Two Stroke Smokers

Grab yourself a mug of tea and dive in as look back at some of the great 2 stroke bikes of the past. Immerse yourself enough and you can just about smell that 2 stroke smoke!

Suter MMX 500

Suter MMX 500 – V4 Two Stroke GP Racer

While many two-stroke icons have their roots back to the 1980’s and 90’s, there is one that is much more modern and just as worthy as praise, that modern two-stroke…

Ronax 500 – V-Four Two Stroke 500 GP Race Replica

Never heard of a Ronax 500? Don’t worry you are not alone.  It is perhaps one of the craziest limited edition two-stroke motorcycles ever sold, with an equally wild price…

Yamaha RD250

Yamaha RD250 – King of the 70’s Quarter Litre Motorbikes

Yamaha produced their first 247cc two-stroke in 1957, the YD1. Following a series of YDS piston port machines it was December 1972 when the first Yamaha RD250 was released.  Little…

Yamaha RD 250

Suzuki RG250 Gamma Review and Spec’s

When it comes to top tier two-stroke motorcycles of days gone by in the 250 class there are several contenders for the top spot and here we take a look…

Gilera Crono 125

Gilera Crono 125 – 1989 to 1993

In the 125cc sector it is no secret that the Italians are masters. Of course you have the Yamaha TZR and Honda NSR, but even they struggle to compete with…

1970 Suzuki T250

Suzuki T250 Hustler – 1969 to 1972

In this article we look back at the short lived but memorable Suzuki T250 Hustler which dominated the quarter litre scene in the early 70’s. In the early 70’s Japanese…

1970 Suzuki T250

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Suzuki X7 – Worlds First 100mph Production 250

The 1978 Suzuki X7 was an all new ground-up design, however the origins of the bike go way back to 1966 with the original T250.  Following the T250 came the…

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Honda MVX 250

Honda MVX 250 -The V-Triple 2 Stroke You’ve Probable Never Seen

The illusive Honda MVX250 quite often draws blank looks from all but the few in the know and there are only a few motorcycle geeks aware of the ins and…

Yamaha FS1E AKA the Fizzy

Yamaha FS1E – The Must Have Bike For 1970’s British Kids

Launched in 1973 the Yamaha FS1-E was every young motorcyclist’s path to freedom. The ‘E’ suffix at the end of the models name simply represented which countries regulations the FS1…

Kawasaki KR1

Kawasaki KR1 – Fastest Ever Mass Produced 2 Stroke

In 1988 the Kawasaki KR1 was released. It was a road-going race replica two-stroke with a difference, it was one of the only bikes in the category that wasn’t based…

Kawasaki KR1

Yamaha TZR 250

Yamaha TZR 250 YPVS 1986 to 1996

The Yamaha TZR 250 remains one of the most sought after 80’s motorcycles to date and a firm favourite among two-stroke enthusiasts and in this article we’re going to look…

Yamaha TZR 250

Kawasaki KR250 – Ultra Rare Tandem Twin Two Stroke

For reasons I cannot fathom, the Kawasaki KR250 race replica was never released here in the UK. Nor did it make an appearance in North America, or mainland Europe. This…

Suzuki RGV250 for sale

Suzuki RGV250 – Iconic 1980s Two Stroke Race Replica

In 2021 the Suzuki RGV250 still has an enthusiastic following as do many of the 250cc race replicas from the 1980’s and early 90’s.  Sure if you ride one today,…

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Yamaha TZ750 for sale

Yamaha TZ750 – The Holy Grail of Two Stroke Racers

The Yamaha TZ750 is up there with being one of the most influential motorcycles in history.  From the foundation of the design to its racing and record setting achievements, it…

Kawasaki H2 750 Triple

Kawasaki H2 750 – The Widow Maker

Nobody can blow the original Kawasaki H2 750 trumpet like Kawasaki themselves who wrote in their catalog: “We’ve just pulled a fast one on the competition. Named the Kawasaki 750cc…

Aprilia RS250 – Last of the Two Stroke GP Replicas

The Aprilia RS250 is a legendary V-twin two-stroke road going GP inspired motorcycle that satisfied riders needs for a truly excellent machine. Produced between 1994 and 2004 the Aprilia RS250…

Bimota V-Due – The Bike That Tried To Save The 2 Stroke Engine

V-Due literally translates to V-Twin, and the Bimota V-Due was a 500cc motorcycle that was supposed to save the two stroke engine but instead accidentally killed off the boutique Italian…

Bimota V-Due

Yamaha RD400 – Classic 70s Two Stroke Motorcycle

The Yamaha RD400 had a relatively short lifespan and was produced between 1976-1979 having been first introduced in the Summer of 1975.  It followed on from the RD350 and was…

Yamaha DT 250

Yamaha DT250 Duel Sports Bike 1971 to 1982

The Yamaha DT250 started life in 1968 as the DT-1 and it very quickly sold through the initial 12,000 unit production run.  The US market was slowing down and yet…

Yamaha RD350LC – Rebirth of the 2 Stroke

It was 1980 and two-stroke fans in Europe were eagerly awaiting the release of the Yamaha RD350LC. It had been delayed due to disruption with production and the smaller RD250LC…

Yamaha RD250LC – Hooligan Bike of the Early 1980s

The Yamaha RD250LC is considered to be an absolute hooligan machine and its reputation particularly in the UK in the 80’s is partly why it had such a short lifespan. …