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HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE PROJECT

A father and son wrenching on motorcycles in the garage is something special. Johnny Jump now works at ODI Grips and has been in the motorcycle industry in one way or another for most of his adult life, so building a dirt bike was nothing new for him. However, rebuilding this 2002 Honda CR125, which […]

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 […]

OFF-ROAD YZ250 PROJECT: A PREMIX VIDEO

For this Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke project, we teamed up with Rado Bartovic at Dirt N Iron. The project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a then-young and very impressionable Rado. He grew up riding old CZs and Jawa street bikes, basically anything he could get his hands […]

2002 HONDA CR125R PROJECT: 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Honda CR125R is one of the most desired bikes on the used bike market today. Ironically, it wasn’t regarded highly in the later years of its run. Today, the aftermarket has stepped in to provide the Honda with everything it was lacking back in the day–and more 

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 Error: Mode: lazyload not available (ARVE Pro not […]

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 […]