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TWO STROKE

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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2003 HONDA CR125R PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

To say that early to mid-2000 Honda CR125Rs are more popular today—over a decade after the last one rolled off the assembly line in Japan—might not be completely accurate. But, it’s not far off, either, and we are certain the people buying…
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YAMAHA 125 VS. GASGAS 125: ONE ON ONE

We now accept that back in 2007 most of the motorcycle industry lost its collective mind. That was when Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki stopped making 125 two-strokes. Only Yamaha and KTM stayed in the game, but with very limited commitment. Now…
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RIEJU RANGER 300 & 300: FULL TEST

If we can presume to speak for the two-stroke underground, most manufacturers are missing the point. No one is really crying out for new technology, more complication and more expense. What most twostroke fans want is simplicity, efficiency…
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RICK JOHNSON’S 1984 YZ250: TWO-STROKE TUESDAY

For this week's Two-Stroke Tuesday presented by Decal Works, we take a look at Rick Johnson's iconic 1984 YZ250. This is the bike that he won the championship on that year, and it set the tone for things to come because it was a…
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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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RIEJU MR300 2-STROKE: OFF-ROAD VIDEO SERIES

The Rieju MR300 Racing is a new off-road two-stroke out of Spain.  Those of you who know your two-strokes might see some familiar aspects of the bike. That's because the bike comes out of the GasGas Factory in Girona, Spain. When KTM…
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2023 KTM OFF-ROAD & DUAL-SPORT BIKES RELEASED

KTM has shown its off-road bike and dual-sport bikes for 2023. This includes the 150XC-W, 250XC-W, 300XC-W two-strokes as well as the 350 and 500 EXC dual-sports. This is only the first wave of KTM's new-bike offerings and have minimal…
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2022 2-STROKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The Wiseco Two-Stroke championship hosted by Fasthouse arrived at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend with a record turnout of almost 1000 riders. The one-day race included Pros, vintage bikes and minis, some of which were run on the vet track…
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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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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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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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KAWASAKI KX327 TWO-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

Working on “project bikes,” as they’re commonly called, never gets old. Some projects start with new bikes and some are Craigslist finds, but this bike has a unique story behind it. Kevin Bailey from Race Winning Brands takes us through…
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BETA 250RR TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

There is no doubt that the two-stroke is riding a wave of popularity inspired by a rise in off-road passion, new technology and the status of extreme or hard enduro racing. There are several players here, notably the Austrian TPI…
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GASGAS 300 2-STROKE PROJECT: BEHIND THE BUILD

You could spend hours gazing at this Every Single Sunday GasGas EC300 that, believe it or not, was not originally built with the goal of being featured in a magazine. The owner/builder of this hard-enduro specialist, Travis Brock of Every…
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