2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm | The Two-Strokes

A Closer Look at the Premix Burners

2017 RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM | COMPLETE COVERAGE

There’s no doubt that the Two-Stroke Shootout stole the show at the 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Whether it’s the variety of riders competing in the race or the simple fact that motocross fans love premix burning machines, the excitement surrounding the race was pretty high. As we strolled through the pits, we saw a number of awesome 2-stroke machines, new and old, and decided to get the details on each one of them. Compiled below are some of the specs on the bikes along with a gallery of drool-worthy images. 

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Rider | Mike Sleeter
Bike | 2017 KTM 250 SX
Engine | 300 cc kit
Exhaust | FMF Factory Fatty pipe, FMF Titanium Powercore 2.1 silencer
Intake | OEM
Gearing | OEM
Suspension | WP 52 mm Cone Valve fork, WP Trax shock
Gas Mix | 50:1 Motorex w/92 pump gas
Bars and Grips | Renthal
Tires | Dunlop MX3S
Graphics | Split Designs
Seat Cover | OEM

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Rider | Ryan Morais
Bike | 2018 KTM 250 SX
Engine | 250 cc OEM
Exhaust |FMF Factory Fatty pipe, FMF Powercore 2 silencer
Intake | OEM
Gearing | OEM
Suspension |WP 52 mm Cone Valve fork, WP Trax shock
Gas Mix | 50:1 Motorex w/92 pump gas
Bars and Grips | Renthal
Tires | Dunlop MX3S
Graphics | Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM replica
Seat Cover |Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM replica

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Rider | Mike Brown
Bike | 2018 Husqvarna TX 300
Engine | 300 cc OEM
Exhaust | FMF Factory Fatty pipe, FMF Powercore 2 silencer
Intake | OEM
Gearing | 14:49
Suspension |WP 52 mm Cone Valve fork, WP Trax shock
Gas Mix | 50:1 Bel-Ray w/VP Racing Fuels C12
Bars and Grips | OEM
Tires | Dunlop MX3S, 18-inch rear wheel
Graphics | OEM
Seat Cover | OEM

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Rider | Ronnie Mac
Bike | 1998 Honda CR250
Engine | 250 cc OEM
Exhaust | FMF Gold Series pipe, FMF Shorty silencer
Intake | “Made in America”
Gearing | “All of it”
Suspension | “The good stuff”
Gas Mix | Imported tiger semen, pump gas from Kum & Go, a little Pabst
Bars and Grips | Pro Gaper
Tires | “Whatever’s rubber”
Graphics | “That’s our President on a bald eagle”
Seat Cover | GUTS Racing

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Rider | Ryan Sipes
Bike | 2018 Husqvarna TX 300
Engine | 300 cc OEM
Exhaust | FMF Factory Works pipe, FMF Powercore 2 silencer
Intake | OEM
Gearing | 13:50
Suspension | WP 52 mm Cone Valve forks, WP Trax shock
Gas Mix | 50:1 Bel-Ray w/92 pump gas
Bars and Grips | Mika
Tires | Maxxis SI
Graphics | 343 Graphics
Seat Cover | Seat Concepts

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Rider | Gared Steinke
Bike | 2018 KTM 250 SX
Engine | 250 cc OEM
Exhaust | Bills MX2 Works pipe, Bills MX2 silencer
Intake | OEM
Gearing | 13:52
Suspension | MX Tech suspension
Gas Mix | 40:1 Bel-Ray H1R w/ VP Racing C12 and 92 pump gas 50-50 mix
Bars and Grips | OEM
Tires | Dunlop MX3S
Graphics | Moto Option
Seat Cover | Traction MX

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Rider | Ryan Villopoto
Bike | 2005 Kawasaki KX250
Engine | 250 cc Factory Kawasaki
Exhaust | Pro Circuit Works pipe, Pro Circuit Ti-2 R-304 silencer
Intake | V-Force V3
Gearing | 14:51
Suspension | Pro Circuit
Gas Mix | 50:1 Maxima K2 w/VP Racing Fuels C12
Bars and Grips | Renthal
Tires | Dunlop MX3S
Graphics | N-Style
Seat Cover | N-Style