There is simply no better alternative than the MZ 125 SX for the adventure seeking rider that hasn’t yet graduated from high school, but needs a quick, efficient and fun mean on transportation both on and off the road with all of the qualities needed included: sportiveness, sufficient power taking in consideration the engine’s cylinder capacity, and a spacious riding position.
Many consider the Ulysses a good enough motorcycle which would provide confidence on and off the road, but us, here at TopSpeed like to call it the absolute American Adventure Sport motorcycle. It is an awesome performer when you hit the streets on it, but if the planned shortcut takes you through unpaved roads or even woods, there’s no worry. It will perform excellent and show us once again that the Thunderstorm engine is versatility itself.
On paved roads or dirt roads, the all-new CRF230L is ready to handle all kinds of transportation needs. With its compact size, lower seat height, 223cc single cylinder engine and a six speed transmission, it’s as peppy as it is frugal. Whether it’s on the campus, on the RV or on the commute, the CRF230L will provide reliable transportation for years to come.
For 2008, Husqvarna orientated on providing a better riding position, improved handling and stress on the frame, as well as delivering more powerful engines. It succeeded by moving the footrest forwards by 15mm and adjusting a steering angle between 26° and 28° while the rear suspension is brand new. But still, the masterpiece remains the fuel injected engines fitted on the TE450 and TE510. They have also been improved for better functionality and reliability.
For 2008 Husqvarna takes all its Enduro models to a whole new level and the TE 250 is one of the priorities. The key to its success is, of course, the fuel injection system which makes the bike feel like it is on steroids, but we shouldn’t neglect the fact that all that muscle is being properly valued by a completely new chassis.
Husqvarna takes the WR 250 to a whole new level by improving the way it steers with the adding of new 45mm Marzocchi forks, new tapered Tommaselli handlebars with no cross bar and adjustable steering plate. But what’s most important is what first launched this model, qualities like reliability, two-stroke power and loads of fun.
Introduced to be ridden across the North America terrain, both these completely new models use a unique recipe that implies taking the best of both motocross and off road worlds. As a result, the TXC 450 and TXC 510 come fitted with a TC motocross engine offering better grunt and a better suited powerband, but with the convenience of an E-starter and the benefits of a six-speed transmission.
A combination between motocross and Enduro, the brand new TXC is designed for the North American market and takes the best of both worlds: the TC motocross engine attached to a six-speed transmission, both electric and kickstart assemblies and the 18” wheels which get it over rocks with great ease.
Riders who are looking for an extremely powerful and easy to handle motorcycle fitted with a two-stroke engine are offered by the Austrian manufacturer not just one, but two motorcycles that are meant to satisfy their riding needs. Tuned for hard enduro use, the 250 XC and XC-W (e) are true challenges for 250cc two-strokes and 450cc four-stroke motorcycles.
The 2008 KTM 200 XC and XC-W combine the performance of 250 XCs with the maneuverability of 125cc off-road bikes. It results two unique motorbikes that will not pass unnoticed by the motorcycling public. Reliability, power and easy handling are all keys to these bike’s successes.