Bike Tests

Dirt bike reviews

Chris Birch's 250 XC-F

What does Chris Birch ride in competition? The KTM 250 XC-F, which has some extra special additions...

2016 Suzuki RM-Z250

We headed out to one of our private test tracks to ride, shoot and have lots of moto fun on the 2016 RM-Z250!

2016 Kawasaki KX250F

With its big brother getting the cover treatment in the current issue, it is only fair that the 250F gets some love, too.
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2015 Yamaha YZ450F

A back-to-front engine, aggressive looks and serious power. Welcome to the Yamaha YZ450F...

2015 KTM Freeride 250 R

Ever wanted to ride a moto on Rotorua’s pristine mountain bike trails? Well, we did, on KTM’s Freeride 250 R...

2014 Yamaha YZ250F

Yamaha’s next generation YZ250F is about to land in New Zealand, which DRD was invited to ride before it hits the showroom floors, so Broxy found himself in Aussie to test the all-new blue quarter-litre motocross bike… fancy a ride?

2014 Kawasaki KX85

It's the bike that has taken champions to their first titles. DRD junior tester, Ollie Ayre checks out the pumped up KX85

2015 Suzuki RM-Z450L5

Suzuki join the other contenders in the MX1 class and fit the yellow 450 with air forks and electronic goodies

2015 Sherco 300SE-R

Another two-stroke enduro weapon from Europe, but this time it's blue not orange. Whytey checks out the 300SE-R from French manufacturer Sherco

2015 Yamaha YZ250FX

The first of the Japanese brands to take on the Euros at the XC game, is the FX up to the task of making blue the new orange..? Chris spends some time in the bush and on the gravel to find out.

2015 Kawasaki KX250F & KX450F

The 450 took out bike of the year in 2014 and the 250 wasn't too far behind. So with everyone rating the KX-F range, it's hardly surprising they haven't changed much...

2015 KTM 500 EXC

With the latest 450cc machines putting out more power than most of us can use, you must be nuts to ride a 500! Or is there something we don't know? Paul spent some time on a reader's KTM 500 EXC to see if there's any truth this is a gentle giant...