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30 KTM FOR 2016
We already had a preview of two models from Austria with the Factory Editions.
We didn’t know that there would be a total of eight completely new bikes on the
way. They’re here.
38 YAMAHA YZ85
With all attention lavished on the YZ125 and YZ250, it’s easy to overlook the
Yamaha YZ85. It’s a mainstay of the 85 class and was updated as well for 2015.
42 LIVING WITH THE YAMAHA YZ250FX
We’ve been carrying on with the YZ250FX for most of a year now and have come
to love it even more. In any relationship, it’s a matter of balancing what your
partner wants with what you need.
52 KTM 250XC-F: 450 HUNTER
The KTM 250XC-F is the fastest 250 four-stroke. That still wasn’t enough for
many of the races out west. By infusing some Supercross DNA, we bridged the
gap to the 450s.
60 GOING OFF-ROAD WITH THE YZ125
We’ve said it before. On our off-road priority list, “fun” is way higher than
“fast.” The YZ125 is the best-handling MX bike in the world, and it can be made
into an off-roader with very little effort.
90 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
The guys at Boyesen Factory Racing took a Husqvarna TC250 two-stroke moto-
cross bike and gave it the works treatment. The result is a work of premix-
74 HONDA XR650R RALLY
Riders who lived through the XR650R era will never forget the most specialized
Baja racer of all time. Now, the bike has a new calling in the rally world,
but you have to find one.
82 THE GOODS
An adventure bike isn’t anything more than a street
bike that needs a bath until you bend it to your own
vision. “The Goods” is our monthly collection of
parts that helps with the bending.