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In the 450 class, there are at least four makers who have arrived at nearly the same formula for an off-road 450. Honda, Husqvarna, KTM and Yamaha all have bikes that are based on their respective motocross bikes but with certain concessions to give them broader appeal. None of them is technically an off-road bike in the eyes of the government. None meet the emission or noise requirements that such a designation demands. Those rules have become so oppressive that the benefit of being able to ride on certain public lands has been sacrificed at the altar of performance. For those areas all four manufacturers offer another model, whether it’s a dual-sport bike or a dedicated off-road bike. These four are full-blooded racers at heart. We gathered them to see how well they perform at that task, and then set out to discover what else they can and can’t do. After the bikes were tested on tracks with a heavy motocross influence, everything was reset to zero, and the bikes were tested as trail bikes. What follows is a short review of each bike.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing is pleased to announce their 2017 offroad team featuring Colton Haaker, Josh Strang, Jacob Argubright, and Thaddeus Duvall

Winner of both the 2016 AMA Endurocross and FIM SuperEnduro Championships, Colton Haaker looks ahead to defending his hard-fought titles. Currently competing in the 2017 FIM SuperEnduro Championship, Haaker will soon head to Aspen, Colorado to compete in the Winter X Games from January 26th to 29th. From there he will prepare to defend his AMA Endurocross Championship title.

Competing alongside each other in the Grand National Cross Country and National Enduro Series are Josh Strang and Thad Duvall.


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