Now a day, Moto Ski pass MXGP mode testing the Kawasaki KX 250 F-Bud. Always a motorcycle whose status is well established in the pilot parks, but we had not tested yet. In the wake of Cross Inter Lacapelle, here we are riding the motorcycle tricolor team, thrills and ecstasy. Here Many drivers Motocross have probably dreamed of taking the handlebars of a motorcycle omission and among these bikes figure devoid of doubt one of the French team in Hossegor, Kawasaki Bud Racing. I will not conceal from you that for me, it was already longer than I thought. Historically the Kawasaki transfigured by a shower of racing parts arouse my inquisitiveness, it not simply visually sheds, but the reputation of outgoing mills workshops Bud is further to do.
Well the Kawasaki KX 250 F-Benoit Paturel committed in France Elite Championship and EMX2 European Championship 2014 is no exception to this rule is impossible to remain unmoved by the Kawasaki Bud Racing. It is almost needless to approach to find that we are facing a motorcycle luxury, it shines from afar. Details are legion holding our attention, parts Bud are ubiquitous. Brake caliper covers, water pump, oil cap, engine mounts, brackets, triple clamps, clutch cover their everywhere. Its side noble materials the machined aluminum becoming almost commonplace here we find a set of factory wheels with hub magnesium. Carbon is the party with a superb loop back in one piece, tank and engine protection. Add to that a touch of titanium with HGS and impressive footrest Raptor line. In a nutshell, no bad taste for: the look is fabulous and gold colored Ohlin’s suspensions are perfectly complement the spirit of this factory KX-F 250.
The KX-F 142 number is just for me, brand new, just out workshops Bud! Sebastian Dassé, Mr. Bud, do not fail to note with malice price high hair the only back loop over $1382. As for Nico, the mechanic Benoit Paturel, less than a week before the opening of the Elite Ernée at the other end of France, it would be a very good eye that I do not bend motorcycle. All this without any pressure from them obviously. But anyway, we’ll make sure all the circuit Lacapelle Marival has not been retouched the day before. I found a golf Inter smashed by a race with extra land became concrete after two days of sunshine. OK! Well no more than.
Saddle found the feeling of a Kawasaki, nothing really differs from the standard model, except the handlebars Neken Pichon quite low and rather bent. A bit unusual, but it is taken in hand without much concern. From the first laps, feel free to clean the KX-F 250 spring motorcycle, suddenly feeling dominate takes over.
This is especially true when the first attack tight ruts: Kawasaki KX250F is a toy that can balance one way or the other very easily. This was true with Green standard is even more here, a very low center of gravity and weight helping decrease. Very lively, playful and precise, the 250 Bud is also very stable. Although I really miss the speed to exploit the performance of the chassis on the ground, the reactions are healthy.
No problem, you can type safe suspensions without a fault. Benoit Paturel settings are quite comfortable on the first third of the race. Surprising given the level and speed of the boy! But when you want to go further, then it quickly becomes very firm. Let me tell you that I did not hound suspensions during this test.
About braking side, the front disc Braking oversize actually amplifies the power of slowing down, no need to crush the lever, far from it! The footrests are also visually impressive Raptor to use: it literally boots stuck to the bike! Finally, I enjoyed the grip provided by the saddle Bud Racing, which keeps the driver fully in place and indeed, this is a good point that the seat has the grip, because it takes to stay in place at the opening of gas: what a mill! Merely listening purr portends a safe engine result. The response to the coup trigger is instantaneous, it cracks under the strong head. A flick of the wrist without touching the clutch enough to propel the bike with authority from one corner to the other.
What strength! One has the impression of being on a small 450, compared with the current engine 350 SX-F fits perfectly. Very little clutch is used, which also has the distinction of hang immediately without beach skating “a slipping clutch is seconds lost”, dixit Seb Dassé. In short, c ‘ is explosive, power arrives instantly, and we must cling to the handlebars.
Kawasaki KX-F 250 Bud claims of commitment to its driver and does not leave him much respite. If she walks down so hard, it’s probably not the same song at high speed will tell you … Well if: this bike is monstrous across the range! It does not lose an ounce of safe low to midrange, then continued his hellish climb almost limitless. Boy, what it takes as towers!
Benoit Paturel and tells me: “Today, you’re not able to operate on the ground not easy to roll, because otherwise you would have seen is even more impressive!” Well, I’ll have to try back then, this bike.
Wrapping up-Motorcycles factory had better watch out.
What about the Kawasaki KX 250 F Bud Racing 2014 except that the result is exactly the one I was expecting: a motorcycle Cross exception, true. Away from the operating budgets of a factory team, Team Bud goes the distance with gusto! If the chassis is fairly close to the series, with all the same additional benefits in terms of maneuverability and stability, it is under the yoke that almost everything happens.
Known to crack engines in Bud! Nothing to do with a KX-F of Origin. Its engine power is omnipresent, we can dispense with the clutch without worrying a tad the cylinder. And Green never saturates: it takes more towers and more she asks. Small feature all the same, the engine brake is stronger than the original Kawasaki. Normal since the compression ratio.
In the end it gives a very vivid and explosive motorcycle spares no driver. Anyway, that did not spare me, what … A Kawasaki KX 250 F-lengthening arms, it’s not every day that one meets in! No doubt Benoit Paturel, vice champion of France MX2 Elite in 2013, is well equipped to play the 2014 title and play leading roles in EMX2.
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