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02-13-2008, 01:22 PM
02/12/2008 - 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 hondaredriders.com.

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 www.usgpru.

Nice to see the cooperation between Honda and Moriwaki in producing a low cost introduction to circuit racing for the younger members of the motorcycling fraternity.

I also think that the joint venture, given a suitable cost reduction, also has the potential for a very nice mid-performance road machine that would be a nice step up from 'learner' type machinery to more performance oriented machinery.