Was anyone on an open bike?

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9/26/2010 9:10 PM

With MX3 being open, was anyone on something bigger than a 450?

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9/26/2010 9:17 PM

450 IS an open class bike LOL

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9/26/2010 9:23 PM

rockcrawlerdude wrote:

450 IS an open class bike LOL

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9/26/2010 9:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2010 9:46 PM

rockcrawlerdude wrote:

450 IS an open class bike LOL

That's why I said "was anyone on something bigger than a 450" I guess the title should have said "Was anyone on a true open bike"

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9/26/2010 9:36 PM

Yeah, was anyone on one of them 800cc KTM's that RC used to race against?

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9/26/2010 9:39 PM

Nope. Oh, except that Italian guy on the KTM wink

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9/28/2010 9:52 AM

KTM 520 ? Would have been interesting if someone put one in a current 450 frame.

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9/28/2010 11:02 AM

There was an Aprilia twin there though! Sweet bike.

What's up TBTeam? Good times.

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9/28/2010 11:09 AM

My local dealer has an Aprilia twin MXer on the showroom floor, I think it's a leftover 2010 model. Very cool looking, I'd love to ride it. Would not want to have to do any maintenance on it more in depth than changing the air filter, that thing scares me.

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9/28/2010 11:17 AM

More impressive to me are the guys like Arnaud Tonus, who were on a 250 in the Open class.

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9/28/2010 11:20 AM

GuyB wrote:

More impressive to me are the guys like Arnaud Tonus, who were on a 250 in the Open class.

yes its very impressive, but why wouldn't there be open bikes in the open class?

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9/28/2010 11:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/28/2010 11:22 AM

Who makes open bikes? Well, let me amend that. Who makes *competitive* open bikes?

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9/28/2010 11:23 AM

Because nobody needs or wants 80hp. The 450s can comfortably lay down more than enough power for even the best riders in the world, on a motocross track.

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9/28/2010 11:25 AM

Why did some of the open class riders have yellow backgrounds (Regal) and some had white (Townley)?

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9/28/2010 11:25 AM

GuyB wrote:

Who makes open bikes? Well, let me amend that. Who makes *competitive* open bikes?

I agree, that was cool when I heard them announce that.

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9/28/2010 11:29 AM

GuyB wrote:

Who makes open bikes? Well, let me amend that. Who makes *competitive* open bikes?

TM makes a 530 MXer, that's about the only truly moto one I can think of.

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9/28/2010 11:31 AM

GuyB wrote:

Who makes open bikes? Well, let me amend that. Who makes *competitive* open bikes?

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9/28/2010 11:36 AM

Would it be illegal to run a big bore 450? I could have sworn I heard one year Windham had a 500cc. (450 of course) Not because he really needed the power, it was just to get him out to a good start.

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9/28/2010 11:45 AM

There were lots of Euros listed as riding 480s and 490s at Budds, if I remember correctly. Not different models, just bored out 450s. I expected to see some in colorado due to the altitude.

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9/28/2010 11:48 AM

grover738 wrote:

There were lots of Euros listed as riding 480s and 490s at Budds, if I remember correctly. Not different models, just bored ...more

they could have used them.

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9/28/2010 11:49 AM

The sport has changed. The world has changed. It's time for the DesNations to change. We don't have 3 classes of bikes anymore. We don't have equality in rider skill between countries. Time to change to rules to make it the great race that it once used to be. The USA has way to big of an advantage to justify a winner take all event. Make it a two rider per country event and handicap the largest countries based on population. The math is pretty simple.

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9/28/2010 11:54 AM

Or they could make the MX3 class open, MX2 250cc and MX3 125cc.

It sounds crazy, I know!

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9/28/2010 11:58 AM

Mstock wrote:

The sport has changed. The world has changed. It's time for the DesNations to change. We don't have 3 classes of bikes ...more

Yes good idea because all of the changes so far have worked out so well. not..... We were much better off with 125's, 250's and 500's. JMO

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9/28/2010 12:18 PM

nytsmaC wrote:

My local dealer has an Aprilia twin MXer on the showroom floor, I think it's a leftover 2010 model. Very cool looking, I'd ...more

Those engines suck to work on. I have seen the innards. I have a 550 sxv. I imagine it is quite heavy for moto, but the ergos really nice.

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9/28/2010 12:46 PM

nytsmaC wrote:

My local dealer has an Aprilia twin MXer on the showroom floor, I think it's a leftover 2010 model. Very cool looking, I'd ...more

uk125250 wrote:

Those engines suck to work on. I have seen the innards. I have a 550 sxv. I imagine it is quite heavy for moto, but the ergos ...more

I took one on trade last year and rode it before I sold it, all I can say is it's the fastest dirt bike I've ever ridden and there's no way I'd be able to handle that bike on a track at all. Anyone who can ride that bike fast is very talented. It's impossible to keep the front wheel down...I'd get myself hurt.

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9/28/2010 12:59 PM

GuyB wrote:

Who makes open bikes? Well, let me amend that. Who makes *competitive* open bikes?

TM!
TM 530

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9/28/2010 1:14 PM

MX1 450cc 4 stroke
MX2 250cc 4 stroke
MX3 2 stroke open

A lot of the smaller countries still have 2 strokes in high demand. It would be cheaper for some countries to do it. It would also go along with the 2 stroke championship events over in Europe that have been popping up. Bring back the 2 stroke specialists.

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