Your Dream Factory MX Bike

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12/28/2020 7:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2020 7:42 PM

Let’s get some positive pre season banter going

You can pick 1 factory bike from any era of racing

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Pick any bike and let us know what parts and trick pieces you would add to it.

I’ll start,
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I wouldn’t mind a 97 Emig bike either...

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Rent free...

12/28/2020 7:50 PM

McGrath’s 1-800 collect bike.

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

12/28/2020 7:56 PM

Im basic and havent been the sport super long but I would pick the Star Yamaha 250. Bike is faster than ill ever be. Photo

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Gone:
2006 CRF230F
2008 KTM 200 XC
2017 KTM 250 SX
2019 CRF250R
Current: 2021 YZ250F

12/28/2020 8:01 PM

RC500, just because

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12/28/2020 8:01 PM

1985 Honda RC 250. Not a Honda guy, been on KTM's the last 38 years but this was easy.

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12/28/2020 8:03 PM

zehn wrote:

RC500, just because

BOOM!!!

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Out here in the fields, I fight for my meals. I get my back into my living. I don't need to fight, to prove I'm right. I don't need to be forgiven.

12/28/2020 8:14 PM

I’d cut off my left tit for Roger Decosters RM 370

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12/28/2020 8:24 PM

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

12/28/2020 8:26 PM

James Stewart's 2004 KX 125

Mike Brown's 2003 KX 125

James Stewart's 2005 KX 250

Splitfire/Pro Circuit's 2000 KX 125

None of the newer factory bikes do it for me. They are badass no doubt, but do not have the badassery of the older bikes.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

12/28/2020 8:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2020 8:45 PM

Well, any number of the various RC Hondas of the 80s, and, the 87/88 YZM500 Watercooled Yamaha. And, well, a bazillion and one other 'Works Bikes'.

But, though not an MX bike (but imagine one pared down / made specifically as an MXer) , for me, it's the EXP2 400, in both Dakar and Baja versions:

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Trapping Valved, Fuel Injected, Aluminium Framed.

Wildly ahead of their time, with regards to a 2T for the future.

They showed what could be done, but, only used the Trapping Valve tech on the CRM250 AR. Well, that at least was something. Then, they locked all their development away.

Damn Honda and their "All Fourstroke, All The Time" ethos.


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12/28/2020 8:41 PM

First choice

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Second choice

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Third choice
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I’m partial to my teenage years

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12/28/2020 8:47 PM

Reed’s 2004 YZ250

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

12/28/2020 8:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2020 8:48 PM

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12/28/2020 8:51 PM

Donnie Hansen’s 1982 RC250. Photo

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12/28/2020 8:51 PM

What could’ve been a HRC bike. Photo

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12/28/2020 8:59 PM

MC’s 93 CR250.

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12/28/2020 9:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2020 9:16 PM

Terry Good owns it now, bike and the pictures. Hannahs OW40
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Ed Johnson

12/28/2020 10:13 PM

Another top pick
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Rent free...

12/28/2020 10:39 PM

Diamond,s 87 cr125. Ryan mills 04 cr125. 93-96 Henry or Lamson cr125. Fonsaca, Preston or Byrne 02-03. Cr125.

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12/28/2020 10:41 PM

Sign me up

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12/28/2020 10:42 PM

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12/28/2020 11:02 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/28/2020 11:04 PM

Tim Ferry’s 2002 yz426f or Everts’ Yz500f (big bore 426 was a 500 for open class I think? The year he won the 125, 250 & open class in one day).

MXA did an issue where they flew to Italy and tested his bikes. I’ll dig around for the link.
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12/28/2020 11:47 PM

Jeff wards factory kawi 1990 kx500
Rc pc 1997 kx125

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12/29/2020 12:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2020 12:42 AM

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2004 factory yz250 with tree trunk forks
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12/29/2020 1:40 AM

There are so many but for me (at my age) this is the definition of "factory bike".
The stock version must have been a better bike overall and Bartolini won the World Championship with it in 1999 but this 1997 Peter Johansson Factory Yamaha YZF 400 is so trick. Apart from the plastics I think everything on this bike is factory and never went to production.
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One of the cleanest (no airbox etc.) factory bikes for me is this 1998 Husaberg FC 600 from Joel Smets.
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And one of the most beautiful factory bikes imo is this Jamie Dobb KTM SX 125 from 2001.
I love the whole color/graphics arangement.
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Sidenote: No big sponsors were involved in these graphic schemes. Just FACTORY. I like it simple. :-)

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12/29/2020 2:11 AM

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12/29/2020 2:27 AM

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12/29/2020 2:58 AM

125 2 stroke : Bobby Moore Yamaha Chesterfield 1994.
250 2 stroke : JMC American Honda 1995.
250 4 stroke : Ferrandis Yamaha Star.
450 4 stroke : ET3 Kawasaki.

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12/29/2020 3:30 AM

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12/29/2020 4:42 AM

Call me crazy but I would love to feel what a PC Factory/Works/Whatever you call it Super mini for AC or JS feels like.

Mumfords 150 was also pretty trick from what I remember.

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