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30 YAMAHA, 2016
In honor of its 60th anniversary in America, Yamaha has released some very
special models, including a two-stroke that we thought they would never build.
36 KTM OFF-ROAD & DUAL-SPORT, 2016
Last month KTM showed us its radical new motocross and cross-country racers
for 2016. Now we get a look at the dual-sport and trail bikes of the new year.
44 LIVING WITH THE HUSQVARNA FE350
No matter how good a bike is, when you ride it enough, you find things to fix.
Tom Webb takes us on a tour of his personal Husky FE350.
48 STILLWELL KTM 300XC
Alan Stillwell is right in the middle of an off-road hotbed, where guys named
Abbott, Hatch, Robert and Gerston call home. He shows us his idea of the
ultimate off-road bike.
54 HONDA CRF250R IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
It doesn’t look like a Honda and it doesn’t run like a Honda. This project is the
result of a massive identity swap, but it keeps the CRF250R’s best traits.
58 HUSQVARNA TC85
There’s a new player in the mini wars—sort of. The Husqvarna TC85 isn’t far
removed from the KTM 85SX, but it’s rapidly becoming the most sought-after
bike in the amateur ranks.
62 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
So you think the KTM 450SX-F Factory Edition is the most blinged-out motocross
bike there is? Take a look at this!
68 YAMAHA SUPER TENERE
When the Yamaha Super Tenere arrived, it was a game-changer. A wave of
super adventure bikes followed. Can the Yamaha XT1200Z still shine in a world it
74 THE GOODS
We love roughing it on two wheels as much as anyone, but the right gear and
equipment can smooth out the parts that might be a little rougher than we need.
76 THE HONDA ELSINORE
If there was any one motorcycle that was responsible for the motocross boom of
the ’70s, it was the Honda CR125M Elsinore. We look at the life and times of the
two-stroke that started it all.
82 BLAST FROM THE PAST
We can’t resist looking long and hard at some photos from the past. We love the
golden age of motocross, and so does Mark Kiel, who has most of those years
recorded on Kodachrome.