2024 300–350cc Four-Stroke Motocross Bikes To Buy
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by Andrew Oldar
23h ago
In the realm of full-size four-stroke motocross bikes, many manufacturers stick with 250cc and 450cc displacements. This makes sense from a professional racing standpoint, as those are the four-stroke engine sizes permitted in AMA Supercross, Pro Motocross, and the SuperMotocross (SMX) World Championship. However, the vast majority of dirt bike riders don’t compete in those series, and there’s a broad audience of individuals who want more power than a 250F can offer but less grunt than a 450. Enter 350cc four-strokes. We can thank KTM for creating this segment and continuing to offer more opti ..read more
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An Introduction to Motorcycle Trials Riding and Competition
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by Michael Wicker
1d ago
This year has started off really well for the Dirt Rider team with lots of bike tests as well as new experiences for some of the crew, one being the 2024 Beta Trials Press Challenge. The last time the event was held was in 2018, which fellow test rider Evan Allen and staff photographer Jeff Allen participated in. Both returned this year with Evan as a rider and Jeff shooting photos, and I was asked to join as a rider too. It would be my first time riding and competing on a trials motorcycle, and one of only a handful of times Evan had swung a leg over one. Trying trials on a 2024 Beta Evo Fac ..read more
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2024 Fuel-Injected 300cc Two-Stroke Cross-Country Motorcycles
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by Andrew Oldar
3d ago
KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas own the 300 two-stroke cross-country motorcycle segment. These off-road competition-focused dirt bikes share much in common with their respective brand’s motocross models, most notably chassis design. The easiest way to decipher a cross-country model from an enduro (in stock trim) is the former has a front number plate while the latter are equipped with a headlight. If off-road competition and light motocross (i.e., vet track) riding and racing is in your future and you want a big-bore two-stroke dirt bike, read on to learn about three options available in 2024. Rela ..read more
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2024 Montesa Trials Bikes First Look
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by Andrew Oldar
3d ago
Of the motorcycle companies that manufacture trials bikes, Montesa is certainly one of the most well known. Being owned by Honda helps, as does having 34-time motorcycle trials world champion Toni Bou campaigning its machinery at the highest levels of competition around the globe. Montesa’s three-model lineup of rock-hopping motorcycles have been released for the 2024 model year, consisting of the Cota 4RT 260R, Cota 4RT 301RR, and Cota 4RT 301RR Race Replica. Related: Motocross Riders On Trials Bikes 2024 Montesa Cota 4RT 260R All three of Montesa’s motorcycle trials models have the same sug ..read more
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2024 Fuel-Injected 300cc Two-Stroke Enduro Bikes To Buy
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by Andrew Oldar
4d ago
When it comes to technical off-road riding and hard enduro terrain, many turn to a fuel-injected 300 two-stroke motorcycle with a headlight. There are six models that fit that description, five from Austria (two of which are special-edition variants) and one from Italy. Whether you’re in the market for a 300 two-stroke with fuel injection or just want to learn more about this popular and highly capable type of off-road motorcycle, we’ve compiled a list of them here and detail some of what makes each unique. Related: Pro Wrenching Tip—Preparing Your Bike for Hard Enduro 2024 KTM 300 XC-W The 3 ..read more
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2024 Special-Edition 250cc Four-Stroke Motocross Bikes To Buy
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by Andrew Oldar
1w ago
There’s no shortage of standard-model 250cc four-stroke motocross bikes on the market (nine, to be exact), and there are more 250F motocrossers than ever in 2024 with a trio of special-edition variants from Austria. They are the KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition, Husqvarna FC 250 Rockstar Edition, and GasGas MC 250F Factory Edition. In addition to being outfitted with several trick parts, these models feature chassis, suspension, and engine changes that give us an idea of what to expect on the 2025 KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas motocross bikes. Read on to find out some of what makes these limited-edit ..read more
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2023 Beta Evo Factory Trials Bikes First Look
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by Andrew Oldar
1w ago
Beta offers a vast lineup of trials motorcycles and the Italian manufacturer just released its Evo Factory models, which includes a quartet of two-strokes and a lone four-stroke. Offered in limited quantities, these five machines use the same base platform as the standard Evos, but feature up-spec parts and accessories to make them as competition-ready as possible. 2023 Beta Evo Factory 300 Of the five models in Beta’s Evo Factory trials motorcycle lineup, the Evo Factory 300 (pictured) and Evo Factory 250 enjoy the most changes. (Beta/) Related: How Much Power Does A Trials Bike Make? Engine ..read more
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2024 110cc Dirt Bikes To Buy
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by Andrew Oldar
1w ago
Getting into dirt bike riding at a young age is an exciting and fun experience, but there is a lot to take in and learn. To decrease the intimidation factor, some of the smallest off-road motorcycles feature an automatic clutch so kids have one less thing to worry about when learning to operate a motorcycle. In the case of the four 110cc dirt bikes on the market, three have an automatic clutch and only one uses a manual system. For those looking to step up from a 50cc trail bike to a more powerful 110cc model with a taller seat height, we go over the four options available. Related: Convince Y ..read more
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2024 Husqvarna TE 250 Review
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by Allan Brown
1w ago
For Husqvarna, enduro is a category it always wants to lead in. This year, the Austrian brand completely updated its lineup of TE and FE models with a new chassis, engines, and suspension. One of the first models in the 2024 enduro range we got our hands on was the TE 250, which we immediately began testing to conduct this full review. Splashing around on the 2024 Husqvarna TE 250 in SoCal. (Jeff Allen/) For all the details on what’s new in Husqvarna’s enduro and dual sport lineup for 2024, check out our first look article. We also penned a technical information story detailing this specific ..read more
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2024 112–150cc Youth Motocross Bikes To Buy
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by Andrew Oldar
1w ago
When it comes to youth dirt bikes, a step above 85cc two-strokes are those in the 112–150cc range, which two manufacturers offer. Kawasaki’s KX112 is a two-stroke, while Honda’s CRF150R and CRF150R Expert models are four-strokes. These are the closest thing to a full-size dirt bike and the final stage for young riders to fine-tune their skills on before moving up to a 125cc two-stroke or 250cc four-stroke. The three models in this list are eligible to be raced in the Supermini 1 (12-15) and Supermini 2 (13-16) classes at the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. However ..read more
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