32 KTM 300XC-W
Year in, year out, America has chosen the KTM 300XC-W as its favorite
off-road bike. This might be the last
year for the bike as we know it, so
you might have to make your move
40 BETA 430RR
There’s a shift in the off-road balance of power coming. Right now
Beta is too small to threaten the
KTM corporate machine, but we
guarantee they’re paying attention in
48 KTM 250SX-F FACTORY EDITION
For years KTM has had the fastest
250 four-stroke. One thing held it
back. For this mid-year release of
the Factory Edition, that one thing is
no longer an issue.
54 YAMAHA YZ270FX
Is the Yamaha YZ250FX a racer or a
trail bike? The electric-start version
of the motocross champ is a little
of both. Our solution is to make it a
lot of both by adding more displacement.
62 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
This Performance Machine KTM
350XC-F is a showcase of what can
be done to get the most of a 350,
with help from FMF, GPR, ODI and
other combinations of the alphabet.
68 HONDA XR650L
It’s been in Honda’s line for so long
that it predates the term “adventure
bike.” The 650L is an icon, and it’s
very good at what it does. That’s
74 THE GOODS
In this month’s collection we look at
the Moose Adventure windscreen,
a new Michelin adventure tire, the
Giant Loop Gas bag and a waterproof
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ON THE COVER: Beta’s excellant 430RR and
KTM’s 300 pay tribute to our quest for the
ultimate off-roader. RJ Wageman gets a little
wet on our YZ270FX.
Photo: Mark Tilley & Ron Lawson.
ON THIS PAGE: Nick Fahringer
blows out some scenery on his Husky TE 300.
Photo: Kinney Jones.