Ohvale’s now available in the USA

Discussion in 'Mini Racing' started by gpstar748, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. nsouza707

    nsouza707 Well-Known Member

    Ya I'm 6ft with some long legs. I was not comfortable sitting on it. I need to try one before I judge it though. SFLMiniGP/SCMiniGP have some 110's and 160's to rent.
  2. gt#179

    gt#179 Dirt Dork

    Atlanta Motorsports Park has some mini racing racing recently. I wasn't able to go to the last one a few weeks ago but for some reason I was thinking I saw photos of at least one or two there. Not sure if they were racing , or if they have them in their rental fleet?
  3. nsouza707

    nsouza707 Well-Known Member

    I believe that was SCMiniGP there. I race with SFLMiniGP. Same person runs both. They do have a rental fleet that includes a few 110 and 160 Ohvales.
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  4. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the honest and positive review!

    There has been definite growing pains in bringing these over...mainly with demand being higher than expected and Ohvale just trying to keep up. Our shipper/customs broker has also not been the best so we’re in the process of switching right now.

    Ohvale just moved to a bigger production facility and will be ramping up over the next 1-2 months as they get setup and hire another builder.

    Thanks to everyone who has supported what we’re doing in trying to grow the sport from the bottom up here!

    WANABE RACER Well-Known Member

    Will you have any at vir by chance?
  6. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    No sorry. Although if you swing by the N2 Racing pits (Suzuki SV650) they have my personal bike that you could see in person and sit on if you'd like...just tell them Brandon said you could stop by and see it. Ask for Rob Cichielo

    WANABE RACER Well-Known Member

    I may do that for real!
  8. GarrettRick

    GarrettRick Well-Known Member

    Just got my first pic today from el jefe -

    Attached Files:

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  9. Red Fox Racing

    Red Fox Racing Age is only a number

    GarrettRick, that looks awesome!
  10. DeboRSV

    DeboRSV Member

    Ended up with a perfect setup for a comparison. Slightly smaller, but you can see the overall position isn't too far from a big bike.

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  11. Tkuhn19

    Tkuhn19 Member

    I think my wife took that picture of you at Sandyhook last weekend! I’m super jealous of your ohvale! It looks like a ton of fun. Maybe some day I’ll have one.
  12. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    Brandon, do you live on Country Club Rd.? I keep seeing a black Ohvale van parked there.
  13. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    Noooo. Yes.
  14. GarrettRick

    GarrettRick Well-Known Member

    Finally had a chance to turn some laps in anger on my 190
    I’ve got 4 days on it now - 4 hours total

    I wish I was smaller , more flexible and in way better shape
    The build quality is top notch , it’s a legit mini sbk. I’m still coming to grips with what I can get away with as far as pushing the front . The turn in is stupid fast , the first few sessions I almost put it in the grass on the inside of the apex . It happens too often where I think “oops , should have been on the gas 5 feet ago .” It seems to work better the faster I’m going on it , I’ve yet to install the ohlins f & r so looking forward to that . My zip tie is still an inch from the bottom of fork travel ‍♂️
    6ft 190 lbs . I struggle after about 6-7 laps of flat out . Biggest thing i notice is the arm workout vs leg workout on a big bike. My arms and hands are dying after a few laps , but I don’t know if that’s me being rusty or just nature of the beast . I’m still coming to grips with the body position , shifting and transitions. Shifting has been a struggle
    Because My knees and arms are fighting for the same real estate. On our local track I’ve been just bombing around in 4th the whole
    Lap . I feel huge on it ! It will
    Take some time, I feel like I’m riding it much “tighter “ than a 150r if that makes sense . Im not out of shape or backing it in or anything silly . It operates more on rails, to me . All in all , super happy with the purchase . Silly fun and hopefully can start collecting some expensive plastic trophies when I get my legs under me
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  15. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    How are the ergos for you compared to, say, a Grom or XR100?
  16. GarrettRick

    GarrettRick Well-Known Member

    Not sure against an xr100 but it is MUCH smaller than my grom . It makes the grom feel full size
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  17. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Valet

    I hope to have mine soon, too. Can't wait to ride it and have some fun.
  18. zrx12man

    zrx12man Captain Amazing

    Other than power, how does one of these compare to an NSR50? Has anyone here ridden/raced both?
  19. gpstar748

    gpstar748 Well-Known Member

    No comparison in terms of performance...power, handling, and braking...
  20. zrx12man

    zrx12man Captain Amazing

    Thanks Brandon.

    Cartridge forks or damper rod? Linkage in the rear or straight shock? Meaningful suspension adjustment?
    How about chassis numbers?

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