MXA RIDES THE KTR500 TWO-STROKE: HONDA CR500 ENGINE IN A MODERN CHASSIS
This KTR500 two-stroke was built by Adam Millar of Miller Race Engineering (MRE) in Canada to go head-to-head against the 72-horse KTX500e built by KX Guru Racing. Both bikes are completely custom built with hardly any stock parts. They were both built with the same 2016 KTM 250SXF chassis and they both had to cut the cradle out of the frames to fit they 500cc power plants into the modern frames. Besides having the same frames, the two bikes were made by two separate builders, the KX Guru Racing crew being KX500 specialists and Miller Race Engineering being the CR500 master. They had different engines, suspension, starting mechanisms and more. In this video, we dive into the details of the MRE KTR500 two-stroke as MXA test rider, Ezra Lewis spins laps on it out at Glen Helen Raceway. Stay tuned for the 500cc project bike shootout video coming soon and click the link below to check out the first video of the series featuring MXA’s Josh Mosiman on the KX Guru Racing KTX500e.