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DT May 2018

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4 HONDA CRF450R DAVE

4 HONDA CRF450R DAVE THORPE REPLICA – R153.321.71 For 2018 Honda offered two special editions for the CRF450 & CRF250, a Ken Roczen race replica and the retro look Dave Thorpe, World Championship winning design. KTM and Husqvarna released ‘Factory Edition’ models for 2018. These limited-edition machines were sold exclusively in the USA and – because an official price was never announced – it’s difficult to say just how costly they are. Honda also released a special edition for 2018. Their Dave Thorpe Replica bike comes with a multitude of extras and trick bits. We have not heard of and being brought into SA, but this Bike would set you back a cool 150k plus some change. The standard bike is 110k, so that’s quite a lot more than the standard. The specials are equipped with the following: CRF450R: Talon Evo Wheels (Roczen – Black Rim/Red Hub, Yoshimura exhaust), (Dave Thorpe replica – Gold Rim/Silver Hub, Akrapovic exhaust) CRF250R: Talon Evo Wheels (Roczen – Black Rim/Red Hub, Yoshimura exhaust), (Dave Thorpe replica – Gold Rim/Silver Hub, Yoshimura exhaust) Plastics kit with graphics Pirelli tyres (fitted to the Talon wheels) Team seat cover Samco Hoses (Roczen – Blue) (Dave Thorpe replica – Red). 5 ALTA REDSHIFT MXR – R144019.73 A lot of people would say that electric is the future – the future of motorsport and the future of motoring in general. For now, however, electric is expensive. These huge batteries ain’t cheap to make, and so the products that utilise them are going to reflect that. So far, Alta Motors have been the kings of the electric future in the dirt bike world. Currently they are the only guys that produce fully-fledged, race-ready electric motorcycles. Their Redshift range boasts several models, the most expensive of which is the new MXR, with a cost of around R144K. We did a ride impression with Lesotho’s Charan Moore earlier this year… 70 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE MAY 2018

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