DIRT BIKE • MARCH 2015• VOLUME 45, NO. 3
108 DAY IN THE DIRT here comes a time every year that the film world gathers to pay homage to the dirt bike world. The result is the Red Bull Day in the Dirt, which is now three days long.
ADVENTURE BIKE ACTION
92 SUZUKI V-STROM 650XT ABS
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 wasn’t really designed to be the top twin-
cylinder middleweight adventure bike. It was elected to that post
by the riding public. Suzuki gives the popular 650 a facelift for
98 THE GOODS
This is a mix of product tests and previews relating to the adven-
ture bike world. This month’s gathering includes products from
Touratech, Giant Loop, MSR and more.
30 RAW FILES
32 RIDERS WRITE
82 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/GIFT CARD
122 NEW PRODUCTS
124 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
130 BACK IN THE DAY
96 TOURATECH DRIRIDE SEAT
96 GIANT LOOP COLUMBIA DRY BAG
114 INSIDE REKLUSE TORQ DRIVE
118 ZIPTY TIRE TOOL
120 RAPTOR FOOTPEG
120 LS2 HELMET
ON THE COVER: Mark Tilley betrays his love of all things two-stroke with his project YZ250 off-road bike. Photo: Ron Lawson.
ON THIS PAGE: Ricky Brabec can’t decide which championship-winning bike he loves most. Photo: Lawson.
WARNING: Much of the action depicted in this magazine is potentially dangerous. Virtually all of the riders seen in our photos are experienced experts or professionals. Do not attempt to duplicate any stunts that are beyond your own capabilities. Always wear the appropriate
safety gear. Dirt Bike does all of its testing and photography legally on public land, or private land with permission from the owner(s), and
we abide by the local laws concerning vehicle registration and muffler/spark arrester requirements. We are not responsible for quality of
aftermarket accessories we use.