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 • OCTOBER 2015• VOLUME 45, NO. 10
ON THE COVER: What does Mark Tilley in love look like? The same way he looks when he rides the 2016 KTM 350XC-F. Photo: Ron Lawson.
ON THIS PAGE: Jonny Walker eases his way down a Romaniacs waterfall. Photo: Red Bull.
68 HONDA CRF450R PROJECT
Honda didn’t address some of the issues we had with our
2015 CRF450R, so we got a little carried away with it—right
before it was carried away.
84 HUSKY’S TALL AND SMALL
There’s a height zone that is served by no manufacturer.
Whether you’re just passing through or you’re a permanent
resident there, it’s not hard to make your bike match your
88 PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT
The two-stroke underground comes to the surface with
this 2015 KTM 250SX that was given the full treatment by
It’s four and a half days of absolute insanity. The extreme
enduro still attracts the best riders in the world, but also has
a class for the rider who just wants to be called a Romaniac.
96 KTM 300 TRICKS
It’s still regarded as the world’s best trail bike, but the KTM
300 can be made better. Here are some tricks that insiders
have been doing for years.
98 PRO RIDING TIPS
We love watching Geoff Aaron do those amazing things on his
motorcycle. Here, he gives us a little insight on how he does
those slow-motion wheelies.
16 RAW FILES
30 RIDERS WRITE
66 SUBSCRIPTION INFO/FREE GIFT CARD
102 KENDRA HYBRID TIRE
103 KLIM F4 HELMET
104 TUBE SADDLE
106 NEW PRODUCTS
108 MR. KNOW-IT-ALL
114 BACK IN THE DAY