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Best Off-Road/Dirt Bike Gloves


There are few things more satisfying than ripping down a trail through the woods on a dirtbike. Riding at a motocross track or any other venues that are off-road, is equally as enjoyable. However, you can’t just jump on a bike and head off, you need to get geared up. Gear not only keeps you …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

1982 XL250R’82 Engine Engine Type 249cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with two exhaust pipes Spark plug DR8ES-L Plug gap 028 Electricals 12-volt electrical system Battery YB3L-A — 12 volt DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed Clutch #520 x 102 Front sprocket 14 T Rear sprocket 47 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Rear Suspension Pro-Link suspension Front wheel …

1972-73 Motosport 250 XL250 Engine Engine Type 248cc 4-stroke OHC 4-valve single cylinder Spark plug D8EA Plug gap 028 Battery 6N6-3B — 6 volt DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Clutch Hydraulic Front sprocket 15 T Rear sprocket 48 T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER One color was available: Custom Silver Metallic The fuel …

1984 CR500R’84 It descended from a long line of Elsinores, although it was not called by that name It was sold in 1984 One color was available: Flash Red The number plate panels were yellow, the seat was blue, the fork boots were black, and the wheel rims were silver It used a round-slide carburetor …

1982 VT250F Engine Engine Type Two cylinder 90° V Twin, Four stroke Displacement 248 cc Bore and Stroke 60 mm x 44 mm Compression Ratio 11:1 Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Ignition System Transistor contactless system Maximum power 26.1 kW (35 hp) @ 11,000 rpm Maximum torque 21.5 N·m (15.9 lb·ft) @ 10,000 rpm …

1979 XR500’79 It came in Tahitian Red The “HONDA” tank decal was red The top of the tank, side cover panels, and headlight cowl were black The “XR500” side cover graphic was red and white The front wheel was 23″ while the rear was 18″ The engine was a 498cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder with …

1975 MR175K0 Engine Engine Type 2-stroke piston port single cylinder Displacement 171cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color one color combination: Glare Green with Silver and Black The gas tank was green and the fenders were silver painted plastic The headlight shell was silver with a chrome rock …

1970 Honda Motosport SL175K0 Engine Engine Type OHC parallel twin cylinders Displacement 174cc Exhaust 2-into-1 DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed Clutch manual (non-hydraulic) CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Candy Topaz Orange Candy Ruby Red Candy Sapphire Blue The fuel tank had white stripes The “175” side cover decal was white The muffler …

1975 Trials TL250K0 ENGINE Engine Type: 4-stroke OHC 4-valve single cylinder Displacement: 248cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission: 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER One color was available: Special Silver Metallic with Tahitian Red The fuel tank was 2-tone red and silver The “TL250” side cover decal was orange and red The serial number …

1996 XR400 (XR400R’96) It was a development of the motosport series in previous years It was sold in 1996 One color was available: Ross White This was an all new lightweight, midweight XR The rear sub frame was removable The swingarm pivot was combined with the rear engine mount A high performance power kit was …

1973 XL175K0 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 173cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Mars Orange with Silver The gas tank and side covers were orange The stripe was black The fenders were silver painted plastic The “XL175” side cover decal was white The instruments contained …

1978 Twinstar 185 (CM185T’78) Engine Engine Type OHC parallel twin cylinder four-stroke Displacement 181cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 4-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Candy Antares Red Candy Sword Blue The fuel tank and side cover stripes were white, gold, and black The “TWINSTAR” side cover decal was white The serial number …

1979 XL185’79 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 180cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Tahitian Red The gas tank and side cover stripes were black, gray, and yellow The bike had a one-piece rectangular instrument pod The shock springs and kickstarter arm were chrome The frame …

1979 XR185’79 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 180cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color Tahitian Red The “HONDA” gas tank emblem was red outlined in black and white The “XR185” side cover decal was red and white on a black panel The headlight is rectangular on …

1981 Elsinore (CR450R’81) It was Honda’s first production “open class” MX bike One color was available: Tahitian Red The fuel tank stripe was black and white The number plate panels were yellow the engine color was red The engine was a 431cc 2-stroke reed valve single with a 4-speed transmission The serial number began JH2PE0203BC000001.

1986 Reflex TLR200’86 Engine Engine Type 4-stroke OHC single cylinder Displacement 195cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER One color was available: Cortina White California got a little different model called the TLR200L’86 The fuel tank stripes were red and dark blue The “REFLEX” decal on the side cover …

2003 XR650R’03 Engine 649cc Liquid-cooled single-cylinder Bore and Stroke 100.0 x 82.6 mm Compression Ratio 10.0:1 Transmission Five-speed Ignition Solid-state CD with electronic advance Final Drive O-ring sealed chain 14T/48T Front Suspension 46mm leading-axle Kayaba cartridge fork with compression- and rebound-damping adjustment; 284mm (11.2 in.) travel Rear Suspension Pro-Link Kayaba single-shock with spring-preload, compression- and …

1983 XL200R’83 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 195cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 5-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color just one color: Monza Red The fuel tank, side covers, fenders, and frame were red The side cover panels, seat, and fork boots were black The “200R” side cover decal was solid …

1982 CR480R-82 It came without the “Elsinore” designation Again the color was Tahitian Red The number plate panels were yellow The seat was black with a white “480R” graphic The engine which produced 51 HP was a 472cc 2-stroke air-cooled reed valve single cylinder linked to a 4-speed transmission The serial number began JH2PE020*CC100019. 1983 …

1980 XR200’80 Engine Engine Type OHC single cylinder Displacement 195cc DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES N/A DIMENSION N/A OTHER Color just one color: Tahitian Red The “XR200R” side cover decal was red and white on a black panel The frame was red, but the engine was silver It had a speedometer and …

2008 CRF230L Overview: On paved roads or dirt roads, the all-new CRF230L is ready to handle all kinds of transportation needs. With its compact size, lower seat height, 223cc single cylinder engine and a six speed transmission, it’s as peppy as it is frugal. Whether it’s on campus, on the RV or on the commute, …

1993 XR650L’93 ENGINE The engine was a 644cc SOHC RFVC dry sump single cylinder Starter: Electric DRIVETRAIN Transmission: 5-speed Final Drive: Chain CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Tire: 80/100-18 Rear Tire: 110/100-18 Front Brakes: single 256 mm disc with 2-piston calipers Rear Brakes: single 220 mm disc with 1-piston calipers DIMENSION N/A OTHER It …

2009 CRF230M Engine Engine Type 23cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Displacement 9.0:1 Bore and Stroke 65.5 x 66.2 mm Compression Ratio 10.7:1 Valve Train SOHC; two valve Fuel Delivery 30mm CV carburetor Ignition CD DRIVETRAIN Transmission 6-speed Final Drive #520 O-ring-sealed chain; 13T/38T CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Suspension 37mm leading-axle Showa fork; 9.0 inches …

2003 CRF450R’03 Engine Engine Type 449cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Carburetion 40mm KeihinTM flat-slide Bore and Stroke 96.0 x 62.1 mm Transmission Close-ratio five-speed Final Drive #520 chain; 13T/50T 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 Showa single-shock with spring-preload, 13-position (low-speed) and …