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New bike season is in full swing—and while we are still waiting for the 2018 Honda CRF250 and 2018 RM-Z450, the rest of the bikes are here now (or will be soon).

The MXA wrecking crew flew to Erzburg, Austria, to ride the all-new, fuel-injected, 250cc, KTM two-stroke. Meanwhile we are back at home now riding, racing, and enjoying the 2018 Husqvarna TE250i fuel-injected two-stroke.

It’s almost too late now, but if you’ve never been to an AMA National you don’t know what you are missing…and we mean that literally. TV doesn’t do motocross justice. You gotta be there to feel the speed.

Here are some of the people you can meet at an AMA National, if you look close enough at the guy standing next to you by the fence.

   (left) What is the toughest race to tune suspension for? Bones knows. (right) When it comes time for the World Two-Stroke Championship in April, MXA’s bikes will be running VP Racing’s VPR fuel.

Although we have spend time with the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 in Japan and North Carolina—we can’t wait to get our hand son a true-to-life one later this coming week. Stay tuned.

We tell you everything you need to know about living happily ever after with your 2017-18 KTM 450SXF.

   TBT revalved the forks on our Yamaha YZ450F, while Tom Whte went in search of actor Charles Bronson’s 1971 Husqvarna.

Before Hodaka came along to revolutionize the sport of motocross at the entry level, there was the BSA Bantam.

  (left) The newest version of the Gaerne SG-10 boot undergoes MXA’s microscope. (right) When Tony DiStefano’s works forks broke off his Suzuzki at the Dallas Supercross, Jody was there, not just to shoot the photo, but to remove the stitches from Tony’s cut face.

We aren’t telling you how to wheelie so you can impress your friends. We are telling you why bikes wheelie, so you can impress your college physics professor.

   (left) Don’t you wish you could work in the motorcycle industry. Meet three guys who do. (right) If you could have ridden a BMW G450X you would have experienced one of the worst offroad motorcycles ever made.

The dunce factor in motorcycle racing is much higher than it was decades ago (when riders worked on their own bikes)—that’s why the MXperts are here to help you find the proper path.

Blake might have come up a little short on winning the 2017 AMA 450 National Championship, but he turned heads with his spirited rides. We sat down with him to cover his whole career and future plans.


Do you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play. Better yet get the Digital desktop version at https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action-digital-edition/ for $9.99 a year.

The MXA test riders prefer the print version and not just because it is delivered by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government, but because right now you can get 12 issues for $19.99 and a free $25 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. That means that there is a profit to be made in this deal for you. For the Print magazine go to: https://hi-torque.com/product/motocross-action/


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