Maybe you didn’t spend hours and hours watching motocross videos in the 1990s like my family did, including Terrafirma 2. Many of the videos showed great motocross racers, like Jeremy McGrath and Ryan Hughes, riding in open fields … creating a sense of freedom that is difficult to describe. McGrath was one of the stars of the original Terrafirma 2 video from that era.
Now, Honda’s Ken Roczen, who has just finished winning the first two rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series, has been working on a new video with Red Bull in which he rides McGrath’s 1996 CR250 two-stroke, recreating portions of the original Terrafirma 2 video at the Castillo Ranch here in California.
The last time MD tested a Honda CR250 two-stroke was in 2002. We tested the 2003 Honda CRF450R four-stroke at the same time we tested the production CR250R two-stroke for the same model year. To test the two bikes simultaniously, we called on friend Mike Metzger to help out. Dirck still has very fond memories from riding and racing 250cc two-strokes.
Here is the new Red Bull video featuring Ken Roczen:
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