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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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To bad they are not selling this with a 450 engine. I would be all over it.

American Honda And Moriwaki Engineering To Sell Limited Number Of Four-stroke 250cc GP Racebikes
Feb 12, 2008

Copyright 2008, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

The Moriwaki Engineering MD250H.
From a press release issued by American Honda:

Torrance, CA: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Moriwaki Engineering Japan are pleased to announce that a limited number of MD250H Powered by Honda race bikes will be offered for sale to riders eligible for the youth-oriented USGPRU road racing series. The MD250H is powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Unicam engine from Honda’s popular CRF250X that has been race tuned by Moriwaki Engineering. From the wheels up, the purpose-built twin spar aluminum-framed road racer is ready-to-roll, complete with a single radial-mount front disc brake, inverted fork, Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension, lightweight wheels and tires, works-style welded aluminum fuel tank and race-ready bodywork. Riders need only apply their own paint and graphics.

“Our goal in releasing the MD250H is to help develop youth and entry-level racing in America by providing high-quality, affordable entry-level machines that are fun to ride and easy to maintain,” said Honda Press Manager Jon Row. “To build enthusiasm for the USGPRU MD250H series, American Honda will be offering a corresponding contingency program worth $110,000”. Qualified racers may receive a Pro Honda Pit Kit consisting of $890 worth of oils and chemicals. Riders with existing oil and chemicals sponsors can decline this option. For contingency details, visit

Suggested retail price for the MD250H is $11,699. It will be sold exclusively through select Honda dealers. For more information about availability, contact your local Honda dealer, and for information about the race series, visit
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I'd be all over this if I had 12k laying around. Anyone want to buy some speakers? j/k

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 08:52 PM
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sounds like something you could Frankenstein together with a 2 stroke 125 or 250 roadrace bike and a dirt bike motor.

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sounds like something you could Frankenstein together with a 2 stroke 125 or 250 roadrace bike and a dirt bike motor.
In the end I think it would cost you about the same, not including the labor and tuning involved. It's a good deal for those that have something like this in mind.

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Dude, that would be a really fun spec class. If everyone had the same exact machine it would be so fun going out and battling it out. It would suck royally to have that bike at a track though with everyone on a 600 or 1000. If a few good friends all went and bought those it would be insanely fun to go out bang elbows and have nasty little battles.

Steve, buy a flat track bike man. You will not regret it. We'll go racing all summer long for a fraction of the price of road racing. LETS GO!

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