38 2018 250 MX SHOOTOUT
KTM, Husqvarna, Yamaha and Suzuki have
minimal changes for the new year, but the
Kawasaki has motor changes and the electric-start Honda is completely new. Has the
pecking order changed?
68 SHERCO SC300 RACING
It isn’t often that we get to test a make and
model for the first time. Sherco is already
a big deal in Europe, and it’s becoming big
here too. The SC300 is a two-stroke ready
to take on KTM.
74 PIVOT HUSQVARNA FX350
Isn’t Pivot a bicycle company? It is, but the
owner, Chris Cocalis, is a moto-head from
way back, and he turned his considerable
imagination to a project Husqvarna.
51 AMERICA’S TOP OFF-ROAD RIDERS
Each year we look at off-road riders from
all over America, as well as those representing the U.S. overseas. The number-one
rider gets his or her name on the Caselli
62 KAWASAKI KX300X
What do you mean there’s no such thing
as a KX300X? Howie Jenkins at MotoFab
decided there should be a Kawasaki-powered, aluminum-framed off-road two-stroke, and now there is.
94 2017 SCORE BAJA 1000
Ty Davis and Shane Esposito aren’t spring
chickens, but they know how Baja works.
They put together a bike and a team that
took the Mexican 1000 against all odds.
100 DUAL-SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE
Despite increasing regulations, the 2018
crop of dual-sport bikes is more dirt-worthy
than ever. Here are the photos, prices and
descriptions for the new bikes that really
can do it all.
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ON THE COVER: This is what a Kawasaki KX300X two-stroke
would look like if Kawasaki put Howie Jenkins on the project.
Photo: Mark Tilley.
ON THIS PAGE: Mark Tilley drops through the trees on Dirt
Bike’s enduro grounds aboard a heavily modified Husky FX350.
Photo: Pat Carrigan.