Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 1/1/2012 6:13 PM

2011 Q1 Sales figures All offroad bikes Yamaha YZ450F 269 -29.6% Suzuki DR-Z400E 262 +14.4% Yamaha YZ250F 253 +4.1% Honda CRF250R 238 -19% Suzuki DR650SE 216 +24.9% Yamaha PW50 213 +1.4% Yamaha TT-R50 198 +26.1% Yamaha WR450F 196 -9.7% Honda CRF450R ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 1/1/2012 1:23 AM

350cc is a good displacement for a 4 stroke - Even Back in the day it was - 250 4t was just not enough a 600 was too much - DR350 XR350 etc which became 400's then Yamaha became 426 and then 450 - Back to too much - I think the 350 is very much a nail ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 1/1/2012 12:19 AM

A lot of people like the underdog to win me too - Example 125cc against 250cc MXDN France http://youtu.be/8sJqfPBJ5dw The power to weight ratio v handling etc is very interesting - An outstanding 125 win in bigger class one has to take more risks makes ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 12/31/2011 3:45 AM

( Ctrl C) So the Real Answer is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motocross_des_Nations - Cos It is the Rider not the Bike ! USA rider are better than Euro Riders ! (CtrL -C) Euro choose 350 - USA choose 450 - What Bike Would Carmichael have Designed ? MXA ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 12/31/2011 2:53 AM

The 2012 KTM 350SXF hit MXA’s scales at 236 pounds. It is, however, 5 pounds heavier than a 2012 Honda CRF450 and at least 10 pounds heavier than it needs to be to make the most of the power-to-weight ratio. So if power to weight is not the advantage ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 12/30/2011 11:20 PM

..Or World MX riders must really be weak compared to AMA MX riders ... One or the other ?

Added reply in a thread Cairoli Picks the...... 12/30/2011 11:14 PM

Ask Andrew Short or Mike Alessi - or why does Ryan Dungey not choose too ride one if it is "So Improved" ? The power to weight ratio game is a very NB factor in Motorcycle racing for all other teams and manufacturers and all other motorcycle disciplines ... more »

Added reply in a thread Arai mx helmets,pro racing. 12/19/2011 10:29 PM

My friend brought me an Arai from Japan once - It squashed the frontal Lobe - So I got a European version - Fit was perfect - Both same size - Arai make a USA version European Version and Asian version . However you are correct - Forget Brand Colour ... more »

Added reply in a thread Arai mx helmets,pro racing. 12/19/2011 10:24 PM

Did you know that Arai is by far the most popular helmet brand among Formula 1 drivers and MotoGP riders? I had/have an old Arai VX-PRO with the bolt on chin guard - Very Comfortable - I found that even though it was a very light the helmet got heavy ... more »

Added reply in a thread Arai mx helmets,pro racing. 12/18/2011 10:09 PM

A lot of the JCR honda team wear Arai http://jcrhonda.com

Added reply in a thread 2012 Husqvarna CR125 11/21/2011 7:50 AM

Have you every compared the YZ cylinder and the CR Cylinder ? Almost identical - I am sure they are interchangeable . The Husky has a broader bridge on the exhaust port - Less wear on the rings -

Added reply in a thread Where would James Stewart........ 7/22/2011 9:23 PM

Who is James Stewart ?

Added reply in a thread Any truth to the RD1 to Big Red rumor? 6/29/2011 6:43 AM

Honda ( 18 million ) V KTM ( 85,543 units ) - RD1 to Honda would be good for RD1 if he gets a team around him that gels ! Honda produced more than 18 million motorcycles and ATVs in 2010. The Japanese giant released its global production and sales data ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any truth to the RD1 to Big Red rumor? 6/29/2011 6:16 AM

U.S. Motorcycle Market The U.S. motorcycle market is worth $14.6 billion (2007) and is expected to reach $21 billion by 2011. (1) http://knol.google.com/k/the-u-s-motorcycle-market# USA Figures Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson 28% Honda 25% Yamaha 17% Suzuki ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any truth to the RD1 to Big Red rumor? 6/29/2011 6:12 AM

Australian Figures !!!!

Added reply in a thread Any truth to the RD1 to Big Red rumor? 6/29/2011 6:08 AM

2011 Q1 Sales figures Motocross Yamaha YZ450F 269 -29.6% Yamaha YZ250F 253 +4.1% Honda CRF250R 238 -19% Honda CRF450R 192 +39.1% Suzuki RM-Z250 187 -4.6% Kawasaki KX250F 167 -20.9% Suzuki Rm-Z450 131 +29.7% Kawasaki KX450F 116 -19.4% KTM 350SXF 114 KTM ... more »

Added reply in a thread Any truth to the RD1 to Big Red rumor? 6/29/2011 1:07 AM

Yamaha make more money selling Piano's than KTM do selling motorcycles - Honda are the biggest engine manufacturer in the world - Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 - Total Honda USA 2010 Sales = 1,230,480 Units Global ... more »

Added reply in a thread New bikes for each moto? 6/1/2011 11:51 AM

Exactly if not why not - Its prudent - To not do it is to slack for pro moto -