McGrath's Ultimate Big Bore 2t vs 4t Shootout

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10/31/2019 4:00 PM

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/1/2019 6:36 AM

Well said MC.

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11/1/2019 7:03 AM

Yep X2, that was a fun video. Good find Maverick

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11/1/2019 7:11 AM

MC is such a great spokesman for the sport. I dig anything he says or does regarding moto.

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11/1/2019 9:35 AM

Xtrig built me..."A new set of custom clamps". smile

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11/1/2019 10:54 AM

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

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11/1/2019 11:09 AM

Cool video. Perfectly said about how a 500 doesn't feel so intimidating after riding 450 4-strokes for a number of years now. I remember him at Mammoth in 88 and he raced all the Int classes including 500's. Of course, he looked great. Started out the day on a KX500, then borrowed someone's YZ490 for later moto's when something happened to the KX.

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11/2/2019 5:52 PM

If Jeremy wasn’t a paid spokesman for Kawasaki, and the KX500 was faster on some tracks (sand) I think he may provide a honest opinion?

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11/3/2019 4:50 AM

Ron Leichein looks like he is floating on air riding a bike, McGrath makes Ronnie look like he is riding a bronco. Good lord is McGrath still SO good and smooth.

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11/3/2019 5:10 AM

The dude is smooth as glass on and off the bike. Much respect to MC, the King I’d supercross and flow.

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11/3/2019 8:22 AM

Mossy wrote:

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

Without a doubt. Certainly wouldn't be a high volume bike, but as a "halo" model, a mfg could certainly generate some sales floor traffic.

Someone like Honda could really have a field day, changing the plastics and colors every year to match old bikes. All while charging a huge premium for the bike.

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11/3/2019 8:25 AM

Mossy wrote:

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

Nope.

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11/3/2019 6:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2019 6:42 PM

Joko wrote:

If Jeremy wasn’t a paid spokesman for Kawasaki, and the KX500 was faster on some tracks (sand) I think he may provide a honest opinion?

Edit

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11/3/2019 7:57 PM

Mossy wrote:

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

mxb2 wrote:

Nope.

A showroom stock KX500 is no where near as refined as MC's KX500.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

11/3/2019 8:56 PM

Joko wrote:

If Jeremy wasn’t a paid spokesman for Kawasaki, and the KX500 was faster on some tracks (sand) I think he may provide a honest opinion?

burn1986 wrote:

Edit

I was wondering that too. We're looking at 30 year old geometry developed for the old school tracks, compared to the latest computer developed machine on the tighter, more technical courses. Of course the 450 is going to be the winner and it does sound a little like a paid advertisement, I agree. He missed out the intangible X factor though. Only one bike has that .

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11/3/2019 11:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/3/2019 11:05 PM

People love to romanticize the 500 2 stroke but either don’t remember or don’t know how hard and brutal they were to ride

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11/4/2019 3:26 AM

Mossy wrote:

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

Not for motocross. If it was in offroad trim and cheaper than a 450 maybe.

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11/4/2019 5:45 AM

Meh. Nothing but a commercial for all the free goodies he got.

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"We don't rent pigs."

11/4/2019 6:40 AM

zehn wrote:

People love to romanticize the 500 2 stroke but either don’t remember or don’t know how hard and brutal they were to ride

I rode 500s for ten years. Main reason was the availability of super cheap, nearly new used 500s in the late 80s and through the 90s, and the longevity of the motors for an average guy. Truth is, it was just a budget stretching thing back then.

Shopping used 500s back then was hilarious. Met a bunch of big burly dudes with genuine fear of the bikes..

Love seeing them back in the limelight, MC is king!

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11/4/2019 11:39 AM

Mossy wrote:

The real question is, would anybody realistically buy a brand new modern 2021 500 2 Stroke?

If they put it in a steel frame hell yes.

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11/4/2019 11:41 AM

zehn wrote:

People love to romanticize the 500 2 stroke but either don’t remember or don’t know how hard and brutal they were to ride

They were brutal if you didn't know how to ride them.

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