The biggest names in the moto and supercross bike industry have a stellar 2015 planned. Each of the sevenbigs has something shiny and new to show off this year. Check out the following bite-sized reviews of the industry's biggest name's biggest changes.
Yamaha - 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX is a new addition to its Motocross / Off-Road Competition lineup. Built and tuned for cross-country races, this machine is cutting edge. About the only thing as cool as this bike is some of the motocross gear Yamaha makes.
Suzuki - The 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 has a 449cc 4-stroke, the lines of a fighter jet. With a Showa Separate Function front Fork and a twin-spar aluminum frame, it gives you the handle to control the power between your legs.
Honda - There is not a more dominant MX in the mini class than the CRF150R, and 2015 promises to be no exception. With its high-tech suspension action, the chassis is centered and set. Its Unicam cylinder head allowed for the engineering of a smaller engine that puts out power comparable to that of a larger engine.
Kawasaki - The KX450F owns the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross series. Bragging on the bike is easy, but it rarely does the KX450F justice. Truth be known — while performance is more important than any other priority — the KX450F is arguably the best-looking bike in any class made by any manufacturer. If it is not, it is in the hunt.
Husqvarna - A beautiful machine in its own right, the 2015 Husqvarna TC85 has lines and design features that bite. With its flow-optimized ports and an exhaust control valve, the two-stroke engine is one of the finest in the motocross class. Husqvarna's motocross apparel is some of the coolest on the market and even it doesn't compare to this bike with respect to aesthetics.
KTM - With a workhorse DOHC engine that pumps steady from low to high rpm, the 2015 KTM 450 SX-F might be what KTM needs to become a household name among laymen. Already making an impression, this year's SX-F is high performance yet forgiving enough for the novice.
Beta - Though the company has been around since the turn of the last century, its name implies new advancements, and that is exactly what the 480RR is. It has a new, lighter die-cast engine; the displacements are all new; as is the crankshaft and cylinder head; and so are both forks. The seat is new as are the colors and decals. Of all the major changes of all the manufacturers, Beta's are the biggest, and it made the most.