Motocross / Off-Road Motorcycle Reviews

Looking for the latest reviews on off-road and motocross motorcycles? We got all the deep insight right here, from the Honda CRF450R to the KTM 450 SX-F. We include both off-road and on-track MX tests.

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....

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 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,...

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...

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 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 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 Kawasaki KX250F | Motocross Review

2013 Kawasaki KX 250 F Test

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

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.

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?

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.

2009 KTM 250 XC-F | Motorcycle Test

Off-Road Racer, Supercrosser.

One might not expect a supercross-based bike to make a great woods machine, but KTM has pulled that trick off with the 250 XC-F. Utilizing KTM’s outstanding SX-F chassis and DOHC, 4-valve, e-start motor, the XC-F works as both a single-track race bike, as well as a high-end trail bike.

Quantya electric motorcycle

2008 Quantya FMX Electric Motorcycle Review

Swiss Electric Motorcycle

Yes, it's the 21st century, but the notion of a high-performance electric dirt bike that could be as much fun to ride as, and possibly competitive with, a petrol-powered dirt bike seems to be about as real as the Tooth Fairy. I can't imagine being able to dice with a buddy on the MX track, and be able to have a conversation with him at the same time.

Costa Rica Adventure | Motorcycle Adventure

Freedom. It is the spirit that drives us to ride motorcycles, and we attain that feeling in ways as diverse as our choice of machines. Of course, freedom in highly organized societies can become a relative thing. Unless we are riding entirely on private property (and sometimes even then), we are restricted by laws governing our sport. Those on custom cruisers are limited by equipment regulations, sport riders by speed limits and off-roaders by land use restrictions.

2008 Yamaha WR250R and WR250X | Motorcycle Test

Science historian James Burke's 1985 BBC-TV documentary series, "The Day The Universe Changed", documented key moments in the development of science and technology, and their effects on our perception of the world. Had Burke issued an episode tracking pivotal points in motorcycling in the United States, the day the Yamaha DT-1 250cc Enduro was introduced 40 years ago certainly would have qualified.