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2001 SUZUKI RM250 PROJECT STAGE 1: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

With the overwhelming response to our MX Revival T1000 Honda CR250 project we have decided to give you guys full access to our next two-stroke restoration . On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you the exclusive first look at our 2001 Suzuki RM250. The bike is definitely rough […]

INSIDE ELI TOMAC’S FACTORY STAR RACING YAMAHA YZ450F

Eli Tomac ended 2021 by switching from Monster Energy Kawasaki to Star Racing Yamaha aboard a YZ450F. Dirt Bike Magazine wanted to get all the details on his new ride for Supercross. We dive in deep into the details of Eli’s bike to show you the differences between stock and factory.

2022 DUAL SPORT BUYER’S GUIDE

Today’s dual-sport bikes allow you to broaden your motorcycle horizons more than ever. In this world of shrinking off-road opportunities, a street-legal dirt bike  allows you to explore hidden pockets and secret riding areas. They are quiet and clean, and performance is better than ever. Honda, Beta, Suzuki, Kawasaki, SWM, KTM, Husqvarna, Christini and SSR […]

2004 HONDA CR250R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

In 50 years of existence, Dirt Bike Magazine has never started off a build the same way as the MX Revival T-1000 Honda CR250R. We wanted to give an unknown bike builder a chance for some exposure, so naturally we did what any modern company would do—we asked our social media followers for some recommendations. […]

MXREVIVAL THUNDERCRACKER YZ250 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUEDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we check in with Charles and the crew at mXrevival on their latest Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke build. Don’t miss the opportunity to have this machine in your garage, all the details are at the bottom of this post! Also at the bottom of this post is an exclusive link to […]

HUSQVARNA TC85 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Completing projects in the garage with your dad is a rite of passage. Do you remember what yours was? For Johny and his son, Austin DeLuca, it was this used Husqvarna TC85 that had them spending time in the garage together.   1.  Impact wheelsets from Tusk Powersports feature forged 6061 T-6 aluminum hubs anodized […]

SLAVENS RACING KTM 300 TPI PROJECT: TWO STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we take a look back at a very Trick KTM 300 TPI off-road project with the crew at Slavens Racing for rider Shaun Langham. Tom Webb walks us through this over-the-top build that includes factory level components everywhere you look. We keep the KTM […]

JEREMY MCGRATH’S YZ250: BEHIND THE BUILD

If you are a fan of Supercross and motocross and over the age of 25, you might remember watching Jeremy McGrath in the late ’90s and 2000 aboard his Chaparral Motorsports-supported Yamaha YZ250 dominating SX main events across the country. This team made history as the first non-factory team in the sport to win a […]

PREMIX VIDEO SERIES: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you a look at our video series “Premix”, where it’s “All Two-Strokes All The Time”. This playlist on our YouTube channel is dedicated to our 2-stroke project bikes and new model videos. A little bit of everything and anything related to 2-strokes. If you want to see more head […]

AMERICA’S TOP OFF-ROAD RIDERS: CASELLI CUP 2022

America is big. We have so much racing, such diverse terrain and so many riders that it’s almost impossible to compare them all. How can you come up with criteria to rank desert racers, woods specialists and sprint racers? We’ll make it easy. It’s about courage. That’s a common denominator in all off-road racers, but […]

BAJA HONDA 450: BEHIND THE BUILD

The SCORE Baja 1000 and Honda go together like peanut butter and jelly! Can you really have one without the other? For decades the Honda Baja effort has been a strictly in-house affair, but Mark Samuels (SLR Racing) and the crew at San Diego Powerhouse are starting to change all that. Now, don’t be mistaken; […]

SURVIVING THE IRONMAN: THE FANT FILES

BY TRAVIS FANT We got a chance to ride the 2022 KTM 350XC-F in what turned out to be the most demanding GNCC of the year—the rain-soaked finale in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Dirt Bike videographer Travis Fant volunteered for the duty and came back with some advice for anyone who hopes to survive the worst that […]

10 TWO-STROKE PROJECTS OF 2021 : TWO STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look back at 10 projects completed or featured in 2021. Every build for the magazine has a story behind it, some are more colorful than others but they all have a special place in our hearts. Below is a mix of 2-Stroke Behind the build stories brought […]

2022 HUSKY TE300i PROJECT

There is no doubt that we have an affinity for TPI-equipped Austrian machines, and the 2022 Husqvarna TE300i is near the top of our list. Still, it’s basically the same fuel-injected machine—a six-speeder with button-starting and WP suspension components that are very similar to those of the 2021 model. The engine is identical. The suspension […]

ULTIMATE CR500: BEHIND THE BUILD

Carson Brown loves to ride dirt bikes! It doesn’t matter the year, make or model, he just loves two wheels and an engine. Lucky for us, we like showcasing his talents on said dirt bikes. Lately, Carson and his dad, BBR Motorsports cofounder Duane Brown, have been resurrecting older iconic two-strokes. This 1997 CR500 build […]

2021 FIM ENDURO VINTAGE TROPHY

Last month, the city of Portoferraio on the Italian  island of Elba hosted over 400 riders in the inaugural FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy. This is a race that grew out of the vintage class that was held in the 2019 ISDE. The inclusion of older bikes at the ISDE generated such interest that a stand-alone […]

KAWASAKI KDX220: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Ryan Koch At one point in time, the Kawasaki KDX was one of the most popular motorcycles ever produced, and the strong following of riders to this day proves their loyalty. The bike was ultra-affordable, and the smiles-per-dollar ratio was hard to beat. Sure, in bone-stock form, it lacked the power and technology of […]

THROWBACK BILL’S PIPE YAMAHA YZ250 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

Here is a little throwback to our Yamaha YZ250 collaboration with Bills Pipes and Barns Pro Racing on this week’s 2-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works. 2-Stroke Theater is packed with Yamaha two-strokes. See the complete history of Yamaha’s iconic YZ250 in this week’s 2-Stroke History section at the bottom of this post. […]

1983 HONDA CR480: BEHIND THE BUILD

Have you ever wondered what would happen if legendary fabricators of today got together to rebuild iconic machines of yesterday? If so, this 1983 Honda CR480R project is just what you have been waiting for! Dirt Bike magazine teamed up with the crew at BBR Motorsports and current national-level professional rider Carson Brown (son of […]