Discussion in 'Mini Racing' started by gpstar748, Sep 1, 2018.
Bring a few over to my shop. We'll have a look.
I love my KTM65 and XR100. My 150r was a blast too(sold it this year). The more minis the better. I personally prefer the dirtbike style bikes but can not wait to see a Ohvale in person. Like I said the more minibikes the better. If you sell some in Michigan tell the new owners we ride at East Lansing Kart Track.
We have sold two in Michigan and are in the process of signing up a dealer so you’ll definitely be seeing them up there.
Once you ride one you’ll feel differently about liking the dirt bike style better I’m sure...
Probably not I’m a fat old man with a beer gut and a bad back. Could not get comfortable on my MD250 moriwaki for the same reason. Darn belly gets in the way!
FWIW, I could ride my son's NSR50 or KX65, but couldn't fit on the Moriwaki.
The Ohvale is an awesome training platform for adults, as well as an alternative for adults who want the same experience and feel of riding/racing a sportbike on the track but without the cost and risk (both financial and physical).
Where the Ohvale really shines though is providing a clear platform for youth riders to learn the sport of roadracing and progress up through classes, in the same way that MX has always done.
If you look at a new KTM SX65 or SX85 the Ohvale’s are exactly in line with them if you’re comparing price points across disciplines. Sorry, but a TTR125 or anything that people currently use is not even remotely a comparison in terms of pretty much everything about them. This is coming from someone who used to ride a CRF150R and loves riding TTR125’s at Colin Edwards Camp before anyone says I’m hating on them.
Roadracing needs a clear progression of classes for not only the youth but fans and sponsors in general. Right now anything below the Junior Cup classes is a complete crap shoot and the machinery is inadequate for kids to truly get everything they can in their prime years for soaking up all the knowledge they can when it comes to roadracing. Converted dirt bikes are NOT roadrace bikes.
The idea here is to create spec 110 and 160 classes around the country for youth riders to compete and showcase their talent without worrying about everyone blowing tons of money on engine work and other modifications. The engines all come sealed from factory!
Italy has a National Ohvale Championship with over 200 motorcycles in it across all the classes! Spain is not far behind.
With a platform like this, kids can progress into the Junior Cup and be ready to face the world. Let’s be honest, none of our youth roadracers are adequately prepared to face world level competition in WSSP300 much less Moto3.
Back to the point though...this is what US roadracing has been begging for and now it’s here. It’s just a matter of the masses supporting the brands that are trying to grow and support the sport!
Brandon, this is a great idea. I like where you are steering this for the youth market.
Weird, I noticed that too. I raced an NSR50 for years, but an NX4 RS125 is a special kind of hell.
PLEASE GOD MAKE THIS HAPPEN HERE
What are the differences between the Ohvale models? Is it ONLY engine differences? The specs say ‘aluminum swingarm, 33mm fork’ etc, but is it the same brand and spec fork, shock, frame, master cylinder?
The engine is the only difference in each model. The frame on the 190 is slightly different but purely for mounting mounts for the engine.
Will there be a demo day at NJMP anytime soon does anyone know?
NJMiniGP will have a fleet of demo bikes available at all of their events for 2019. They will have one of each model.
I thought I was done but I'll be damned if you dont have me putting funding together.
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