This and That: 2017 Honda CRF 450RX

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If you Ride This: 2017 Honda CRF 450RX Not everyone likes to spend their time putting in motos at the local MX track, for those riders another choice has entered the mix with the all-new 2017 Honda CRF 450RX. Sporting many of the same features found on the track oriented CRF 450R, the RX is […]

Head to Head: 1000+CC ADV Bikes For the Road and the Trail

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R Base MSRP: $14,699 Engine: 1,050cc, LC8 2-cylinder, V-twin engine, Bore x Stroke: 103mm x 63mm Transmission: 6-speed Fuel Delivery: Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition Power: 125 hp/80 ft.-lbs. torque Curb Weight: 492 lbs. Seat Height: 35” Wheels (front/rear): 21”/18” Fuel Capacity:  6 gal. For 2017 KTM replaced its 1190 […]

Red Alert: ChapMoto’s Almost Race Ready 2017 CRF 450R

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The announcement of Honda’s brand new CRF 450R for the 2017 model lineup brought a lot of smiles to motocross fans. A total ground up revamp and sporting a host of performance enhancements to improve the bike’s power output and handling was exactly what every dirt bike fan wanted to see and Honda did not […]

Dirt Bikers Jump Broken Bridge In North Carolina

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Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile…or at least in this case some 70-plus feet. That’s the size of a gap left from a collapsed bridge in North Carolina that was recently used as an obstacle for some eager dirt bike jumpers. Not exactly the biggest gap, the collapsed Mill Pond Bridge left […]

Honda Donates Two Africa Twins to Redondo Beach P.D.

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TORRANCE, Calif. (May 23, 2017) – American Honda donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the Redondo Beach Police Department yesterday during a ceremony at the company’s offices in Torrance, California. The donation was to support the recently launched City of Redondo Beach Police Foundation, which funds new technologies to help advance the vision of […]

High School Seniors Dirt Bike Prank Backfires

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It’s a right of passage that’s been going on since the first graduating class of cavemen and women decided to let a baby Velociraptor loose in their high school cave on the last day of school. Since that time high school seniors have been elevating the level of pranks in an effort to leave their […]

Honda Adds Big Starting Power to the 2018 CRF450R For Little Cash

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A motocross race can be won or lost in an instant due to the rider not being able to kick start the bike to life after a crash or stall. With this knowledge in mind Honda has nixed the optional electric start kit that it announced last year with its totally revised 2017 CRF450R and […]

Honda Announces 2018 CRF450R and 450RX Updates

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Torrance, Calif. – Honda revealed today that the CRF450R gets even better for the 2018 model year, with electric starting now standard. Designed following an “Absolute Holeshot” philosophy that resulted in a downdraft-intake layout achieving optimum power and centralized mass, the revolutionary motocross model is the industry’s top-selling 450cc motocrosser. The electric starter that was […]

ChapMoto Supercross Race Recap Week 11: What We Saw In Indy

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This is a new series in which we will look back at the past weekend’s Supercross race and give you our thoughts and perspectives on what we saw. We’ve posed several questions based on the evening’s events to a motley crew of Chaparral Motorsports staff (and one outsider) and provided you with their answers and […]

Jeep Driver Continues Home With Motorcycle Lodged Underneath His Vehicle

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There are two scenarios nearly every motorcyclist’s fears most, a vehicle making a left right in front of their path of travel, and getting rear ended. A 49-year-old motorcycle rider is now in critical condition after the latter of the two happened to him this past Wednesday in Mobile Alabama, when he was struck from […]