HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW MXA? HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING
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John Basher builds a new Yamaha YZ125 each and every year. His 2015 version is a blueprint for how to spend the maximum number of dollars possible. It won the 2015 125cc World Two-Stroke Championship.
Although Doug Dubach is most closely associated with being the test rider for the original Yamaha YZ400 four-stroke, he actually had lots of success on smokers. This is the carbon fiber 1983 YZ100 that he races in the Marty Tripes 100 Revenge series.
MXA could not do an issue full of two-strokes and not include a Honda CR125. We had to start with a used 2005 beater, but it came around thanks to the help of Vertex, Rocky Mountain, Terry Varner and FMF.
MXA test riders don’t get to choose the bikes they ride, gear they wear, helmets on their heads or boots on their feet when they are testing, but they do get a free hand on their race bikes. Here are the favorite grips of the four MXA test riders.
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