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26 KTM 350EXC
The KTM 350 was forged in the fire of international motocross racing, but its
true calling is in its dual-sport configuration. The 350EXC might be the ultimate
street-legal dirt bike.
34 BETA 450RS
Now we can write it in permanent ink. Beta is here to stay and is the only
motorcycle company to offer a realistic dual-sport alternative to KTM.
40 250F MX SHOOTOUT
Yamaha took its time updating the YZ250F. But now that the 2014 YZ250F is a
reality, how does it stack up in the toughest class in MX?
56 YAMAHA WR450F
Most of the large Japanese makers have consigned off-road bikes to Europe.
But not Yamaha. The WR450F is Asia’s most advanced off-road bike.
62 DICK’S RACING WR450F
With a little work, the Yamaha WR450F can be a racer, a gray-market dual
sport or just a great play bike. But, it takes the right work.
64 KAWASAKI BY DAY
This is what happens to lucky test bikes after the test. Our 2013 KX450F goes
to the GHR endurance series and almost comes back with a #1 plate.
70 YAMAHA YZ125
Now relieved of its duty as a race bike, the Yamaha YZ125 is free to be some
thing else. What exactly that is depends on you.
92 JGR YAMAHA
What happens when you approach motorcycle racing with the same determina
tion as NASCAR? A close look at Joe Gibbs Racing hardware.