Tested: KTM’s 2018 SX85

It’s not often that a manufacturer wheels out a totally brand new 85cc two-stroke youth race bike. New as in new engine, new frame, suspension, bodywork – the lot. It always seems like youth racers get the short straw with bikes that don’t change for decades, apart from the odd

Tested: 2018 Husqvarna motocross range

By Dave Willet. Probably the most-asked question about motocross bikes is what’s the difference between a Husqvarna and a KTM. Apart from the obvious things like colours and styling, they both roll of the same production line in Austria. And both share the same engines, main frames, electronics and, for 2018,

Tested: 2018 KTM motocross range

By Dave Willet. It’s fair to say there’s not a lemon in any of KTM’s orange bikes. The 450 and 250 are class-leaders, and the 350 has no real rival. As for the 125 and 250 two-strokes, they’re the newest kids on the block and feel more modern than anything

Alpinestars 2018 youth kit

On our recent 2018 KTM 85 launch in the UK at Apex we sent out our youth riders to test the new bike and also freshened them up with the latest 2018 Alpinestars kit from head to toe. After a first couple of sessions in KTM-branded kit and the temperatures rose,

Tested: 2018 Yamaha YZF450

Wi-Fi wonderbike! Yamaha’s all-new YZF450 not only gets smartphone tuning but lots more changes by Dave Willet Yamaha has made it no secret that they have thrown all their development into the YZF450 for 2018. The bike has had a huge overhaul to make the bike faster yet easier to ride and tune,

Tested: 2018 Suzuki RMZ450

By Dave Willet Suzuki has a long history of working closely with Europe and, more specifically, Belgium. In fact, Suzuki motocross bikes moved away from the corporate blue and white colour scheme to yellow to honour Belgium. Its one of the main colours in the Belgian flag and fledgling TM range

Barcia escapes serious injury

Justin Barcia was knocked unconscious in this crash during qualifying for the weekend's AMA National at Washougal, but has confirmed he does not have any serious injuries. He was taken to hospital for checks but released later. Good news!