FMF 2014 CRF250 FACTORY 4.1
The 2014 Honda CRF250 comes with dual exhausts;
however, it is no secret that MXA test riders prefer the
increased performance, lower cost and weight reduction
of single-sided CRF exhausts. Thankfully, FMF makes a
single-sided exhaust for the 2014 CRF250.
VERDICT: We tested both the FMF twin and the
FMF single, and the FMF Factory 4.1 RCT single-sided
exhaust delivered vastly improved mid- to top-end power.
Not only that, but it was 2 pounds lighter than the
FMF twin and 4 pounds lighter than the stock CRF250
DIGITS: $949.99 (Ti exhaust), $699.99 (stainless/alum
exhaust)— www.fmfracing.com or (310) 631-4363.
Ride’s 19mm and
20.5mm triple clamps
change the KTM’s offset,
trail and wheelbase while
adding the benefits of
VERDICT: For 2015,
KTM will still offer the
22mm clamps but will
change the axle offset by
2mm. Ride offers two
offset options to help
owners of pre-2015 KTMs
get the same geometry.
We preferred the 20.5mm
offset Ride clamps. The
biggest plus was the
addition of rubber bar
mounts to lessen the vibration from the KTM’s engine.
DIGITS: $529.90 (19mm or 20.5mm clamps)—
www.ride-engineering.com or (800) 805-1516.
Steg Pegz are rubber pucks that attach to your
bike’s side panels to allow you to rest your boots
against the pucks so that you don’t have to hang on to
the handlebars as tightly.
VERDICT: We readily admit that we didn’t believe
in Steg Pegz before we tested them—or even after our
first ride. But, the more we rode with them, the more
we liked them. If you use them correctly, you are able to
take weight off your arms under acceleration. In fact,
several test riders wanted thicker pucks so that they
could find them easier.
DIGITS: $149.95— www.brapoffroad.com
or (717) 285-7873.
USED IT, ABUSED IT, MISUSED IT & LOVED IT
SCALVINI YZ250 CONE PIPE
Cone pipes are a throwback to an earlier era. Much
like artisan bread, they are handmade with loving care.
In fact, a Scalvini has 17 different welded pieces
compared to five on a stamped pipe.
VERDICT: We didn’t like last year’s Scalvini YZ250
pipe, but this year they got it right. First, it fits on the
bike—last year’s pipe didn’t. Second, it makes more
horsepower than stock across the whole range—last year
it didn’t. Third, the build quality is first-rate.
DIGITS: $329.00— www.scalvinipipes.com
or (909) 608-0082. ❏