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SIDECAR MOTOCROSS: MOST UNDERRATED MOTORSPORT IN THE WORLD


“I got on the gas hard coming into the Talladega first corner, and I could hear Josh yelling, “Slow down!” I ignored him and kept the throttle pegged.”

WE RIDE THE WORLD SUPERMOTO CHAMPION’S TM SMX 450FI


TM’s 2020 SMX 450FI World Champion Edition was built with a single purpose, which was paradoxically to be dual-purpose

MXA’S FULLY BUILT TM 144MX TWO-STROKE VIDEO: IN-DEPTH BREAKDOWN


This TM 144MX has all of the goodies it needed to win the 125 World Two-Stroke Championship

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 1999 TM 125 MX


In 1997 Alessandro Puzar almost won the 125cc World Championship on a TM 125MX—this is the 1999 version

MXA’S WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP TM 144MX PROJECT RACER


With the 2020 World Two-Stroke Championship getting closer, the MXA wrecking started looking for potential winners

SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT: MXA TESTS A 660CC WORLD SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP RIG


With a $20,000 price tag, 750-pound all up weight, 660cc engine and teamwork required, this video will show you all you need to know

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2020 TM 144MX TWO-STROKE


TM is a boutique builder, meaning it is a small Italian company that produces hand-made bikes in limited numbers — they are rare and ultra-trick

MXA VIDEO: TESTING THE 2020 TM 144MX TWO-STROKE


Learn all about the updated TM 144MX in this video

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: THE EXOTIC & RARE 2020 TM 300MX-FI FOUR-STROKE


Don’t think of it as a downsized 450 or an upsized 250, it is a stand-alone machine that is nine-times more exclusive that a Factory Edition

2020 MXA MIDSIZE SHOOTOUT: TWO MIDDLEWEIGHTS & ONE WELTERWEIGHT


Who are the middleweights? The KTM 350SXF, Husqvarna FC350 and TM 300FI-MX are midway between 250cc and 450cc

THE PINK JUMPER CHRONICLES: TM VERSUS TM, PINK VERSUS PINK, 1995 VERSUS 2018


If you’ve never seen a true-to-life pink TM, don’t fret. The MXA wrecking crew is going to show you two of them in our all-pink shootout

FIRST LOOK: TM’S 2020 LINEUP OF TWO-STROKE, FOUR-STROKE, MINIS AND THE NEW FUEL-INJECTED 125 MOTORCYCLES


Always thought of as a boutique brand, TM is firing up the assembly line to double 85c, 100cc, 125cc, 144cc, 250cc, 300cc & 450cc production

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 2006 TM 125MX TWO-STROKE


TM has been around for many years, and their claim to fame is that they are the only manufacturer offering a full-blown factory bike to the public

2020 TM TWO-STROKES | NEW FUEL INJECTION MODELS


TM has entered the two-stroke fuel injection market on their enduro models

FIRST LOOK! 2020 TM FOUR-STROKE MODELS


TM offers a laundry list of 2020 models to choose from

FIRST LOOK! NEXT YEAR’S FUEL-INJECTED TM 300FI TWO-STROKE


The brave new world of clean two-strokes won’t be new for long as more manufacturers jump in to meet the Euro5 emission standards

MXA RAW TWO-STROKE VIDEO: 2019 TM300MX


Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 TM300MX two-stroke in it’s raw form

INSANE TM 300MX TWO-STROKE PROJECT BIKE: RACED BY JERRY ROBIN


As part of a large MXA effort for the World Two-Stroke Championship, MXA had TM’s Ralf Schmidt build this wild TM 300MX

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2019 SMOKERS


Looking for a smoker? You came to the right place. This is MXA’s performance guide to the 2019 two-strokes (which in most cases means the 2020 two-stroke models also)

FIRST LOOK ! 2020 KTM SPECIAL EDITION ERZBERG & SIX DAY OFF-ROAD MACHINE


KTM’s all-new 2020 Special Edition Enduro models for the two toughest off-road races on the planet

THE LIFE & TIMES OF MXA’S PROJECT 2019 TM 300MX TWO-STROKE


How to make a great bike better, by applying common sense, a lots of laps and the right people to help

MXA RACE TEST: 2019 TM 300MX TWO-STROKE


The Americanization of a high-tech Italian two-stroke thanks to a unique Dutch connection

MXA’S 2006 TM125MX DIRT BIKE TEST


TM, the Italian bike manufacturer, has been around for many years, and their claim to fame (as far as a marketing strategy goes) is that they are the only manufacturer offering a full-blown factory bike to the public

MXA RACE TEST: THE REAL TEST OF THE 2019 TM MX250-FI TWIN PIPE


Finally, the Italian bike is fitting into the American way of life, riding styles, tracks and needs

ON THE RECORD: COMPLETE TEST OF THE 2000 TM 250 CROSS


Mama mia, that’s some spicy MXer!

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: 2019 TM 300MX TWO-STROKE


Our chief test rider Dennis Stapleton shakes down the all new TM 300MX two-stroke which features an electric start.

MIND-BENDING 2018 TM MX300 PROJECT BIKE — PLUS VIDEO


Don’t judged TM by its past — you can’t tell a book by its cover — the TM book has been rewritten

MXA FIRST RIDE VIDEO: HAVE YOU SEEN THE 2019 TM MX250-FI TWIN-PIPE IN ACTION?


The 2019 TM MX250-FI is as exotic as they come—from its gear driven cams to its twice pipe to its Italian design to its central gas tank, this bike is special

MXA RACE TEST: 2018 TM MX450-FI


The Americanization of Ralf Schmidt and the exotic Italian motocross bikes he imports to the United States

MXA MOTOCROSS RACE TEST: 2018 TM MX125 TWO-STROKE


TM does not have a four-year production cycle like the Japanese manufacturers. The company makes changes when it feels they are needed. For 2018, big changes were made to the TM MX125.

CLOSE-UP WITH THE WORLD’S TRICKEST TM MX300 TWO-STROKE


Built in Italy, tune in Holland, raced in America

MXA RACE TEST: 2017 TM 300FI-MX — A RARE BEAUTY


A mid-mid-size four-stroke for big buck Vets

MXA RACE TEST: 2017 ITALIAN-BUILT TM 250FI-MX


From those wonderful people in Pesaro

2016 TM 144MX TWO-STROKE TEST: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW


Real tests for real people

MXA VIDEO: TM’S 300MX TWO-STROKE PROJECT BIKE


Heavily Modded TM 300 smoker

WE RIDE RALF SCHMIDT’S FULL-RACE TM 300MX TWO-STROKE


The least understood brand in America

MXA RIDES THE ONLY 2016 TM 450FI-MX FOUR-STROKE IN THE USA


Think your bike is unique? See this

MXA’S 2015 TM 250MX MOTOCROSS TEST: TWO-STROKE ITALIAN-STYLE


Supra exotic

MXA’s 2013 TM 144MX TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS TEST: A RARE PRODUCTION BIKE THAT HAS THE CACHET OF ITALIAN EXOTICA


FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS THE 2013 TM 144MX BETTER THAN THE 2012 TM 144MX? A: Yes, in some ways, but in other ways, no. That might sound contradictory, but then again, so is the TM.   Q: WHAT CHANGES DID TM MAKE TO THE 144MX FOR 2013? A: The 2013 144cc, two-stroke engine gets a new carb manifold, reed-block location, air boot, air-filter cage, piston, power valve, HGS pipe/silencer and new crankshaft bearings. The TM 144MX and 125MX come with 48mm Kayaba forks, TM rear shocks, new brake calipers, shor…

MXA’S 2013 TM MX 450FI-ES MOTOCROSS TEST: THIS ITALIAN 450 IS THE RAREST PRODUCTION BIKE SOLD IN THE USA


FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHAT IS A TM MX 450FI-ES? A: Don?t you ever wish we could return to the good old days when bikes had names like Elsinore, Cyclone, Super Rat and Green Streak? They were descriptive and didn?t require a college degree in advanced acronym deciphering. The TM MX 450FI-ES is a tough nut to crack. First, the ?TM? stands for Thomas and Mirko. If you think those are the names of the two men who started the company, you are wrong. If they used their first names, the bike would be called the …

MXA’S TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS SHOOTOUT! TM 250MX VERSUS TM 300MX – ITALIAN EXOTICA IN TWO DISTINCT FLAVORS


Q: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 250MX AND A 300MX? A: Since the TM 250MX and 300MX did not have any identifying marks telling which bike was which, it was impossible to tell them apart. Often we would send a test rider out to try a new fork settings on the 250MX only to watch they climb on the 300MX and take off. The advantage of testing two bikes from the same manufacturer is that they share the same suspension, frame geometry, shock linkages, brakes, wheels, engine cases, carb and overall design. S…

MXA’S 2012 TM MX250-2T MOTOCROSS TEST: THERE IS NO TWO-STROKE MOVEMENT; THIS BIKE DOESN’T EXIST; IGNORE THE MAN BEHIND THE SCREEN


Q: WHO IS TM AND WHAT IS A BOUTIQUE BUILDER? A: Italy-based TM is a boutique motorcycle builder. Boutique companies are small, intense and passionate manufacturers that build with their hearts instead of their pocket books. Sometimes, boutique builders grow up to become major manufacturers, but most often they stay small and build products to address the demands of their unique audiences. TM started in 1977 when engine designer Claudio Flenghi and racer Francesco Battistelli quit their Italian motorcycl…

2011 TM MX300 TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS TEST: A BIG-BORE TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS BIKE WITH ITALIAN FLAIR


2011 TM MX300-2T Cross: TM doesn?t just buy parts from outside suppliers. They try to build as much of the MX300 as possible at their factory. Q: WHO BROUGHT TM MOTORCYCLES TO AMERICA? A: Way back in 1994, Pete Vetrano was at the Trask Two-Day Qualifier when he spotted a three-man team of wily ISDT veterans riding full-size TM 80s. At the time, Vetrano was importing Italian motocross products and asked his Italian friends to introduce him to the people at TM in Italy. Late in 1994, Vetrano signed a deal…