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LIVING WITH THE HUSKY FE450 DUAL-SPORT

The machine, a 2017 Husqvarna FE450 dual-sport, was dangling close to the Craigslist kick-off deadline, mainly because its owner—Tom Webb’s friend, the infamous “Realtor” Brian Palmer—had never kept a machine longer than two years. In fact, he mows through machines like tear-offs and replaces his truck when the windshield wiper blades wear out. But, he […]

LIVING WITH THE BETA 300RR 2-STROKE

It is a fact that the 300cc two-stroke off-road machine is the most popular displacement for enduro, hard enduro and riders looking for a versatile trail machine. Beta came out of the blocks with an all-new 300RR machine for 2020. The carbureted, oil-injected and counterbalanced engine mates to a chassis, and handling updates have it […]

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 […]

KTM 250SX-F: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The KTM 250SX-F is generally regarded as a race bike with a distinct slant toward pro riders. Most of the reputation comes from a fairly high-strung motor and a stiff chassis. With this project, the aim was to make the KTM a little friendlier without surrendering any pro appeal. FCP Racing engine mounts are designed […]

HONDA CRF478X: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

The Honda CRF450X is one of the all-time greats with a legacy of Baja success as well as a history of being  an excellent trail bike. Before the redesign of 2019, it went unchanged for years creating a big inventory of bikes on the used market. Here’s an example of a Craigslist CRF450X that was […]

SPECBOLT KAWASAKI KX450 BUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Our Specbolt 2018 Kawasaki KX450 build is front and center on this week’s Project Bike Spotlight. Check out  the individual videos on 2019 450cc four stroke machines from Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha in Thumper Theater. Don’t miss the exclusive link to one sweet Honda CRF450R build at the bottom of this post.  […]

2012 KTM 500EXC DUAL-SPORT: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

One of Tom Webb’s riding buddies for way too many decades is the infamous Mark “Mental” Mangold. Tom has written about their escapades for years, and he has touted Mental as being one of the hardest of hardcore dirt bike addicts he has ever known. Back in 2012 Mental was already the owner of a […]

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 […]

HONDA CR125R 2-STROKE: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

We love 125 two-strokes. They’re light, they handle great and they make you feel like a hero. Unfortunately most Japanese makers stopped producing them long  ago. For this project, we wanted to make our 2000 Honda CR125R look as good as it ran. That meant bringing the appearance up to modern day standards as well […]

KTM 250GP: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

In some forms of racing, two-strokes still rule. One is western off-road races like the National Grand Prix Championship. There, two-strokes go head to head with four-stokes of the same displacement. For the 2019 season, Troy Vanscourt built a KTM 250SX for the 250 expert class and Pro 2. He chose the SX because it […]

LA SLEEVE HONDA CRF450RX OFFROAD BUILD: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s 4-Stroke Project Bike Spotlight we give you a sneak peek at our LA Sleeve Honda CRF450RX off-road build that we just finished up. The 4-Stroke Hardware section highlights products from Pro Circuit and Seal Saver that are used on the build. Thumper Theater features three project builds and a 450cc off-road shootout […]

MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS YZ450F: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s Project Bike Spotlight we take a look back at our Mountain Motorsports YZ450F motocross build from a few years ago. Thumper Theater is pack with four different custom projects for your viewing pleasure and check out the exclusive link to our Dubya USA YZ450F build at the bottom of this post!  The […]

KTM 350XC-F PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT: PERFORMANCE MACHINE WORKS

On this week’s Project Bike Spotlight we give you an inside look at our KTM 350XC-F build. The Performance Machine Works KTM was a fun build that improved the overall look and feel of the bike. We packed Thumper Theater with four different custom projects for your viewing pleasure and check out the exclusive link […]

KTM 350 SX-F POWER SPORTS PLACE: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s Project Bike Spotlight we give you an inside look at our KTM 350SX-F build. The Power Sports Place KTM was a fun build that improved the overall look and feel of the bike. We packed Thumper Theater with four different custom projects for your viewing pleasure and check out the exclusive link […]

HOT CAMS 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z 270: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

On this week’s Project Bike Spotlight we give you an inside look at our Hot Cams RM-Z 270 build. The stock RM-Z 250 is known for its great handling but mediocre power-plant so we tried to get more performance out of the Suzuki. We packed Thumper Theater with four different custom projects for your viewing […]

2014 HONDA CRF 250R: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

This weeks Project Bike Spotlight is the 2014 CRF 250R with some upgrades for Off-road riding. We made a motocross model CRF into a capable off-road machine. The big tank and headlight are a must for long trail rides that could go into the night. We loved the versatility of the Honda CRF 250R with […]