THE WAY THEY WERE – MOTOCROSS AESTHETIC EVOLUTION OVER 10 YEARS

OLD OR NEW, WITH ONES SEXY TO YOU?

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There was a time when manufacturers changed the look of a model dramatically from release to release. Think magenta YZs and leopard skin seat RMs – right or wrong, there were chances taken.
Since the four-stroke revolution began however, bikes seem to look pretty damn similar year-after-year so we decided to have a look at the same bike, ten years apart just to see how much they’ve changed across all the majot builders.
Some are completely different (Husky is kinda cheating though), and some don’t look all that that different than they did a decade ago. Which one’s got it right in 2010 and which one’s improved with the march of time? We’ll let you decide, but we reckon three 2020 standouts are Husky and Suzuki while 2010 can be quite proud of the Kawi.

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2010 YAMAHA YZ450F
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2020 YAMAYA YZ450F
Suzuki Rm Z450 1
2010 SUZUKI RM-Z450
Rm Z250m0 Yu1 R 2
2020 SUZUKI RM-Z450
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2010 KTM 450 SX-F
Ktm 450 Sx F

2020 KTM 450SX-F
Husqvarna Tc450
2010 HUSQVARNA TC450
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2020 HUSQVARNA FC450
2010 Honda Crf450r
2010 HONDA CRF450R
20 Honda Crf450r Lhp
2020 HONDA CRF450R
2010 Kawasaki Kx450ff
2010 KAWASAKI KX450F
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2020 KAWASAKI KX450F
2010 Yamaha Yz250b
2010 YAMAHA YZ250
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2020 YAMAHA YZ250
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