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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S 2011 KTM 350SXF VERSUS KTM 450SXF SHOOTOUT:

There is a point in every motocross racer’s life when he believes in magic. No, not voodoo, psychic readings or David Copperfield. Motocrossers cling to the idea of the ?magic motorcycle??the machine that will change them from an also-ran into a front-runner; the bike that will make all their dreams come true; the single motorcycle that will change their lives. For obvious reasons, the idea of a ?magic motorcycle? is ludicrous, but there are plenty of stories about riders who got off a KX450F and onto a…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S 2010 KAWASAKI KX450F VS. KTM 450SXF SHOOTOUT

No offense to Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Husqvarna, but in last year’s 2009 450 Shootout, the Kawasaki KX450F and KTM 450SXF finished one-two . And, with a full year of R&D behind them, the MXA wrecking crew wanted to take the latest 2010 versions of the KX450F and 450SXF and shoot them out again. Don?t confuse MXA ‘s KX450F versus KTM 450SXF shootout with the full-blown, 2010 MXA 450 Shootout. This shootout only focuses on two of the highest-profile race bikes sold. We have raced these two bikes hea…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S TWO-STROKE VERSUS FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: 2004 CRF450 VERSUS 2001 CR500

First, let’s get one myth out of the way up front. It is common for modern critics of the 450cc four-stroke to claim that the AMA 500cc National Championship was terminated because bikes like the CR500 and KX500 were too powerful. Not true. Not even close to true. The reality is that the AMA dropped the 500 National Championships after the 1993 season under political pressure from Suzuki and Yamaha. No surprise there; neither Suzuki nor Yamaha built a competitive 500cc motocross bike. In fact, Suzuki ha…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S 2011 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: HOW THEY RANK AGAINST EACH OTHER & WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

We live in a world of constant judgment. Critical eyes and biased opinions are everywhere. Everyone has an opinion on everything?even stuff they know nothing about. Sadly, one man’s opinion is another man’s resource for a fact. Ignorance compounds ignorance until the overall IQ of the populace is reduced. The world wide web functions like the rats during the Bubonic Plague outbreak. It spreads misinformation with fleas of stupidity and it infects the minds of the masses with half-truths and outright lie…