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wBW readers and fans of modular helmets everywhere will note that the original Shoei Neotec was introduced in 2012, and since its introduction it has rightfully earned and maintained its reputation as one of the best modular helmets around. In fact, earlier this year we selected it for our recommended modular helmets guide. The Neotec …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  TCX RT Race Pro Air, SIDI Streetburner, TCX Roadster2 Boots are a very critical piece of gear for riders as they are your means of contact with the pegs of your bike and also with the ground. In addition, your feet tend to be the “leading …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI X-3, TCX Baja, SIDI Agueda When you think about purpose built riding boots, dirt boots are likely to be the most durable and versatile in terms of the environments that they can handle. These boots are designed to provide the same high level of impact …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: SIDI Adventure 2 Gore-Tex, Dainese Centauri Gore-Tex, Gaerne Balance Oiled A large part of the fun of touring and adventure riding is not knowing exactly what you are going to encounter around the next curve. But what rider do know is that these are normally some long …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Roland Sands Mojave, Forma Swift Flows, Merlin Charge Cruiser boots are purpose-built riding boots that offer all of the protection of other types of riding boots but in a relaxed format that focuses equally on comfort both on and off a bike. Cruiser riders want a …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Alpinestars Supertech, REV’IT Spitfire, Dainese 4 Stroke EVO Gloves are a very important piece of gear for any rider who is looking to protect his or her hands as well as enhance the riding experience. But when it comes to racing, gloves might be one of …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Scorpion Talon, Leatt GPX 3.5 Lite, REV’IT! Striker 3 A pair of good off-road/dirt bike gloves are pretty much just a workhorse piece of gear that will not only tolerate a huge amount of abuse but will almost thrive on it. These gloves start life big and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Dainese Antartica Gore-Tex, Rukka Stretch Air, Klim Switchback Cargo Textile bike gear is no longer just a cheap substitute for high-quality leather gear. Modern technology and the desire to create a more comfortable alternative to heavyweight leather safety gear have combined to create durable fabrics. …

Updated February, 2018 Motocross riders are a unique breed who seek the thrill of competition with other riders but also the invigoration of the purely philosophical battle of man versus nature. And this internal and external battle is played out from atop a lightweight, rugged bike with knobby tires, hard shocks, and an awesome little …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Rukka Roughroad, Triumph Exploration, FIrstgear Kilimanjaro Women’s The adventure rider is likely to be the toughest customer for any gear manufacturer. By definition, adventure means to exploit or undertake an escapade, journey or quest – and that is what adventure riders do each time they put …

Updated February, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options: Shoei Hornet X2, Scorpion EXO-AT950, AFX FX-41 Dirt bike gear and street motorcycle gear are quite different from each other. A dual sport helmet, on the other hand, combines the best features of both into a single helmet that can be used effectively both off-road and …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:  Spidi STS, Triumph Navigator, Klim Adventure GTX Adventure/Touring gloves need to function much like a multitool for the hands. Some conditions demand amazing impact protection while others need to provide a strong grip even for hot, sweaty and dusty hands. The secret to a great selection …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Joe Rocket Alter Ego, First gear Rush Air, Cortech Dino The V-Twin/Cruiser Jacket is the jacket of choice for the purest rider who is looking for comfort and function without all of the flash and gizmos that can be found on the race style jackets. …

Updated March, 2019 Our Top Picks Other great options:   Icon Motorhead Z, Alpinestars T-Missile Drystar, Dainese Razon As a sportbike rider, you have chosen a purpose-built machine that is designed for flat out speed, rapid acceleration, quick braking, and cornering likes its on a rail and not just two sticky tires that provide less …

Updated February, 2018 There are two main reasons that riders choose to wear a base layer when riding and both are related to the climate in which they will be riding. The most popular reason for a base layer is to fend off colder temperatures. This is a sign of a truly dedicated rider, as …

1983 XL600R’83 It came in one color: Monza Red The gas tank, side covers, fenders, headlight cowl, and frame were red The seat, fork boots, number plate panels, and engine were black The wheels, fork legs, and swingarm were silver The “600R” side cover decal was solid white The engine was a 589cc OHC RFVC …

1980 CR80R’80 Elsinore Engine Engine 80cc 2-stroke reed valve, air-cooled single cylinder Spark plug B9ES Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed Chain #420 x 108 Front sproket 14 T Rear sprocket 47 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES It also had twin rear shocks DIMENSION N/A OTHER Available color Tahitian Red ngine color red Seat …

2007 FMX650 Engine Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke single Bore and Stroke 100 x 82mm Displacement  644cc Compression Ratio 8.3:1 Carburation 40 mm VE-type carburetor Max. Power Output 37 bhp at 5,750 rpm Max. Torque 52.3 Nm at 4,500 rpm Ignition Fully transistorised electronic Starter Electric Gearbox 5-Speed Final Drive O-ring sealed chain Length x Width x …

1964-66 Trail 90 CT200 Engine Engine Type The engine was a 87cc OHV single cylinder Spark plug D8HA Plug gap .028 Battery 6N5.5-1D — 6 volt DRIVETRAIN Transmission 4-speed with automatic clutch On the 4-speed version, there was a dual overlay rear sprocket setup The front suspension used a bottom link rather than telescopic fork …

1973 Trailsport 90 (ST90K0) Engine Engine Type The engine was a 89cc single cylinder with a 3-speed transmission and an automatic clutch Spark plug D6HA Plug gap .028 Battery 6N5.5-1D — 6 volt DRIVETRAIN Drive chain #428 x 94 Front sprocket 15 T Rear sprocket 40 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A …

2007 CRF150RB Expert OVERVIEW When it comes to dominating the MX Mini class, great things come in small packages — like the new CRF150R. But some racers are bigger than others, so we also offer the CRF150R (Expert). Same bike, but with bigger wheels, a slightly higher seat and longer swingarm designed to accommodate taller …

2007 CRF150ROVERVIEW Overview: First came the CRF450R. Then the CRF250R. For 2007, Honda is unleashing its might on the Mini class. Meet the all-new, ready-to-dominate CRF150R. Featuring our revolutionary Unicam® four-valve engine and fully adjustable Showa suspension, this latest Honda MX missile is coming soon to a podium near you. Engine Engine Type 149cc liquid-cooled …

1973-74 Elsinore CR250M0 Engine Engine Type single cylinder 2-stroke Displacement 248cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER One color was available: the fuel tank was polished aluminum with no paint except for a green stripe on top The number plates were silver metallic with a green center panel The …

1970 Motosport SL100K0 Engine Engine Type Single cylinder OHC Displacement 99cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Clutch Manual CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Candy Sapphire Blue Candy Ruby Red Candy Emerald Green The fuel tank had white stripes The handlebars had no cross brace The frame was silver The exhaust pipe was …

1981 XR100’81 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 99cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Clutch Manual CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color one color: Tahitian Red The side cover panel was black The “100” side cover logo was white The seat was black with a red “XR” logo The serial number began …

2002 XR50R Engine Engine Type Air cooled, single cylinder four stroke Displacement Air cooled, single cylinder four stroke Bore and Stroke 39mm x 41.4mm Compression Ratio 10.0:1 Plug gap .028 Valve system SOHC 2-valve Fuel Delivery Single, 13mm Fuel System Kick Ignition CD DRIVETRAIN Transmission 3-speed, auto clutch Final Drive #420 x 78 Chain Front …

1980 Trail 110 (CT110) Engine Engine Type single cylinder Carburetor 105cc Valve train Single overhead cam (OHC) Ignition Points and condenser DRIVETRAIN Transmission 4-speed Clutch Automatic CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION OTHER One color was available: Tahitian Red The “HONDA” decal was red but outlined in white The decal “TRAIL 110” appeared only …

1983 Honda CR60R’83 Engine Engine Type 58cc 2-stroke reed valve single cylinder Carburetor 22mm (a larger one came the following year) Spark plug BR9ES Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission six speeds Chain #420 x 104 Front sprocket 14 T Rear sprocket 45 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER In previous years, …

1976 MR250’76 Elsinore Engine Engine Type 2-stroke piston port single cylinder Displacement 248cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Light Ruby Red with White The gas tank and side covers were red The tank contained 3.4 US gallons (12.9 liters) The fenders were white, color-impregnated plastic The headlight …

1971 SL125K0 ENGINE N/A DRIVETRAIN N/A CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Colors: Candy Emerald Green Strato Blue Metallic Poppy Yellow Metallic On the green bikes, the tank stripe was white; but on the other colors, it was black The steel fenders are painted The tachometer was standard The bike had a …

2004 CRF70F Engine Engine Type 72cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Valve Train SOHC; two-valve Bore and Stroke 47.0mm x 41.4mm Compression Ratio 9.0:1 Fuel Delivery 13.0mm piston-valve Ignition CDI Spark plug CR6HSA Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission Three-speed with automatic clutch Final Drive #420 chain; 15T/36T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Suspension 27.0mm telescopic fork; …

1974 MT250K0 Elsinore Engine Engine Type piston port single cylinder Displacement 248cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Rear wheel 16 inches CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Custom Silver Metallic with Daytona Orange The gas tank, side cover, and headlight shell were silver The gas tank top stripe was orange The fenders were …

1981 XR250R’81 Engine Engine Type 49cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes Spark plug D8EA Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Chain #520 x 102 Front sprocket 14 T Rear sprocket 53 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Suspension Pro-Link DIMENSION Front wheel 21″ Rear wheel 17″ OTHER Color Tahitian Red The side …

1977 CT125’77 Trail 125 ENGINE N/A DRIVETRAIN The front wheel was 19″ while the rear was 18″ CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color: Shiny Orange The “TRAIL 125” decals were yellow and white It had a solo seat and a chrome rear carrier, handlebar, and lower frame brush guards The serial …

1991 XR250L’91 Engine Engine Type 249cc OHC RFVC single cylinder Spark plug DPR8Z Plug gap .028 Battery YTX4L-BS — 12 volt DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Chain #520 x 102 Front sprocket 14 T Rear sprocket 40 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION Front Tire pressure: 24 psi (165 KPa) Rear Tire pressure: 27 psi …

1973 Trials 125 (TL125K0) Engine Engine Type 4-stroke single cylinder OHC Displacement 122cc Cylinder head One-piece cylinder head DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Silver Metallic with Tahitian Red The fuel tank stripe is red and so are the “TL125” side cover decals The “HONDA” fuel tank decal …

1974 Honda MR50 Elsinore Engine Engine 49cc 2-stroke single cylinder. It also required a premix lubrication system. Spark plug B6HS Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission 3-speed with a manual clutch CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Serial number: MR50-1000001 and following. Available color: Daytona Orange The front number plate is white, but …

2003 CRF450R’03 Engine Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Fuel Delivery 40mm KeihinTM flat-slide Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm Drivetrain Transmission Close-ratio five-speed Final drive #520 chain; 13T/50T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Suspension 47mm inverted Showa fork with 16-position compression- and 16-position rebound-damping adjustability; 315mm (12.4 in.) travel Rear Suspension Pro-Link …

1979 XR250’79 Engine Engine Type 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with 2 head pipes Spark plug D8EA Plug gap .028 DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Chain #520 x 102 Front sprocket 13 T Rear sprocket 53 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front wheel 23″ Rear wheel 18″ DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Tahitian Red The “HONDA” tank …

1978 XL250S’78 Engine Engine Type 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two head pipes Spark plug D8EA Plug gap .028 Electricals 6N4-2A-4 — 6-volt DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Chain #520 x 102 Front sprocket 14 T Rear sprocket 53 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front wheel 23″ Rear wheel 18″ DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Tahitian …