MXA VIDEO: WE RIDE TRAVIS PASTRANA’S SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE MXDN RACE BIKE
TRAVIS PASTRANA’S SUZUKI RM250 TWO-STROKE MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS BIKE
In this raw video, we ride Travis Pastrana’s 2005 Suzuki RM250 two-stroke from the 2018 Motocross of Nations at RedBud. Last year, Travis Pastrana put together an exciting effort to race the Motocross of Nations. Before the race idea came up, Travis had already been piecing together the perfect bike for a triple-backflip and Suzuki came through to help him out with an old factory 2005 RM250 engine with a factory Keihin carburetor and CDI box that was rumored to be one of Ricky Carmichael’s engines. Travis never perfected the triple backflip, but he still had the 2005 RM250 works engine. So when Travis had to switch to Plan B for the 2018 MXDN, he put the engine into a box-stock 2005 RM250 chassis. Travis’ old Suzuki factory mechanic, James Coy, was in charge of acquiring the parts needed to finish the bike in time. James and Travis dug in his attic and found boxes of old factory RM250 titanium for the bike while Showa built up a set a JGR RM-Z450 factory suspension for Travis.
This video captures the raw riding we did on Travis’ bike. To read learn all about the bike and our experience on it, check out the magazine article on bike, you can find it in the January issue of MXA or by clicking here, as we digitalized the article to run on our website two months after the magazine was shipped out.