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ODI HONDA CR125 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

This week on Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you the exclusive first look at our 2002 Honda CR125 project with Johnny Jump and the ODI crew in our Dirt Bike Magazine studio. This was a build that Johnny and his son Kellon did together in their garage. Below are some notes directly from Jump about the […]

TWO-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING YAMAHA YZ300: 2-STROKE VIDEO

Dirt Bike Magazine test rider Robbie Wageman has won the 2-Stroke World Championship in both the 125cc and Open classes. Travis Fant caught up with him before this years event at Glen Helen to get a closer look at his Gasper Racing, Fasthouse backed Yamaha YZ300. ARVE Check this KTM125 we built for Robbie a […]

2007 SUZUKI RM250 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO SERIES

The Suzuki RM250 is one of the best used bikes you can find on the market today. If you find one that’s low time, good for you. If you find one that’s well-used, then you have something like this 2007 project bike. As soon as we finished rebuilding it, we couldn’t wait to get it […]

TM 250E OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

Fuel-injected two-strokes are here to stay. Now, there are three manufacturers offering transfer-port-injection two-strokes in the U.S., and there are more to come. Here’s the fun part: not all of them are owned by KTM’s parent company. TM is a small Italian company that has proven itself capable of matching any motorcycle company in the […]

250 TWO-STROKE MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

The 250 two-stroke is alive and well in 2020. Austria, Japan and Italy all offer current bikes for the MX purist. Some are more modern than others, but all have suspension and brakes that we could have only dreamed of 20 years ago when the two-stroke was in its heyday. It’s time to set the […]

250 TWO-STROKE MX SHOOTOUT

The Yamaha YZ250, KTM 250SX, Husqvarna TC250 and TM 250MXe are the cream of today’s two-stroke crop.  All are modern bikes with  state-of-the-art suspension. The only things that are old-school are the sounds of the motors and the faint wisp of blue smoke. The Husky and KTM are related by blood to the current four-strokes […]

HUSQVARNA TC250: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

Two-strokes never stopped being competitive and the 2020 Husqvarna TC250 is proof. It’s 215 pound of well-disciplined muscle that has a modern chassis and essentially the same components that come on the company’s top-shelf four-stroke motocross bikes. In its pure motocross guise, the Husky has no electric start and no fuel-injection. It’s a bike for […]

YAMAHA YZ345 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take another look with some unseen photos of a very unique Yamaha YZ345 built by fabricator Howard Jenkins of MotoFab Industries located in central California. Could you imagine a YZ250 two-stroke engine dropping right into a newer Yamaha four-stroke chassis without any major frame modifications? Well, it might just […]

BEST USED BIKE EVER: SUZUKI RM250

The story of the Suzuki RM250 isn’t just about a single motorcycle. It’s about a dynasty of bikes, championships and riders that goes back to a glorious era in the history of motocross. Forty-five years ago, motocross was an obscure European sport. In America, we loved flat track and hill climbing. Even in Europe, road […]

ZACH BELL WIDE OPEN ON KAWASAKI KX250 TWO-STROKE: GOPRO FOOTAGE

We recently hooked up with the Precision Concepts Race Team and premier rider Zach Bell to have a little fun on their latest creation a 2007 Kawasaki KX250 two-stroke. Here is Zach Bell ripping his Kawasaki KX250 2-Stroke build out at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California after we got done testing it for the […]

KTM200 XC-W PROJECT BY SEAT CONCEPTS: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

When it comes to tight technical off-road riding and racing for the masses it is hard to argue that a 300cc KTM two-stroke isn’t the best machine out there. But, the 200cc KTM does have a very devoted cult like following as well and the fact that KTM stopped production of this model back in […]

KTM 200 XC-W 2020 STYLE: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

THE KTM200 IS BACK FOR 2020! Well sort of. This week in Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you the exclusive first look at what a 2020 KTM200 XC-W could be. This project was the brain child of Seat Concepts owner Lendon Smith and will be his personal trail machine providing we actually give it back to […]

TEN MUST SEE 500CC 2-STROKE PROJECTS: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

This week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works is all about big-bore 2-stroke projects ! We have a street legal KX500, Honda CR500 powered custom flat tracker and an unreal KTM440 that you don’t want to miss! Before Roger DeCoster was a big time team manager he was a Dirt Bike magazine test […]

TMZILLA 500CC 2-STROKE PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we have gone TM 2-Stroke crazy! It’s all about the small Italian manufacture’s premix burning machines. Our main focus is on the recently completed TMZilla project that uses a TM250 MX model chassis and a highly modified Honda CR500 engine. Along with the exclusive […]

2020 TM300FI TWO-STROKE: THE THREE-HUNDREDS VIDEO SERIES

Three-Hundred CC two-strokes are kings in the world of tight technical off-road. In this video series we take a look at all the 300cc off-road two-strokes we can get our hands on. The 2020 TM300FI 2 Stroke makes four more horsepower than its carbureted cousin and yes at the moment the carbureted models are still […]