AMERICAN HONDA CO., Inc. and Moriwaki Engineering Japan are offering a limited number of MD250H race bikes for sale to riders eligible to participate in the youth-oriented United States Grand Prix Racers Union (USGPRU) road racing series.
The MD250H is powered by a 249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine from Honda's popular CRF250X. Race-tuned by Moriwaki Engineering, the lump sits in a purpose-built twin spar aluminum-frame and comes 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.
Suggested retail price for the MD250H is $11,699, and the bike will be sold exclusively through select Honda dealers.
"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," says Honda Press Manager Jon Row.
To build enthusiasm for the USGPRU MD250H series, American Honda also is offering a 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 information about the race series, visit www.usgpru.net. For contingency details, visit hondaredriders.com.