MXA RIDES TWISTED DEVELOPMENT’S 2005 HONDA CR125
When we have Twisted Development in the title of a story, you automatically expect a full-fledged, high-dollar race bike. Twisted Development (TD) is known for privateer power that can run with the factory bikes. If you want to race against the factory teams, Twisted Development is the go-to race shop; however, this test of a TD-built machine is a little different. We never thought of Twisted Development’s Jamie Ellis as being sentimental about the bikes he builds, but this bike was on the nostalgic side for this high-level engine performance company. We get it, though. The MXA wrecking crew is head over heels in love with old smokers, so we couldn’t resist riding Twisted Developments 2005 Honda CR125. The CR125 looked like a new-age machine with its Polisport restyled kit, new tires and shiny graphics, but on the track, the engine felt like a decade-old machine. That wasn’t a bad thing, because it was actually a decade-and-a-half-old machine. We never thought that a 15-year-old Honda CR125 was going to run with the 40-horsepower wonder 125s of today because this was a project of love for a young kid to learn on and enjoy. Watch the video to see what we thought of TD 2005 CR 125 build.