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MXA’S 2006 KTM 450SXF TEST

Have you heard of Maico? Bultaco? BSA? Ossa? Montesa? CZ? Rickman? Sure you have, but they're only discussed when the subject of defunct European motorcycle brands is brought up. KTM was a contemporary of those dear departed brands, yet it…
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MXA’S 2006 KTM 250SX DIRT BIKE TEST

KTM was the smallest of the Big Five. It didn't have the massive output in scooters, golf carts, power equipment, automobile engines, oil tankers, airplanes and motocross bikes of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki. But small isn't…
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2006 HONDA CRF250 TEST

Buzz is a weird thing. Public attention is drawn to Ben Affleck when it comes to his personal life, but nobody goes to see his movies. New motorcycles aren't all that different when it comes to buzz. Common sense would tell you that the…
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MXA’S 2006 RM-Z250 TEST

You've probably heard this story before, but we need to tell it as part of the background on MXA's 2006 Suzuki RM-Z250 test. On August 29, 2002, Kawasaki President Masamoto Tazaki announced that Kawasaki and Suzuki were forming an alliance.…
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MXA’S 2006 KX250F TEST

What a difference a year makes. After spending all of 2004 and 2005 on what were essentially clone machines, Kawasaki and Suzuki decided to go their separate ways in 2006. It isn't a divorce of equals, though. Kawasaki's divorce lawyer was…
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HONDA CRF230 TEST

BASIC INFORMATION: Retail Price: $3,599.00. Transmission: Standard (six-speed). Engine type: Four-stroke. CRF230 PURPOSE The CRF230 was designed, developed and tested to hit a home run when it comes to fun for nearly everyone in the…
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2006 YAMAHA TTR50 TEST

BASIC INFORMATION Retail Price: $1149.00. Transmission: Automatic (three-speed). Engine type: Four-stroke. TTR50 PURPOSE Let's not sugarcoat it. Yamaha developed the TTR50 with one purpose in mindto get a major cut of the sweet money…
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MXA’S 2006 RM-Z450 TEST

Ricky Carmichael put an exclamation point on the 2005 Suzuki RM-Z450's maiden voyage when he took it to the AMA 250 National Championship. But history has conclusively proven that "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" is little more than an old…
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MXA’S 2006 KAWASAKI KX450F TEST

One of the inherent problems with jumping on the bandwagon last is that almost everything that could be done has been done. The 450cc four-stroke technological hay wagon was almost around the bend before Kawasaki leapt on board. It's been…
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2006 HONDA CRF450 TEST

In our opinion, Honda took a quantum leap forward with the CRF450 in 2005. One year ago, Honda changed the frame geometry with a fourth generation twin-spar frame. They improved the shift drum, shift forks and shift fork shafts for more…
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2006 YAMAHA YZ450F TEST

If you are a fan of great moments in historythe Hindenberg explosion, Pearl Harbor, the Beatles at Shea stadium or the opening of Disneyland Paris, you need to pay close attention. Earth-shattering, world-changing and…
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MXA’S 2006 HUSQVARNA TC450 TEST

Husqvarna is the oldest motorcycle company selling offroad bikes in the USA today. Founded in 1903 in the town of Husqvarna, Sweden, it started as a gun manufacturer (in fact, the Husky logo is a gun sight), but made its first production…
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2006 HONDA CR250 RACE TEST

Of all the major manufacturers, Honda can be forgiven for not throwing the full weight of their engineering prowess behind the 2006 CR250 two-stroke. After all, way back in 1972 Honda vowed that they weren't interested in building…
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MXA’S 2006 KTM 250SXF TEST

Motocrossers like to think of themselves as individuals. They believe that they are unique in a world of brown shoes and starched shirts. They want to stand out in a milquetoast world of followers with their bravado, creativity and oneness.…
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2006 HONDA CR125 TEST

The fate of the 125cc two-stroke has everyone in the motorcycle industry in a conundrum. While they are committed to continue producing 250 two-strokes, largely because unit sales are larger and the machines are still competitive in the AMA…
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2006 HONDA CRF250

2006 Honda CRF250R- Features CRF250R Honda innovation scores once again as the 2006 CRF250R boasts a unique dual-muffler exhaust system to improve…
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2006 KAWASAKI KX250F PRESS INTRODUCTION

After just leaving the pressroom for the introduction of the radically new 2006 Kawasaki KX250F, we must say that this bike looks extremely good on paper. For the past two years the green team has been trying to find themselves in a world…
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SUZUKI REVEALS COMPLETE 2006 LINEUP

2006 SUZUKI RM-Z450 The RM-Z450's entry into the world of 4-stroke motocross has met with great success. The RM-Z has established itself as the 4-stroke machine that handles like a nimble RM, but with the type of strong, tractable 4-stroke…
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KXF/RMZ 250F 4-STROKE PISTONS

NOW AVAILABLE are the PRO-X 4-Stroke piston kits for both RMZ & KXF 250F models. NIKS PRO-X pistons are manufactured in Japan and are designed to be an O.E.M. replacement. The pistons are supplied in a Kit Package that includes rings,…
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HONDA SPECS OF THE 2005 CR125R

An all-new 125cc engine makes the 2005 Honda CR125R the most potent two-stroke in its class. Features & Benefits New for 2005 - New crankcase intake tract and six-petal reed valve for more efficient air flow and improved drivability. -…
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HONDA SPECS OF THE 2005 CR250R

A completely new engine design and a host of chassis improvements create a brand-new CR250R--a machine destined to be a winner in 2005. Features & Benefits New for 2005 - New cylinder design features RC exhaust valve housed in removable…
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