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TM 300 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The TM EN300 can rightfully take its place beside anything made it Austria when it comes to off-road capability. It combines an aluminum frame with a modern two-stroke motor incorporating an electronic power valve. It’s also available with or without fuel-injection. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a 2021 TM EN300 as it rages around […]

2021 GASGAS EC300 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

The GasGas EC300’s nucleus came from a pipeline straight from the KTM mother ship. It’s TPI-injected, oil-injected, a 6-speed wide-ratio gearbox and, more important, counter-balanced to erase all forms of vibration. The frame, too, comes from an Austrian ancestry via the chromoly chassis, rear suspension with linkage, WP XPLOR dampers up front and a WP […]

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 […]

PROJECT FRANKENBIKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

It was probably the dumbest idea that ever came out of an editorial meeting. These meetings are already known to generate cases of mass stupidity, as editors, staff members and test riders get together to discuss future issues of Dirt Bike, but this particular idea was special. “Why don’t we get a super-cheap used bike […]

1996 KAWASAKI KX250 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We will be the first to admit that sometimes we get carried away with our two-stroke rebuilds. It’s so easy to do. With this 1996 Kawasaki KX250, our main goal was to find an off-road bike that the average person could afford to not only build, but then ride on a regular basis. We teamed […]

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 […]

KTM 300XC 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

KTM can take a big chunk of the credit for the healthy state of the two-stroke world. KTM has never waned in its passion to pursue new technology and to back its commitment with a racing program that gives its equipment incredible credibility. The new 2021 300XC TPI is a direct result of pursuing perfection […]

TM 300 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Most of the research and development for the TM off-road lineup is done racing the Enduro World Championship series, and their 300EN definitely benefits from this type of R&D. In 2019 the machines received a huge overhaul, with an all-new aluminum frame and a brand-new powerplant complete with an electric starter. With these upgrades, the […]

1990 HONDA CR250R SWEDISH RESTORATION: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Boyesen we give you an exclusive first look at our 1990 Honda CR250R collaboration with KRT. Products from Wiseco and Pro Circuit are featured in 2-Stroke Hardware. There are five premix burning machines in 2-Stroke Theater you don’t want to miss! Honda two-stroke fans be sure […]

JOSH GRANT’S HONDA CR250 TWO-STROKE PROJECT

If they are lucky, there comes a time in every factory racer’s life when the focus shifts from being all about them to being all about the next generation of riders. For Josh Grant, his full-time racing career is over, so for the Grant family, this means his sons Wyatt and Easton are now the […]

TM 300 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

TM is a small company out of Pesaro, Italy that can go toe-to-toe with the giants of the motorcycle industry in innovation and technology.  The company has its own take on TPI fuel injection for two-strokes, but offers a carbureted version of the EN300 as well. As it turns out, it’s the carbureted version that […]

HUSKY TC250 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The Husqvarna TC250 was the surprise winner of our last two-stroke shootout, beating the KTM 250SX, the Yamaha YZ250 and the TM MX250. You can read about the 250 two-stroke shootout here, and you can watch the shootout video here. In the meantime, enjoy the raw clips of the TC250 listen to the pure sounds […]

CHAD REED’S 2004 FACTORY YZ250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

Chad Reed’s 2004 THQ Supercross Championship winning factory Yamaha YZ250 is our focus on this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday brought to you by Decal Works. Our 2-Stroke Hardware section features items from Maxima Oils, Barnett Clutches and Boyesen Racing and 2-Stroke Theater has a couple THQ Supercross main events from 2004 and a few two-stroke project […]

TM 500 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

This project, nicknamed “TM Zilla”  is the marriage of a TM chassis and a 500cc Honda two-stroke motor. The largest-bore two-stroke TM has ever produced is 300cc, and we don’t think TM plans to change that any time soon. Enter Ralf Schmidt. Ralf is the current TM U.S. importer. He is all about big-bore two-strokes and specifically […]

PROJECT DIRT N’ IRON YZ250

Every project bike we do has a story behind it; some of them are more interesting than others. This 2007 Yamaha YZ250 off-road project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a then-young and very impressionable Rado Bartovic. With dirt bikes being almost impossible to get, Bartovic grew […]

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 […]

TM 250 MX: RAW VIDEO

The TM 250 is a blend of old-school two-stroke thinking with modern technology. Racing fans often say that if two-stroke motocrossers had received the same development as four-strokes  over the years, then racing would look and sound very differently today. Well, TM is a small Italian company that has given two-strokes just as much emphasis […]