerves. Right or might isn?t as important as the technical skills required for gunplay. For the ?2013 Motocross Action 450 Shootout,? it is not a matter of who’s the fastest as much as who hits the target. A successful gunfi…

MXA’S 2012 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: OUR BRUTAL & HONEST OPINIONS OF THIS YEAR’S 250 CLASS

    Let’s face it, not everyone is in the market for a 2012 250 four-stroke. That’s okay with us. There are many choices when it comes to purchasing a motorcycle?two-stroke, four-stroke, 125, 250 and 450. Depending on your wants and needs, a 250F might not be your cup of tea. But whatever you decide to spend your hard earned cash on, don?t overlook the positive attributes of a 250 four-stroke. The MXA wrecking crew can attest to the utter delight of holding a motorcycle wide open and blas…