YAMAHA has always had an interest in the offroad market, but has never seemed to dip into the niche market categories. Until now. The YZ250FX is exactly that, it’s a bike which is aimed at a smaller segment of the market, “cross country”, closing the gap between a road legal WRF and motocross competition YZF models.
FOR many riders the decision to go big bore or small capacity isn't an easy one. KTM has a model to suit just about every rider, with the big banger 500 EXC-F an absolute power house, and the 350 EXC-F a bike perfectly suited to more challenging terrain.
HUSABERG'S TE125 two-stroke is a perfect example of how a good little bike can beat a good big bike in the bush. While the capacity may be small, the TE125 gives a massive rush when you are carving through the trees.
OVER the years it seems the humble two-stroke has lost the favour of most enduro and trail riders as four-stroke machines got faster, lighter and more technical. While most manufacturers have moved on from oil burning technology on the enduro scene, a few diehards have remained true to the faith.
LET'S face it, most of us over-estimate our riding ability when it comes to being able to throw a dirt bike around. Which is interesting considering that rarely do we go through a day’s ride without scaring the crap out of ourselves when we run out of talent…
IT DOESN'T really matter if you are a gun enduro racer or a weekend trail rider, Husaberg's FE 390 will step up to either plate. The surprising thing is there are no real modifications needed to spec the bike up or dumb it down.