Top 10 Dirt Bikes of All Time (updated for 2021) | Favorite Bikes Ever!

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0:00 Intro
0:59 How To Support
1:19 Ground Rules
2:06 List Breakdown
2:45 Number 10
3:21 Number 9
4:24 Number 8
5:19 Number 7
6:05 Number 6
7:07 Number 5
8:18 Number 4
9:41 Number 3
10:55 Number 2
11:59 Number 1
13:19 Conclusion

You asked for it! Here you go. About 3 years ago in 2018, I did a video on my top 10 favorite dirt bikes at that time. Now in 2021, with the number of bikes I’ve had and tested having doubled, my list is drastically different. As stated in the video, these are simply the bikes that I loved the most and the bikes that made me happy the most while riding them. It’s not a list of the bikes that lasted the longest, or had the least issues. It’s simple an order of how much they made me love life while riding them.

Only three of the original ten bikes from 2018 remain on this current list. Represented are six 2 strokes, and four 4 strokes. We have bikes from five different manufacturers. We’ve got 4 KTMs, 2 Yamahas, 2 Betas, a Sherco, and a Kawasaki.

1. 2020/2021 KTM 250 XC
2. 2020/2021 KTM 300 XC-W
3. 2017 KTM 250 XC
4. 2020 Yamaha YZ250FX
5. 2019 Beta 390RR Race
6. 2020 Sherco 300 SEF
7. 2020 Beta 200RR
8. 2021 Kawasaki KX250X
9. 2017 YZ250X
10. 2012 KTM 300 XC-W

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