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DIRT BIKE • FEBRUARY 2014 • VOLUME 44, NO. 2
ON THE COVER: John Bumgarner goes dual on the 2014 KTM 350EXC. Photo: Wolf.
ON THIS PAGE: Mark Kariya captured the blitz to the first turn at the Moose Run.
94 FASTWAY FOOTPEGS
95 GYTR YZ250F EXHAUST
95 ENERGY SUSPENSION CHAIN
22 RAW FILES
24 RIDERS WRITE
96 NEW PRODUCTS
98 SUBSCRIPTION INFO
100 MR. KNOW IT ALL
106 BACK IN THE DAY
ADVENTURE BIKE ACTION
74 SUZUKI DR790
Suzuki’s DR650S has been looking for an identity for a very long
time. After 17 years, one particular DR reaches an especially
80 THE GOODS
The adventure bike is only one part of the big picture. The adven
ture itself is comprised of many smaller bits and pieces.
51 MOOSE RUN
Old-school tough is very different from extreme-enduro tough. The
Moose Run isn’t about jumping tractor tires or breathtaking
stunts. It’s about tenacity and survival.
82 BAJA 1000
Forgotten in the aftermath of tragedy was an amazing feat. Team
Honda has now won 17 SCORE Baja 1000s in a row.
Kurt Caselli was taken after a short period, as measured in years.
But in accomplishment, companionship and joy, he lived a long,