THE BIKES OF THE WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Photos by Kyoshi Becker

CR250Robert Kuhry raced the Over-40 Intermediate class on his AF Honda CR250. Note the black poweder-coated frame and swingarm, Pro Circuit pipe and Coors Light graphics.

 tm 250Brad Morrison brought a few Maico’s out to race them in the Over-60 Expert class.

 2017 TC250MXA’s Dennis Stapleton raced this flo-yellow Husqvarna TC250 Project bike in the Open Pro class. It will be tested in the July issue of MXA. It has WP AER air Cone Valve forks and a Trax shock.

 Rm125Ed Tashjian won his first moto in the Over-60 Novice class aboard his old school Suzuki 500 Full Floater.

 Suzuki rm125Vintage Iron showed a bevy of classic iron along the grandstand grass at Glen Helen. 

Suzuki rm250Ron Rinden won the Over-60 Novice class on his Suzuki RM250.

  TM 300MXA test rider Johnny Jelderda raced the 2017 TM 300MX project bike that we tested of the July issue of MXA. Johnny holeshot the second moto of the Open Pro class. This bike is a ripper and Jelderda raced it to fifth overall.

 
 2017 TM 300Since Sean Collier was under the weather the day of the World Two-Stroke Championship, he felt that his faithful KX500 “Beast” would be too much to handle. S0, he decided to race one of Ralf Schmit’s exotic TM 300MXs instead. 

2017 TM 300Another view of Sean’s Fasthouse-sponsored TM 300MX.  The suspension on both Johnny Jelderda’s and Sean Collier’s TMs were done in Germany by Phillip Maassen of GPM Suspension.

Yamaha YZ125Jake Osbourne raced his Yamaha YZ125 to 4th in the Pro 125 class.

 2017 KTM 125SXJoe Carlino’s 2017 KTM 125SX featured an orange frame, FMF pipe,  Factory Connection forks and shock, gold hubs, Excel A60 rims, Galfer brakes and a Hinson clutch. 

2017 KTM 125SXScott Youngstand raced his KTM 125SX in the Over-40 Novice class.  Scott works at KTM is relatively stock, save for the Factory Edition graphics and seat cover. Scott was 3rd in the Over-40 Novice class.

 Yamaha YZ250Apart from revlved forks and shock, this is a showroom stocker Yamaha YZ250.

KX250Another black framed frame, but this time on a steel perimeter framed Kawasaki KX250. 

CR125The MTA Two-Stroke World Championship was a celebration of  smokers—there was a vintage class, but lots of riders chose to race their classic in the regulars classes against modern machines Honda CR125.

 Kawasaki KX125Remember when Chevy sponsored the Kawasaki team? This steel-framed KZ125 sports period-correct Pro Circuit graphics.

 Kawasaki KX125Don Little raced his Fasthouse KX125 in the Over-50 Intermediate class.

 TC250Anthony Da Graca’s 2017 Husqvarna TC250 rolled straight out of the Husqvarna factory van in the background with Rockstar graphics.

 TC300This is MXA’s Husky TX300 that we converted into a  TC300. Husqvarn’as Andy Jefferson raced it to secnd place in the Over-50 Expert class behind Rodney Smith. Check out the detail on this TC300 HERE.

2017 KTM 250SXThis is the 2017 KTM 250Sx that KTM’s David O’Connor rode in practice at the World Two-Stroke Championships. After practice David decided to switch to a KTM 150SX to “live another day.”

 

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