2016 INTERMOT: Day 1 Coverage - ProX

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Over this past week, we had the opportunity to wander the halls at one of the largest motorcycle shows in the world, INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany. One of the most interesting booths we stopped by, belonged to ProX, who had Dylan Ferrandis CLS Kawasaki KX250F-SR on display. This bike wasn't at GP of Americas this year for our Pit Bits coverage, so it was good to finally get up close with it. Check below for more info on the race machine.

First off though, a peak at ProX's products, who also are owned by the same brand that runs JE pistons and Wiseco. ProX is an entry level brand, providing direct OEM replacement parts.

The list of parts they produce and sell is pretty staggering.

To show off the parts they sell, ProX had this cool "exploded" view of a four-stroke single cylinder engine. It was powered and moved throughout the stroke, which of course you can't see through a still photo.

So back to the bike. On hand was an actual race bike from the CLS team, which wasn't present at the US MXGP rounds due to injuries on their team. So we finally had a chance to look it over.

The most eye-catching piece was definitely the Showa BFRC (Balance-Free Rear Cushion), which differs from other version of this shock we've seen. How? The two piece design is extremely uncommon for Showa to use, as the main body is machined from solid billet, while the reservoir are is a screw-on component.

With such a trick shock, we were surprised to see a set of production forks that had just been modified. Such as extra coatings, like this hard anodizing on the stock cast fork lugs.

The fork caps are from a production KX450F, not the usual "works" version we see.

Being that it's a MXGP bike, naturally there's a CRM "Karbo fuel tank".

Along with a one piece carbon fiber airbox subframe.

Probably the most interesting component on the bike is this space plate between the cylinder and center cases. Why is it interesting? It's because the team has actually changed the bore and stroke of their race bikes. Going to a longer stroke and small bore like older KX250Fs. This isn't legal in the US series, as the bike must retain the stock bore and stroke that the manufacture produces it with.

Another view of the engine spacer plate.

A little more carbon fiber, protecting the brake rotor.

Hiding under it is an oversized rotor from Moto-Master.

While this rear caliper may look like an after market piece, it's actually a stock cast unit that's been machined lighter, then anodized. All this work was actually done by DRT (Dixon Racing Team) who has provided components to the CLS team in 2016.

Credit: ML512

2016 INTERMOT: Day 1 Coverage

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