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Honda CRF450R Project Racing Loretta Lynn's

Friday, October 25, 2013
Loretta Lynn’s is one of the toughest tests of rider and machine. MotoUSA’s friend and veteran motocross racer Kevin Foley chases a 10th Championship at the historic race.

2013 Honda CRF450R Project Bike

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Find out how MotoUSA's long-term CRF450R performs as it racks up time on the clock riding on trails, tracks and desert.

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 Honda CRF250X Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, August 2, 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 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 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 8, 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 Honda CRF150RB Project Part 1

Thursday, January 5, 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.

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.

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.

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.

2009 Honda XR650L Adventure Project Update

Friday, March 4, 2011
We still have the Honda XR650L in our garage, slowly transforming into a worthy, affordable adventure bike. Take a quick look at the progress with this Honda project bike.

Thumper Racing/Hot Cams CRF300R Project

Friday, February 4, 2011
Thumper Racing and Hot Cams team up to give our 2010 Honda CRF250R a big power boost. We let the reigning FPMX champion take it for a spin to see if going big is the right way to go.

2009 Honda XR650L Project Bike Part 1

Friday, November 19, 2010
Our off-road correspondent takes on the challenge of configuring the ultimate ADV bike on a serious budget with Honda's time-proven XR650L.

2010 Honda CRF450R Project Bike

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Our 2010 Honda CRF450R Project Bike morphs even further with modifications to the fuel tank, controls, driveline, tires and exhaust in order to ride motocross, desert, dunes and woods.

Honda CRF450R MB1 Project Bike

Monday, April 26, 2010
In the first installment of our 2010 Honda CRF450R Project Bike we send our fork and shock off to MB1 Suspension and get familiar with HRC's PGM-FI Setting Tool.

2009 Honda CRF450X Long-Term Wrap-Up

Monday, February 8, 2010
The 2009 Honda CRF450X ISDE Project Bike finally made it back to the States so we rode it more before turning it back over to its owners at Honda. Here’s the finally tally on how it performed in one of the world’s most difficult off-road races.

2009 Honda CRF450X ISDE Bike Build

Friday, August 7, 2009
Honda loaned us a 2009 CRF450X to race the ISDE in Portugal. With the shipping deadline looming, we hustled through a long list of mods to make this enduro dirt bike an international winner.