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MXA’S 2013 YAMAHA YZ125 TWO-STROKE TEST: THE LITTLE BIKE THAT COULD …IF ONLY SOMEONE WOULD GIVE IT A CHANCE

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHY DOES YAMAHA KEEP BUILDING AND MXA KEEP TESTING THE YZ125? A: It may sound melodramatic to say, but the YZ125 is the most important bike in modern motocross history. Not only was it a great race bike during its heyday, but there will come a time when every manufacturer, race promoter, rider and AMA functionary will rue the day that the AMA saotaged the 125cc two-stroke with its wholly unfair four-stroke displacement and fuel rules. We will all miss the 125 two-stroke when its g…

MXA’S 2012 KTM 125SX MOTOCROSS TEST: AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2012 KTM 125SX BETTER THAN THE 2011 125SX? A: We don?t know, because KTM stopped importing the 125SX to the USA four years ago. Still, we know that KTM has made quantum leaps forward since 2008. Q: WHY IS THE KTM 125SX BACK? A: When KTM debuted the original KTM 144SX in 2008, its sales quickly eclipsed those of the 2008 125SX. KTM took one look at the sales numbers and decided to cut their expenses by only importing the more popular 144SX, which was soon to be called the 15…

2011 YAMAHA YZ125 TEST: ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MOTOCROSS BIKE THAT CAUSES YOU TO GIGGLE WHILE GOING WIDE OPEN? THIS IS IT

Q: FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE NEWEST YZ125 BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS YZ125? A: No. It is the product of Xerox engineering. Q: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHANGES THAT YAMAHA MADE TO THE LATEST YZ125? A: There are none. The graphics on the gas tank are different?if that counts as a major change. Q: IS THE NEW YZ125 FASTER THAN THE OLDER MODELS? A: This is MXA ‘s 2010 Yamaha YZ125 test, but the info in this test in applicable to the 2009 and 2011 models. Is the 2010 YZ125 faster than last year’s YZ125 or next year’…