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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 KX250X GP RACE MODS: BEHIND THE BUILD

Kawasaki didn’t try to overthink the KX250X. It’s basically a motocross bike with off-road suspension. In the case of a 250 four-stroke, that’s good; it already has a smooth power delivery that works off-road. Still, there are some things it needs to complete the transformation. We started off by switching to the white coupler for […]

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 […]

KAWASAKI KDX500 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

When it comes to 500cc two-stroke projects, they usually go one of two directions: the first is a complete restoration of the stock steel-framed chassis, or the second is taking the two-stroke powerplant and fabricating it into a modern-day, four-stroke, aluminum-framed chassis. The debate on these two types of builds could go on until the […]

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 […]

KAWASAKI KX250X OFF-ROAD: FULL TEST

Kawasaki didn’t offer any off-road race bikes for years. Weird, right? This is a company that at one time dominated Baja and drove the U.S. ISDE team with riders like Jeff Fredette and Larry Roeseler. Yet, there hasn’t been a Kawasaki dedicated to off-road competition since the 2009 KLX450R—and even that wasn’t really a race […]

THE KAWASAKI KLR650 IS BACK!

Kawasaki just announced a number of new models including a 2022 KLR650. The iconic dual-sport/adventure bike was discontinued two years ago, but apparently Kawasaki has been working behind the scenes to bring it up to date with a new EFI system and a long list of upgrades. It will still have its most endearing feature; […]

KAWASAKI ANNOUNCES 2021 OFF-ROAD RACE TEAM

Kawasaki Team Green™ is pleased to announce its professional off-road racing efforts for the 2021 season with the return of the Babbitt’s Online/Monster Energy®/Kawasaki Team Green™ race team in East coast competition and the Chaparral Motorsports/Precision Concepts/Kawasaki Team Green™ race team in West coast championships. Kawasaki Team Green’s long-standing partnership with Babbitt’s Online will continue […]

KAWASAKI KX450X: FULL TEST

Kawasaki has officially returned to the closed-course competition off-road racing market with the introduction of their 2021 KX450X model. Based off the successful KX450 motocross model, Kawasaki expanded that platform by adding features the off-road market prefers, including softer suspension, different gearing, off-road-specific tires, different power characteristics, 18-inch rear wheel and more. Well, technically, Kawasaki […]

KAWASAKI KX250: FULL TEST

A bullet-point history of the Kawasaki KX250 would miss all the really important facts about the bike. Yes, it would point out that it’s the winningest bike in the modern era of pro motocross; the KX250 (formerly known as the KX250F) has earned 18 championships and 189 wins in pro motocross and Supercross. That’s just […]

2021 OFF-ROAD BIKE BUYER’S GUIDE

The year 2021 comes in with the motorcycle world enjoying an unlikely rally. It turned out that people looked to dirt bikes to escape the ugliness of 2020. Amid pandemic and political uncertainty, motorcycles sold surprisingly well, leaving showrooms empty and riders wanting more. Thankfully, the 2021 models have arrived. Here ‘s a look at […]

KAWASAKI KX250X OFF-ROAD PROJECT: THE WRAP

We have had the new Kawasaki KX250X for almost two months now and I’ve been building it into a racebike for the National Grand Prix Championship Series. It’s not very hard work. The bike is great right out of the box. Kawasaki didn’t try to overthink it. It’s basically a motocross bike with off-road suspension. […]

2020 KAWASAKI KX250 PROJECT: THUMPER THURSDAY

Thumpers need love too, even if they aren’t the latest models. The 2020 Kawasaki KX250 got old before its time as soon as the new electric start 2021 model arrived. It was and still is a very fast 250F, even if you have to kick it to life. Here’s what we did to make our […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX450: FULL TEST

The Kawasaki KX450 received what we call a “ground-up rebuild” for the 2019 model year. They addressed almost every issue we had with the machine in previous years, and it has won the last two Dirt Bike magazine 450cc motocross shootouts. Factory racer Eli Tomac has been very successful aboard the machine as well, winning […]

PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI MX & SUPERCROSS TEAMS FOR 2021

The upcoming 2021 racing season marks 28 years of winning for Kawasaki and Pro Circuit. The successful Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boasts an impressive resume including the most combined supercross/motocross wins in the 125/250 class at 29 championships, including the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross championship achieved by Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo. Returning to the […]

RIDING KAWASAKI’S NEW OFF-ROAD X BIKES: THE WRAP

This week we got to ride the new Kawasaki KX250X and KX450X for the first time. It’s about time that Kawasaki offered off-road race bikes again. Zach Bell, Josh Strang, Jordan Ashburn and Robby Bell have all been racing converted KX motocross bikes, and Team Green has been offering off-road contingency payout for years, broadcasting […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX250X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki has a history of off-road competition with the KX250 motocross bike that includes success in GNCC XC-2, EnduroCross and even an X-Games gold medal. For 2021, Kawasaki decided to make it official by offering an off-road version of the KX250. The bike already had a compete redesign that finally provided electric start, as well […]

KAWASAKI KX450X: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

Kawasaki has returned to the off-road racing world with the 2021 KX450X, a dedicated racer designed to compete in GNCC, NGPC and WORCS types of event. In truth, Kawasakis are already common in those events with riders like Zach Bell and Josh Strang riding converted motocross bikes. The X is here to shortcut the conversion. […]

ZACH BELL’S KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT

They say that winning a championship is much easier than defending one. That’s clearly been the case with Zach Bell and the Wiseco World Two-Stroke Championship. His 2018 title has proven very difficult to duplicate. After a DNF last year, we hoped we could team up with him to capture the 2020 title.  Unfortunately, a […]