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RIDING THE 2022 KAWASAKI KX250: THE WRAP

The 2022 Kawasaki KX250 arrived this week, making for a full set of bikes in preparation for our 2022 250 MX shootout. I have a personal attachment to the Kawasaki because I raced the X version of the bike in the 2021 National Grand Prix Championship. The X is virtually the same bike as the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2006 KAWASAKI KX250 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we give you an exclusive first look at our 2006 Kawasaki KX250 build with Jared Thomas.  Our goal was to keep the old-school flair but give it some modern day updates. Our 2-Stroke History section is all about the overused and underestimated KDX200 and don’t miss the link to our […]

RIDING THE 2021 KAWASAKI KX250: THE WRAP

We’ve been living with the 2021 Kawasaki KX250 for almost a week now and love it more each day. Kawasaki took its time updating the 250 four-stroke, starting with a new head and valve train in 2020. Now the job is complete; the rest of the bike is all new. The chassis is more or […]

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, […]

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 […]

RICKY CARMICHAEL’S 2001 FACTORY KX250SR: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look at Ricky Carmichael’s 2001 KX250SR factory race bike thanks to the crew at the Legends and Heroes tour that travels around at Supercross. In our 2-Stroke History section we talk about the bike you must ride before you die! The mighty Kawasaki KX500. We give you […]

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 […]

ZACH BELL’S 2007 KX250 2-STROKE RACE MACHINE: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works we are giving you the exclusive first look at former 2-Stroke World Champion Zach Bell’s 2007  Kawasaki KX250 built by his factory supported Precision Concepts Race Team. Bell was set to race this machine at this years event and with the race being postponed […]

KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

Zach Bell’s KX250 two-stroke project was a masterpiece put together by Precision Concepts. He had trouble defending his 2-stroke Championship title last year, but he plans on coming back again as soon as racing resumes. In the meantime, here’s some action with Sean Lipanovich testing the bike at Glen Helen.

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, […]

1996 KAWASAKI KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT BIKE: RAW VIDEO

For this RAW video we take look at our latest 1996 Kawasaki KX250 2-Stroke build. We teamed up with Western Powersports for the products and Moto One Of Boise Idaho got their hands dirty when it came to turning wrenches. This project is all about building a bike that the average working man could afford […]

MOTO ONE 1996 KX250 PROJECT: TWO-STROKE TUEASDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we are in Idaho to give you the first look at our 1996 KX250 2-Stroke that we teamed up with Pete Treadwell from WPS/Fly Racing and Moto One Of Boise to build. We gotta thank the entire staff at Western Powersports for making our “Working Man” project come to life. […]

2020 KAWASAKI KX250 : THE ’20S VIDEO SERIES

For this edition of “The ’20s” Dirt Bike Magazine headed north on the 101 freeway to Castillo Ranch in in Central California for the introduction of the 2020 Kawasaki KX250. Although this bike looks very similar to the 2019 model it has major changes just beneath the surface. New engine updates have been done trying […]

BLAYNE THOMPSON’S PRECISION CONCEPTS KX250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look at the 2005 KX250 that Precision Concepts helped Blayne Thompson build to race the Wiseco 2-Stroke World Championship held at Glen Helen in San Bernardino California. As always 2-Stroke Theater is packed with premix burning machine for your viewing enjoyment. 2-Stroke Hardware features products from Nihilo […]

FIRST LOOK: 2020 KAWASAKI KX250

Kawasaki has just revealed the 2020 KX250 motocross bike. The bike has significant changes in the motor including a different bore and stroke and a new configuration for valve actuation. The bike now uses finger followers between the cams and the valves, similar to the design introduced on the KX450 in 2019. Kawasaki didn’t completely […]