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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…