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TWO STROKE

KTM 500 2-STROKE PROJECT: THE DARK KNIGHT

Are you holding out for KTM--or anyone--to build a modern 500cc two-stroke motocross bike? The guys at The Ride Shop in New River, Arizona got tired of waiting and built one for themselves. The Dark Knight is a current KTM chassis with a…
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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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HUSKY 500 TWO-STROKE RAW

Imagine what it would be like if Husqvarna made an electric-start 500cc two-stroke motor and put it into a modern chassis. You don't have to image, you can check out this Raw video from the Dirt Bike staff, with Mark Tilley riding this…
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2007 SUZUKI RM250 PROJECT: RAW VIDEO SERIES

The Suzuki RM250 is one of the best used bikes you can find on the market today. If you find one that's low time, good for you. If you find one that's well-used, then you have something like this 2007 project bike. As soon as we finished…
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TM 250E OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

Fuel-injected two-strokes are here to stay. Now, there are three manufacturers offering transfer-port-injection two-strokes in the U.S., and there are more to come. Here’s the fun part: not all of them are owned by KTM’s parent company. TM…
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2003 SUZUKI RM250 PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

The late ’90s to mid-2000s Suzuki RM250 two-strokes might just be the best used motorcycles out there. They feature a strong engine and a great handling package that makes the bikes fun to ride. This is probably why we don’t come across…
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250 TWO-STROKE MX SHOOTOUT: FULL TEST

The 250 two-stroke is alive and well in 2020. Austria, Japan and Italy all offer current bikes for the MX purist. Some are more modern than others, but all have suspension and brakes that we could have only dreamed of 20 years ago when the…
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250 TWO-STROKE MX SHOOTOUT

The Yamaha YZ250, KTM 250SX, Husqvarna TC250 and TM 250MXe are the cream of today's two-stroke crop.  All are modern bikes with  state-of-the-art suspension. The only things that are old-school are the sounds of the motors and the faint…
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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…
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KTM 300XC PROJECT: RAW VIDEO

The last KTM 300 model to come equipped with a carburetor was the 2019 KTM 300XC. In general, everyone loved it, but there were some issues. One such complaint was the need to modify jetting specs in the Mikuni unit that came on the bike…
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RIDING TM’S FUEL-INJECTED 250 2-STROKE: THE WRAP

TM continues to be a tiny Italian thorn in the paw of the giant KTM / Husqvarna / GasGas conglomerate. This week we got to ride the EN 250Fi 2T, which is digi-speak for the fuel-injected 250 two-stroke off-road model. TM is using transfer…
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TM 250MX-E: 2-STROKE VIDEO SERIES

TM is a small Italian company that has proven itself time and time again by going toe to toe with the giants of the motorcycle industry. The company's 250 two-stroke motocrosser is the most sophisticated machine in its class, with an…
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2021 KTM TWO-STROKES

KTM will be offering 14 different two-stroke models for 2021. In the motocross line, the 250SX is back and it still has a carburetor and a kickstarter. The 150SX, 125SX, 85SX (in both big wheel and standard), 65SX, 50SX and 50SX Mini all…
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2021 KTM DUAL-SPORT & OFF-ROAD BIKES REVEALED

KTM has released the first batch of its 2021 new model line. This includes the EXC dual-sport bikes, the XCF-W off-road four-strokes and the XC-W off-road two-strokes. The official information from KTM appears below. 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F…
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KTM 300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

We started our trail build with the last 300XC model to come equipped with a carburetor: the 2019 KTM 300XC. This machine was fairly well-received by the carbureted community as a whole but did have some issues. One major issue was the…
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