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450GP Class for Next Year? Bust out your MX bikes!

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...article_id=479

The second to last paragraph of this Cycleworld article caught my eye.... mentions that the AMA will officially recognize a 450 class in WERA in '08, and possibly have a class of thier own in '09.

This may open the door to some exciting new possibilities..... and new uses for my CRF450!

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The bikes they have built with 450 MX chassis and engine look really nice in person. Bet they'll be a blast to ride.

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Ok, I've been researching this (or trying to) since finding out about it... Not to mention DROOOOLING over the supersingles outside the playstation tent by the podium at Laguna. I wants me one of these... realllly bad... Mike, the owner of the track at little Talladega was running a 450 MX Kawi with a very similar configuration--Traxion Gas Forks, Penske Shock, Cafe-Style clip-ons, rearsets, and Michelin slicks on rims--it was basically this type of bike (illegal due to 550 big-bore kit) without the knee-pocket tank and body work. Not a motard but far from a dirtbike. That thing was tearing it up...

Does anybody know where to get either parts or kit for one of these without resorting to the absolute one-off market... or is this going to end up like the SM market with manufacturers slowly filtering out watered-down street versions with mass market appeal, think KTM 690. I checked RSD and saw nada... Guess the American Superchopper Market is going strong...

Or is the vaporware Nessie/Yeti of roadracing, should I just source an LC-4, SXV, Mito, or Aprilia 250 and shut up about it? Cheers! Jason
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You mean these bleeds? <-Obscure movie reference...Anyone?







First picture is from Laguna I, as Jice mentioned. The next two shots are from Laguna II, where they ran a few lap demo...Kawasaki Team rider Jessica Zalusky pilots the #4 Kawasaki, Roland Sands is on the #3 Honda, and someone from Cycle World is on the #2 Yamaha. These things sound SO sick! I just wanted to steal one of em, and take it for a hotlap, as Roland was in the next tent over from where I was with stuntriders Clint Ewing and Kane Freisen.

What a gas these things must be!

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Jason, MV, KTM and Aprillia are all working on 450 supermono's. Maybe they know something or a pushing through a new class.
In MV's case it was close with a mito with a Husky engine. Now Husky is sold they are going to launch a MV designed super single. The KTM uses a suped up single in a chasis and body work similar to the yet to be released KTM super twin, and the Aprillia is a modern RS250 with a single 450 engine.
I personally think these will be a real blast and will go for one for a track bike in an instant.

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I'm assuming these bikes are four stroke?

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Here's their official website:

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You mean these bleeds? <-Obscure movie reference...Anyone?
I know it but I'm struggling, beads... these bleeds...trading places and pink panther were first to mind?
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I know it but I'm struggling, beads... these bleeds...trading places and pink panther were first to mind?
I knew it would trip a bell, somewhere...You are in the right genre, and here's a clue, this quote is from the outtakes that run during the credits...I told you it was obscure...

"These bleeds? You're gonna put these f**kin rosary bleeds up this nose."

RobP, thanks for the website location!

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I knew it would trip a bell, somewhere...You are in the right genre, and here's a clue, this quote is from the outtakes that run during the credits...I told you it was obscure...

"These bleeds? You're gonna put these f**kin rosary bleeds up this nose."

RobP, thanks for the website location!

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I can see it but I just can't place it

I'll stew on it today.

...does it have Burt Reylonds in it?
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