Manufacturer

Engine Size

Engine Type

Model Year

2019 Honda CRF250X

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 HONDA CRF250RX


Our chief test rider Dennis Stapleton takes the brand new 2019 Honda CRF250RX to the track and trails of Cahuilla Creek in this first ride video.

2001 KTM 250SX

ON RECORD | 2001 KTM 250SX | COMPLETE TEST


KTM grows through its teething stages breaking into the new millennium

2019 450 shootout

MXA SHOOTOUT: THE REAL 2019 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT


The most comprehensive 2019 450 shootout — complete with all the stuff that no one else will ever tell you. This is the real deal shootout

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE SCOTT SHEAK’S 2001 PLANO HONDA CR125


Sheak’s high-rpm flyer was perfect for his 125 National speed, but without his talent, it is a demanding bike to ride

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 HONDA CRF450


The 2019 Honda CRF450 is paradox wrapped in an enigma with a side of bacon

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 KTM 450SXF


To quote Michael Corleone, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 HUSQVARNA FC450


The powerband that is so usable that it feels like a rheostat. You dial in the power and the lights get brighter, or dial it down for a little mood lighting

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 YAMAHA YZ450F


My kingdom for a blue valve cover, four wheel spacers and two axle lugs — and why they matter

2019 Kawasaki KX450F

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 KAWASAKI KX450


Things you can’t learn in one ride, one week or even one month — MXA puts the 2019 KX450 through a full test cycle

2000 TM 250MX

ON RECORD | 2000 TM 250 CROSS | COMPLETE TEST


Mama mia, that’s some spicy MXer!

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE MIKE BROWN’S 2001 PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX125


The bike that Brownie raced to the 125 AMA Championship 17 years ago—and he’ll be at the World Vet still racing this weekend

MXA RACE TEST: 2018 YAMAHA YZ65 JUNIOR CYCLE


You have to ask yourself, “What would Aristotle do?” Because that is the key to success in finding brand loyalty from 50cc to 450cc

2006 Yamaha YZ25

ON RECORD | 2006 YAMAHA YZ250 | COMPLETE TEST


People thought Yamaha was crazy for implementing the aluminum frame on the YZ250 & YZ125, but it paid off. Yamaha sold 50% more YZ250s in ’05 than in ’04

2019 Yamaha YZ250

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE


Underneath the YZ250’s clothes it’s virtually the same bike since 2006. Although we still have just as much fun riding it

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 KTM 350SXF


You can’t tell a book by its cover — even an orange book. We read the KTM 350SXF for you from cover to cover

2000 Honda CR250

2000 HONDA CR250 | SETUP GUIDE


These are the must-do fix-it tips to make the 2000 CR250 the best bike it can be

2019 KTM 250SX

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2019 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE


KTM has made a few changes to the 250 two-stroke for 2019. You will be surprised with the results

2000 Yamaha YZ250

ON RECORD | 2000 YAMAHA YZ250 | COMPLETE TEST


The 2000 Yamaha YZ250 was a seamless blend of usability

2019 TM 300MX

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2019 TM 300MX TWO-STROKE


Our chief test rider Dennis Stapleton shakes down the all new TM 300MX two-stroke which features an electric start.

MXA RIDES MX-TECH’S KTM 125SX PROJECT BIKE


What do Airstream trailers, Volkswagen Beetles, vinyl records and two-strokes have in common?

1999 Shootout 125cc two-stroke

ON RECORD | 1999 TWO-STROKE 125cc SHOOTOUT


RM125 vs. CR125 vs. YZ125 vs. KTM 125SX vs. KX125

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2019 KAWASAKI KX250


The only 250 four-stroke that treaded water in 2019 — we tell you how to improve it

2007 YAMAHA YZ125

ON RECORD | 2007 YAMAHA YZ125 | COMPLETE TEST


In 2007 the YZ125 earned the 125cc Bike of the Year award ten times in 11 years (losing only once to the KTM 125)

MXA GOES INSIDE FMF’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY HUSQVARNA FC450


“Uncle Donnie” can rightfully be considered the originator of the motocross hop-up business.

Zach Bell's 2018 TC250

MXA VIDEO | WE RIDE ZACH BELL’S 2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING TC250


The bike that won the 2018 World Two-Stroke Championship in the premier class, you’ll be surprised with how stock it is!

MXA RACE TEST: 2019 TM MX250-FI TWIN PIPE


Finally, the Italian bike is fitting into the American way of life, riding styles, tracks and needs

2000 Kawasaki KX125

MXA TESTS THE 2000 KAWASAKI KX125


For 2000, the KX engineers added more inertia to the drivetrain to help the KX125 churn out a broader powerband. Unfortunately, it didn’t work as well as they hoped

MXA RIDES CYCRA RACING’S PROBLEM SOLVING 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F


Testing a lowered chassis, pumped up engine and Rekluse clutch on a bike that loved each modification

josh grant mxa

JOSH GRANT SHAKES DOWN TWISTED DEVELOPMENT’S 2019 RM-Z450


We call this RM-Z450 the Factory Bike Assassin as it is powerful enough to beat them. Take it from Josh Grant himself

MIND-BENDING 2018 TM MX300 PROJECT BIKE — PLUS VIDEO


Don’t judged TM by its past — you can’t tell a book by its cover — the TM book has been rewritten

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

john DOWD MXDN 1998 YZ250

ON RECORD | WE RIDE JOHN DOWD’S 1998 MXDN YZ250


The dream team of Jeremy McGrath, Ezra Lusk and Jeff Emig were injured so Ricky Carmichael, John Dowd and Doug Henry were chosen to race the 1998 MXDN in England and we got to ride all their bikes

Heath Voss 2004 YZ450F

WE RACE HEATH VOSS’ 2004 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP YZ450F


We didn’t think we were going to crash the factory steed the day before the National

2000 KTM 520SXF

WE TEST THE PRE-PRO VERSION OF THE 2000 KTM 520SX


Did the YZ400 have anything to fear?

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: THE 2019 HUSQVARNA FC350 IS NOT TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE


Which means that it is just right for a rider looking of the offspring of a FC250 and FC450

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RICKY CARMICHAEL’S 1998 SPLITFIRE KX125


The MXA wrecking crew wanted to know what kind of bike a hammerhead like RC really rides. What better way to find out than by riding race bike?

WE RIDE WESTON PEICK’S AUTOTRADER SUZUKI RM-Z450


We loved Weston’s engine. There were no hiccups, dips or dead spots. And although powerful, it was easy to ride

ALOOP CR250

ON RECORD | WORLD’S FIRST FREESTYLE BIKE


Do you remember the Aloop XMX Freestyle bike?

WE BUILD A PRO CIRCUIT YAMAHA YZ250F FOR AN AMA PRIVATEER


The majority of privateers identify with MXA test rider Brian Medeiros, who holds down a 40-hour-a-week, five-day-a-week job — every penny he earns, he dumps into racing

WE RIDE L.A. SLEEVE’S YAMAHA YZ300 “RIP & GRIP” BIG-BORE KIT


AMA Pro racing will never give the two-stroke a fair shake in the political milieu of Supercross and the AMA Nationals. And that is where the story might have ended, but this is a do-it-yourself sport

2019 Suzuki RM-Z250

2019 SUZUKI RM-Z250 FIRST RIDE VIDEO FROM JAPAN


MXA head test rider, Dennis Stapleton fly’s to Japan to test the 2019 RM-Z250. Here is footage of the new bike along with some POV shots of Dennis riding on the ancient land

honda cr500

WHAT THE HONDA CR500 COULD HAVE BEEN


This is the ultimate two-stroke project bike that was built in 1998

1999 TM 125MX

ON RECORD | MXA TESTS A 1999 TM 125 MX


In 1997 Alessandro Puzar almost won the 125cc World Championship on a TM 125MX—this is the 1999 version

2019 Yamaha YZ250X

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ250X TWO-STROKE


If it’s a two-stroke we will ride it. Doesn’t matter if it is on a motocross track, GNCC terrain, hill climbs, or wide open down the back alley

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 YAMAHA YZ450FX


Yamaha released an offroad version of the 2019 Yamaha YZ450F that we rode back in South Carolina on some tight GNCC style trails

2019 450 shootout

2019 MXA 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT VIDEO


You may not like the results, but when you race them instead of riding them for three days with factory mechanics at your beck and call—this is what you learn

FIRST FULL DETAILS ON THE 2019 SUZUKI RM-Z250 (UPDATED)


But don’t hold your breath, it is 5 months away — in the showrooms in February

WE BUILD A CYLINDER WORKS HUSQVARNA FC270 BIG-BORE


You can make your 250 four-stroke torquier, broader and more powerful in one simple step. The secret sauce? Cubic centimeters.

CHAD REED FC450

WE BUILD AN EXACT CHAD REED REPLICA 2018 HUSQVARNA FC450 — PLUS VIDEO


We chose to build a Chad Reed Replica to honor his accomplishments without any concern for how well he did in the 2018 AMA Supercross season

WE RIDE DENNIS STAPLETON’S 2018 KTM 250SX TWO-STROKE


Built for the 2018 World Two-Stroke Championship, but perfect for any two-stroke aficianado, Dennis tells the whole story

WE RIDE ZACH BELL’S 2018 WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP TC250


Actually, we lent the bike to him, so this is really “Zach Bell Rides MXA’s 2018 Husqvarna TC250,” but it sounds better the other way around

HONDA RECALLS ALL 2018 CRF250’S FOR CLUTCH BASKET FAILURES


All owners will get a recall letter and your dealer will replace the clutch parts with updated versions at no cost

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: THE ULTIMATE TM MX300 TWO-STROKE PROJECT BIKE


Built to MXA’s spec by the finest craftsman in the motorcycle industry & tested on a private Glen Helen National track

2001 YAMAHA YZ250 still shot

WE TEST THE 2001 YAMAHA YZ250


Yamaha was the first motorcycle manufacturer to figure out that it’s not how much power you make, but how you make it.

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2019 YAMAHA YZ450F—NOT REALLY NEW, BUT BETTER


We applaud Yamaha for finding things that work without having to revinvent the wheel—although the wheels are involved

1999 Honda CR250

ON RECORD | INSIDE SECRETS OF THE 1999 HONDA CR250


We get the inside secrets from FMF, Pro Circuit, Factory Honda, Planet Honda and did our own R&D to make the 1999 CR250 as good as it could be

2004 kawasaki kx125

ON RECORD | WE TEST THE 2004 KAWASAKI KX125


In 2004 Kawasaki broke the 35 horsepower barrier on its KX125 by making seven changes to the engine

2019 KTM 450SXF

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO | 2019 KTM 450SXF


We give you information you won’t find anywhere else about the 2019 KTM 450SXF. Keep your drill handy

WE RIDE THE LAST FACTORY 125cc TWO-STROKE


We test Brett Metcalfe’s 2005 Yamaha of Troy YZ125 when it was the only smoker left on the track

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