Past Articles Dirt Bike Project Bikes
2012 Honda CRF450R Project Bike
Friday, September 28, 2012
Replacing wear and tear components is a part of dirt bike ownership. We upgrade our Honda CRF450R with some hard parts from Pirelli and Renthal in this project bike test.
2012 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike Wrap Up
Friday, September 07, 2012
We continued to ride our 2012 Yamaha YZ250F project bike and made some final modifications before returning it to Yamaha.
2012 Honda CRF250X Project Bike Part 2
Thursday, August 02, 2012
We add a few more components to the 2012 Honda CRF250X project bike to make it more crash-resistant and help give the rider some control over the carburetion.
2012 Yamaha WR250F Project Bike
Friday, May 04, 2012
Yamaha offers a solid enduro platform with the WR250F, but we installed a few common-sense components to upgrade our 2012 dirt bike.
2012 Honda CRF150R Expert Project Part 2
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Our 2012 Honda CRF150R Expert gets another batch of upgrades to improve the mini weapon even further.
2012 Yamaha YZ250F Project Bike 1
Friday, April 13, 2012
We continue to log hours on Yamaha’s YZ250F dirt bike and with some routine maintenance it continues to run strong.
2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 Project Part 1
Friday, April 06, 2012
MotoUSA's 250 Motorcoss shootout winner sticks around in the garage - when it's not turning motos at the track. Check out our 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 project bike update.
2012 Honda CRF250X Project Bike Part 1
Friday, March 23, 2012
Our 2012 Honda CRF250X gets smothered with the MSR Hard Parts catalog to help transform it into a better trail bike and EnduroCross weapon.
2011 Honda CRF450R Mammoth Project Bike
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Motorcycle racing is easy, right? That’s what we assumed as we headed to the mountain to race the annual Mammoth Motocross event with our long-term Honda CRF450R.
2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Project Bike
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Despite finishing runner-up in our 2012 450 MX Shootout, Suzuki’s RM-Z450 could be further tailored with a few upgrades to be a solid track performer. Get more details in Part 1 of our 2012 RM-Z450 Long Term Project.
2012 Honda CRF150RB Project Part 1
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Motorcycle USA gets readers up to date on its long-term 2012 Honda CRF150RB Project dirt bike.
2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Wrap Up
Monday, October 17, 2011
We finish a few tweaks to the 2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike to make it more forgiving during longer rides, but also discover setbacks with previous installments.
2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 3
Friday, October 07, 2011
We head to Perris Raceway to try our hand at dirt track motorcycle racing with the Southern California Flat Track Association.
2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike Part 2
Sunday, September 11, 2011
In the test to build the ultimate budget ADV bike our off-road correspondent wraps-up modifications in Part 2 of the Honda XR650L Project Bike.
2011 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike
Friday, September 09, 2011
MotoUSA revisits the popular Yamaha WR450F trail bike. A few modifications update the enduro model with improved controls and a Leo Vince exhaust.
2003 Honda CR125 - Craigslist Killer Project
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
MotoUSA teams up with Jay Clark Enterprises to purchase a bike from Craigslist and turn it into a modern moto weapon. We put a 2003 Honda CR125 against the 2011 Yamaha YZ125 to find out.
2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 2
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
MotoUSA races its KX450F flat tracker at Willow Springs for Round 1 of the Eddie Mulder’s West Coast Dirt Track Series.
2011 Kawasaki KX450F Flat Track Project 1
Friday, May 20, 2011
MotoUSA transforms a 2011 Kawasaki KX450F into a full fledged flat tracker, see how the Kawasaki project bike performs.
Honda XR650L Project Bike Ride Report
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A surprise weekend off was the perfect opportunity to do some tire and gear testing with our long-term 2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike. Here's a quick report from a weekend of dual sporting.
2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Update 1
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
People ride motocross bikes in the woods, and so do we. Our 2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike has taken the first steps towards becoming a WORCS-style dirt bike.
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