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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 […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX250: FIRST RIDE VIDEO

The 2021 KX250 will change the landscape of the 250 four-stroke motocross world in a big way. Last year, Kawasaki got the project underway by giving the KX a new top-end and a lot more peak power. But, everyone knew the job was only halfway done. Now the bike comes in with a new chassis, […]

JAMES STEWART’S SPLITFIRE PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX85: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look back at James Stewart’s factory built SplitFire Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX85. We keep our green theme going in 2-Stroke History with a full test on Mike”The Rock”LaRocco’s factory Kawasaki KX500 and then give you all access to our Kawasaki KX65 project.  Would you like to win […]

RIDING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX450: THE WRAP

Kawasaki was the first manufacturer to release a 2021 model to the press. The new Kawasaki KX450 is in our greedy hands and we couldn’t be happier. Mark Tilley, in particular, is the  bike’s biggest fan. He used the 2020 model to dominate the Vet Expert and Senior Expert classes in the NGPC events and […]

2021 KAWASAKI KX450 FIRST RIDE: 2021 VIDEO SERIES

The Kawasaki KX450 is the first of the 2021 models to arrive and we have already spent a day testing it. The bike might look unchanged, but it has a number of welcome improvements. The most significant is the redesign of the clutch; it now has a single cupped disk spring rather than five coil […]

2021 KAWASAKI MX MODELS: E-START KX250!

Kawasaki just released photos and information on the 2021 KX250 and KX450. The big news is that the KX250 was redesigned and now has electric start. Kawasaki also announced a new line of closed-course competition off-road bikes. Click here for information on the Kawasaki XC line and other 2021 models. The new KX250 received many […]

FIRST 2021 MODELS FROM KAWASAKI

Kawasaki now has the factory  running and has released the first wave of 2021 models.  The Kawasaki  KLX140, KX100, KX85 and KX65 are now available and the KLX230 will be arriving at dealerships in a month. The official news release from Kawasaki appears below. The Kawasaki KLX® family of off-road motorcycles are widely popular for […]

FMF KAWASAKI KX250F BUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Bike Spotlight we take a look back at a sweet Kawasaki KX250F we built with the Flying Machine Factory and Jay “Clark Kent” Clark. We packed Thumper Theater with four project bikes for your viewing pleasure and Honda off-road enthusiasts won’t want to miss the exclusive link to our LA […]

KAWASAKI TWO-STROKE PROJECT BIKES: 2-STROKE THEATER

This week’s 2-Stroke Theater is all about Kawasaki KX250/500 project machines we have built for the printed magazine. We worked with top off-road and motocross riders like Destry Abbott, Tyler Bowers and Zach Bell  on a few race bike builds and used industry leading companies to rebuild a couple KX250 from the past. Enjoy these […]

MIKE LAROCCO’S 1993 KAWASAKI KX500

In 1993, Mike LaRocco became the last AMA 500cc Motocross championship. At the end of the year, the Editors of Dirt Bike got together with him and his bike for a feature in the March 1994 issue. In motocross, the #1 plate is everything. Factories use $1000 bills like tear-offs to get it, and riders […]

1996 KAWASAKI KX250 WPS PROJECT: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

We teamed up with Pete Treadwell from WPS/Fly Racing and Moto One Of Boise to build this 1996 Kawasaki KX250. Thank you to the entire staff at Western Powersports for making our “Working Man” project come to life. This project is all about building a bike that the average working man could afford to purchase, […]