I’ve always felt that footpegs make a huge difference in how comfortable I feel on my bike, as they can inspire confidence on jumps and through the corners. Recently, I’d been running some cheap knockoff brand footpegs on my 2015 KTM 250SX-F, and decided it was time to upgrade. Since I'd been a huge fan of the Fastway brand pegs that I'd used on my last three bikes, I decided to give them another shot. But this go-around, I decided to try a set with the new AnkleSavers design. With the AnkleSavers, this is the first time I’ve been interested to see how a footpeg might help prevent injuries when making some common— Read More »
When I hear the name Leatt, I first think of the way they revolutionized neck protection with their signature neck brace. But now, they're trying to move past being known only as a neck brace company, and are growing into their new image as a protection specialist. That includes an ever-expanding line of chest protectors. Now the last time I sported a roost guard or chest protector was when I had the Thor Sentinel in 2011. Lately though, I’ve been spending more time at the track and less time on the trails, which has resulted in me needing to find a way to stop coming home with red welts all over my chest after each moto. Read More »
For 2016, Honda made a host of changes to their CRF250R. Most notably a wide range of engine and other performance related changes, along with suspension changes to continue the performance gains with Showa's SFF TAC fork. Check out our thoughts to find out how useful Honda's changes were for the new model.
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 »
Suzuki's RM-Z450 has become the veteran of the 450 class due to its year-after-years of updates and revisions to the base design. 2016 continues this path and offers up a bike that has been refined even more. Check out our thoughts on the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450.
First Ride: 2016 Kawasaki KX450F - More Motocross Videos Once we received our 2016 Kawasaki KX450F after returning from the intro at High Point, we decided to expand our feedback on the new green steed by meeting up with Vince Friese out at Pala Raceway. Click play to hear Vince's thoughts after spending the day ripping corners and throwing the new bike around.