I was actually expecting it and honestly, halfway hoping it. Now Ryan Dungey can go out like Skinny Elvis instead of Fat Elvis. If you did not see the last race, shame on you. It was honestly the best SuperX I have ever watched. Both the 450 and 250 Main were just mindblowing at the end. I actually got up like one of those women who annoy me who scream at the TV in a sports bar after a foul or whatever it is that people yell at during a Football game. Not that I ever go to a sports bar. Thankfully, I was in my own home but I did get up and yell, “‘YESSSS!! “with my arms in the air. Lookin’ back, I am kind of embarrassed.
Anyway, good for him, even though 27 is NOT “old” by any stretch of the imagination, apparently MotoX (Much less SuperX) years are twice that of dog years.
Anyway, read it and weep:
I guess I will now (openly) root for Tomac. 😉
Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 2-Stroke
Displacement: 143.99 cc
Bore/Stroke: 58/54.5 mm
Starter: Electric, Lithium Ion 12 V 2 Ah / Kickstarter
Transmission: 6 Gears, wide ratio
Fuel System: Mikuni TX 38 Carburetor
Lubrication: Premix 60:1
Primary Ratio: 23:73
Final Drive: 13:50
Cooling: Liquid Cooling
Clutch: Wet Multi-Disc Clutch, Brembo Hydraulics
Frame: Central Double-Cradle Type 25CrMo4 Steel
Handlebar: Neken, Aluminum Ø 28/22mm
Front Suspension: WP Xplor USD Ø 48mm
Rear Suspension: WP Xplor PDS Monoshock
Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 300 mm/11.8 in; 310 mm/12.2 in
Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 260 mm; 220 mm
Front/Rear Rims: 1.60 x 21”, 2.15 x 18” Giant
Front/Rear Tires: 80/100-21”; 110/100-18” Dunlop AT81
Chain: 5/8 x 1/4 in
Steering Head Angle: 26.5º
Triple Clamp Offset: 22 mm
Wheelbase: 1,471mm ± 10 mm / 57.9 ± 0.4 in
Ground Clearance: 370mm / 14.6 in
Seat Height: 960 mm / 37.8 in
Tank Capacity, Approx: 9.5 L / 2.5 gal
Weight (without fuel), Approx: 91.5 kg/ 201.7 lbs
Read more: Last bike waaaay down at the bottom: http://dirtbikemagazine.com/ktm-off-road-2017/
It is taller than my CRF, has bigger wheels, has a headlight, a bigger fuel tank (maybe I can finally finish an enduro now without running out of gas), but it is heavier by a good bit! I am not a 2-Smoker, but this could quite possibly convert me. Granted, I think it is worth more than the trade in on my truck. And that’s just sad. Does anyone need a kidney? *Kidney for sale!! Or will trade for 2017 KTM XC-W*
p.s. Thank you, Alfie, for the recommendation! There. Happy?
This year’s K.O.G. Poker Run benefits the Katherman Family and Lovers Lane flood victims. Come out and show your support and GET DIRTY! As you guys up here in the bay area know, it has been raining all week so we are not going to come out of this event clean! YAY!
Shorai is donating a battery and charger set for the prize giveaway. We won’t have a booth there as we are goin’ ridin’! But if you need help, or have questions, come visit us at the Shorai van.
We went to Supercross this past weekend in Oakland, which was awesome! If you can believe it, it was my first dirtbike event where I wasn’t actually riding. I know, right? Out of all of these years I have never gone to an offroad event as a spectator–ever. Roadracing, yes. Many, many, many [sometimes painful] times. We watch Supercross every time on TV so I was stressing about being able to see as well as I can see on the TV. It was a last minute decision as one of the girls in our office sannounced that the tickets were really cheap due to the threat of rain. So everyone in the office jumped on StubHub.com and the prices were going up as we were searching. We got a hold of some awesome seats Section 133/row33/seats 20/21 – this would be my go to seat if I ever went again..
And 47,061 spectators stood for the National Anthem. Yes! Take that, NFL.
And Tomac takes the win! That boy has the voodoo; I don’t know how he pulled this off. He is on a tear, that is for sure!
p.s. And Yes, Oakland is everything horrible that you have heard about in the news. I hate going there. Sorry people, but if you want people to say things about your hometown, clean it up. Although it is the Left you have to worry about, now. There were 20 ft tall police towers in the parking lot at the event. No need for it though because all the people at the Supercross event cared about was racing and beer. You guys should pack up your towers and go to Berkeley.
I am so excited : ) Now I have pressure to finish the race. I heard it was super muddy in some places last time and a lot of the riders did not finish. I watched some footage from 2015 and most were just puddles except one hill climb. I hope if we have to cross the usual river we cross over when we go out there it won’t be too swollen. I have never gone down while trying to cross but once when the rocks were super slippery, I almost did.
My biggest issue is an enduro computer; I have Checkpoint but it requires a speedometer alongside it. Not sure why that couldn’t have been added, there are speedometer apps. But I hope my battery will last that long and I will have to tape the case to the top of my handlebar pad. I am not proficient with keeping time during timed enduros. I am always late anyway, so at least I will have fun!
95 miles is a lot of miles, I hope I can finish the race.
Surprise! Shawn had a new tire for me for the last race I couldn’t make (because of the leg) So I guess this means I’m racing 🙂 Let’s hope the CRF can handle it because it’s gonna be muddy ; ) As Brian (the customer who told me about the Cowbell) said, “It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian. But it is more like, can I handle hours of riding without stopping. Before I got out of shape we could ride all day; not anymore.
The CRF needs to make it 50 miles for the race and it can go about 70mpt if I am not wide open the entire time (which I won’t be).