WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate
safety gear. Dirt Bike does all of its testing and photography legally on public land, or private land with permission from the owner(s), and
we abide by the local laws concerning vehicle registration and muffler/spark arrester requirements. We are not responsible for quality of
aftermarket accessories we use.
DIRT BIKE • APRIL 2016• VOLUME 46, NO. 4
ON THE COVER: It’s time to pay homage to great bikes past and present: the KTM 300 and Kawasaki KX500 and KX450F. Photos by Mark and Ron.
ON THIS PAGE: Justin Seeds pops down a Ty Davis obstacle at the popular Adelanto GP. Photo by Ron Lawson.
40 KX500 CHALLENGE
Was the Kawasaki KX500 the most powerful
motocross bike ever made? Is it still better than
today’s 450s? We set out to answer questions
about the legendary 500cc two-stroke.
100 HOW TO INSTALL A CLUTCH
The Rekluse TorqDrive tackles the goal of
increased performance by reducing waste rather than increasing output. Here’s the step-by-step installation.
16 RAW FILES
28 RIDERS WRITE
82 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/GIFT CARD
104 PRO CIRCUIT T- 6 EXHAUST
105 KATE’S REAL FOOD STASH BAR
106 NEW PRODUCTS
108 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
114 BACK IN THE DAY