Top 10 Two Strokes of 2022!

Here at BikeBound, we’re big fans of two-strokes — the sound, smell, and sometimes scary power bands of these two-wheeled smokers just move our blood. 2022 was a particularly strong year for two-strokes on BikeBound, so we decided to follow up our Best Customs of 2022 with a 2T-only list.

As with our previous Top 10 lists, your visits, likes, and engagement served as votes, so these bikes were selected according to their popularity among our readership. This is the most objective ranking we could achieve.

Without further ado, here’s our list of the Top 10 Two-Strokes of 2022, in alphabetical order by builder:

• Joe Banks: 421cc Banshee Framer

Kenny Roberts Street Tracker: 421cc Banshee Powered!

• Black Cycles Australia: KTM 300 EXC

Two-Stroke Ripper: KTM 300 EXC Street Tracker

• Nathan Chasseray: Kawasaki KX125

The Grinch: Kawasaki KX125 Flat Tracker

• Simon Cheras: NSR-D Project

Ultimate Two-Stroke: 421cc NSR-D Project!

• Jake Drummond: Yamaha RD350

Free Smells: Yamaha RD350 Hillclimber

• Mark Goulding: Yamaha “RD443LC”

Two-Stroke Giant-Killer: Yamaha RD443LC Hybrid

• Langen Motorcycles: The Langen

The Langen: A Modern Street-Legal Two-Stroke Sports Bike!

• SALT Motorcycles: KTM 300

Two-Stroke Corner Carver: KTM 300 SALT Café Racer

• Smyth Innovations: Yamaha “RD427”

427 Tracker: Yamaha RD400 Street Tracker

• Tough Tracker: Suzuki GT250

“Smoke, Noise, Speed” — Suzuki GT250 Street Tracker!

• Honorable Mention: Monsieur Dakar’s “YZ535”

Our feature of Stéphane Peterhansel’s Yamaha “YZ535” Supermoto hit it big, but considering that Team Sonauto Yamaha actually built the bike 33 years ago — in 1989 — we didn’t think it was fair to stack it up against these contemporary builds. Still, it deserves a honorable mention as one of our most popular two-strokes of 2022!

Monsieur Dakar’s Super Smoker: Yamaha “YZ535” Supermoto

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  1. They still make 2 strokes? Call me surprised. I thought that ended years ago

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