HAVE YOU SEEN THE JUNE ISSUE OF MXA: IF YOU LOVE BIKES YOU SHOULD

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? A MOTOCROSS MAGAZINE FOR GUYS WHO LOVE BIKES

What’s in the newest issue of MXA? How about a complete 125 Shootout between GasGas, Husqvarna, Yamaha, TM and KTM. We also test the 2021 Suzuki RM-Z250, do a comparo between the 2021 Honda CRF450 and the Honda CRF450 Works Edition, test the 2021 GasGas EX 350 (since they don’t make a 350 motocross model) and go back in time to test Jeremy McGrath’s 1992 Peak Honda CR125. We even had time to break down the last 125 two-stroke to win an AMA National. Best of all, we had Warren Reid pen a memorial to his former Honda teammate Marty Smith that won’t leave a dry eye in the house.  And, much more!

Don’t waste your time looking for the 2021 KX125, CR125 or Suzuki RM125. They don’t want your money, but Yamaha, TM, KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas are willing to take your money in trade for a brand-new 125cc two-stroke race bike.

Not only do we break each of the five 125 two-strokes down, but we weighed them and dyno’ed all five of them on the same day, on the same dyno with the same operator. This is the biggest and best 125 Shootout of the year.

Former factory Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and ATK rider Warren Reid wanted to do something special for his friends, Marty and Nancy Smith. We gave him ten pages of MXA and Warren wrote a touching tribute to Marty, with separate sections for comments from his family, teammates, competitors and mechanics. If you love Marty, you’ll love this story.

Honda makes the production CRF450 and a special edition version called the CRF450 Works Edition. The price difference is $2800. The first question everyone asks is if it’s worth the extra money. We tell you.

We even took time to recap the  2021 MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout, for those who missed it in the May issue, or just want to see where each bike fell in the hierarchy of 250 smokers.

Ever wonder what happened to the last 125cc two-stroke to win an AMA National? We tracked it down behind a chain link cage at Kawasaki headquarters and got the men who built tell us how it all came about—and the day it saw its last race.

To look at it now you would never guess that this is one most significant motocross bikes ever made. It fueled the growth spurt of motocross in America because it sold in giant numbers, cost under $500 and virtually every motocross star of the 1970s started their racing career on a Hodaka 100 Super Rat. From small acorns come giant oaks.

The MXA wrecking crew wanted to race a 2021 GasGas MC 350 four-stroke, but GasGas doesn’t sell one in the USA. So, MXA got an EX 350 Cross-Country model and made the minimal mods to make it better for cross-country and for motocross. Maybe, GasGas will make an MC 350 in the future.
    
You’ve probably read about the set-up flaws of the Showa BFRC shock that comes on the Suzuki RM-Z450, but do you know how the BRFC differs from a conventional motocross shock. Let the MXperts give you the 411 on the BFRC.

Do you remember when Honda made blue CR125s? Of course you don’t, but somehow Pro Circuit’s Mitch Payton convinced Honda to allow him to paint his CR125s blue and white. Brilliant marketing for Mitch, Pro Circuit, Peak Antifreeze and back-to-back to back-to-back 125 Supercross Championship didn’t hurt Honda.

We tell you everything you need to know about the 2021 Suzuki RM-Z250 and we give some healthy advice to Suzuki on how to change their marketing of what is a great entry-level race bike—although it would help if the suspension actually moved.

Meet some of the men who are living their childhood dreams of working in the motorcycle industry—included is former MXA suspension columnist Bones Bacon and current MXA technical columnist Jamie Ellis.

MXA is jam-packed full of great photography, like this Travis Fant shot of Jason Anderson railing through a Florida berm in preparation for the 2021 AMA 450 Nationals.

Moose Shara vented gear is the coolest gear to wear on a hot summer day, while the Acerbis plastic skid plate is like a helmet—an investment in a happy future.


Although you don’t have to know how a motorcycle works to ride one,  it helps if you plan to live and breathe motocross.


The lifeblood of American motocross is the aftermarket companies that make your bike better, and heroes, like Kent Howerton, who made you want to do it in the first place.

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