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TWO STROKE

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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PROJECT DIRT N’ IRON YZ250

Every project bike we do has a story behind it; some of them are more interesting than others. This 2007 Yamaha YZ250 off-road project originally started in post-communist Czechoslovakia back in the late ’80s and early ’90s with a…
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HONDA CR125 TWO-STROKE PROJECT

A father and son wrenching on motorcycles in the garage is something special. Johnny Jump now works at ODI Grips and has been in the motorcycle industry in one way or another for most of his adult life, so building a dirt bike was nothing…
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TM 250 MX: RAW VIDEO

The TM 250 is a blend of old-school two-stroke thinking with modern technology. Racing fans often say that if two-stroke motocrossers had received the same development as four-strokes  over the years, then racing would look and sound very…
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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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