Christini brought its all-wheel drive motorcycles to last year’s Dealer Expo, with the proprietary AWD system earning attendees’ attention. This year, Christini has made significant strides and is back with a new lineup for 2012.
The Christini motorcycle starts with either a 300cc two-stroke or a 450cc four-stroke engine in a custom designed aluminum frame. What makes the Christini machine unique is the race-tested drive system that delivers power from the output shaft to the front wheel through a fully enclosed driveline. The complete system adds only 15 pounds compared to a conventional motorcycle, with a driveline loss of less than a single percent. The end result is a motorcycle claimed to be easier to handle in rough conditions as the system finds traction where other bikes might get bogged down.
The big news for 2012 is the launch of new street legal versions of the AWD Christini singles, in both dual-sport and supermoto versions. According to Christini sales representative Ash D’Antonio, the first production run has been completely sold, with much of the second run already spoken for; this amounts to a quarter of the planned run of about 200 plus bikes to be produced this year.
More good news for the brand comes from a blossoming military contract that has already sent 15 bikes to serve in Afghanistan. According to D’Antonio, the military has agreed with Christini that the AWD system makes the bikes easier to ride, making them ideal for tough environments and challenging conditions, especially compared to military motorcycles in service today.
For dealers interested in taking on the Christini brand, a commitment of only one bike for the sales floor and three per year means dealers can bring AWD into their store easily.
To check out the full range of Christini AWD bikes, head over to Booth #2300 or navigate to www.christini.com.
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