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Tech Corner
The Matador 6-Burner Hooded Boss BBQ Kitchen is great for entertaining with family and friends. With a granite benchtop and a zinc seal steel with grey powder coating, this BBQ kitchen boasts a sleek simple design. The enamel cast iron burners, satin
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Easy Street
The Honda CRF450R continues to prove its worth in the DIRT ACTION test bike stable. The upgrades made early in the build are standing the rigours of riding and racing — in short, it’s very hard to fault. After the last round of Amcross, the Pirelli M
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Honda Crf250f
We love seeing new models from manufacturers that fill a hole in the market — “We see what you need. Here, try this…” Honda has done exactly that with the all-new Honda CRF250F. This is a new model in the lineup, filling the position of the 250cc tra
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Stage Two
Three more rounds of the DIRT ACTION Amcross series, a trip to Queensland and two months have passed since our last update on the 2019 Suzuki RM-Z250. With a multitude of test bikes, a 125 project and the magazine’s busy advertising schedule, I reall
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Chariots Of The Gods
Mykonos is a Greek island of 85.5 square kilometres with a population of around 11,000 people. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was named after its first ruler, who was the son or grandson of the god Apollo. The island is also said to have been the locati
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Bloody CRF110s… Adam was getting a little wild in his safety Vans shoes on his 110 and did some damage to his foot. With the WR in the shed, I took the opportunity to spend a day on it to get to know the 2019 450 Enduro Shootout winner. I like a moto
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Six Quick Maddo Facts
1 He has broken the Guinness World Record for distance jumps four times. For the first time, in Las Vegas (31/12/07), he jumped 98 metres, breaking the previous record (Trigger Gumm) by 14 metres. Three months later in Australia, he tried three new j
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An Artist In All Things
Allan Tomkins has been around motorcycles all his long life. He bought his first bike when he was 15 and has owned one or many simultaneously ever since. During the ‘90s, he was best known among the racing fraternity as the man in the chequered pants
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Husqvarna Do The Double
Todd Waters has fought off battles from Luke Clout and Hayden Mellross to take the Pirelli MX Nationals MX1 championship. With a tight fight coming into the final doubleheader rounds at Coolum, Queensland, Waters dominated, winning each moto and stam
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Time To Shine
Husqvarna has at times seemed like an orphan that’s been thrown from foster parent to foster parent, rarely finding a long-term home to grow and thrive in. It’s been Swedish, Italian and then German, and now it’s Austrian and arguably the most stable
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The Coming Clean-storm
Husqvarna has been actively tackling the approaching deadline for Euro 5 emission standards with moves to EFI for the two-stroke models. But is it enough to secure their long-term survival? We sat down with Husqvarna’s Product Manager Justin Maxwell
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Wisemans To Denman
A recent invite to the DSMRA ride from Wisemans Ferry to Denman, overnight at the pub and return, was the perfect excuse to take a weekend off and go riding. Tim “El Presidenti” Clarke sent all the details and after a quick visit to the DSMRA website
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Gumtree Racer
Growing up riding and racing motorcycles as a child, I cast my mind back to a memory of my adolescent self, face pressed hard against the mesh fence spanning the perimeter of the Coolum Pines motocross track. It was the King brothers that day who bat
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Today’s Menu
So I hope you guys are liking the new format of DIRT ACTION. We went this way because, as regular readers would know, from time to time we change things up to make sure we aren’t just an imitation of what we were 10 years ago. It takes a bit of work
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Blue Evolution
Yamaha has been busy developing a long list of changes for its premier-class MX weapon, the YZ450F. While it’s not claimed to be an all-new bike, the changes are much more than bold new graphics, that’s for sure. We had the chance to spend a day on t
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Reardon To Cdr For Supercross Assault
After racing as a privateer to an overall podium in 2018, Dan Reardon has signed with the powerhouse CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team for the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship. With Kirk Gibbs on a motocross-only contract, Reardon will join Luke
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As a 15-year old with the ink drying on a professional contract to an Australian factory team, Hunter Lawrence packed his bags and headed across the world in search of a career on the world stage. With the blessing from the Yamaha team, a team he had
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Cianciarulo Stays Green
After rumours speculating that Adam Cianciarulo would leave his long-term Kawasaki relationship in favour of a possible Honda position, it has been announced he will graduate to the 450 class alongside Eli Tomac at Monster Energy Kawasaki. “I am supe
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The Quads
Let’s get racey! The YFM90R, or Raptor 90 as it’s also known, is a more race-ready Yamaha quad. It’s got A-arm independent front suspension and an adjustable rear shock, plus a lively 90cc engine tuned for low-mid end power. The CVT transmission allo
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Cole Seely Retires
After a decade of professional racing in the AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Motocross Championship, Cole Seely has announced his retirement from the sport. After battling through injury over the last two years, Seely has made the difficult decis
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Arai Vx-pro4 Helmet Review
I have been wearing Arai’s off-road offering, the VX-Pro4 , for the most part of this year and it has probably seen the most days on my head of all the helmets I own in this time. Although these helmets have changed very little visually from the earl
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What’s New?
» Completely redesigned engine. » A redesigned magnesium clutch cover, redeveloped to improve the oil flow into the clutch assembly more efficiently. » Magnesium flywheel cover, redesigned in line with the rest of the engine, now with a more functi
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Fullfun Rangeof
The Yamaha fun-bike range is bursting at the seams; it simply has a model for everyone. From the 50cc legend, the PW50, to the more modernised TT-R50E and TT-R110E, and then through to the versatile TT-R125LWE, the two-wheel fun-bike range is loaded
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2012 Beta 350rr
It’s not a stretch to say Beta isn’t the most recognisable name in off-road bikes. In trials the name looms large, but for trailriders the name is a weak signal lost in the noise of the big five. We spent a day in the wilderness with Trailrider magaz
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Tips To Apply Your Motocross Graphics
» Rag » Isopropyl alcohol or similar cleaner » Knife » Squeegee » Water bottle for wet method » Heat gun » Clean environment » Patience Preparation is key when applying graphics. Used plastics must be free from all glue, residue and dirt. We
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Time Machines
Technology moves fast — you just need to look at your phone to understand that. The first mobile phones of the early 1990s were the size of a bike stand and had the battery life that barely lasted out a phone call. When Apple introduced the iPhone 3
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2019 Yamaha Yz125: Ride Impression
March 9, 2007, has an interesting importance for me. Aside from it being my 15th birthday, it was the day that I parked my 125 two-stroke in the shed for good and my dad surprised me with a brand-new KTM 250 SXF. The previous two years had been spent
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Top Tips For The Yamaha Yz125
1 Jet it right. The motor is very sensitive to change and can slip to the lean side easily with any change. If you run any after-market pipe, silencer, reedblock or cylinder porting then you will need to make changes. Stock: 45 pilot / 43-73 needle o
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The Doctor’s Convention
We’re a relatively small team here at Suzuki Australia. Our total organisation is just shy of 100 employees, split between five departments: automobile, service, spare parts, finance and administration, and motorcycles. The motorcycle department cons
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Scott 550 Hatch Ece Helmet
The Scott 550 Hatch ECE helmet came our way just before the Sherco launch in Italy. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to take either a brand-new helmet or boots away because if you end up hating them, there’s zero you can do about it. In this case, I’
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