The excellent European web site, mxlarge.com has an insightful interview with Honda’s motocross team manager, Cliff White. White reveals that the four-stroke motocross machine first seen in Japan with Sebastien Tortelli at the controls was already in production form (Tortelli raced a production motor in a production frame with works suspension).
White also states the goal is to have the machine feel “very light and small” like a CR250 two-stroke.
The four-stroke has been ridden by all of Honda’s factory riders, including Ezra Lusk, Sebastien Tortelli and Ryan Hughes. White indicates that all three have stated that they would like to race the four-stroke in the Outdoor Nationals. It must be a pretty good bike!
Please visit mxlarge.com to read the full interview.