LONG TERM UPDATE: SWM RS500R Part 1
It's not every day the Editor of ADB magazine calls you up and says: “Hey, mate, how would you like to take custody of our next long-term test bike?
2017 Honda CRF450R: The Desert Weapon
ADB Tech Editor Mat Boyd has been clocking up the race hours lately and recently conquered the Sporties 12hr desert race in Alice Springs.
Dakar on Four-Wheels: Steve Riley builds a Holden Ute for the Dakar Rally
Steve Riley has the runs on the board when it comes to long distance off-road events starting with a privateer entry in the 1985 Australasian Safari which he went on to contest another eleven times.
CHASSIS TECH: 2019 vs 2018 Yamaha WR450F
Yamaha overhauled the WR450F for 2019, making it lighter, narrower and more powerful. The chassis is based on the YZ450F and received a host of changes for MY2019.
ENGINE TECH: 2019 vs 2018 Yamaha WR450F
The WR450F received a full overhaul for 2019 and Yamaha paid particular attention to the motocross-bred engine.
Christmas Gift Ideas!
Need some last minute Christmas gift ideas? Check out the ADB Magazine Christmas Gift guide!
INTERVIEW WITH THE CHAMP - Billy Bolt Ultimate Enduro Champion
After eight action-packed rounds of multi-discipline Enduro racing, Billy Bolt rode into the World Enduro Super Series’ record books as the inaugural ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Yamaha WR250F Part 3
LAST MONTH I talked about finding more bottom-end for the Yamaha WR250F. Well, I found it, courtesy of the GYTR exhaust.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Beta RR430 Part 3
Editor Emeritus Andrew Clubb has given me his blessing to do what I please with his Beta RR430 long-termer as it looks like I’ll be taking care of it for a few more months.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Part 3
THIS MONTH I have been shortening the muffler to improve gas flow and ramp up the power delivery of the RM-Z450.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Sherco 450 SEF-R Six Days Part 1
For one reason or another, it feels like ages since I’ve had the privilege of an ADB long-termer in my garage.
LONG TERM UPDATE: 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 Part 2
There is not much racing this time of year and Christmas is fast approaching so I’ve just been spinning laps and enjoying the RM-Z.