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TWO STROKE

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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2021 YZ250 2-STROKE; A PREMIX VIDEO

The Yamaha YZ250 two-stroke might not have changed, but we don't have any problem with that. We made a few smart modifications to our 2021 test bike to get the most out of it. Check it out in this edition of the Dirt Bike Premix Video…
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TM 300 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The TM EN300 can rightfully take its place beside anything made it Austria when it comes to off-road capability. It combines an aluminum frame with a modern two-stroke motor incorporating an electronic power valve. It's also available with…
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2021 GASGAS EC300 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

The GasGas EC300’s nucleus came from a pipeline straight from the KTM mother ship. It’s TPI-injected, oil-injected, a 6-speed wide-ratio gearbox and, more important, counter-balanced to erase all forms of vibration. The frame, too, comes…
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PROJECT FRANKENBIKE: BEHIND THE BUILD

It was probably the dumbest idea that ever came out of an editorial meeting. These meetings are already known to generate cases of mass stupidity, as editors, staff members and test riders get together to discuss future issues of Dirt Bike,…
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KTM 300XC 2-STROKE: FULL TEST

KTM can take a big chunk of the credit for the healthy state of the two-stroke world. KTM has never waned in its passion to pursue new technology and to back its commitment with a racing program that gives its equipment incredible…
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TM 300 TWO-STROKE: FULL TEST

Most of the research and development for the TM off-road lineup is done racing the Enduro World Championship series, and their 300EN definitely benefits from this type of R&D. In 2019 the machines received a huge overhaul, with an…
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JOSH GRANT’S HONDA CR250 TWO-STROKE PROJECT

If they are lucky, there comes a time in every factory racer’s life when the focus shifts from being all about them to being all about the next generation of riders. For Josh Grant, his full-time racing career is over, so for the Grant…
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TM 300 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

TM is a small company out of Pesaro, Italy that can go toe-to-toe with the giants of the motorcycle industry in innovation and technology.  The company has its own take on TPI fuel injection for two-strokes, but offers a carbureted version…
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HUSKY TC250 2-STROKE: RAW VIDEO

The Husqvarna TC250 was the surprise winner of our last two-stroke shootout, beating the KTM 250SX, the Yamaha YZ250 and the TM MX250. You can read about the 250 two-stroke shootout here, and you can watch the shootout video here. In the…
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TM 500 2-STROKE: PREMIX VIDEO SERIES

This project, nicknamed "TM Zilla"  is the marriage of a TM chassis and a 500cc Honda two-stroke motor. The largest-bore two-stroke TM has ever produced is 300cc, and we don’t think TM plans to change that any time soon. Enter Ralf Schmidt.…
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