For a few years Ive been wanting to build a retro enduro like the bikes I lusted after on the pages of Dirt Bike Magazine. I had a few clappers from that era, late 70s early 80s (and earlier that I really want to forget!) but they were all many years old, beat to crap, and I had neither the time or cash to correct them back then. Career, kids, house, etc. FFW to now and some free time to play around. Years of modern bikes has spoiled me though. The old beaters gave way to MX racing as it was accessible and family friendly for my kids. No melted, lint covered malted milk balls in my riding jackets, it was a few decades of starting gates, table tops and deep loamy dirt. I raced loaners and then beaters while the boys got nice lil 50s. Lol. Eventually I made the leap from fifteen year old stuff to ten year old stuff and finally to new bikes. I was lucky I survived! So, a drum braked, points ignition, tetanus carrying restoration of a true old bike held little charm for me. I wanted the looks of my high school poster bikes but push button starting, disc brakes, actual parts inventory that I could order in the net or phone without chasing spare junk bikes for oddball stuff. Enter Pitster Pro a couple years ago. They had these little CRF230 motored kinda KTM chassie cheapo bikes for $2500! Well I get side tracked by their Zongshen 250f KTM/Honda hybrid enduro and that lead to their new brand GPX 2 stroke with a Yamaha DT230 engine and in the back of my meatball brain I'm still thinking it sure would be nice to have an old school style enduro bike around. So here we go. GPX has a new design air cooled 250 thumper by Zongshen. If Id waited it would maybe be fuel injected at some point but Im not getting any younger so I can live with a carb just fine. Pics Ahead!