Imagine just five years ago, if I showed you a picture of a red Grand Prix motorcycle and a red motocross bike, and told you one was a Ducati and the other was a GasGas, you probably wouldn’t even bat an eye. But if I told you the MotoGP bike was the GasGas, and the Ducati was the dirt bike, you probably would have thought I was nuts.
After slowly dripping us information over the last few months and previewing the bike at the SuperMotocross World Championship finale in Los Angeles, Triumph has released full details about its new motocross bike, including its name: the TF 250-X. A TF 450-X model will follow next year, along with a range of Enduro models.
After months of speculation, Ducati has made it official, confirming it will go motocross racing and introduce a range of off-road motorcycles. The Italian manufacturer will follow Triumph as another major motorcycle manufacturer entering motocross, where they will compete against the likes of the Big Four Japanese brands plus Pierer Mobility’s three-headed monster.
Triumph has finally revealed pictures and videos of its new motocross bike getting a proper test by none other than the GOAT: Ricky Carmichael. Joined by fellow Triumph tester Evan Ferry, the two rip around the track and give their thoughts on this new surprise contender in the motocross world.
Triumph released a new video offering a sneak peak at the engine for its upcoming new motocross bike, with appearances from brand ambassador Ricky Carmichael, engineers and Triumph Racing managers, plus the SuperMotocross team of Bobby Hewitt, Dave Arnold, Ivan Tedesco, Stephen "Scuba" Westfall, and Vincent Bereni from Triumph's MX2 team.
The year is 2001 and the off-road world is in a strange period. Four-strokes were starting to stake a foothold in the dirt scene, even in motocross, and as such, the manufacturers were trying to figure out how much to expand their product offerings. For riders who didn't care much for the jumps and whoops of the moto track and like to play more off-road, it was a hassle to adapt a motocross bike for the occasion. Hence, Yamaha jumped in with the 2001 WR426F. Here, we share our review from 22 years ago.
Kawasaki updated its KX450 motocrosser and KX450X cross country machines for 2024, revising the cylinder head, frame, and brakes. Unfortunately, some of the final specs remain to be announced, including their curb weights, but here’s what we know about Kawasaki’s new 450s.
Husqvarna has entered the electric motorcycle market, launching the new EE 5 electric dirt bike as a 2020 model. The 2020 Husqvarna EE 5 is designed for young riders, with an all-new electric powertrain that claims an equivalent performance level to a 50cc gasoline-powered dirt bike.