BIKES 18 2016 YAMAHA YZ450FX & WR450F Both machines are all new, the 450FX is a closed course YZ off-road and the new WR450F features the reverse-slantedhh engine. 34 KTM 500EXC KTM’s big dual-sport bike has found its way onto the wish list of more riders than any other dirt bike in America. It’s the very best at what it does, which just happens to be everything. 40 HUSQVARNA FC450 This is the newest, most dramatically changed motor- cycle of the 2016 season. Husqvarna started with the KTM 450SX-F that won everything and added a distinct- ly Husky twist. 46 BETA 300RR This is the two-stroke that has turned the off-road world upside down. It’s an electric-start 300 that’s as good as anything made in Austria, Japan or planet Earth. 52 HONDA CRF250R All the other players in the 250F motocross world have taken turns going to the Fountain of Eternal Horsepower. Honda has made serious motor changes in response, but is it enough? 58 YAMAHA YZ250FX REBOOT We can’t stop playing with the Yamaha FX! In this latest chapter we freshen up our long-term project bike and make a few more twists and tweaks.
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