FACTORY WORKS: A LOOK AT THE MXGP STARS’ BIKES
The MXGP of the Americas at Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off this evening. It’s still unclear who will take top honors, but let’s put aside the racing for a minute and take a look at the works bikes of the MXGP stars. The AMA has long institute a production rule, but it’s anything goes on the Grand Prix circuit. That’s why Clement Desalle’s factory Kawasaki SR450 has a carbon fiber subframe, while Eli Tomac’s Monster Energy SR450 uses a standard aluminum subframe. That’s just one of the many differences between MXGP bikes and AMA riders. Take a look at the photo gallery below and see if you can discern the cool factory parts that superstars like Tony Cairoli, Evgeny Bobyrshev, Kevin Strijbos and more are using.
Evgeny Bobyrshev’s 2017 HRC Honda CRF450. Justin Barcia’s JGRMX Yamaha YZ450F. Tony Cairoli’s Red Bull KTM 450SXF. Benoit Paturel’s Kemea Yamaha YZ250F. Jeremy Seewer’s factory Suzuki RM-Z250. Thomas Convington’s Rockstar Energy Husqvarna FC250. Kevin Strijbos’ factory Suzuki RM-Z450. Samuele Bernardini’s TM 250MX. Tommy Searle’s DRT Kawasaki KX450F.