We ride the bike that Ricky raced at the 1999 Motocross des Nations in England
You might think that the best bikes to aspire to ride are those of the factory stars. Wrong! The best bikes to ride are those owned by the factory stars’ mechanics
Make no mistake about it; motocross bikes are expendable, throw-away, obsolescence-prone machines—but we love this 12-year-old bike
Everything you need to know about the 1999 Kawasaki KX125 — it's not 19 years too late if your old one is still in the garge
It is easy to look at the 2007 Suzuki RM125 and see a throwback to an ancient era. You don’t have to be an archeologist to catalog the relics: steel frame, revvy powerband and unchanged exterior
This is the raw sound of what a 2018 Yamaha YZ125 sounds like at full tilt at Glen Helen —without any big bikes in the way
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.
We give you the updates, the weight, the price, horsepower and tell you how to make it the best bike possible. Get your popcorn and sit down to watch this MXA exclusive video
Why Carson didn't use an KX250F aluminum frame or a 144cc kit, but did use Showa air forks and an Lectron carb
For this MXA First Ride video we hopped a leg over the all-new 2018 KTM 85SX two-stroke. This bike features WP AER 43mm air forks, no tools air box, hydraulic clutch and many of the similar parts you will see across the KTM line up
The gun-and-run style of power, with its need to shift on the bubble, was awesome for skilled two-stroke racers. It was just a little too high maintenance for the less skilled, but there are cheap cures
The MXA wrecking crew rounded up the five prime contenders and put them through their paces. Here is what we learned about the 2004 tiddlers
For this First Ride video of the 2018 Yamaha YZ65, we get our MXA mini test rider on the all-new mini ripper to give you a first impression of the bike
Honda made five changes to the 2004 CR250 engine. They needed to make changes as the YZ, RM and KTM barked right by it. Unfortunately, Honda didn't try hard enough
For the 2018 MTA Two-Stroke World Championships we built up our 2018 KTM 250SX two-stroke for the race
We test Brett Metcalfe's 2005 Yamaha of Troy YZ125 when it was the only smoker left on the track
TM does not have a four-year production cycle like the Japanese manufacturers. The company makes changes when it feels they are needed. For 2018, big changes were made to the TM MX125.
In 2004 the king of the 250 two-stroke class was against the Yamaha YZ250 and the Suzuki RM250. We give you a test that compares the two bikes competing for the throne
Willy Musgrave's flashback story about returning to his two-stroke roots
This bike has nostalgia written all over it. It should be sitting in a museum with a sign that says, “Do not sit on it.” Luckily, Ryan let MXA get it dirty.
It was 13 years ago when the “L” designated the RM85 as a big wheel, but that was easily recognizable by the larger wheels and increased ground clearance.
From 1997 to 1999, the KX250 was the Bike of the Year. Unfortunately, from 2000 on, the KX250 took a back seat to its competition
These are the best 125 two-stokes from the glory days of 1980 to present day. Does your smoker take the crown?
The CR125 engine in comparison to the KTM 125SX was four horsepower off. At 10,500 rpm there was more than a seven horsepower deficit. What did Honda do about it? Nothing.
The complexity of the job demands a hodgepodge of Honda parts from various CRs and CRFs for the rest of the bike. On paper, the 2008 Service Honda CR500AF may look like Frankenstein’s bike, but on the stand it looks like it was meant to be.
The fact that Broc Glover won the 1985 AMA 500 Championship on this bike was testament to his talent