34 HUSQVARNA TC250
The year of the two-stroke continues
with this month’s test of the 2017
Husqvarna TC250—an all-new motor
in an all-new chassis with an all-new
fork. Good times!
48 KTM 450SX-F
It doesn’t happen often, but all the
planets are aligned for one bike to
excel in the 450 class this year. The
KTM has always had the power, now it
has the rest.
56 YAMAHA YZ250F
With two consecutive AMA champion-
ships and a string of success since the
redesign in 2014, the Yamaha YZ250F
is living large. Will it continue?
76 KAWASAKI KX250F
Last year Kawasaki re-crafted the
KX450F, making it lighter and more
agile. Now the KX250F gets the same
treatment in hopes of regaining the
64 SUZUKI RMX450Z
Economically, things were ugly back
in 2010, and Suzuki was among the
worst hit. Now Suzuki is returning to
its original plan with a return to the
This small French builder of off-road
bikes is making a big difference in the
World Enduro Championship. The company has a new look for its line of two-strokes and four-strokes for 2017.
70 HUSQVARNA OFF-ROAD
In Europe, Husqvarna off-road bikes are
unlike the offerings here in America.
We go to the source to explore what’s
different and what’s the same.
102 FOX GEAR
For 2017 Fox is branching out with
more emphasis on the off-road rider.
Here’s a look at where the company is
106 LINKAGE BEARING FIX
Back to basics: suspension linkage literally is dragged through the dirt on a
weekly basis. When was the last time
you checked yours? Here’s the most
painless way to keep it happy.
ON THE COVER:
Two-strokes aren’t back—they never
left! The YZ250X gets attention after a
year in the garage. Photo: Mark Tilley.
ON THIS PAGE:
Austin Forkner has proven that he is
the future of U.S. motocross.
Photo by Tyler Johnson.
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