ADB Enduro Editor, Geoff Braico, has been spending a lot of time on two-strokes lately, some say he's even a little obsessed.
He’s not alone, the smell of two-stroke still fills the air at motocross and enduro events around the country. Braico recently tested the Husqvarna TC125, which you can read all about in issue #457 – on sale now, and made reference to FMF’s support of two-stroke events in the United States.
From issue #457
PINT-SIZED SMOKERS might have ticked a lot of boxes at the MX Nationals this year but they are also running hot in the United States, with FMF sponsoring a three-round series during the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
FMF Racing’s marketing director Donny Emler said it was a natural progression for the company. “We have never forgotten about two-stroke machines, even though they went to the wayside for a bit.
“We still offer exhausts for models all the way back to 1987, in some cases. With KTM, Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco, Gas Gas and Yamaha still producing 125 two-strokes it goes to show that there is still a huge following for the fun that a two-stroke brings, especially in the off-road world.
“We have backed a lot of two-stroke events over the years and a couple of years ago asked if we could hold one at the FMF Glen Helen National … flash forward a few years and, in 2017, we started the FMF Triple Crown to run before the first moto at Hangtown, Lakewood and Washougal.
“Husqvarna and KTM jumped on board with contingency and Husqvarna gave away a FMF TC125 to a rider who attended all three rounds. We really wanted to make this event about fun and we did just that.”
Read Geoff Braico’s Husqvarna TC125 test in ADB Issue #457 – on sale now.