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2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE REVIEW: FIRST DAY OF TESTING VIDEO

Dirt Bike Magazine tests the 2022 Yamaha YZ250 Two Stroke at Glen Helen Raceway. The Yamaha YZ250 has finally received some updates ! For 2022 Yamaha made changes to the suspension, sub-frame, tires, fuel tank, air box, plastic design, seat, and more. We are thrilled to see Yamaha continuing to make advancements on their line […]

2022 HUSQVARNA TE150I: OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna TE150i is one bike that can give competition to the 300 two-stroke as the go-to choice for the off-road purist. Most riders think of  any 144cc two-stroke as a youth model for transitioning to the big bike world, but the TE150i is much more than that. It’s a legitimate destination in itself. Clearly, […]

KAWASAKI KX125: BEHIND THE BUILD

We have built a lot of project bikes with Justin Myerson from Motowhips over the years and are always blown away with each bike. This KX125 is Justin’s personal bike and took almost two years to build in between working on customer builds. It features an updated KX250 four-stroke front end with a mounting kit […]

CARSON BROWN AND HIS CR500 2-STROKE

If Honda still made the CR500R two-stroke, it might look something like this. Carson Brown and his dad Duane Brown brought it back from the grave and rebuilt it at the BBR Motorsports Headquarters in Washington. Carson is a current 250 pro and spent a lot of time helping his dad test this motorcycle before […]

2022 TWO-STROKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The world of two-strokes has done nothing but grow in the last decade. For 2022, there are more motorcycle companies offering more two-strokes than ever. Beta, GasGas, Husqvarna, KTM, Cobra, Rieju, GPX, Kawasaki, TM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha are all in the game for keeps. We’ve assembled all the two-stroke off-road bikes that will be […]

2012 KTM 300XC PROJECT: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

For this project, we teamed up with the guys at Dirt N Iron. The bike was a nine-year-old KTM 300XC. Even that long ago, the KTM was the off-road two-stroke to have. It was fast, smooth and reliable. When you find a used one, just getting it into original condition means you’ll have a great […]

KAWASAKI KX327 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

The Kawasaki KX327 was never sold in dealers. Kevin Bailey and the crew over at Race Winning Brands found a 2003 KX250 on Craigslist and went to work. It was originally built as a project bike in the early 2000s, when these machines were still rolling off Kawasaki’s manufacturing line and onto showroom floors. Even […]

2021 YZ250 2-STROKE; A PREMIX VIDEO

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke might not have changed, but we don’t have any problem with that. We made a few smart modifications to our 2021 test bike to get the most out of it. Check it out in this edition of the Dirt Bike Premix Video Series. 

2003 KAWASAKI KX144 RESTYLE PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we give you the first look at our Kawasaki KX144 build with Josh Bombard. Tim Sharp was the man behind the wrenches of this project and we gotta say it came out amazing. If you are a fan of Kawasaki two-smokers don’t miss the […]

KAWASAKI KX327 TWO-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Working on “project bikes,” as they’re commonly called, never gets old. Some projects start with new bikes and some are Craigslist finds, but this bike has a unique story behind it. Kevin Bailey from Race Winning Brands takes us through this KX327 rebirth in his own words. SECOND CHANCE “After a phone call from a […]

SUZUKI RM125 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There are two kinds of riders in the world: those who love the Suzuki RM 125 two-stroke and those who haven’t ridden one. The little RM is sweet and easy to ride, but  getting kinda old. Suzuki stopped making the RM125 back in 2007.  Luckily, there are lots and lots of used ones sitting in […]

1996 KAWASAKI KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We will be the first to admit that sometimes we get carried away with our two-stroke rebuilds. It’s so easy to do. With this 1996 Kawasaki KX250, our main goal was to find an off-road bike that the average person could afford to not only build, but then ride on a regular basis. We teamed […]

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

A one-off machine built by speedway world champion Bruce Penhall for his son Connor Penhall is our main focus on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday. We have a new product from Ride Engineering featured in 2-Stroke Hardware and our 2-Stroke Behind The Build section brought to you by Fly Racing give you an exclusive look at […]

KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

KTM is one of the manufacturers still pushing two-stroke motorcycle technology advancement in the industry today, but unfortunately the largest displacement is 300cc. Johnny Weisman and his crew at the Ride Shop AZ decided to combine brand-new technology from KTM, some very proven old-school two-stroke technology from Kawasaki and some aftermarket bolt-on performance items from […]

250 2-STROKE SHOOTOUT, RAW VIDEO

Dirt Bike Magazine took all of our 250 two-strokes and put them head to head for a shootout in 2020. We decided to compile all the footage from testing that day and give you guys a raw version to check out. Some brand new two strokes ripping Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California on a […]

TM 300 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Most of the research and development for the TM off-road lineup is done racing the Enduro World Championship series, and their 300EN definitely benefits from this type of R&D. In 2019 the machines received a huge overhaul, with an all-new aluminum frame and a brand-new powerplant complete with an electric starter. With these upgrades, the […]