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2008 HONDA CRF250 RACE TEST

As with the most popular girl in school, the lucky stiff who wins the lottery jackpot three times, or the couple that decided to vacation in Miami instead of Phuket, the Honda CRF250 has led a blessed life. Not the best-suspended bike, not…
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2008 HONDA CRF450 RACE TEST

There is a lot of speculation about the revolutionary new 2008 Honda CRF450, but let's put that to rest right now. The 2008 CRF450 is not new or revolutionary. If we were betting men, we?d plunk down Junior's college fund that the 2009…
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2008 RACE TEST YAMAHA YZ125

There will come a time when every manufacturer, race promoter, rider and AMA functionary will rue the day that the AMA allowed 250cc four-strokes to compete against 125cc two-strokes (not to mention the stupid unleaded gas rule that…
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2008 TEST RIDE YAMAHA YZ250F

Don?t let anyone pull the wool over your eyes. The most significant 250 four-stroke in the short history of the mid-size thumpers is the Yamaha YZ250F. Released back in 2001, years before the competition even considered deuce-and-a-half…
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2008 TEST RIDE YAMAHA YZ450F

The AMA's Steve Whitelock has ordained that 450cc motocross bikes are too powerful. If he gets his way, they will be banned. Once rid of them, he can move on to detuning those pesky Formula 1 cars, F22 Raptors, and that thing that John…
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2008 Suzuki RM-Z450 Intro

Yesterday was the day that every magazine editor was impatiently waiting for - the arrival of the 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450. To say that Suzuki's flagship motocross bike is all new for 2008 would be a severe understatement. There are very few…
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Applied Racing’s New CRF Triple Clamps

Press Release- ?Applied Racing is excited to announce a brand new triple clamp design for 2008 CRF 250R/450R/450X. As usual, much time and effort was made by engineers and testers at Applied to make this our best triple clamp…
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Two New 2008 Bikes From Yamaha (WR and WRX)

Yamaha is introducing the all new WR250R and WR250X.The WR250R is a dual purpose machine that blends a mixture of love for both the street and the dirt. The WR250X with it's 17" wheels is nothing short of SuperMoto inspired. Both…
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2008 Honda CRF450R Unveiled

First Look: 2008 Honda CRF 450R Although the MXA wrecking crew have been racing their 2008 Honda MX bikes for a few weeks already, it wasn't until today that we could officially release the information. While we've already gone over…
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2008 Honda CRF250R Unveiled

First Look: 2008 CRF 250R ? New piston with 13.1:1 compression ratio ? New cylinder head porting for improved power ? New lighter-weight valve train components raise rev limit to 13,500 rpm ? New lighter…
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First Look: 2008 Suzuki RM-Z450

New Features Hot start lever is relocated to the right hand side of the handlebar for easy operation while holding the clutch. Race inspired wave-rotors provide better cooling performance and increased mud deflection in muddy…
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2008 KTM’S

2008 KTM 450SXF What's new on the 2008 KTM 450SXF: (1) The crankshaft weight has been reduced, but the inertia has been increased (by moving the weight farther out on the flywheels). (2) KTM's dual counterbalancers have been reduced in…
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First Look: 2008 Kawasaki KX450F

Features and Benefits Engine - 449cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke single with lightweight, oxidized membrane treated titanium valves - High-acceleration cams help the engine rev quickly - Revised piston-cooling oil jet - Fifth…
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First Look: 2008 Kawasaki KX250F

Features and Benefits Engine - 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four-valve, DOHC engine delivers hard-hitting power from mid- to high-rpm - Features improvements in rigidity and reliability - Wide powerband for excellent low-rpm…
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INTRODUCING THE 2008 HONDA CRF150R

Engine/Drivetrain High-Performance Unicam? cylinder head design (see Technology Section) Lightweight, compact, internal auto decompression and handlebar-mounted hot-start system provide easy starting, hot or cold. Compact,…
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DRD: New CRF Radiator Lowering Kits

Norco , CA. (May 29, 2007) Dubach Racing Development (DRD), is proud to announce immediate availability for the new CRF Radiator Lowering Kits. DRD delivers a factory-level modification that improves handling, is simple to…
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MXA’S 2007 KAWASAKI KX250 RACE TEST

It is entirely possible that the 2007 Kawasaki KX250 is living on borrowed time. Last year, with little or no warning, Kawasaki dropped the KX125 from its lineup. The fact that the KX250 survived into 2007, albeit unchanged, is a testament…
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MXA BIKE TEST: 2007 YZ250

The truth about 250cc two-strokes is that they are wonderful pieces of racing machinerytechnically advanced, lightweight, blazing fast, cheap to maintain, and capable of being worked on with backyard tools. All of that is undeniableas is…
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2007 KAWASAKI KX250F INFORMATION

(press release) Kawasaki's all-new four-stroke KX?250F rose to the top to become one of last years best motocross bikes. For 2007, Kawasaki improves the championship winning KX250F with a host of engine and chassis modifications designed to…
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WE RIDE CHAD REED’S WORKS YAMAHA YZ450F

GETTING A CHANCE TO TEST RIDE A WORKS BIKE, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AMA RACING SEASON, WOULD BE LIKE FERRARI LETTING YOU TAKE MICHAEL SCHUMACHER'S FERRARI DOWN TO THE STORE FOR A QUART OF MILK ON THE EVE OF THE GRAND PRIX OF MONACO.…
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2007 YAMAHAS

YZ450F New for 2007: Replacing the upper cast triple clamp with a light and strong forging, slightly reducing steering head rigidity, and the use of lighter outer fork tubes; lighter wheel rims and light wave-type brake rotors add up to…
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2007 SUZUKIS

RM 125 2007 RM125 Get ready for a shot of mid-range designed to help you blast past the competition. The RM125 has a wider powerband and more controllable power delivery than ever. Couple that smooth, strong power and refined…
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NEW BIKES: 2007 KAWASAKIS

KX250F Kawasaki's all-new four-stroke KX250F rose to the top to become one of last years best motocross bikes. For 2007, Kawasaki improves the championship-winning KX250F with a host of engine and chassis modifications designed to…
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WE RIDE PRO-CIRCUIT’S RC REPLICA RM-Z450

THANKS TO THE AMA PRODUCTION RULE, AS FEEBLY ENFORCED AS IT IS, MOST FACTORY RACE BIKES ARE FINELY TUNED VERSIONS OF SHOWROOM STOCKERS. What's the difference between a works bike and a stock bike? Cubic dollars. Big…
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WE RIDE PIONEER’S BIG-BORE SUZUKI RM-Z475

NAMED AFTER THE EMBARRASSINGLY SHALLOW MTV SHOW, WHERE CELEBRITIES SHOW OFF THEIR HOMES, SHOES, CARS AND SPAS, THE "CRIBS EFFECT" HAS SPREAD THROUGHOUT EVERY SOCIAL STRATA OF AMERICAN SOCIETY. Pssst! Wanna know a secret?…
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