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ELITE HUSKY DUAL-SPORT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We have featured many project bikes built by Motowhips in the past, and all have been very unique machines, but this Husqvarna FE501 build is a little different. This bike is not only built by Justin Myerson and the Motowhips crew, but it…
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ULTIMATE CR500: BEHIND THE BUILD

Carson Brown loves to ride dirt bikes! It doesn’t matter the year, make or model, he just loves two wheels and an engine. Lucky for us, we like showcasing his talents on said dirt bikes. Lately, Carson and his dad, BBR Motorsports cofounder…
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2004 HONDA CR250R REBORN: BEHIND THE BUILD

Collin and his crew at Faster USA are usually busy CNC-machining billet-aluminum hubs and building custom wheels for customers’ motorcycles. A couple of years ago, before the COVID global pandemic, they decided to take a break from the…
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REDMOTO 300RX: BEHIND THE BUILD

You gotta admit, Italy has style. Whether we’re talking Ferraris, food or chapel ceilings, Italy is a country of elegance and taste. That goes for motorcycles, too. The RedMoto CRF300RX is a perfect example. This is the end result of a…
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HUSQVARNA TX300 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

It’s common knowledge that the Husqvarna TX300i is an advanced off-road two-stroke machine. It targets faster off-road, GPs, desert racing and GNCC terrain where stiffer suspension is required for the rider who charges the carnage with a…
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KAWASAKI KDX500 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

When it comes to 500cc two-stroke projects, they usually go one of two directions: the first is a complete restoration of the stock steel-framed chassis, or the second is taking the two-stroke powerplant and fabricating it into a…
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SUZUKI RM125 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

There are two kinds of riders in the world: those who love the Suzuki RM 125 two-stroke and those who haven't ridden one. The little RM is sweet and easy to ride, but  getting kinda old. Suzuki stopped making the RM125 back in 2007. …
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2019 KTM 250XC PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Some events should be commemorated. The 2019 250XC was among the last carbureted off-road bikes that KTM offered. It and the other 2019 XCs (the 300 and 150XC) were given Transfer Port Injection for the 2020 model year. Whether you love or…
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ZACH BELL’S KX250 2-STROKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

Going into the 2019 Wiseco Two-Stroke World Championship, Zach Bell was the defending champion and had the right to wear a big number one plate. The only problem was that he didn't have a bike. He had switched from Husqvarna to the factory…
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KTM DESERT RACER: BEHIND THE BUILD

Making the uncomfortable comfortable—that is the task at hand when racing through the desert for hundreds of miles at over 100 mph. It may sound simple, but it is truly an impossible task—or is it? The Best in the Desert (BITD) American…
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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…
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GASGAS MC65 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Over the last few years we have seen a huge increase in youth riding, and our managing editor, Mark Tilley, is right in the middle of it all with not just one but two boys. Austin and Jacob are both riding and racing, so Mark is neck-deep…
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2004 HONDA CR250R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

In 50 years of existence, Dirt Bike Magazine has never started off a build the same way as the MX Revival T-1000 Honda CR250R. We wanted to give an unknown bike builder a chance for some exposure, so naturally we did what any modern company…
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HUSQVARNA TC85 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Completing projects in the garage with your dad is a rite of passage. Do you remember what yours was? For Johny and his son, Austin DeLuca, it was this used Husqvarna TC85 that had them spending time in the garage together. 1.…
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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.…
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BAJA HONDA 450: BEHIND THE BUILD

The SCORE Baja 1000 and Honda go together like peanut butter and jelly! Can you really have one without the other? For decades the Honda Baja effort has been a strictly in-house affair, but Mark Samuels (SLR Racing) and the crew at San…
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KAWASAKI KDX220: BEHIND THE BUILD

By Ryan Koch At one point in time, the Kawasaki KDX was one of the most popular motorcycles ever produced, and the strong following of riders to this day proves their loyalty. The bike was ultra-affordable, and the smiles-per-dollar ratio…
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1983 HONDA CR480: BEHIND THE BUILD

Have you ever wondered what would happen if legendary fabricators of today got together to rebuild iconic machines of yesterday? If so, this 1983 Honda CR480R project is just what you have been waiting for! Dirt Bike magazine teamed up with…
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