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TEN YEARS AGO TODAY! 2014 MXA 250 SHOOTOUT: CRF VS. KX-F VS. SXF VS. RM-Z VS. YZ-F


The MXA wrecking crew tested, documented, inspected, theorized and calculated every conceivable facet of the 250 four-stroke class for 2014. Your future bike now!

FLASHBACK! WE RIDE JACK PHINN’S HONDA CRF450 DIRT TRACKER


With some reasonable modifications, a CR450 can be transformed into a desert racer, enduro bike, supermoto bike, dirt tracker, TT racer, sidecar racer or even a road racer

FLASHBACK! MXA’S FILL-IN RIDE ON 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

FLASHBACK! JOSH MOSIMAN’S THUNDER VALLEY 2023 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION


Over the last couple seasons, Josh Mosiman has been racing select AMA 450 Nationals on MXA test bikes—in 2023 he raced a Yamaha YZ450F at Pala, a Gas Gas MC450F at Hangtown and for this edition, he raced a Honda CRF450 Works Edition at Thunder Valley

2024 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: THE WRITTEN WORD ON HOW ALL SEVEN BIKES RANK


We tested each bike in its stock form, and put 20 hours on each bike to, try to make them ultimately comparable to each other and to keep things equal we installed the same tires on each bike

2024 MXA 250 Shootout video

2024 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT VIDEO


You may not like our opinion, but you have to respect it. We ride, race, and test all seven of the 2024 250cc four-strokes to give you the pros and cons of each new bike

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

TWO-STROKE TUESDAY: 2004 HONDA CR250 VERSUS YAMAHA YZ250


No offense to Kawasaki, Suzuki and KTM, but their combined motocross bike sales didn’t equal one-half of the numbers put up by Yamaha and Honda in 2004

2023 MXA 450 Shootout video

2023 MOTOCROSS ACTION’S 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO


This is the one you should read! We compare the CRF450, YZ450F, 450SXF, KX450, FC450, RM-Z450, and MC450F against each other in the most highly anticipated video of the year

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2024 HONDA CRF450


Not only is this this great engine, but it does the impossible by taming some of the CRF450 frame’s skittishness

TWO-STROKE TUESDAY | WE TEST THE SLOW BUT STEADY 2004 HONDA CR125


The 2004 CR125 engine made four horsepower less than the KTM 125SX and at 10,500 rpm it was more than a seven horsepower adrift

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2024 HONDA CRF250


The 2024 CRF250 isn’t any better than the 2022 or 2023 bike. It’s the same model, only with a $100 upcharge

2024 Honda CRF250

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2024 HONDA CRF250


Somehow the Honda CRF250 became the lightest 250 four-stroke in the class in 2024 without dropping any weight…

MXA RACE TEST: 1999 HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE


The ’99 CR125 powerband is on the short side. This would not be a crime if it weren’t for the YZ125’s broadness. As is, the KTM 125 is a better example of what the Honda should have been

2024 Honda CRF450 Tested video

MXA VIDEO: 2024 HONDA CRF450 TESTED


MXA shakes down the newest version of the CRF450. You’ll either love it or hate it

MXA RETRO TEST: 2008 HONDA CRF450


After the errors of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 CRF450 models, the 2006, 2007 and 2008 CRF450s have become industry standards.

2003 Honda CR125

TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 2003 HONDA CR125


The most modern bike ever made with a vintage engine

FIRST LOOK! 2024 HONDA CRF450 & CRF250 MOTOCROSS MODELS


The new Honda CRF250 and CRF450 models will be available in July — Works Edition in September

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2023 HONDA CRF450WE


Most of the positive handling attributes are linked to the engine power being more linear, with the updated Showa suspension sharing the credit. Still, the handling isn’t perfect

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE JEREMY McGRATH’S 1992 PEAK HONDA CR125


This was the Porsche Turbo Carrera of the 125 class back in 1992—it revved higher, harder and longer than the stock CR125 and had better bottom to boot

MXA RETRO TEST: CLASSIC TEST OF THE LAST HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE


The glorious era of Honda’s two-strokes, which started in 1973, will end in 2007. That makes this more of an obituary than a bike test, but test we must

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2023 HONDA CRF250RX CROSS-COUNTRY


The CRF250RX is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It looks like an off-road bike, but underneath the big tank, kickstand and hand guards is a CRF250 motocross bike waiting to pounce.

2023 Honda CRF450 Works Edition

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2023 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION


MXA’s Josh Mosiman and Dennis Stapleton get into the nitty gritty on the 2023 Honda CRF450WE

2023 MXA 450 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: GASGAS VS. HONDA VS. HUSQVARNA VS. KAWASAKI VS. KTM VS. SUZUKI VS. YAMAHA


Everything you need to know about the 450 class of 2023 is right here. After you read MXA’s 450 shootout, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best bikes in the 450 class

MXA’S 2023 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: THE FINAL WORD ON THE 2023 CROP


GasGas MC250 vs. Honda CRF250 vs. Kawasaki KX250 vs. Husqvarna FC250 vs. KTM 250SXF vs. Yamaha YZ250f vs. Suzuki RM-Z250

2024 450 Shootout MXA

2024 MOTOCROSS ACTION 450 SHOOTOUT VIDEO


It’s finally here! We lined up the all-new Kawasaki KX450 and GasGas MC450F models against the rest of the 450 class in a head-to-head comparison

INVASION OF THE 2023-1/2 FACTORY, WORKS, ROCKSTAR & SPECIAL RACER EDITIONS


All the rage since the amazing success of the original KTM 450SXF Factory Edition in 2012 (often called the Ryan Dungey Replica), today there are KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas, Kawasaki and Honda versions—often in both 250 and 450 versions

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2023 HONDA CRF450


Every test rider who raced the 2023 CRF450 raved about how easy the power was to use. At low rpm, the throttle worked like a rheostat. No more hyper-60-horsepower craziness.

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2023 HONDA CRF250


The Showa spring forks are far too stiff, and the CRF250 handling issues start there. We appreciate that the new-generation Honda was made lighter, which helps with hopping over bumps and clearing jumps, but the rigid suspension and frame don’t complement the weight loss

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.

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2023 HONDA CRF-E2 GREENGER


It might seem odd that Honda would ask another company to build its first electric Pee-Wee, but each manufacturer has to partner with someone, Honda took the path of least resistance.

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE KEVIN WINDHAM’S 2011 GEICO HONDA CRF450


We like testing Windham’s race bikes just as much as we like him. Why? Kevin has a real world racing setup that doesn’t take a Greek god to ride

2023 Honda CRF250

MXA VIDEO: WE TEST THE 2023 HONDA CRF250


The MXA wrecking crew tests the 2023 Honda CRF250. Surprisingly, this bike is down on horsepower compared to the previous generation bike from two years ago, but it feels faster

ALOOP CR250

BIKES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: ALOOP XMX 250 FREESTYLE


A special kit designed in 2000 to transform a CR250 motocross bike into a freestyle bike. First step, buy hacksaw

PRO CIRCUIT’S BONES BACON LOVES THE HONDA TRAIL 90, OOPS TRAIL 110…NO, THE TRAIL 125


We track Bones down at the Pro Circuit Supercross track to hear his history with Honda’s legendary Trail 125

1995 Honda CR125 Two-Stroke Restoration

MXA’S 1994 HONDA CR125 RESTORATION DISASTER: WORDS, PHOTOS & VIDEO


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

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

IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR! THE WRECKING CREW’S FAVORITE 2022 RACE BIKES


Even though they know the best bike when they ride it, that doesn’t mean that they choose the winner when it’s time to race

WE RIDE A RETRO-MOD 2005 HONDA CR125 NOISEMAKER


The 2005 “CR125 Noisemaker” isn’t comparable to a modern 38.5-horsepower 125 , but it’s great for teaching riders how to carry momentum through corners

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

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

2023 Honda CRF450

MXA VIDEO: MXA’S FIRST RIDE ON 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

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE NICK WEY’S MDK/MOTOSPORT OUTLET HONDA CRF450


Nick asked us to ride his CRF450. Long before his San Francisco triumph, Nick wanted us to take his CRF450 out for a test ride. Why? Because he believes it’s good.

TWO-STROKE TUESDAY | 2001 HONDA CR125 | COMPLETE TEST


One small step backwards and one giant leap forward

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!”

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: 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

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 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

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

EPIC BATTLE OF OLD IRON: 1994 HONDA CR500 VS. 2000 KAWASAKI KX500 VS. DARYL ECKLUND


I’ve made no secret that I feel I was meant to race a KX500, so this is hard for me to say out loud, but the Honda CR500 was the best bike

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


What is the 80-percent solution to racing a CRF450? Only at 80% does the overly rigid frame, unequal suspension settings and the frame’s harmonic imbalance cancel each other out

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2022 HONDA CRF250


Test riders called the new low-to-mid CRF250 “a faster YZ250F—with bad forks”

2022 Honda CRF450R Works Edition-3937

MXA VIDEO: TESTING THE $12,399 2022 HONDA CRF450 WORKS EDITION


Finally! The CRF450 Works Edition comes with its very own suspension settings and tailored ECU mapping. This bike hits the dyno with 60-horsepower, but it’s so smooth on the track that you wouldn’t believe the dyno

2022 MXA 250 FOUR-STROKE SHOOTOUT: THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE…TO GO FASTER


This year’s MXA 250 four-stroke shootout includes seven race machines. MXA lived with these seven 250cc four-stroke bikes for months—racing them, working on them and deciphering each ones hidden code

2022 MOTOCROSS ACTION 450 SHOOTOUT: THE TRUTH & NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH


This is the 450 Shootout that you have to read, but for the effort you will be rewarded with all you need to know about the 450 class of 2022

HONDA CRF-E2 // FIRST LICENSED YOUTH ELECTRIC DIRT BIKE


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

THE REAL DEAL! 2022 MOTOCROSS ACTION 250 SHOOTOUT VIDEO


What are the best and worst aspects of the seven 250 motocross machines on the market? We dive into that and rank them from first to seventh here