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MXA’S “ZERO EXCUSES” WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP KTM 300SX


“I had a few moments of brilliance — one of them was almost passing my childhood hero, Mike Brown, and having him flip me off after I revved my engine behind him.”

2021 Husqvarna FC350

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 HUSQVARNA FC350


From the outside, not so different. From the inside, way different

2021 Honda CRF450 vs 2021 Husqvarna FC450 shootout video

MXA HEAD-TO-HEAD SHOOTOUT VIDEO: 2021 HONDA CRF450 VS. HUSKY FC450


Which one should you buy? We break down the details and give you our opinion on the bikes in this MXA Head-to-Head Shootout video

2020 YAMAHA YZ450F-7553

MXA TECH SPEC: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2020-2021 YAMAHA YZ450F


How to fix the 2020-2021 Yamaha YZ450F with a few common sense moves and crack 60 horsepower with something out-of-the-box

MXA TECH SPEC: 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR 2020-2021 SUZUKI RM-Z450


When you give up a ton of horsepower and add a ton of weight, you aren’t going to make it all-better with a couple clicks

CLASSIC MOTOCROSS IRON: 1985 YAMAHA YZ490 TWO-STROKE


The fact that Broc Glover won the 1985 AMA 500 Championship on this bike was testament to his talent

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2021 HONDA CRF250


The 2021 CRF250 doesn’t shine in any area of the power curve. It is lethargic off the bottom, needs a wake-up call in the midrange and doesn’t take off until the upper echelons of the powerband.

THE FASTEST KTM WE EVER TESTED & ONLY $105,000


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

SIDECAR MOTOCROSS: MOST UNDERRATED MOTORSPORT IN THE WORLD


“I got on the gas hard coming into the Talladega first corner, and I could hear Josh yelling, “Slow down!” I ignored him and kept the throttle pegged.”

1995 Honda CR125 Two-Stroke Restoration

MXA’S 1994 HONDA CR125 RESTORATION DISASTER


They look so lovely under studio lights, but getting them to that point is fraught with peril and imperiled by fraught

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

THE TRUE STORY OF RICKY CARMICHAEL’S 2005 SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE


RC, DeCoster & Goose tell all about the bike that everyone who was anyone in 2005 remembers

2021 Husqvarna FC250 First Ride Video

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 HUSQVARNA FC250


We ride and talk about the new 2021 Husky FC250

2021 MXA SHOOTOUT: YAMAHA YZ450F VS. KAWASAKI KX450


Polar opposites on the track, these two relatively unchanged 2021 models, trade pluses and minus—and your intended use makes a difference

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2021 KTMS


What makes the showroom stock Austrian bikes such a force for change and innovation in the motocross world?

FIRST LOOK! 2021 SHERCO “FACTORY” OFF-ROAD TWO-STROKES & FOUR-STROKES


If they ever wanted to switch to making motocross bikes, they could build a powerhouse team of French riders

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”

WE RIDE JOSH MOSIMAN’S “SMART” HUSQVARNA FC450


Before Josh Mosiman came to work at MXA or Jamie Ellis wrote his “Twisted Logic” column for MXA, they collaborated on a very special “Smart” Husqvarna FC450

1999 Honda CR125

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 1999 HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE


When Honda’s aluminum frame was in its teething stages it was jaw breaker rigid. Looking back, was it the way to go?

CARSON BROWN BUILDS A TRICK KAWASAKI KX125 TWO-STROKE


Why Carson didn’t use an KX250F aluminum frame or a 144cc kit, but did use Showa air forks and an Lectron carb

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE THE LAST WORKS 125 TWO-STROKE


Brett Metcalfe’s Yamaha of Troy YZ125 was the last of the breed — and he was the last of the Mohicans

2021 Kawasaki KX450 vs. 2021 Yamaha YZ450F shootout

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F VS. 2021 KAWASAKI KX450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO


Which bike is better for you? We break apart the details in our latest MXA video

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2021 KTM 350SXF


The best advice for first-time 350SXF riders is don’t shift. Of course, we don’t mean never shift, just don’t shift until the rpm peaks out

2006 Suzuki RM250

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 2006 SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE


For the MXA wrecking crew only two bikes were worthy of consideration for the 2006 250cc Bike of The Year crown—the YZ250 and the RM250—we chose the yellow one

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2021 HUSQVARNA FC450


If you are looking for a bike that will make you a better rider, turn sharper, brake stronger and haul the mail without any drama, this is the bike for you

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450


It’s nice, pleasant and fun to race, but maybe Kawasaki should start thinking about better forks, a smaller rear rotor, electronic mapping and more actual horsepower for 2022

2021 Yamaha YZ450F

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2021 YAMAHA YZ450F


A great powerband. Not an incredibly powerful engine down low, but a powerband that helps both the rider and chassis work better together

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE YCF BIGY 190MX ZE PIT BIKE


The YCF Bigy is 187.2cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder four-stroke with 17/14 wheels and a seat height of 35 inches — best of all it retails for $2999 and comes with a warranty

2021 HUSQVARNA FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION

FIRST LOOK! 2021-1/2 HUSQVARNA FC450 ROCKSTAR EDITION


The new Rockstar Edition Husqvarna FC450 is here

FIRST LOOK! 2021-1/2 KTM 450SXF FACTORY EDITION


It seems like it has been released earlier than usual, but its on time, we are still running on Covid time

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE SERVICE HONDA 2001 CR500 ENGINE IN A 2008 CRF250 CHASSIS


Various CRs and CRFs parts make 2008 Service Honda CR500AF sound like Frankenstein’s bike, but on the stand it looks like it was meant to be.

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE MIKE LAROCCO’S 1998 JACK-IN-THE-BOX CR250


After an aborted attempt to jump from Team Suzuki to Team Honda in the middle of the 1997 season, Mike finally got his wish for the 1998 season

2001 service honda CR134-4

ON THE RECORD: 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

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE JUSTIN BARCIA’S 2012 GEICO HONDA CRF250


Justin Barcia’s Geico 2012 Honda CRF250 ripped, the brakes were sensitive and the suspension was set up for a 144-pound man-child.

ON THE RECORD: 2004 HONDA CR250 VERSUS YAMAHA YZ250


Time has a way of blurring the rear-view vision of motocross fans. What’s better a 2004 Honda or 2004 Yamaha? We not surprised that you don’t know the correct answer

THE HONDA CRF450 THAT ST. CHRISTOPHER WOULD APPROVE OF


The CRF450 was the first production 450 motocross bike to break the 60-horse barrier. For comparison, the 2015 Honda made 53.03 horsepower. The “slower is better” philosophy was old news

2020 YZ125RV Yamaha PRO CIRCUIT

MXA’S WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP PRO CIRCUIT YAMAHA YZ125RV


On MXA’s 2020 Yamaha YZ125, we wanted a no-frills race bike. We only wanted to change the stuff that needed changing, work on the items that needed help and replace the parts that we knew could be better

MXA's Ryan Villopoto Yamaha YZ125RV Two-Stroke-2

MXA’S RYAN VILLOPOTO YAMAHA YZ125 TWO-STROKE REPLICA VIDEO


Mitch Payton gave us Ryan Villopoto’s engine specs and his special YZ125RV works pipe which is now available to buy

2021 KTM 350SXF First Ride Video

2021 KTM 350SXF FIRST RIDE VIDEO: NEW SUSPENSION & MAPPING


It doesn’t look any different, but there are significant changes to the 2021 KTM 350SXF

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RYAN SIPES’ ROCKSTAR ENERGY 2013 SUZUKI RM-Z250


What Rockstar Energy Suzuki has managed to accomplish in 2013 was a major feat—they built a super-competitive bike, developed one-off parts and hired the best racer possible

2021 KTM 250SXF First Ride video

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KTM 250SXF


We finally have the KTM 250 in the MXA stables. Here’s what we thought of the updated bike after day one

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE COOPER WEBB’S 2015 STAR YAMAHA YZ250F


Yamaha YZ250F owners should rejoice, because while Webb’s bike is graced with a handful of unobtainable parts, the vast majority of parts that make Cooper’s steed run are readily available

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE TOMMY HAHN’S 2007 FACTORY HONDA CRF250


Short of making it happen at gunpoint, the easiest way to get your hands on a works bike is to be Daytona winner or an MXA test rider

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RICKY CARMICHAEL’S MXDN CHAMPIONSHIP SUZUKI RM-Z450


We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved, as well as ones that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed away and disregarded in the MXA archives. We reminisce about a piece of moto history that has been resurrected. Here is our […]

JACK PHINN’S PURPOSE-DRIVEN 2019 KTM 350SXF PROJECT BIKE


“My goal? I developed a plan to customize my KTM 350SXF to be perfect for a short rider. I’m not alone in this pursuit, as motocross bikes get taller and taller each year.”

2021 YAMAHA YZ250F

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 YAMAHA YZ250F


The 2021 Yamaha YZ250F looks the same, but it has over 30 new part numbers for 2021

FIRST LOOK! 2021 SUZUKI RM-Z450, RM-Z250 & RM85—THE WAIT IS OVER!


For 2021 Suzuki offers all the things it has been famous for over the years

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF 2020 YAMAHA YZ250X CROSS-COUNTRY


One caveat: if you buy a YZ250X and port the cylinder, mill the head and add an aftermarket pipe, you might as well have bought a YZ250 and saved the money

2021 YAMAHA WR250F

FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA WR450F & WR250F


Yamaha Enduro models for the 2021 year… the ones with the headlights

2021 KAWASAKI KX250 FIRST RIDE VIDEO: NEW ELECTRIC START & HYDRAULIC CLUTCH


The Kawasaki KX250 is all-new for 2021. Watch our video, see detailed photos of the engine parts and use our custom map setting here

2021 KTM 450SXF First Ride Video

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 KTM 450SXF


We tell you everything that we learned on day one of our KTM 450SXF long-term test

2021 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2021 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE


Yamaha is back with their YZ250 two-stroke. No, it hasn’t changed. Yes, we’re still testing it

2021 KAWASAKI KX450

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 FIRST RIDE VIDEO


The 2021 Kawasaki KX450 has a few updates that could make this bike a contender in MXA’s 2021 450 Shootout

2021 Husqvarna FC450

2021 HUSQVARNA FC450 FIRST RIDE VIDEO


We bring you all the details on the new 2021 Husqvarna FC450 and give you our first impressions on it after day one of testing

2021 Honda CRF450 First Ride Video

2021 HONDA CRF450 FIRST RIDE VIDEO: IT’S FINALLY HERE


The 2021 Honda CRF450 is all-new from head-to-toe. Learn our initial impressions about the bike here

2021 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride Video

2021 YAMAHA YZ450F FIRST RIDE VIDEO


Shaking down our brand new 2021 Yamaha YZ450F, which sadly only gained new graphics and plastic colors

2021 Honda CRF250 First Ride Video

2021 HONDA CRF250 FIRST RIDE VIDEO


The MXA Wrecking Crew shakes down the 2021 Honda CRF250

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE JAMES STEWART’S 24-0 NATIONAL-WINNING KAWASAKI KX450F


The bike that James Stewart rode to a perfect season in 2008 —perfect means 24 straight moto wins

Mitchell Falk BWR CRF250

WE RIDE MITCHELL FALK’S BWR ENGINES HONDA CRF250


There is a lot to be learned from the BWR Honda team. They are the most creative privateer team on the Supercross circuit