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For the January 2017 issue the big news is the 2017 MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout, but that isn’t all that’s in the new MXA. You will be interested in seeing what it was like to test Romain Febvre’s MXDN winning Yamaha YZ450FM works bike (which we did on the Maggiora track where France won the 2016 crown), plus full tests on the 2017 KTM 350SXF and Husqvarna TX300 two-stroke.

jan2017mxa250shootoutThis isn’t just a shootout, it is a labor of love. The 2017 MXA 250 Four-Stroke Shootout encompasses 16 pages of the January issue and includes everything you’d ever want to know about these six bikes. Plus there is an MXA Shootout video on the home page and on YouTube that is equally thorough.

jan2017mxa250shootoutspecsMXA’s 250 Shootout includes dyno charts, weights, retail prices, peak horsepower and suspension settings.

jan2017mxastefanevertsStefan Everts took over the Suzuki GP team last season and has been learning everything there is to know about dealing with modern racers. Read where he thinks he went wrong and his plans to make in right in the future.

jan2017mxafebrvreyz450Romain Febvre’s works Yamaha, the Maggiora track, Daryl Ecklund in the saddle and John Basher waiting in the wings. Life is beautiful.

jan2017mxa2005kx134Oft forgotten, but once a powerhouse, we test a 2005 Kawasaki KX125 that got the full treatment — including a 134cc engine.

jan2017mxaclassicmondialNot even Jody was around when the Mondial 200 roamed the motocross tracks of Europe — but you can still learn all about it from museum owner and AMA Hall of Famer Tom White.

jan2017mxahondaimpressionThis is not a test. Repeat, this is not a test. It is a quick impression based on spending a couple days spinning laps at Monster Mountain. Every bike feels good at a track that good.

jan2017mxanicolettiPhil Nicoletti will now be making two big changes in his career. First, he will be switching from Yamahas to Suzukis for 2017 and from the 450 class to the 250 East for Supercross.


You may think you are bottoming your bike out, but factory GP rider Arminas Jaskonis shows you how to really do it.

jan2017mxamxpertsPlease don’t get technical advice from the guy who did your tattoo. What is that anyway? A snake? A rope? A map of the Mississippi River? Go to the MXperts, not for tattoos, but for help.

jan2017mxaktm350sxfIt is hard to believe that the KTM 350SXF has been around for 7 years now. It didn’t start out great, but it has gotten better with each new model. The 2017 is the best 350 ever and maybe the best all-around motocross bike made for 2017.

jan2017mxamxdnYou may have heard about Jason Anderson getting landed on after the checkered flag at the 2016 MXDN, but have you ever seen this view? MXA’s GP photo ace Massimo Zanzani was in the right place at the right time…just the opposite of Jason.

jan2017mxahudkytx300This is one offroad bike that we think could be turned into a 300cc motocross bike with little more than a 19-inch rear wheel, smaller fuel tank and and few parts swaps. The 2017 Husqvarna RX300 is a winner.

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Interested in getting a new bike this year? The January 2017 issue of MXA is on the news stands now and includes the long-awaited 2017 MXA 250 Shootout. You should be reading MXA, and if you subscribe now you get a $25 gift certificate from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC which more than pays for your subscription.

Do you subscribe to MXA? You should. We know that you think that print magazines are dead and that the internet will fill the void, but most of the stuff in the current issue of MXA won’t appear on the web for several months, if at all. Luckily, you can get all of MXA on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Android by going to the Apple Store, Amazon or Google Play. Better yet get the Digital desktop version at for $9.99 a year.

The MXA test riders prefer the print version and not just because it is delivered by a uniformed employee of the U.S. Government, but because right now you can get 12 issues for $15.95 and a free $25 Gift Card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. That means that there is a profit to be made in this deal for you. For the Print magazine go to: