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.
DIRT BIKE • MAY 2014 • VOLUME 44, NO. 5
ON THE COVER: A new day is coming where the KTM 350SX-F will finally get the acclaim it deserves. Photo: Ron.
ON THIS PAGE: In Europe, EnduroCross has a different name, but it looks the same. Barcelona photo from Red Bull.
78 THE GOODS
Here’s this month’s adventure grab bag: Tusk’s new KLR650
rack and panniers, AXO’s Easy jeans, Giant Loop’s Buckin’
Roll tank bag and the Frankensled Trail Finder flashlight.
100 LEATT TOOL BELT
102 TRAIL TECH FAN KIT
104 MOOSE FENDER PACK
28 RIDERS WRITE
82 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/GIFT CARD
106 NEW PRODUCTS
108 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
114 BACK IN THE DAY
94 RIDING WITH DOUG DUBACH
He might not be the youngest rider, but Doug Dubach is one
of the smartest. He gave us his tips for dealing with various
types of direction changes.
96 RIDING WITH RODNEY SMITH
Rodney was the most dominant GNCC rider of his era, and
when we watch him ride today, we’re convinced he could
still win. His tips are timeless.
70 YAMAHA SUPER TENERE ES
Yamaha finally released the last of its 2014 models. The
Super Tenere is back in two different configurations, with
electronic suspension as the star attraction.
74 SUZUKI DR-Z400S REVIVAL
Before the age of hard-core bikes like the KTM EXC series,
the best street-legal dirt bike in the world was the Suzuki
DR-Z400S. With a little love and attention, the Suzuki can
still hold its own today.