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LIVING WITH THE HUSQVARNA TE150i

The Husqvarna TE150i is light, nimble and plumbed with crisp, albeit mid-to-top-oriented power. It has etched a cubbyhole in their closet as one of the top machines to just go out and enjoy, and with nearly 100 hours on the 2022 TE150i, our…
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2002 YZ125 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Pete Treadwell and the Western Power Sports crew are at it again! This retro-themed, early-2000s, steel-framed Yamaha YZ125 was part of the Yamaha of Troy race team and still has the initials “JH-1” (for Josh Hansen) engraved into the…
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HUSKY NORDEN PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

It’s surprising how quickly the motorcycle world warmed up to the idea of a Husqvarna adventure bike. The Husky Norden 901 has been available for about six months, and already it has secured a prestigious place in the adventure bike…
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CLASSIC ALUMINUM 500 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

A 2006 aluminum-framed Honda CR500 two-stroke would have been a very popular conversation piece at Honda dealerships all around the world the mid 2000s. Unfortunately, Honda never mass-produced this unit, and there are only a handful of…
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YAMAHA YZ300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Jamie Ellis and his team at Twisted Development build fire-breathing race machines for some of the top athletes and teams in the motocross and off-road industry, so when the shop’s 2005 Yamaha YZ250 needed some TLC, the guys at Twisted went…
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KTM 300 PERFECTION: BEHIND THE BUILD

Today’s crop of 300 two-stroke off-road bikes offer an amazing level of performance. The technical advancements in the motor, chassis and suspension are astonishing. These woods weapons perform so well, they make the average pilot a better…
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GASGAS MC250 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

The Motowhips GasGas MC250 build started off as a very simple race bike build, but then something happened that was almost out of our control—a chain reaction. Every build starts out with a plan. Some follow that plan and some, like…
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SUZUKI RM-Z250 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Suzuki fans have always been hard-core. Going back to the DeCoster heyday of the early ’70s, some riders have had near-spiritual devotion to the brand. Back then it was easy; Suzuki won more than any other manufacturer in those days. Now…
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