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2023 Honda CRF450

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2023 HONDA CRF450


The 2023 Honda CRF450 comes with a healthy list of little updates. Do these changes fix the issues we had with last year’s bike? Learn what we think about the new model so far in this video

WE RIDE JO SHIMODA’S FACTORY PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX250


The written word! Or, should that be the “ridden word?” MXA logged a lap time 3.5 seconds faster than the stock KX250 in back-to-back tests

“MY $1000 CRAIGSLIST WONDER BIKE” BY JOHN PERRY


“I chose the Yamaha YZ125 because it had been basically the same since 2005. I know lots of people criticize Yamaha for not making a new YZ125 and YZ250 every couple of years, but the fact that they don’t change is why I wanted one.”

BIGGEST DISASTER IN MOTOCROSS HISTORY: THE STORY BEHIND THE CANNONDALE


Why the long dreamed of Great American Motocross Hope was a total flop

YAMAHA DT-1: THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO MOTOCROSS


The wild and wacky story of how Yamaha got into the dirt bike business and the cast of characters that made it a success

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022-1/2 KTM 250SXF FACTORY EDITION


Little brother to the 2022 -1/2 450SXF Factory Edition and older brother to the 2023 KTM 250SXF

MXA RETRO TEST: IS THE 2001 VOR 503MX THE GREATEST FOUR-STROKE EVER?


It started life as the brain child of the Vertemati brothers, but the Vertemati/VOR breakup was probably a good thing for buyers—because the 503MX did improve under VOR

THE FASTEST KTM WE EVER TESTED


The MXA wrecking crew matches its motocross skill against the KTM X-Bow

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 SUZUKI RM-Z250


A really good entry-level race bike at an affordable price — Not for everyone, but it’s flaws are fixable and its power is manageable

A MOTOCROSSER ON STRANGE TERRAIN WITH DARYL ECKLUND


Daryl takes KTM’s inexpensive RC390 Sport Bike to a road race track to test it and himself

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 SUZUKI RM-Z450


Suzuki has the know-how to build a world-beating RM-Z450, but they spent the greater part of the last decade watching its competition pull away with new technology

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RICKY CARMICHAEL’S 2004 WORKS HONDA CRF450


MXA had asked Honda about testing Ricky Carmichael’s 2004 CRF450, but after RC announced that he was switching to Suzuki for 2005, we crossed it off our list. Surprise! It was about to be crated up sent to the Honda Museum in Japan when Honda told us “Yes!”

BANNED BY THE AMA: THE ONE & ONLY SUMMER OF THE TITANIUM HUSKY


If the people in power don’t understand the technical aspects, they find it in their best interest of ban it — and that is how they killed Lars Larsson’s titanium-framed Husqvarna 51 years ago

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION


On the track, the Husky was smoother, mellower and easier to ride at the crack of the throttle, where the KTM 450 Factory Edition was more responsive

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ250


The 2022 Yamaha YZ250 got a much-needed facelift, but the lack of engine upgrades or weight savings means that the new YZ250 didn’t close the power gap on the 2022 KTM 250SX

2000 KAWASAKI KX500 TWOS-TROKE-1

500cc TWO-STROKE PROJECT – 2000 KAWASAKI KX500 BUILT BY NATHAN ALEXANDER


This video is a 10-minute is a story of how this old KX500 came together and how it ran on the track

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1962 HUSQVARNA 500 FOUR-STROKE


The door opened for Husqvarna in 1960 with the demise of Monark. This freed up Monark and Lito designer Nils Hedlund to develop a state-of-the-art 500cc motocross machine for Husqvarna

GREENGER HONDA CRF-E2: THE FIRST LICENSED YOUTH ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE


A first of its kind from Honda as they partnered with Greenger to build this electric kids bike

1994 Honda CR500 two-stroke Yarrive Konsky Nathan Alexander

MXA VIDEO: WE RIDE A 1994 HONDA CR500 TWO-STROKE RESTO-BUILD


Owned by Yarrive Konsky, built by Nathan Alexander (with aid from Jamie Ellis) and tested by MXA

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION


KTM engineers wanted to move motocross design forward with advancements in bodywork, electronics, ergonomics, power, ease of use and overall design. We tell you how they did

MXA VENTURES INTO SUPERMOTO ON AN ITALIAN TM SMX 450FI


The TM SMX 450FI was built with a single purpose, which was paradoxically to be dual-purpose

MXA RACE TEST: GRAND PRIX RACING ON THE YAMAHA YZ450FX & HONDA CRF450RX


When WORCS went to Lake Havasu, MXA knew it would be the place to test our YZ450FX and CRF450RX cross-country bikes, even if we had to ride through the lake

MXA RETRO TEST: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 2004 MAKITA TOOLS’ SUZUKI RM250


Everything a smoker should be is wrapped up in a 2004 Suzuki RM250. The engine was great and nothing turns as sharp

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE STEFAN EVERTS’ 2003 WORKS YAMAHA YZ-Fs


Not just one of Stefan Everts Championship bikes, but both of them at the same track on the same day

2022 Kawasaki KX112 Supermini two-stroke-1

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX112 SUPERMINI TWO-STROKE


It is a true-to-life kawasaki KX112 engine, which makes it ready-made for the Supermini class, but the rest of the bike is pure KX85

THE QUEST TO BUILD A 2002 WORKS CR250 TWO-STROKE — PLUS VIDEO


One man, one bike, one Honda guru, two strokes and eighteen years of waiting for fruition

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2022 YAMAHA YZ85 & YZ85 BIG WHEEL TWO-STROKES


Yamaha has updated their YZ85 and added a new model to their production line, the YZ85 Big Wheel. We shake down these new bikes here

2022 Yamaha YZ125 vs 2021 Yamaha yz125

TWO-STROKE BATTLE: ALL-NEW 2022 YAMAHA YZ125 VS. 2021 YAMAHA YZ125


What are the pros and cons of the tried-and-true YZ125 versus the all-new 2022 version? We break them down here

2023 Husqvarna TC125 two-stroke

ALL-NEW 2023 HUSQVARNA TC125 FUEL-INJECTED TWO-STROKE // MXA’S FIRST RIDE


Like the KTM 125SX, the 2023 Husqvarna TC125 two-stroke is highly anticipated. It comes with fuel injection, an electronic power valve, electric start and new generation chassis

1992 YAMAHA WR500: HOW THE “AIR HAMMER” BECAME THE “MAYTAG”


Some times a stop gap measure is the only measure that can work when you start too late

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX450SR SPECIAL RACER


This is the KX450 that Kawasaki should have made in the first place, but without the $12,400 price tag—it’s good and it could be better

2023 Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke

MXA’S FIRST RIDE ON THE FUEL-INJECTED 2023 HUSQVARNA TC250 TWO-STROKE


We got to spin our first laps on the new, electric starting, fuel injected 2023 Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke and this is our initial impression

MXA RETRO TEST: 2001 SERVICE HONDA CR134 THAT WE HATED TO RIDE


This is a classic example of all that can go wrong with a hopped-up bike—and spending a bundle of money doesn’t always make a bike better

FACTORY RIDER FOR THE WEEKEND: A FILL-IN RIDE FOR THE HONDA FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM


Honda wouldn’t give us Sexton’s or Roczen’s works bikes for the weekend, but Honda’s Johnny Campbell gave us one

WE RIDE PASHA AFSHAR’S TWISTED DEVELOPMENT KTM 270SXF


MXA didn’t test Pasha’s KTM 270SXF because of his Hollywood links (we blinked during “American Wrestler” and missed him). We are testing it because Pasha is a motocross benefactor and unsung hero

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RYAN VILLOPOTO’S TITLE-WINNING 2007 PRO CIRCUIT KX250F


80 percent of Ryan Villopoto’s 2007 bike was made, modified or reconfigured in the Pro Circuit race shop. Not even the frame was left alone

JOSH GRANT’S TWISTED DEVELOPMENT YAMAHA YZ300 TWO-STROKE VIDEO TEST


See a Yamaha YZ300 that was built by Twisted Development for one AMA Pro, ridden by another Pro and tested by a third Pro

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION


If there is one takeaway from the Works Edition for Honda CRF450 owners, it is to spend less time hopping up the CRF450 powerband and more time mellowing it out—it will handle better.

FIRST LOOK! 2023 HONDA CRF450 MOTOCROSS MODEL


Honda celebrates their 50th Anniversary Edition

2023 KTM 300SX two-stroke

FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2023 KTM 300SX TWO-STROKE (PLUS 125SX & 250SX)


We try out the new electric-starting fuel-injected 2023 KTM two-strokes at Red Bud and give our first impressions in this video

FIRST LOOK! 2023 HUSQVARNA TWO-STROKE & FOUR STROKE LINEUP


Check out the e-start, EFI two-strokes and the updated four-strokes

2023-KTM-450SXF

FIRST LOOK! 2023 KTM 450SXF, 350SXF, 250SXF MODELS


Learn all about the new 2023 KTM four-strokes

2023 KTM 300SX

FIRST LOOK! ALL-NEW 2023 KTM FUEL-INJECTED TWO-STROKES


Brand new 2023 KTM electric starting fuel injected two-strokes are here! Including a brand new 300SX two-stroke for motocross

2023 KAWASAKI KX450-2

FIRST LOOK! 2023 KAWASAKI KX450, KX112, KX85 & KX85


Kawasaki shares the details on the KX450, KX112, KX85 and KX65 models—which are all the same as last year

FIRST LOOK! 2023 GASGAS MOTOCROSS MODELS


The 2023 GasGas models are coming out early!

2023 Kawasaki KX250-1

FIRST LOOK! NEW 2023 KAWASAKI KX250 & KX250X MODELS


The 2023 Kawasaki KX250 has received some significant upgrades for the new model season

2023 KTM 450SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE: SPINNING LAPS AT RED BUD ON THE 2023 KTM 450SXF


MXA has always believed that the production bike is better than the Factory Edition model that preceded it—that is the benefit of a couple of months of added test time

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE WORLD CHAMP ROMAIN FEBVRE’S 2015 YZ450FM


MXA’S Daryl Ecklund didn’t just ride Febvre’s Grand Prix YZ450FM, he got to ride it all by himself on the Maggiora track in Italy

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 GASGAS MC 250 TWO-STROKE


The stock version of the GasGas 250 two-stroke has suspension tailored for Vet and Novice riders and is mated to an engine designed for Intermediates.

FIRST LOOK! GASGAS INTRODUCES ITS SM 700 & ES 700 STREET & OFF-ROAD BIKES


Take your pick between a hot rod street model or a go-anywhere adventure bike.

MUST READ! COMPLETE TEST OF THE 1999 HONDA CR125


Honda’s aluminum frame looked cool, but it vibrated like a dentist’s drill and, in Honda’s hands, didn’t shown a single advantage over its chromoly steel competitors

THE “MUST-READ” MOTOCROSS ACTION 2022 125 TWO-STROKE SHOOTOUT


When Yamaha introduced a brand-new YZ125 for 2022, it was imperative that we schedule the 125s for a rematch. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a 2022 TM 125MX because of COVID-related issues in Holland

MUST READ! WE TEST THE 2005 KAWASAKI KX125


We do know that there was one kid doing pretty well on a KX125 in the AMA 125 Nationals back in 2004, but his magic didn’t translate into a lot of copycats with money

FIRST LOOK! 2023 KTM SX-E 5, 50SX, 65SX, 85SX MINI BIKES


KTM continues to provide the next generation of riders with a full lineup of mini bikes

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX112 SUPERMINI


No aftermarket big-bore kit is needed; however, the rest of the bike is still at price-point-level quality. It is not what we would consider to be a race-ready Supermini

MXA’S 125 HOT-ROD PROJECT BIKE SHOOTOUT: THE THREE BEST TUNERS KICK OUT THE JAMS


Jamie Ellis, Dean Dickenson & Mitch Payton put our KTM, Husky & Yamaha 125s on remedial speed therapy — with video and something called “words”

MXA RACE TEST: 2022 GASGAS MC-E 5 ELECTRIC PEE-WEE


Electric Pee-Wees will bring more kids (and their parents) to the sport. They can be ridden more places and they keep the environmentalists happy. The MC-E 5 is a great all-around bike.

MIKE ALESSI’S 42-HORSEPOWER YAMAHA YZ134 TWO-STROKE


Mike Alessi not only shows how to ride a YZ125 fast, but also how to build one that leaves no stone unturned

WE RIDE FREDDIE NOREN’S BROWN’S RV KTM 450SXF “FAMILY AFFAIR”


After practicing starts at the KTM test track against Marvin Musquinwith LitPro data monitoring his starts, Freddie has found that he got better starts without using launch control

Alex Martin ClubMX Yamaha YZ450F

WE RIDE ALEX MARTIN’S MUC-OFF/CLUBMX YAMAHA YZ450F


With Alex being just 5-foot-4 and weighing only 145 pounds, his bike featured raised footpegs, a cut-down subframe and lowered seat. MXA test riders are used to riding oddly configured race bikes, but Alex’s custom tailored “rider triangle” was a challenge