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GASGAS 500 2-STROKE: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Open-class two-strokes are all but extinct. The Japanese manufacturers stopped making them in the early 2000s, and now the parts for those iconic machines are no longer available. However, the aftermarket community is refusing to let the…
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EVO BIKE SPOTLIGHT: 1995 YAMAHA YZ250

There are two schools of thought in the world of vintage dirt bikes: some people like to look at them, while others want to ride them. We’re not here to pass judgment. Restoring an old bike is hard, expensive work, and it can be…
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HONDA CR500R TWO-STROKE RETRO BUILD

Jeremy Scism is a hardcore moto-head and just happens to be a huge part of the multiple AEO Powersports dealerships, AEO professional race team and the REP/AEO suspension program. We first spoke with him about this build a few years ago but…
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PROJECT WHITE KNIGHT: A MODERN KTM 380 TWO-STROKE

Jonny Weisman from The Ride Shop has done it again! Just when we thought we had seen it all, Weisman shows up with a machine that blows our minds. His latest creation for long-time customer Scott Whittington, who has racing in his blood…
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PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI KX450: PROJECT BIKE SPOTLIGHT

Pro Circuit doesn’t have a 450cc factory race-team effort, but it’s definitely not because they lack the capability of building a bike to compete at the highest level. Before Ken Roczen signed with Suzuki and became "Kickstart Kenny," the…
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FACTORY SHERCO 250 GP BIKE

Getting full-factory support from a manufacturer is every privately owned race team’s goal, and for DC Racing, that goal was met when they signed with Sherco for the 2023 season and beyond. For team owner Dallas Chidester, this didn’t…
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HERITAGE HUSKY TX300 PROJECT

We have been working with Dick Wilk for many moons. He’s a crafty old desert racer turned tuner and suspension specialist who has a repertoire for building machines that flat motivate and relieves the rough edges of the planet that get…
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THROTTLE SYNDICATE KX450 PROJECT

Throttle Syndicate is the company that makes many factory-level race teams look so good with custom-made graphics and seat covers. We teamed up with Ryan Pursley and his son, Brandon, to build the ultimate 2023 Kawasaki KX250 four-stroke…
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PROJECT: DUCATI HOOLIGAN DESERT RACER

What, you might wonder, is a “Hooligan”? It’s okay to ask. A couple of years ago, the term was only used in 40-year-old movies and Joe Biden speeches. As of last March, however, we can now say with confidence that the word “Hooligan” refers…
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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,…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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