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2023 TWO-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE

For now, two-strokes aren’t going anywhere. The current collection of dirt bikes from Beta, GasGas, Cobra, Kawasaki, KTM, Husqvarna, Suzuki, Sherco, TM, Yamaha and others includes two-strokes models for both off-road and motocross. They include  carbureted and fuel-injected bikes and there are extensive offerings for kids and beginners. We have gathered more than 60 examples […]

2022 NGPC VIEWFINDERS RACE REPORT: DRAMA ENSUES IN RIDGECREST

        The National Grand Prix Series headed to the dusty deserts of Ridgecrest, California, for round eight of the ten-round series. Hosted by the Viewfinders MC, racers were provided an 8+ mile Grand Prix course that utilized city streets, parks, the local motocross track, a wide range of the natural desert, and […]

SWM RE500: DIRT BIKE OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The SWM RE500 is  a new name for most of us, but it might look familiar to many of us. When we last tested it in 2020, it was called the SWM RS500 and it was a fully certified dual-sport bike. Now, the 2023 version is back as a dirt-only model, simply because it’s awaiting […]

2023 NEW DIRT BIKE PRICE LIST: THE WRAP

Most of the manufacturers have now announced their 2023 models so we have gathered all the prices together in once place for comparison. Some makers have held the line without price increases, but the overriding theme is that prices are rising. The numbers quoted do not include destination fees, taxes or other mark-ups at the […]

YAMAHA YZ300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Jamie Ellis and his team at Twisted Development build fire-breathing race machines for some of the top athletes and teams in the motocross and off-road industry, so when the shop’s 2005 Yamaha YZ250 needed some TLC, the guys at Twisted went all out. Not only did they put a spin on the engine that we […]

CONNOR PENHALL CUSTOM 2-STROKE SPEEDWAY BIKE: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

Since hitting up Costa Mesa Speedway a week or so ago all we can think about is this cool one-off machine built by speedway world champion Bruce Penhall for his son Connor Penhall. So that is our main focus on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday. We have a product from Ride Engineering featured in 2-Stroke Hardware […]

HANDSTANDS AT 100mph: 2nd ANNUAL GET TOGTHER

In celebration of the history and legacy of desert racing, from the American Southwest to the iconic Baja Peninsula, Scot Harden and Johnny Campbell once again hosted the Handstands at 100mph event. After its success in 2021, the second-annual Handstands at 100mph went even bigger in 2022, taking place at the famous Blackmore Ranch in […]

SRA GP RACE REPORT: KILMARTIN/3BROS RACING LIGHTS UP NIGHT RACE

 With the infamous 24-hour of Glen Helen quickly approaching in the coming weeks, the SRA GP crew took advantage by throwing a 2-hour night race. The 6+ mile GP course  saw over 100 motorcycles with mounted lights. Racers would have the opportunities to work out the kinks of light setup, team bonding, and, overall, a […]

RIDING THE KTM 390 ADVENTURE: THE WRAP

The KTM 390 Adventure is proof that you don’t need to be a retired CEO to participate in an Adventure Bike gathering. I spent last weekend riding one at the KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Tamarack, Idaho and had an absolute blast. The 390 is no 1290 Adventure. It’s a repurposed commuter bike with new […]

TRIUMPH REVEALS MOTOCROSS RACING PLANS

Triumph is almost ready to go MX racing. In a press release, the British company announced that it will compete in the FIM MX2 class in 2024 with a new 250cc motocross bike. A 450 will follow in 2025. The full press release follows. Triumph Motorcycles confirms plans to compete in the prestigious FIM Motocross […]

WORCS DOUBLEHEADER AT CACHE VALLEY

WORCS TO CACHE VALLEY MX Concluding the summer break, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS series picked back up its racing for rounds 7 and 8. The series trekked north to Cache Valley MX, which buttons up on the border of Idaho and Utah, for a doubleheader on a different style of off-road racing. WORCS provided […]

KTM 300 PERFECTION: BEHIND THE BUILD

Today’s crop of 300 two-stroke off-road bikes offer an amazing level of performance. The technical advancements in the motor, chassis and suspension are astonishing. These woods weapons perform so well, they make the average pilot a better rider. But, what can you do to improve the stock platform? There are tons of aftermarket products available, […]