denied to the U.S. That mistake won’t
be made again. The Africa Twin is all
new, high tech and dirt-worthy.
80 KTM DUAL-SPORT REPORT
If you want an off-road bike that just
happens to be street-legal, the KTM
500EXC is the machine to have. But,
you still have to finish the job. Here’s
what we did.
88 THE GOODS
Each month we showcase parts,
products and services designed specifically for the off-road touring market. “The Goods” is a page from the
big book of adventure.
90 OUTDOOR KICKOFF
Hangtown isn’t just the start of a
series. It’s a change of gears and a
new beginning for motocross racers
and fans all over America.
94 OLD SCHOOL
Have you ever dreamed of riding on a
golf course? It’s okay; we all have. For
a large group of riders in the Southern
California vintage racing scene, it
became a reality.
98 FLAT FIGHTERS
A few days after the pneumatic tire
was invented, the world saw its first
flat tire. With all the advancements in
motorcycle design, you would think
that flats would be a thing of the past.
Now they can be.
16 RAW FILES
30 RIDERS WRITE
66 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/GIFT CARD
104 SCALVINI EXHAUST
104 ETYMOTIC EARPLUGS
105 LEATT DBX 4.0 GLOVES
106 NEW PRODUCTS
108 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
114 BACK IN THE DAY
ON THE COVER: The second wave of KTM’s 2017 new-model announcement
includes an all-new 500EXC.
ON THIS PAGE: Maverick Shoey and Jeremy Pervines in hare scrambles
action. Photo: Kato.
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.