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JEREMY MCGRATH’S YZ250: BEHIND THE BUILD

If you are a fan of Supercross and motocross and over the age of 25, you might remember watching Jeremy McGrath in the late ’90s and 2000 aboard his Chaparral Motorsports-supported Yamaha YZ250 dominating SX main events across the country. This team made history as the first non-factory team in the sport to win a […]

JEREMY MCGRATH’S 2000 CHAPARRAL YAMAHA YZ250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

Its mind-blowing to us that Jeremy McGrath didn’t already have a Yamaha YZ250 championship bike in his possession from his day on the Mazda/Chaparral Yamaha team. On this week’s Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a close up look at a 2000 Yamaha YZ250 that Jeremy McGrath himself teamed up with Tim Sharp to build in remembrance […]

RIDING THE 2022 YZ250 2-STROKE: THE WRAP

We have been riding the 2022 Yamaha YZ250 for a couple of weeks and it’s like falling in love with your ex-wife. This is a bike that we all were intimately familiar with but haven’t raced or ridden in a very long time. Other bikes were bigger news and needed testing, so the YZ250 has […]

NEW 2022 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE IN ACTION: RAW VIDEO SERIES

Dirt Bike Magazine was invited to test the new 2022 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke but unfortunately the media has been asked by Yamaha not give any editorial review on this bike for another week. While the embargo remains in place we decided to at least let our loyal viewers enjoy some clips from our first day […]

YAMAHA YZ300 TWO-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke has got to be one of the most commonly modified machines on the planet. This is true for multiple reasons: the bike hasn’t changed much in the last decade, and just about every aftermarket company makes products for it. Kenny Alexander and the crew at Fasthouse arranged a Yamaha YZ250 build […]

DIRT-N-IRON 2007 YZ250 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

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 is post communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s early ’90s with a then young and very impressionable Rado Bartovic. With Dirt Bikes being almost impossible to get Bartovic […]

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 […]

OFF-ROAD YZ250 PROJECT: A PREMIX VIDEO

For this Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke project, we teamed up with Rado Bartovic at Dirt N Iron. The project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a then-young and very impressionable Rado. He grew up riding old CZs and Jawa street bikes, basically anything he could get his hands […]

YAMAHA YZ250: TWO-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke is the bike that refuses to go quietly into the night. After all these years, it continues to do some things better than anything else in its class. Its suspension and handling are still top notch, making it a steady seller in Yamaha’s line. It also holds its value–the YZ250 changes […]

YAMAHA YZ300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

The Yamaha YZ250 is a proven commodity in the two-stroke world and hasn’t seen very many changes to its powerplant since the early to mid 2000s. This is not because the Yamaha engineers are lazy; it’s just because the YZ250 is that good. However, as you know, the Dirt Bike magazine staff just can’t leave […]

2020 YAMAHA YZ250: A 2-STROKE VIDEO

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke remains a fixture in the dirt bike world. Despite the fact that it was designed more than 15 years ago, it continues to win races. In 2020, it has the new role of introducing a new generation of riders to the ways of the two-stroke. Yamaha understands how important that is […]

YZ250 2-STROKE PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

The Motowhips Prodigy 2.0 was built by Justin Myerson at Motowhips for Dirt Bike Magazine. It started off as a new Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke, and the attention to detail is mind blowing. Carbon fiber components were used extensively, including the fuel tank. Some of those parts are available at the Motowhips website. Click on the […]

MIKE BROWN’S YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

Mike Brown has raced at the highest level of motocross, Supercross and off-road for factory-level teams during a career that has spanned over three decades. The 47-year-old racer is no longer competing to put food on the table, but is now doing selected events for Yamaha, FXR and Rockstar Energy just for fun. We talked […]

PROJECT YZ250 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke is an icon among motocross bikes, but it’s not exactly a high-profile ride. It’s been around for so long that it’s almost invisible at the track, lost among all the newer, more high-tech machines. Justin at Motowhips knew exactly what to do about that. He took a run-of-the-mill YZ250 and turned […]

2020 YAMAHA MOTOCROSS MODELS ANNOUNCED: SURPRISE COLOR OPTION

Yamaha’s YZ450F and YZ250F are built on a platform unlike anything else in the world and that platform returns for 2020 with a big updates and a color option that might surprise you. The YZ two-stroke line also returns for 2020 with minor update but thats not necessarily a bad thing. We love that Yamaha […]