34 BETA 350RR-S
Back in the day there was no difference
between an off-road bike and a dual-sport
bike. The Beta 350RR-S brings those
days back, performing both duties flaw-
42 KTM 250SX-F
For a very long time KTM has had the
fastest motor in the 250 class, but it
was never considered the class champion
for one reason. For 2017 that reason
has evaporated into thin air.
59 HONDA CRF250R
With all the attention showered on the
2017 Honda 450, the CRF250R was
released without any time in the spot-
light. It’s unchanged this year, but still
worthy of a look and a ride.
60 SUZUKI RM-Z250
Yes, Suzuki still has a 250F. The
RM-Z250 was changed in virtually every
way except in appearance in 2016.
Now it returns and remains one of the
best-handling bikes in the world.
92 SSR SR189
Why would you choose the SSR SR189
over a known quantity like the Honda
CRF150F? It’s not just about price any-
more. The SSR offers features and per-
formance at the top of its class.
96 CSC TT250
The dual-sport world was shaken from
top to bottom by the Volkswagen scan-
dal, which made DOT certification more
difficult than ever. Companies like CSC fly
through it all on a budget.
66 BUILT FOR SPEED
What is it about the Honda CRF450X
that keeps it in front of big cross-country
races? It’s been around long enough that
everyone knows what to do for the bike
and what it can do for you.
72 BLING ON A BUDGET
Ask any Honda CR125 expert; the 2001
model was special. We take it on a trip
that makes it even more exciting than
when it was new, all for a budget under
ON THE COVER: The Beta 350RR-S carries the torch for both
dual-sport riders and off-road guys in 2017. Photos: Ron and Mark.
ON THIS PAGE: Eli Tomac was without a doubt the second
fastest man at the Nationals. Tyler Johnson captured him at the
Ironman where he went 3-3.
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