2001 Cannondale MX400 Test From Motocross Action

  Time for another classic bike test from my personal magazine collection. This one covers  Cannondale’s controversial 2001 MX400 racer. In many ways, the Cannondale was ahead of its time, with its electric start, cassette transmission, and reversed motor design. The design was certainly bold, but the execution was fraught with problems. This test covers the first…

My 2001 Yamaha of Troy YZ250F

I still remember the first time I heard Yamaha was producing a YZ250F four-stroke. I was sitting at my desk reading motonews,  when my jaw dropped. There on the front page, was an announcement that Yamaha was indeed introducing a racing thumper for the 125 class in 2001. At the time, the thought of something…

Kawasaki KX80, KX85, ​and KX100 mini-class history 1979-2017

Here is another in my series on motocross bike history. This installment covers Kawasaki’s mini class racers from the first KX80 in 1979 through the current KX85 and KX100 models. While slightly late to the mini party, Kawasaki quickly asserted itself as a mini-class power in the early 1980s. Their KX80 and KX60 mini racers…

Suzuki RM80 and RM85 history 1977-2019

Over the last few years I have been working on accumulating nice clean photos of all the manufacture’s motocross models going back to their inception. As it turns out, that actually A LOT harder than it sounds because I was not looking for Googled photos of some guy’s Craig’s List ad, but the actual studio…