The Annual MTA Two-Stroke World Championship is an event that the entire motocross community looks forward to, as it’s reminiscent to the late 90s and early 2000s thanks to the “two-strokes only” rule – not to mention the high-paying pro purse. In the days leading up to the race, TWMX test pilot Ryan Surratt found himself with no 125 and a 250 that had an untold amount of hours on it, ultimately being rendered as uncompetitive. Surratt took to social media to see if anyone had a bike that he could borrow just for the race, and that’s when TWMX’s Donn Maeda stepped in. After making a phone call, our 2016 Yamaha YZ125 and YZ250 test bikes were on their way to Bill’s Pipes in Corona, CA to begin their transformation process into full blown race bikes. Follow us on this journey as we documented the entire process from the motor work all the way to the podium with Surratt.