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Leatt 4.5 Chest Protector

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“Tested: Leatt 4.5 Chest Protector”


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 »

2016 Honda CRF250R

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“First Impressions: 2016 Honda CRF250R”

<p>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. </p>

Rocket Exhaust - 2015 Yamaha YZ450F

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“Tested: Rocket Exhaust - 2015 Yamaha YZ450F”


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 »

2016 Suzuki RM-Z450

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“First Impressions: 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450”

<p>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. </p>

2016 Kawasaki KX450F

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“First Ride: 2016 Kawasaki KX450F”

<p>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. </p>

2013 Honda CRF250R

“Rider friendly”


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: <p>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. </p>

2013 KTM 250 SX

“Rocket fast”


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: <p>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. </p>

2016 Kawasaki KX450F

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“First Impressions: 2016 Kawasaki KX450F”

<p>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. </p>