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TWO STROKE

RUNNING ON EMPTY: MR. KNOW-IT-ALL

Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m sure this topic has been beaten to death, but figured I’d ask anyhow. On a two-stroke bike, is there any harm, no matter how small, in allowing the carburetor to run dry? Thanks. Ken via…
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MIKE LAROCCO’S 1993 KAWASAKI KX500

In 1993, Mike LaRocco became the last AMA 500cc Motocross championship. At the end of the year, the Editors of Dirt Bike got together with him and his bike for a feature in the March 1994 issue. In motocross, the #1 plate is everything.…
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2020 YAMAHA YZ125 TWO-STROKE RAW VIDEO SERIES

The Dirt Bike Magazine staff took our 2020 Yamaha YZ125 two-stroke out to LACR in Southern California to do some testing with Robbie Wageman at the controls. Here is a completely RAW version for our viewers to enjoy with out the babbling of…
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2020 YAMAHA YZ250 TWO-STROKE RAW VIDEO

The 2020 Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke is a rare bread and in this video we bring it to you in its purest form, RAW!  Test Rider RJ Wageman takes out our Yamaha YZ250 to one of our secret testing spots in the hills of Southern California. There…
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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.…
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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…
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2020 KTM 150XC-W TPI 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

The KTM 150XC-W is the latest two-stroke in the Austrian manufacturer’s line to be equipped with the TPI fuel-delivery system. The previous year’s 150XC-W carbureted version was a favorite among the DB staff, so could KTM possibly make it…
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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,…
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2019 SLM KTM 200 MX BUILD: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

On this week's Two-Stroke Tuesday we take a look at a very clean 2019 KTM 200SX build done by SLM Racing for  Andrew Piland one of the companies first employees. We are still scratching our heads on KTM's decision to stop making the 200 but…
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YAMAHA YZ125X OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE, FIRST RIDE

Yamaha just released the 2020 YZ125X two-stroke. This is an off-road version of the YZ125 motocross bike, similar to the YZ250X. The bike is another sign of the commitment that Yamaha is showing to the two-stroke. It doesn’t represent any…
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TM’S FUEL INJECTED 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

There are things that set the TM machines apart from all others. They are brilliant works of artistic craftsmanship and technological marvels. They are rare, pricey and definitely appeal to the rider looking for uniqueness and a works…
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2020 YZ125X OFF-ROAD 2-STROKE: RAW

The 2020 YZ125X is Yamaha's first 125cc two-stroke off-road bike. We got to spend a couple of days riding it in the woods of Union, South Carolina. Here's a look at the bike and the riding. For a closer look at the bike, check out…
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TM 250 2-STROKE PROJECT–RAW VIDEO

As if an Italian TM 250 two-stroke isn't already exotic enough, the guys at Extreme Carbon put together an ultra lightweight motocross bike that gets to keep its electric starter. Listen in on this collection of raw video clips from the…
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