It was 13 years ago when the “L” designated the RM85 as a big wheel, but that was easily recognizable by the larger wheels and increased ground clearance.
This bike has nostalgia written all over it. It should be sitting in a museum with a sign that says, “Do not sit on it.” Luckily, Ryan let MXA get it dirty.
From 1997 to 1999, the KX250 was the Bike of the Year. Unfortunately, from 2000 on, the KX250 took a back seat to its competition
These are the best 125 two-stokes from the glory days of 1980 to present day. Does your smoker take the crown?
The CR125 engine in comparison to the KTM 125SX was four horsepower off. At 10,500 rpm there was more than a seven horsepower deficit. What did Honda do about it? Nothing.
The complexity of the job demands a hodgepodge of Honda parts from various CRs and CRFs for the rest of the bike. On paper, the 2008 Service Honda CR500AF may look like Frankenstein’s bike, but on the stand it looks like it was meant to be.
The fact that Broc Glover won the 1985 AMA 500 Championship on this bike was testament to his talent
MXA took a 2008 KTM XC300 and made it into an electric start two-stroke motocross bike with a few simple changes
We tell you how to build a tricked out 2014 KTM 125SX 2-stroke
Yamaha unveiled an all-new YZ65 youth motocross bike at the San Diego Supercross. It features an all-new engine, chassis, suspension, bodywork and more
We take a Yamaha YZ250 2-stroke, fix its flaws to make it one great machine. We made it more powerful, handle better and stop sooner
In 2006, Kawasaki stopped importing the KX125 and, for 2008, the RM125 and CR125 bit the dust. But that doesn't mean that MXA can't keep them alive
James Stewart made easy work of the 125 class in the 2004 Nationals on his tried-and-true KX125. If he could, why couldn't we on a Pro Circuit RM125?
It injects gas, oil and fun, but most all is runs cleaner, sips gasoline, never needs jetting, makes real horsepower and is the future of all two-strokes.
The 2005 KTM 250SX was a handful to ride. It was fast, but as we all know the WP PDS rear suspension was only good if you knew its secrets
Back when all the Japanese manufactures still made their wonderful two-stroke dirt bikes. This is an RM250 vs. YZ250 vs. CR250 vs. KX250 vs. KTM brawl
AMA Pro racing will never give the two-stroke a fair shake in the political milieu of Supercross and the AMA Nationals. And that is where the story might have ended, but this is a do-it-yourself sport
Everything a smoker should be wrapped up in a 2004 Suzuki RM250 (with lots of facts on how to build your own). The engine was great, but was only half the fun of racing the RM250. As important as good power is feel. Nothing turns as sharp.
A scary fast bike that only the gifted could ride
One of the best production smokers made
Built in Italy, tune in Holland, raced in America
Is the bike to blame?
You may not like the idea, but it might save the two-stroke
The blueprint for a KX500 swap
Bigger displacement the better, right? Wrong
Renovating a 2005 YZ125