You may not think they are comparable, but the AMA rulebook says they are. Which one is better?
The 2023 KTM 350SXF runs great. It delivers the best of both worlds. It picks up quickly down low, pulls steady through the middle and revs to an amazing 13,400-rpm rev limiter
The KTM and Husqvarna are all-new for 2023 and the Kawasaki KX250 received a hefty list of engine changes, but Yamaha, GasGas, Honda and Suzuki are unchanged from 2022. Our test riders had their work cut out for them, comparing the updated bikes with the unchanged ones
The 2023 KX250 doesn’t look all that different on the outside, but underneath the hood, Kawasaki made a lot of changes. All of Kawasaki’s R&D money went into getting more power out of the KX250 engine
Mama mia, that’s some spicy MXer!
MXA’s “Versus Series” answers the question that you want an answer to. This episode pits the 2023 KTM 300SX fuel-injected, electric start motocross model against the 2023 Husqvarna TC250 fuel-injected, electric start motocross model
Many 450cc Supercross-spec bikes have super-stiff forks, loads of bottom-end power, a massive front brake and a lowered subframe. Surprisingly, Anderson’s FC450 wasn’t your standard Supercross machine
Yamaha’s pride and joy versus KTM and Husky’s new electronic fuel-injection technology versus the tried-and-true carbureted GasGas 125
After three individual test videos on the Varner, Twisted and Haeseker-built KTM 150’s. We have released our Shootout video, where we put all three bikes head-to-head
When Mitch asked if we were interested in testing Pro Circuit’s 2013 Kawasaki KX250F he let us choose which rider’s bike—we chose Adam Cianciarulo
With the 2023 Supercross series just a couple days away, we have to asked, do you remember when Lance Smail, Tom Moen and KTM 540SX made Supercross history
RC, DeCoster & Goose tell all about the bike that everyone who was anyone in 2005 remembers
MXA races the Suzuki RM-Z450 that took Ken Roczen to the AMA National Championship — can lightning strike again in 2023
For the first time since KTM took over the Spanish brand, the GasGas MC450F is not “platform shared” with the KTM 450SXF— you might think that is bad, but we think it’s good!
The 2022 Suzuki RM-Z450 is not the best bike on the race track, but it offers a ridable, raceable and enjoyable bike for someone who wants to get in on the motocross experience without having to file for bankruptcy. As it sits, it is still the best bargain in dirt bikes
In 2004 the king of the 250 two-stroke class was between the Yamaha YZ250 and the Suzuki RM250. We give you a test that compares the two bikes competing for the throne
Corporate marketing among the three Austrian brands demands a more responsive KTM, broader Husqvarna and mellower GasGas. How did they do it? More air for the KTM, less air for the Husky and no air for the GasGas
How David O’Connor built the ultimate race bike from a salvaged 2019 frame, borrowed suspension and an Irish passport
KTM first introduced the Freeride in 2012 but never made any serious attempts to sell it in the USA, but with new electric bikes showing up every week, KTM wanted to show that they had been the voltage business for 11 years.
The king of high-rpm 250 four-stroke horsepower throw its old engine away and builds a totally new engine and puts it into a super exotic chromoly steel frame
It might seem odd that Honda would ask another company to build its first electric Pee-Wee, but each manufacturer has to partner with someone, Honda took the path of least resistance.
We like testing Windham’s race bikes just as much as we like him. Why? Kevin has a real world racing setup that doesn’t take a Greek god to ride
The 2023 GasGas setup is designed to suit the needs of the vast majority of riders, especially Novices, Vets and play riders.
Every test rider who raced the 2023 CRF450 raved about how easy the power was to use. At low rpm, the throttle worked like a rheostat. The rider could dial in how much power he wanted. No more hyper-60-horsepower craziness.
We stuck two Pro-level test riders on Tony Cairoli’s bike, and they both claimed the nine-time World Champ’s bike had the best engine they had ever ridden. On the other hand, the shock was only okay, but the forks were insanely stiff
After the dreadfully long break-in period, the 2023 KTM 250SXF handles great. The straight-line stability and suspension action under braking at corner entrance are vastly improved
Overall, even with a stronger midrange, the FC250 engine is still a high-rpm screamer
It is rare that the best hop-up tip for a brand-new bike is more break-in time. Too little and you’ll pay for it, but we haven’t found the too much limit yet
The (slightly) updated KTM 450SXF has arrived. The orange frame is in high demand and the updated suspension settings are intriguing
Dressed with Malcolm Stewart numbers and Rockstar graphics is the new 2023-1/2 FC450 Rockstar Edition
GasGas Factory Editions gets the same upgrades Husky and KTM got last year
In 2004 Kawasaki had just launched its all-new KX250F. The team offered the four-stroke to James, and he tried it during the pre-season. He decided to stay with the KX125 two-stroke instead
GasGas didn’t want to add weight, complexity, cost or lack of tuneability to its proven 125cc machine. We applaud them for listening to what two-stroke riders want and don’t want…and you should also.
The 2023 Yamaha YZ450F is all-new and they’ve changed practically everything we’ve ask for. Josh Mosiman tests the bike at the Star Racing Yamaha GOAT Farm
The ’99 CR125 powerband is on the short side. This would not be a crime if it weren’t for the YZ125’s broadness. As is, the KTM 125 is a better example of what the Honda should have been
You read that engine size right! In 2001 KTM experimented with a lighter bike and smaller engine to go up against the big bikes on a tighter track
The third 125 engine builder in the “Pasha 150SX Engine Builder Shootout” is Terry Varner. He is a controversial figure, with, at the very least, a poor work ethic or worse. Pasha included his engine to help Terry turn his life around
From Italy with love—however, finding a dealer for the 2023 models might be challenging
The MXA wrecking crew tests the 2023 Honda CRF250. Surprisingly, this bike is down on horsepower compared to the previous generation bike from two years ago, but it feels faster
The 2010 Husaberg FX450 was too heavy, too slow and too weird to be taken seriously by hardcore racers. On the other hand, it is like no other machine on the planet—and because of that, it deserves some attention as it fades into obscurity
The AMA 500 Nationals ran from 1971 to 1993. The AMA dropped the 500 class under pressure from the brands that didn’t make 500cc two-strokes, but if you think about it, the 450 class is just a four-stroke replacement for what were the most thrilling two-stroke bikes to race
This exotic KTM 150’s frame was stripped and clear coated to create a raw metal finish. On the track, the FMF pipe sounds raw too
A special kit designed in 2000 to transform a CR250 motocross bike into a freestyle bike. First step, buy hacksaw
We track Bones down at the Pro Circuit Supercross track to hear his history with Honda’s legendary Trail 125
Jim Haeseker built a rocket ship for Pasha’s KTM 150 two-stroke engine builder shootout. This episode highlights the exotic Haeseker built KTM 150SX
Yamaha spent millions of dollars on the development of the most advanced two-stroke motocross bike in motocross history at the exact moment when two-stroke sales hit the dumpster
This is a completely RAW video for our viewers to check out. No talking. No music. Just pure two stroke bliss
Before everyone forgets Stewart’s minicycle success, we grabbed his SplitFire KX85 right out from underneath him as he pulled off the Loretta Lynn track with his 10 billionth amateur championship and took it home to SoCal to test
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
They look so lovely under studio lights, but getting them to that point is fraught with peril and imperiled by fraught
Sheak’s high-rpm flyer was perfect for his 125 National speed, but without his talent, it is a demanding bike to ride
There is no time limit on the love between a man and his first two-stroke—and when a two-stroke has been in production since 1974, like the YZ125/YZ250, it has a devoted congregation hoping to pay homage to the past with their own Yamaha project bikes
Even though they know the best bike when they ride it, that doesn’t mean that they choose the winner when it’s time to race
What one man did to his old smoker. Why would an MXA test rider want a 2014 Yamaha YZ250 when he could just race MXA’s 2023 YZ250?
After an aborted attempt to jump from Team Suzuki to Team Honda in the middle of the 1997 season, Mike finally got his wish for the 1998 season
David O’Connor is everyone’s favorite Irishman; however, “everyone” is a relative term. We actually mean everyone in the American motocross community
It seemed unfair to test a National caliber race bike against a stocker, so we didn’t go to a National caliber track to give the stocker a boost
The RMZ250 is still the slowest bike in the class and it still has a kick starter, but it’s not all bad. Josh Mosiman and Brian Medeiros talk all about it here
The 2005 “CR125 Noisemaker” isn’t comparable to a modern 38.5-horsepower 125 , but it’s great for teaching riders how to carry momentum through corners
The 2023 Kawasaki KX450 has a lot going for it, but the MXA wrecking crew isn’t an easy bunch to please