|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 02:33 pm: ||
We've been busy talkin' dirt at Buell...
have you been doing the same in your
store? If you're not familiar with the dirt
scene...then lets talk product!
*Engine Type: While two-strokes
dominated the off-road market for
decades, the shift to 4-strokes motors
has accelerated over the past 8
years since Yamaha introduced
their YZ400 into the motocross race
scene. Nowadays, motocross racing
includes the Lites(250cc 4-stroke
and 125cc 2-stroke) and Motocross
(450cc and 250cc 2-stroke)
classes. 4-stroke machines now
are the dominant choice for both
pro and amateur motocrossers, as
well as very popular for enduro and
Motocross bikes weigh in th
neighborhood of 225 lbs., have
fuel capacity of 1.9 gallons, over
12 inches of suspension travel
to absorb the bumps and jumps,
and the 450 machines have
approximately 55 horsepower.
Designed for carving the trails, Enduro
machines are slightly heavier, carry
more fuel, include a headlight, and
some models are also street-legal.
*Product Trends: Honda has
announced their departure from
2-stroke machines. KTM has
added the first electric starter with
battery to motocross machine
with this year's model. BMW has
enduro machine, and had entered
a European race. Fuel injection has
been the topic of discussion, and
appears to be on the horizon.
Above is from "Sport Minded"
The Newsletter for the Buell Sales Professionals
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:31 pm: ||
Speaking of suspension travel:
|Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:16 pm: ||
Anyone been catching the MotoX races so far this year? Carmichael is on a tear! I cannot comprehend how those guys ride so fast over such gnarly terrain. The last race I watched--had it recorded--was one from NH I think, very sandy and very very gnarly.
|Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 08:18 am: ||
Blake, that might have been Southwick, MA. very sandy. Carmichael was on FIRE. rockin' the GOAT tag for sure.
for anyone that has yet to attend a national, do it. to be right at the track watching the pros rip it up is nutty. i've always been a fan of outdoor MX more than supercross. some of the speeds they carry on outdoor tracks is mind boggling. love it.
|Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 03:27 am: ||
Yes, that was it, Southwick. Carmichael is truly the best ever. He just garnered his 100th MotoX win splitting the days victories with James Stewart, the newest leader of the pack.
Very cool to see men of color leading the way in MotoX and also Formula-1.