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ON RECORD | WE TEST THE 2005 YAMAHA YZ250

Yamaha spent millions of dollars on the development of the most advanced two-stroke motocross bike in motocross history at the exact moment when two-stroke sales hit the dumpster

MXA MOTOCROSS RACE TEST: 2018 KTM 85SX

Every rider underestimated the power of the small but mighty engine. This is a racer’s bike. It doesn’t have much bottom end, but once it hits the midrange, it explodes with power.

ON RECORD | WE TEST THE 2004 KTM 125SX

For the record, the KTM 125SX has the best two-stroke engine in the class. It puts most Japanese bikes to shame on the dyno, in first turn drag races, and up hills.

ON RECORD | WE TEST THE 1999 SUZUKI RM250

Suzuki resurrected itself from the ashes of the rather mediocre 1998 engine in 1999. The ‘99 powerband starts down low, turns over with a light feel and snaps through a very solid low-to-midrange spread. In fact, it was a KX250 clone

WE TEST THE 1999 KAWASAKI KX125

Everything you need to know about the 1999 Kawasaki KX125 — it's not 19 years too late if your old one is still in the garge

WE TEST THE 2007 SUZUKI RM125 TWO-STROKE

It is easy to look at the 2007 Suzuki RM125 and see a throwback to an ancient era. You don’t have to be an archeologist to catalog the relics: steel frame, revvy powerband and unchanged exterior