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30 KTM 366XCF-W
Everyone already loves the KTM 350XCF-W. Just imagine if it were 5 percent
better. Tom made this bike his own special project and found that the 350
has more potential than anyone knew.
36 SUZUKI RM-Z270
Big-bore kits for 250Fs are a known commodity with a mix of benefits and
penalties. For our 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 test bike, we wanted all the gain
with none of the pain.
40 2009 HONDA CRF450R REBORN
When Danny Duncan wanted a Baja pre-runner, he turned to the used-bike
market. The 2009 Honda CRF450R he found was disappointing at first. But all
that changed with a little time and effort.
46 MIKE BROWN’S HUSQVARNA
When Mike Brown went to Husky for 2014, he brought 30 years of racing
experience with him. All that went into the FE350 that he will take to the
EnduroCross series .
52 KAWASAKI KX270F
Sometimes show bikes actually work! This is a quick spotlight on a bike that
was designed to be a rolling display of products from Cylinder Works, Hot
Cams and Pivot Works. It ran as good as it looked.
56 TWO-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Once a year two-strokes get to be the headliner rather than the sideshow.
The MTA Two-Stroke World Championship features bikes from today and yes-
terday, as well as riders young and old.
60 BONANZA KTM 250SX
Justin Jones, Bonanza Plumbing and Dirt Bike magazine set out to win a
world championship and come within one lap of getting it.
66 FMF YAMAHA YZ250
For two years in a row, the same rider has won the MTA two-stroke race
with the same bike. We take a ride on the YZ250 that made Sean Collier a
two-time world champion.
72 KTM 300 PIPE TEST
Remember the days when exhaust systems were designed and built by
craftsmen, not plumbers? Two-stroke pipes are remarkable and somewhat
mysterious works of art.