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In this section you'll find reviews on a variety of different bikes. Continue on to find out all the pros and cons off different models and figure out which one is best for you.
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2009 KTM 505XC Offroad Bikes Hazleton PA

You may be wondering why the MXA wrecking crew is testing an offroad bike instead of a motocross bike. The answer is simple: we absolutely love KTM’s big-bore 505 engine. In the past, KTM produced a 505SXF version for motocross racers. No more! Now the only way to get the big-bore 505 engine is to order the 2009 KTM 505XC-F. So, we ordered a 505XC-F and set out to turn it back into the 505SXF that we lusted after.

2009 Husqvarna TC450 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Here in this article is about the test results of 2009 Husqvarna TC450. If you want to know what's new on the 2009 Husqvarna TC450, keep on reading this article and you will know the details.

2010 Husqvarna Bikes Hazleton PA

Less weight, increased reliability, improved performance and handling. These have been the key elements behind the development work carried out by Husqvarna engineers on the new Enduro and Motocross models for 2010.

1972 CZ400 Bikes Hazleton PA

New and never-ridden machines are considered the Holy Grail for collectors, but with CZ they are hard to find. For the 1972 model, the most important part is the yellow gas tank, with checkerboard stripe and rubber knee pads. Sold new in 1972 for $1315, expect to pay $4000 for a restored version.

2010 Yamaha YZ250F Bikes Hazleton PA

REAL TESTS! 2010 MXA RACE TEST OF THE YAMAHA YZ250F: the yamaha yz250f has a new perimeter frame, new gas tank, new geometry, new plastic and new look, but it has the same old engine. Read and find out more.

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1952 Fb Mondial 200 Bikes Hazleton PA

The Mondial 200cc was built by a factory employee with the permission of the Boselli brothers in 1952 for campaigning privately. Purchased from Rick Weedon, Edoardo Vannucchi, a well-known motorcycle restorer in Italy, brought it back to original condition.

1966 Husqvarna 360 Viking Bikes Hazleton PA

Two-strokes made their first impact in the 250 class, where the woefully underpowered four-strokes quickly succumbed to the light weight and snappy response of the 250 offerings of CZ, Greeves and Husqvarna.

1967 Greeves Challenger Bikes Hazleton PA

The most important thing to look for in any vintage motorcycle is that it is in original condition. The machine could be a “rust bucket,” but metal and paint finishes are easily applied. Finding 40-year-old parts is the challenge. Pay as much as $3000 for a good original core. A nicely restored example is worth about $8000.

1967 Montesa 250 Lacrosse Vehicles Hazleton PA

Montesas have never been highly sought after by collectors. You almost never find the LaCrosse model for sale. Most of them had rod bearing failures. This Early Years of Motocross Museum LaCrosse is valued at $7500.

1968 Yamaha 250 DT1 Bikes Hazleton PA

he 1968 DT1 is much more collectable than later models. Unique on the ’68 model are a tach that is smaller than the speedo, a fuel tank that bolts on with a bracket underneath, a magneto cover which is held on to the engine cases by screws, and there’s a small stinger on the exhaust system.

1969 Husqvarna 500 Twin Bikes Hazleton PA

Early Husqvarnas are much sought after by collectors. The starting price for this unique bike is well above $100,000. This one-off, twin-cylinder, Baja 1000-winning bike is without peer!

1971 AJS 250 Stormer Bikes Hazleton PA

The Stormer 250 (designated Y4) had some racing success in the British 250cc Championships as factory rider Malcolm Davis won the championship in 1968 and 1969 and his teammate Andy Roberson finished in second. Unfortunately, soon after the Stormer started selling in the American motocross market, Suzuki introduced the TM250 and TM400, and Yamaha introduced the DT1MX and RT1MX.

1971 American Eagle 405 Talon Bikes Hazleton PA

Americans were offered the bike as the American Eagle 405 Talo n. Australians knew it as the Alron 405 , and Belgians thought it was the BVM 405 . All the bikes were identical, with the exception of the American bikes having “American Eagle” cast into the engine case.

1972 CZ400 Bikes Hazleton PA

New and never-ridden machines are considered the Holy Grail for collectors, but with CZ they are hard to find. For the 1972 model, the most important part is the yellow gas tank, with checkerboard stripe and rubber knee pads. Sold new in 1972 for $1315, expect to pay $4000 for a restored version.

1974 Husqvarna 125CR Bikes Hazleton PA

Husqvarna parts can be traded around willy-nilly, so look for the appropriate engine and frame numbers. The 1972 and 1973 engines had prefixes that started with 2022, while the 1974 bikes had a 2035 prefix. Watch for the correct Betor forks, gas tank logos and period fenders.

1974 Yamaha YZ250A Bikes Hazleton PA

The Yamaha DT-1 Enduro, introduced in 1968, was neither a very good street bike nor a good enduro bike, yet it was a perfect motorcycle for its time. With its factory GYT kit installed, power went from 21 to 30 horsepower and, thanks to its low price, the DT-1 was Yamaha’s entree into the competitive dirt bike market because it fueled Yamaha's interest in building hardcore dirt bikes.

1976 Ammex 250MX Bikes Hazleton PA

Finding an Ammex with Fox Airshox and an aluminum swingarm is a coup. Original bikes have Jones V-shaped bars.

1981 Honda CR250R Bikes Hazleton PA

1981 was an interesting year for Honda. They went all “Star Wars” on the cosmetics, plus they water-cooled the CR125 and CR250, introduced the ill-fated CR450, and unveiled the most stupid front number plate in motocross history.

2004 Yamaha YZ250 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Swap the stock N3EJ needle for an N3EW needle. This is what the late-model YZ250’s use. Obviously, all jetting is variable with altitude, humidity and temperature. Go richer when it is cold and leaner when it is hot.

2008 Kawasaki KX250F Motorcycles Hazleton PA

In a class where horsepower is king, the 2006 KX250F became instant royalty. Based solely on its awesome powerband, Kawasaki stood on the top step of the 250 four-stroke fiefdom in 2006 and 2007. The question for the MXA wrecking crew was whether muscle would be enough to keep the KX250F on top in 2008.

2008 KTM 250SXF Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The KTM 250SXF immediately set itself apart from the competition with its hydraulic clutch, steel frame, finger follower valve train, one-piece swingarm, no-link shock and WP suspension. Since that initial limited-release, KTM has continued to update their 250F by making a number of changes, both big and small, that have elevated its worth in the competitive 250F market.

2008 KTM 450SXF Bikes Hazleton PA

If KTM could solve that riddle, their motocross machines would get the attention they deserve. The question for 2008 is whether or not the KTM 450SXF has cracked the code. That is what the MXA wrecking crew set out to discover.

2008 KTM Bikes Hazleton PA

Starting immediately, two-strokes up to 250cc will be legal in the same class as 250cc four-strokes (additionally, 285cc two-strokes can race in the 450 class). Unfortunately, AMA Pro Racing is still sitting on its hands when it comes to two-strokes.

2008 Yamaha YZ450F Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The AMA's Steve Whitelock has ordained that 450cc motocross bikes are too powerful. If he gets his way, they will be banned. Once rid of them, he can move on to detuning those pesky Formula 1 cars, F22 Raptors, and that thing that John Force drives.

2009 Honda CRF450 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

We approached the 2009 Honda CRF450 just as we would any other test bike—with a fervent desire to tell the consumer exactly what he will be getting for his eight large. We think that you will be surprised by the depth of this test and the clarity of its analysis. We also think that this test will lay to rest the myth, and expose the true performance of the machine.

2009 Husqvarna TC450 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Here in this article is about the test results of 2009 Husqvarna TC450. If you want to know what's new on the 2009 Husqvarna TC450, keep on reading this article and you will know the details.

2009 Kawasaki KX250F Motorcycles Hazleton PA

As a result, the MXA test crew recognized the KX250F’s prowess as a race bike. Not blessed with the most of anything, it had the best combination of everything. That said, the 2009 model had a lot to live up to.

2009 Kawasaki KX450F Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Comprehensively re-designed with a new fuel-injected engine, chassis, bodywork and extensive durability enhancements, the 2009 Kawasaki KX450F motocrosser is sleeker, faster and more high-tech than ever. Although it has undergone the biggest makeover since its original 2006 debut, the new KX450F still shares a clear bloodline with its championship-winning predecessors. Read for more.

2009 KTM 450SXF Bikes Hazleton PA

KTM is a major player in the motorcycle world. They may have started out as a spin-off from Penton, but 35 years later they have built on the offroad dominance that John Penton handed them 40 years ago. Today, KTM owns the offroad, enduro, WORCS, GNCC and cross-country world. They also control the FIM World Motocross Championships and have built a winning 250cc MotoGP bike. In the last five years they have expanded into street bikes, and in 2009 will introduce a 1148cc Superbike.

2009 KTM 505XC Offroad Bikes Hazleton PA

You may be wondering why the MXA wrecking crew is testing an offroad bike instead of a motocross bike. The answer is simple: we absolutely love KTM’s big-bore 505 engine. In the past, KTM produced a 505SXF version for motocross racers. No more! Now the only way to get the big-bore 505 engine is to order the 2009 KTM 505XC-F. So, we ordered a 505XC-F and set out to turn it back into the 505SXF that we lusted after.

2009 KTM Bike Dealers Hazleton PA

First and foremost, the 2009 450SXF almost got a five-speed transmission, but at the last second KTM decided to stay with the four speed box. The black anodized triple clamps feature 18mm or 20mm adjustable offset to hold the 48mm WP forks. As for the forks, they offer new bottoming cones, revised valving, less unsprung weight and improvised flex characteristics.

2009 KTM Bikes Hazleton PA

KTM is the king of niche marketing. KTM has always taken advantage of its flexible production schedule to quickly develop new models to suit the varied interests of dirt bike riders. KTM makes more models of offroad bikes than all of the Japanese manufacturers combined. They have an incredible selection of displacements, engine types, transmission choices and styles of machinery.

2009 Suzuki Bikes Hazleton PA

Suzuki will be the first major manufacturer to release its 2009 motocross models, with bikes arriving in dealerships mid-summer. There are very few changes to the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250, but that's not surprising because the 2008 models were released very late in the season last year. Suzuki has discontinued the RM250 two-stroke for 2009, marking the end of a competition two-stroke dynasty that started back in 1971 with the TM400 Cyclone.

2009 Suzuki RM-Z450 Bikes Hazleton PA

The MXA wrecking crew wanted to find out what the world was missing. Q: WHAT’S NEW IN THE 2009 SUZUKI RM-Z450 ENGINE? A: There is only one change on the RM-Z450 engine from 2008 to 2009, but it is very important. The right side engine case has been reinforced with additional ribs and thicker wall diameters. It was a failure of this engine case that caused the 2008 RM-Z450 to be delayed for months.

2009 Suzuki's RM-Z250 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Suzuki invested beaucoup money in the development of the original 2007 RM-Z250 (along with a considerable update to it in 2008) and in the fuel-injected RM-Z450 late in 2008. Making matters worse for the bean counters at Suzuki is the fact that the RM-Z450’s teething problems made the 2008 selling season a disaster.

2009 Yamaha YZ125 Bikes Hazleton PA

Yamaha, flush with the success of the YZ400 four-stroke, decided to build the 2001 Yamaha YZ250F four-stroke. It was the 2001 equivalent of the 16th century petard. It was an explosive new machine that was going to blow holes in all the other competitors in the 125 class. It did. But in the process, the YZ250F not only drove every other manufacturer out of the 125 two-stroke business (and into the four-stroke fold), but it killed sales for the very popular YZ125.

2010 450 Shootout: Honda CRF450 vs. Yamaha YZ450F vs. Kawasaki KX450F vs. KTM 450SXF Hazleton PA

There are four machines in contention for the 2010 MXA 450 Shootout: the Honda CRF450 , Kawasaki KX450F , KTM 450SXF and Yamaha YZ450F. One of the four bikes named above is going to win—that we can promise you. But before you blindly follow our lead, we suggest that you look closely at all four bikes in this test—and then look closely at yourself, your riding style and your real needs.

2010 450 Shootout: Kawasaki KX450F VS. KTM 450SXF Hazleton PA

Don’t confuse MXA ’s KX450F versus KTM 450SXF shootout with the full-blown, 2010 MXA 450 Shootout. This shootout only focuses on two of the highest-profile race bikes sold. We have raced these two bikes head-to-head, week-in and week-out, for months in an attempt to find the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

2010 Honda CRF250 Bikes Hazleton PA

The worst-kept secret of 2010 was that the CRF250 would come equipped with electronic fuel injection (EFI). Surprise! The 2010 CRF250 has an EFI system. After struggling since 2006 with jetting issues caused by the oversize 40mm Keihin carburetor, Honda decided to kick carburetion altogether. Read and find out more.

2010 Husaberg FX450 Bikes Hazleton PA

Not fast, not powerful, not aggressive, the FX450 asks the rider to maintain momentum, and it doesn’t get in the way if he gets the FX450 rolling. It is like a mild-mannered Clark Kent without the Superman alter ego.

2010 Husqvarna Bikes Hazleton PA

Less weight, increased reliability, improved performance and handling. These have been the key elements behind the development work carried out by Husqvarna engineers on the new Enduro and Motocross models for 2010.

2010 KTM 250SX Bikes Hazleton PA

There were three KTM two-stroke-only changes. First: Cylinder. The 250SX cylinder head has been reinforced for more durability. Aside from the new graphics, the cylinder casting is the only visual clue indicating the difference between the 2010 and 2009 models.

2010 Yamaha YZ250F Bikes Hazleton PA

REAL TESTS! 2010 MXA RACE TEST OF THE YAMAHA YZ250F: the yamaha yz250f has a new perimeter frame, new gas tank, new geometry, new plastic and new look, but it has the same old engine. Read and find out more.

450 Bikes Hazleton PA

Unlike the other fuel-injected bikes, which stumble at 8000 rpm, the 2009 Kawasaki KX450F keeps pulling to 9400 rpm. The ‘09 KX450F has the second most horsepower in the class and decent suspension. Its handling is mediocre. It needs to go on a serious diet, because at 238 pounds it weighs 12 pounds more than a CRF450.

Carbon Fiber Bikes Hazleton PA

Oh, did you think we meant that KTM was planning on building a carbon fiber motorcycle? Sorry. We meant the Euro-only brand of KTM road racing, mountain biking, downhill and city bicycles. Have a look at the KTM bikes!

CRF250 Dealers Hazleton PA

Losing weight on a motocross bike is easy; you simply replace every removable part with a lighter one (if such a thing exists). Here is where we whittled away at our CRF250.

CRF450 Dealers Hazleton PA

The most noticeable attribute of the 2009 CRF450 once a leg is thrown over it is how narrow the bike feels and how easy it is to move forward on the seat. This translates well to the track, where we were able to get over the front end with little thought. In the air the CRF450 was very light and nimble feeling. Simply put, it inspires confidence.

CT3 Electric Vehicles Hazleton PA

T3 Motion has unveiled their latest electric vehicle, the "CT3." The CT3 is based on T3 Motion CT Micro Car. The CT3 is the latest electric vehicle designed, developed, and manufactured by California-based T3 Motion. Read on.

Ducati Dealers Hazleton PA

Much as Soichiro Honda had done at the end of the Second World War, Ducati sprang to life by making a small bicycle engine to transport war-ravaged Italian citizens. Please read on for more detailed information in the following article.

Honda CRF250 Bikes Hazleton PA

This is a shootout between the two best-selling 250 four-strokes in America. The Yamaha YZ250F and Honda CRF250 are available in over 3000 dealerships across the land. One of them (the Honda CRF250) won last year’s MXA Shootout , while the other (the Yamaha YZ250F) finished third. The MXA wrecking crew wanted to know how these two machines would rank against each other after a winter of hardcore R&D.

Honda CRF250R Bikes Hazleton PA

Innovative design has made Honda’s dual-muffler CRF250R a champion on the track as well as a multiple-time repeat-winner in magazine comparison tests. New cylinder-head combustion chamber shape improves power in the lower- to mid-RPM range. Dual-muffler exhaust system centralizes mass and reduces turning inertia to improve the lightweight feel of the bike. Read for more.

Honda CRF450 Bikes Hazleton PA

The small number of changes that Honda made for 2010 culminate in a bike that is a little better in several areas and a little worse in others (although the “worse” parts are subjective and can be undone).

Honda CRF450R Motorcycles Hazleton PA

In the all-new and lighter 2009 CRF450R, a brand-new engine with electronic fuel injection, developed concurrently with an entirely new rolling chassis, work together to deliver 450-class-leading power along with 250-style handling. It's an unprecedented blend of power, suspension and handling that together bring a genuine revolution to the premier motocross class.

Husqvarna TC250 Bikes Hazleton PA

Husqvarna deserves immense credit for building the smallest and lightest engine in the 250 four-stroke class. Thanks to a Formula One engineer who focused on the lower end, Husqvarna was able to shrink the powerplant down to a svelte 48 pounds. That is ten pounds lighter than any other 250 engine.

Kawasaki KX250F Bikes Hazleton PA

Kawasaki has habitually made a series of updates (both major and minor) to every model year of the KX250F. The Kawasaki engineers made roughly 33 changes to six specific areas of the KX250F. Let us count the mods.

Kawasaki KX450F Bikes Hazleton PA

When you factor in the day-to-day work of the manufacturers' R&D departments, you get 2008 machinery that is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Kawasaki hasn't thrown the baby out with the bath water, but rather added some epsom salts. The goal is to improve the breed, fix hereditary flaws and increase overall reliability.

Kawasaki Kx450F Motorcross Bikes Hazleton PA

Instead of saving some money, how about not wasting your time. Choose the right vehicle for motocross.

KTM 2010 GP Bikes Hazleton PA

Mike Alessi is in Europe getting ready for the first three GPs and a return to the AMA 450 Nationals...on the KTM 350SXF. Every KTM rider can choose the bike he wants to race (KTM 350SXF or KTM 450SXF).

KTM 250SXF Bikes Hazleton PA

With tighter sound restrictions being placed on motorcycle manufacturers, KTM sought a solution for their 250SXF that would meet the increasingly quiet European sound restrictions. They found an answer in the 250SXF’s offroad brother, the 250XC-F. The longer muffler from the offroad bike, coupled with a consistently small core in the muffler, reduces the sound level to an amazing 92 dB.

KTM Dealers Hazleton PA

Where the KTM 125SX has a smooth, linear and road racey powerband, the 2009 KTM 150SX powerband is much chunkier off the bottom and through the middle. Torque is up two foot-pounds from 6000 rpm to 10,000 rpm (and one foot-pound until sign-off). A more telling comparison is between the torque of the 125SX ( 17.8 ft-lb), 150SX ( 18.9 ft-lb) and 250SXF four-stroke ( 19.2 ft-lb).

KTM Zero Emission Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The KTM zero emission motorcycle embodies the typical KTM “Ready to Race” philosophy. The KTM zero emission motorcycle features the most modern construction characteristics and is fitted throughout with high quality vehicle components which have been a standard on KTM motorcycles since the beginning.

MDK Motosports' Kawasaki KX450F Bikes Hazleton PA

The initials MDK are those of team owner Mark D. Kvamme (a very successful entrepreneur and racer from the Bay Area).The MXA wrecking crew was eager to test MDK Motorsports’ KX450F.

Peraves Monotracer Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The Peraves Monotracer is a street-legal motorcycle that offers all the benefits of a high-performance sports car. The monocoque kevlar/carbon body is epoxy-resin reinforced with roll bars.

Suzuki RM-Z250 Bikes Hazleton PA

The MXA wrecking crew wasn't expecting any major changes to the 2008 RM-Z250. Suzuki had invested heavily in the redesign of the 2007 model. Manufacturers prefer to use engine molds and chassis extrusion for at least three years before making major investments in a new design (it has something to do with the bottom line).

Suzuki RM-Z450 Bikes Hazleton PA

The RM-Z450 introduction was pushed back until snow blanketed a large portion of the mainland. As a result, Suzuki will produce fewer 2008 RM-Z450s than it did 2007 models.

Used Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The MXA wrecking crew decided to make a list of old bikes that still have life left in them. You should use this list as a guide to 450cc motocross bikes. If you have a bike on the list, you might be wise to keep it. If your bike isn’t on this list, you might consider buying one of these bikes on the used bike market.

Yamaha 2009 YZ450F Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Yamaha decided to take a more scientific approach to product development (as opposed to a marketing blitz). That means that there is very little snap, crackle and pop to the new model. Most of the development took place under the hood where it can’t be seen.

Yamaha Dealers Hazleton PA

Every motorcycle company builds concept bikes for the annual motorcycle show circuit. But Yamaha takes the cake when it comes to wild prototypes that just might work. Here is a quick look at some of the ideas that have crossed Yamaha’s drawing boards over the last few years.

Yamaha Gen-RYU Motorcycles Hazleton PA

Based on Yamaha's priginal "Genesis" design ideal, the Gen-RYU combines a lightweight, compact YZF-R6 600cc engine and a high-output, high-efficiency electric motor.

Yamaha YZ125 Bikes Hazleton PA

We will all miss the 125 two-stroke when it's gone. And, unless you are a uniquely independent individual, you probably have no intention of buying a 2008 Yamaha YZ125.

Yamaha YZ250F Bikes Hazleton PA

Without the YZ250F's incredible reliability, bulletproof durability and awesome power, we'd all still be riding 125 two-strokes.

Yamaha YZ450F Bikes Hazleton PA

Let’s be honest, even if the 2010 YZ450F’s performance was identical to that of the 2009, the 2010 YZ450F gets a lot of brownie points for kicking out the technological jams.

YZ450 Motorcycles Hazleton PA

The YZ450Fs are designed for a 180-pound rider that is somewhere between Novice and Intermediate skill levels. But, it isn't that cut-and-dried. Spring-wise the YZ450F suspension will work with riders from 150 pounds to 200 pounds without stretching the preload capability. The rider weight is calculated with gear (add 20 pounds to your weight for boots, helmet, etc.).