MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE MIKE LAROCCO’S 1998 JACK-IN-THE-BOX CR250

December 8, 2020 0 Comments

We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved and those that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed away and disregarded in the MXA archives. We reminisce on a piece of moto history that has been resurrected. Here is our test of …

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE JUSTIN BARCIA’S 2012 GEICO HONDA CRF250

December 1, 2020 0 Comments

“Aggressive” is the best word to accurately describe Justin Barcia’s Geico Honda CRF250. The engine rips, the brakes are sensitive, and the suspension is set up for a 144-pound man-child. We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved and those that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane …

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE RYAN SIPES’ ROCKSTAR ENERGY 2013 SUZUKI RM-Z250

November 24, 2020 0 Comments

We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved and those that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed away and disregarded in the MXA archives. We reminisce on a piece of moto history that has been resurrected. Here is our test of …

Review: 2021 Yamaha 250f

November 20, 2020 0 Comments

Since 2014, Yamaha has been evolving its “reversed engine” technology in the 4-stroke range, with the new YZ 250 F of 2021 being the maximum exponent of this same technology, one of the best versions of this model ever. For 2021 Yamaha engineers focused on four goals: to strengthen and increase power delivery at medium …

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE TOMMY HAHN’S 2007 FACTORY HONDA CRF250

November 17, 2020 0 Comments

At just a shade over the AMA’s weight minimum, Tommy Hahn’s works CRF250 is light and flickable. We soar it through the Corona haze. We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved and those that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed …

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE COOPER WEBB’S 2015 STAR YAMAHA YZ250F

November 3, 2020 0 Comments

We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved, as well as ones that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed away and disregarded in the MXA archives. We reminisce on a piece of moto history that has been resurrected. Here is our …

Retro Rebuild Ready to Rip: ‘87 Honda CR125

November 2, 2020 0 Comments

Retro bikes are cool for a lot of reasons. Sometimes it was your first bike. Sometimes a bike reminds you of a great racing season. Sometimes it’s a bike you’ve always wanted when it was new but you never got it. Sometimes it’s just plain ol’ nostalgia for simpler times. Whatever the reason may be, …

FIRST LOOK! 2021 YAMAHA WR450F & WR250F

October 28, 2020 0 Comments

The 2021 Yamaha WR450. 2021 YAMAHA WR450F & WR250F OFF-ROAD MODELS  Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, has announced its 2021 WR Enduro models including a redesigned WR450F.  The newest WR450F features a refined, more efficient engine, a redesigned frame with all-new flex characteristics, updated suspension settings, and more. “Yamaha’s WR lineup builds on the proven success of our innovative motocross designs, …

MXA RETRO TEST: WE RIDE JAMES STEWART’S 24-0 NATIONAL-WINNING KAWASAKI KX450F

October 27, 2020 0 Comments

James Stewart had a perfect National season on this Factory KX450F. We get misty-eyed sometimes thinking about past bikes we loved, as well as ones that should remain forgotten. We take you on a trip down memory lane with bike tests that got filed away and disregarded in the MXA archives. We reminisce on a piece …

MXA’S WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP PRO CIRCUIT YAMAHA YZ125RV

October 21, 2020 0 Comments

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that we have built five World Two-Stroke Championship project bikes in preparation for this year’s race, which was delayed from April until October because of the pandemic. For the May issue, we built the very trick KTM 300SX. In June, we added the GYTR European-kit YZ125 to our …