First Ride

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  • First Ride: 2014 Honda CRF250R (video)

    For 2014, the Honda CRF250R caught up with it's bigger brother's styling. Along with a host of engine and chassis changes, the little red machine packs some serious punch. We recently spun our first few laps on new bike at Pala Raceway and were joined by our newest VitalMX Test Rider, Cody Baker....

    Posted by bayodome on 10/14/2013 2:38 PM

  • First Ride: 2014 Suzuki RM-Z450 (video)

    Suzuki has refined their 450cc into one of the most potent machines on the market. We spent the second day of the 2014 Suzuki intro ripping around on the RM-Z450.

    Posted by bayodome on 9/13/2013 9:44 PM

  • First Ride: 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 (video)

    While there are not any big changes to the small-bore Suzuki for 2014, the bike remains as a serious racing machine. We headed out to Perris Raceway for Suzuki's 2014 intro and a chance to ride the new machine.

    Posted by bayodome on 9/12/2013 6:31 AM

  • First Ride: 2014 Kawasaki KX85 & KX100 (video)

    Mini bikes are crucial for the growth of motocross, yet they do not get updated nearly as much as big bikes. For 2014, Kawasaki decided it was time to revamp their championship winning machines and have introduced an all new KX85 and KX100.

    Posted by bayodome on 7/31/2013 1:24 AM

  • First Ride: 2014 Yamaha YZ450F (video)

    The long anticipated Yamahas are finally here. We just spun our first laps on the 2014 blue big-bore that is completely revamped and focused on mass centralization. Take a look at our experience aboard the new machine up at Zaca Station (which is still open by the way, despite rumors that say oth...

    Posted by bayodome on 6/29/2013 1:29 AM

  • First Ride: 2014 Kawasaki KX450F (video)

    With the success with both their racing efforts and with consumers, Kawasaki chose to leave the KX450F alone for 2014 after several years of continuous updates. However, the bike does come with a low-pressure air pump for the KYB Pneumatic Spring Fork (PSF). Check out our impressions after our fi...

    Posted by bayodome on 6/24/2013 12:07 PM

  • First Ride: 2014 Kawasaki KX250F (video)

    We recently had the chance to try out the 2014 KX250F out at Competitive Edge. VitalMX tester, Mike Lindsay, joined us for the day and shared his thoughts on the new green machine.

    Posted by bayodome on 6/21/2013 8:45 AM

  • FIrst Ride: 2014 Kawasaki KX250F (video)

    We recently had the chance to try out the 2014 KX250F out at Competitive Edge. VitalMX tester, Mike Lindsay, joined us for the day and shared his thoughts on the new green machine.

    Posted by bayodome on 6/21/2013 3:11 AM

  • First Ride: 2013 Honda CRF250R (video)

    For 2013, Honda chose to further refine an already very solid package for the CRF250R. VitalMX had a chance to try out the championship winning red machine and can't wait to get some more seat time!

    Posted by bayodome on 1/17/2013 7:37 AM

  • First Ride: 2013 Husqvarna TC250R (video)

    Husqvarna has been making a big push in MX recently. The latest TC250R four-stroke offers a bunch of improvements including the new "Red Head" cylinder. We had two time X Games gold medalist, Vicki Golden, take a spin on the new Husky and give her take on the white and red beast.

    Posted by bayodome on 10/31/2012 9:04 PM

  • First Ride On The 2013 Kawasaki KX450F (video)

    In recent years the Kawasaki KX™450F has proven to be a bike of choice among the top AMA Supercross and Motocross riders. During the 2012 supercross season, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto won nine of the first 14 races aboard his factory KX450F to take home his second-consecutive SX cha...

    Posted by ocscottie on 7/10/2012 3:34 PM

  • First Ride on the 2013 Kawasaki KX250F (video)

    Kawasaki put together their own video from the 2013 KX250F press launch, which they held at Spring Creek MX in Millville, MN. Take a look for another peak at the all new small-bore machine.

    Posted by bayodome on 6/29/2012 2:10 PM