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2010 Kawasaki KLX110 Review: Youth Off-Road Motorcycle

Youth Dirt Bike

When we last tested the Kawasaki KLX110 dirt bike, we came away impressed by its durability and capabilities, but less than satisfied with its features. At the top of the to-do list we sent to Kawasaki was the addition of an electric starter and the implementation of fourth gear (it was in the transmission of the old three-speed, but locked out).

2010 Yamaha YZ450F | Motocross Test

Yamaha YZF-450

The history of motocross is one replete with revolutionary designs, followed by consolidation and refinement of the dramatic motorcycle advances.

2011 Kawasaki KX250F | Motocross Review

2011 KX250F Review

One could argue that the development of motocross bikes in the '00s proceeded at a less-than-rapid pace. Certainly, the bikes showed improvements, but we did not see the developmental leaps that we saw from the riders themselves, who continued to be quite innovative-Bubba Scrub, anyone?

2012 Yamaha TT-R110E Review

2012 Yamaha TT-R110E Review | Off-Road Motorcycle

Yamaha TT-R110E Motorcycle Test

When evaluating youth motorcycles, we have some very specific standards. For the 2012 Yamaha TT-R110E to be a success, it has to be durable, reliable, and easy to use. The subtleties of suspension and handling are important, of course, but this is a motorcycle for young learners, not racers.

2013 Kawasaki KX250F | Motocross Review

2013 Kawasaki KX 250 F Test

The perfect motocross bike can vary greatly depending upon the rider.

2013 Husqvarna TXC250R and TXC310R Reviews | First Off-Road Rides

2013 Husqvarna TXC250R / TXC310R Test

The big news for the 2013 Husqvarna TXC250R and TXC310R cross-country racing motorcycles is the redhead engine.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 | Motocross Review

2013 Suzuki RM-Z 450 Test As the old saying goes, “What wins on Sunday sells on Monday,” and on the 2013 Suzuki RM-Z, Davi Millsaps...

2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 | Motocross Review

2013 Suzuki RM-Z 250 Test If you set a 2013 Suzuki RM-Z250 next to last year’s edition, you can’t see much difference. The only things...

2013 Yamaha YZ250F | Motocross Motorcycle Review

2013 Yamaha YZ250F Test The 2013 Yamaha YZ250F is the natural progression of the Yamaha YZ250F motorcycles that revolutionized the small-bore class at motocross tracks...

2014 Kawasaki KX450F Test | Motocross Motorcycle Review

2014 Kawasaki KX450F Review | Motocross Motorcycle Test The Kawasaki KX450F has a track record championship-winning success in the past few years. Since January 2011,...

2014 Yamaha YZ250F | Motocross Motorcycle Test

2014 Yamaha YZ250F | Motocross and Off-Road Motorcycle Test The highly competitive 250 four-stroke motocross market requires manufacturers to constantly up their games with new...

2014 Beta 250 RR Two-Stroke Test | Off-Road Enduro Motorcycle Review

2014 Beta 250 RR Two-Stroke Enduro Off-Road Motorcycle Test The supposed demise of the two-stroke in the ’00s has turned out to be quite premature....
Honda CRF250L Review

2014 Honda CRF250L Review | Dual Sport Motorcycle Test

Honda CRF250L Review There’s nothing like a dual sport bike for everyday practicality and fun -- from the comfortable upright seating position, to the long-travel...
Beta 520 RS Review | The Italian Alternative

Beta 520 RS Review | The Italian Alternative

Beta 520 RS Motorcycle Test When Cody Webb — endurocross, extreme enduro, and observed trials triple-threat — raced, and won, the gnarly King of the...
2014 Yamaha YZ250F Review | 180-Degree Change

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Review | 180-Degree Change

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Review Few markets are as highly competitive as that for 250cc four-stroke motocrossers, which are the entry-level full-size motocross bikes for a...