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Rocket Exhaust - 2015 Yamaha YZ450F

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“Tested: Rocket Exhaust - 2015 Yamaha YZ450F”

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Ever since the 2015 Vital MX 450 Shootout back in January, I've had the 2015 YZ450F in my garage. Out of the box, the overall package makes it very competitive, with the stock powerplant being the biggest standout. Still, I was curious to see what could be done with a simple mod, and decided to try out a system from Rocket Exhaust. Rocket Exhaust Features: Constructed from 6061 aluminum and 304 stainless steel. All models come equipped with carbon fiber end caps. Optional carbon fiber exhaust cans and FIM 2 Meter Max sound test cans. Optional exhaust can lengths available. Made in the USA. Price as Read More »

2013 Honda CRF250R

“Rider friendly”

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The Good: This bike steers really, really good. It's one of the best steering bikes i've ridden.

Bottom end it has alot of power and it comes out of the corners perfect.

With 2 full seasons of riding, we never have to change one mechanical thing except for the clutch.

The Bad: It feels slow compared to other bikes and taking people over on straightaways is not going to happen easily.

The subframe is a complete mess which kept on snapping in half.

Also the stock exhaust pipe fell apart.

The first clutch plate also broke all the time which means you have to replace your clutch plate after a few races.

Overall Review: The bike is easy to ride and the motor is perfect. I didn't have one mechanical issue besides the clutch. The clutch, subframe and stock exhaust are weak points.

2013 KTM 250 SX

“Rocket fast”

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The Good: The bike already has alot of power coming out of the crate. Once you dialed in the suspension it really feels comfortable. U can play around with your sprocket settings for different type of tracks to get the best setup.

The Bad: It can be a handful when coming out of corners and shifting with the clutch is a must.

Overall Review: This bike feels easy to handle and you can put it anywhere you want as it feels light and user friendly. I ride mostly sand tracks and use 25 hours on piston. The piston is not damaged at all but we like to change it before it will be damaged. The clutch was also changed after 100 hours. Overall it's a really fun bike to ride with.

2016 Kawasaki KX450F

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“First Impressions: 2016 Kawasaki KX450F”

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First Impressions: 2016 Kawasaki KX450F — More Motocross Photos Hear our thoughts about the new 2016 Kawasaki KX450F after spending the day on it out at High Point Raceway.

2015 KTM 250 SX-F

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“Review: 2015 KTM 250 SX-F”

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The Good: Electric start, hydraulic clutch, excellent brakes, agile chassis.

The Bad: Weak bottom-end power, rear fender/airbox takes hours to change!

Overall Review: Fit and Finish This bike is AWESOME, it has an electric start, hydraulic clutch, Brembo brakes, and black Excel rims! The plastics don't interfere at all when I was riding and the seat actually seemed a tad soft, which to me is odd since most people I've heard complain about the firmness. The on-the-fly fork rebound and compression adjustments make it WAY easier to dial in the bike, instead of getting off your bike and finding a flat head on the track to adjust suspension clickers. Engine The KTM's engine was killer from 3/4 to full throttle, while the mid-range on with a nice buildup before the top-end kicked in hard. The bottom-end Read More »

2014 Honda CRF250R

“2014 crf250r”

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The Good: Great handling and light weight. Instant throttle response with the dual timing fuel injection.

The Bad: Throttle is very touchy but you get use to it.

Overall Review: Love the bike. Couldn't be happier.

P3 Composites Carbon Fiber Skid Plate

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“Tested: P3 Composites Carbon Fiber Skidplate”

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When KTM released the 2015 Factory Edition bikes this spring, there were very few OEM parts available, let alone aftermarket parts. At that moment, P3 Composites grabbed the bull by the horns and made the first skid plate to fit the Factory Edition available to the public. Being one of the lucky few that had pulled the trigger on the 250SX-F FE, I wanted to protect my investment with something that matched the factory-caliber of my new ride. Thus, I ordered one of P3's carbon skidplates as soon as they cooled off and it could be shipped to my house. P3 Composites Carbon Fiber Skiplate Features: Read More »

Kali Protectives Shiva Helmet

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“Tested: Kali Protectives Shiva Helmet”

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As a brand, Kali Helmets has been around since 2008. Though they arrived a little later than most to the helmet game, they've made quite a statement with their unique in-molded construction process...or as they call it, "Composite Fusion. This not only bonds the shell and inner liner together, it eliminates gaps between the two. This reportedly increases the safety of the helmet, while also reducing the weight and size of what we've come to expect as a standard motocross helmet. Since I've had experience with Kali's mountain bike helmet line in the past, I was immediately interested when they announced their new Kali Read More »

Boyesen Supercooler Water Pump Kit

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“Tested: Boyesen Supercooler”

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You know the drill... the combustion of fuel and oxygen in our bike's engines creates power, and while this reaction propels it through a series of mechanical functions, it also creates heat. The faster you are, or the longer the motos, the higher the heat. At a certain point, the higher temperatures become the enemy when it gets to the point where it decreases power and reliability. Of course, most modern bikes are water-cooled to keep the temperatures in check, but Boyesen has tried to improve one of the most important aspects, the water pump, with their Supercooler. Boyesen Supercooler Features: Two-piece Read More »