2021 WORCS FINAL ROUND: PRO CHAMPIONS CROWNED

In the premier 450 Pro class, factory FMF KTM teammates Dante Oliveira and Taylor Robert came into the weekend tied for first in the championship standings and the teammates didn’t disappoint as they delivered an exciting battle down to the wire. Both riders had a mishap off the start and finding themselves buried in the pack, they put their heads down and […]

BETA 250RR TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

There is no doubt that the two-stroke is riding a wave of popularity inspired by a rise in off-road passion, new technology and the status of extreme or hard enduro racing. There are several players here, notably the Austrian TPI machines—KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas—Sherco, TM and Beta. We didn’t get a chance to test too many […]

NOVEMBER ’20/VOLUME 50/ NO. 11

MORE 2021s! 38 HONDA, 2021 Honda couldn’t decide if they should redesign the CRF450R or keep the existing version around for another year. So, they did both. The 450 is new for ’21, and the 2020 is still available. 44 KAWASAKI, 2021 If you like what Kawasaki engineers did to the KX450 in 2019, you’ll […]

HUSQVARNA TE150i: FULL TEST

Some bikes can be understood most easily by process of elimination. You gotta understand what they aren’t before you understand what they are. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help in the case of the Husqvarna TE150i. Defining what it can’t do is hard. It’s perfect for youth as well as vets and seniors. It’s a natural entry-level […]

RACE TESTING THE KTM 350XCF FACTORY EDITION: THE WRAP

The KTM Factory Editions have been a tradition in the motocross world for over 10 years. These are premium-level motocross bikes that are more or less replicas of the machines ridden by Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin and the Red Bull KTM Factory motocross team. Now, off-road riders are getting the same treatment. The KTM 350XC-F […]

2016 KTM 300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We have all seen a motorcycle that we have dreamed of owning one day. For our buddy Rado, it was the 2016 Six Days edition KTM 300XC-W. This machine was decked out in his home country’s colors because that’s where the ISDE was being held—and who wouldn’t want a patriotic 300cc two-stroke in their garage? These […]

REBIRTH OF A HONDA CR250R

This Honda CR250R two-stroke doesn’t look or act like the original version that Honda sold. Charles Lytle at MXRevival is a craftsman who recently set out to make custom bike builds a full-time profession. On the cosmetic side, Lytle took the vapor honing process to a new level. On the performance side, he explored potential […]

2022 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

In the U.S., the motorcycles we call off-road vehicles fall into several broad categories. Some are officially recognized as OHVs by the federal government, and those are generally regulated for noise and emission. Others are what we call “closed-course competition bikes.” Those are imported under the same rules as motocross bikes. Here, we have gathered […]

KTM 300XC VS. 300XC-W: THE WRAP

In the U.S., there are two different 300cc two-strokes that carry the KTM name: the 300XC and the 300XC-W. Up front, the two bikes seem very similar. They both have the most successful motor in KTM history; the 300cc two-stroke. Both have Transfer Port Injection, oil injection and six-speed transmissions. According to KTM’s overall plan, […]

1983 HONDA CR480R PROJECT BY CARSON BROWN : PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

Have  you ever wondered what would happen if legendary fabricators of today got together on a project 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 […]

T1000 HONDA CR250R PROJECT BY MXREVIVAL : TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a pictorial look at our studio session with the much anticipated finished T1000 Honda CR250R build with MXRevival. The attention to detail and how clean this machine is mind-blowing. Charles does include aftermarket companies on this build but a lot of the OEM items have been restored and […]

FIRST RIDE: HUSQVARNA NORDEN 901 ADVENTURE BIKE

At the 2019 EICMA Motorcycle show in Milan Italy, Husqvarna revealed a concept bike called the Norden. At the time, it was just an idea, by no means a serious prototype. The whole notion of a Husqvarna adventure bike was just thrown in front of the public to gauge reaction. The public loved it. Feedback […]

THE LAST WORKS KX125: THE WRAP

JAMES STEWART’S FACTORY 125 TWO-STROKE Back in 2002, James Stewart was something special and everyone knew it. For the first time in years, Kawasaki took its 125 program in house, just for him. Previously, all the 125 riders were farmed out to Pro Circuit so that Team Kawasaki could concentrate on the big 250 stars […]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC 2022 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: BLAKE BAGGETT IS GONE

 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC has announced its team lineup for the 2022 racing season in an all-new video featuring interviews from the team riders and team manager Forrest Butler. The video discusses big changes to the team’s structure, the rider lineup, and addresses the departure of former team rider Blake Baggett.   This year, the team is lucky to have three talented riders […]

2022 HUSQVARNA TE300I TWO-STROKE: RAW VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine tested the 2022 Husqvarna TE300i Fuel Injected Two Stroke a few months ago. We have the video featuring all the details and what we thought about the motorcycle here on our Youtube channel. This is a completely raw version for those two stroke lovers who just want to enjoy the bike as […]

2020 HUSKY 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There have been plenty of 500cc two-strokes from Husqvarna throughout dirt bike history. But, since the brand’s rebirth a few years back, it has shied away from two-strokes above 300cc. We teamed up with former factory Kawasaki race team mechanic Jonny Weisman, who now owns The Ride Shop in Arizona, to build a modern Husqvarna […]