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USA Moto3 project
GPtech/ Framecrafters/ Yamaha USA Moto3 project
Now taking orders for 2012 Season!
Earlier this year GP Tech and Framecrafters joined forces to develop a Yamaha based Moto3 GP bike. With additional support from Yamaha USA , Rising Sun Cycles and Ohlins USA, the project has made a tremendous amount of head way over the past several weeks while stirring a great interest across the board.
"We like this approach by GPTech and are very interested in its success," says Keith McCarty, Yamaha USA , Motorsports Racing Division Manager.
The new bike will be unveiled and raced at USGPRU's Championship Final Race at Putnam Park on October 7th-9th competing in the Moto3 class.
Built on Framecrafters 2nd generation bi-metallic GP frame kit which is derived from their earlier F450RR project and coupled with top-shelf components makes for a competitive package. The prototype is built using the YZ250F engine. Production versions will utilize the new WR250 engine. The WR engine is potentially a more competitive power-plant having an EFI system, 6-speed gearbox and an electric start. In addition to a promising stock platform Graves Yamaha has expressed their interest in continued WR250 engine development making for more powerful engine options available for the end user.
Other bolt-on components include Galespeed wheels, AP Racing brakes, Ohlins rear shock and 125GP bodywork. A compact and small package with a dry weight of under 200lbs it still provides enough adjustability in the ergos to allow for larger sized riders to get comfortable on the bike.
The basis for building this GP bike, aside from showing the world Americans can build a competitive and unique GP bike, was to offer the domestic market more choices in the Moto3 class and introduce more American companies to the GP racing industry.
Project manager and owner of GP Tech LLC, Geoff Maloney stated,
" I want to help grow the domestic GP motorcycle racing industry while providing an easier more affordable way to do it. I also want to focus on providing a clear path for racers to develop their riding skills on competitive and user friendly machinery".
Although formal arrangements have not been made with other parties there has been talks with other racing mentors that coincide with Mr. Maloneys long term goals with the project. A tentative base price of just $16,000 USD has been announced and the production version is expected this coming winter.
GPtech Moto 3 bike specs GP-M3R
Weight: under 200lbs
Power: estimated at 38hp+ (std YZ250F)
Base price: starting at $16,000
Complete assembled motorcycle sold standard with:
|engine||Yamaha||249cc YZ250F or WR250X|
|chassis||Framecrafters||Bi-metallic 4130 chromoly tubing w 6061 billet alum stretchers|
|wheels||Galespeed||17” five spoke, forged alum w modular billet alum cush drive|
|forks||Showa||inverted telescopic, adjustable compression and rebound|
|shock||Ohlins||TTX adjustable compression and rebound|
|rearsets||Battle Factory||adjustable height and setback|
|clip-on||GPtech||two piece split design|
|handlebars||Speedymoto||adjustable 0-14 degree bar angle|
|master cylinder||Accossato||radial pump 16x18 with remote reservoir|
|caliper (front)||Brembo||radial 4 piston|
|sprockets||Thrust||520 hard anodized alum rear|
|fluid fittings||Motion Pro||petcock and quick disconnects|
|exhaust||Graves||short silencer (carbon or alum)|
|bodywork||Hotbodies||multiple body kit options fit (including any rs125 body kit)|
|electronics||Active||digital monitor with tach/ oil/water temp|
|safety||Motion Pro||overflow bottle kits|
|tires||Dunlop||slicks 95/70R 17 F, 115/70R 17 R|
Chassis comes with a limited lifetime warranty, guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects. The Framecrafters chassis is developed using 22 years of fabrication experience and optimized with the latest chassis design software from MotoSPEC.
Durable engine package with a wide selection of performance upgrades from GYTR. Unlimited options to choose from (magnesium wheels, carbon parts, frame color, Qstarz gps lap timer, etc)
Neutral riding position and well thought out ergonomics easily accommodate small to large riders.
Other features: lightweight aluminum fuel cell with protective cover, adjustable aluminum subframe.
Consumable and replacement parts readily available. Built durable and designed for easy service. Race ready- simply add gas and go racing.
Complete motorcycles and parts available direct from GPtech llc or Rising Sun Cycles
GPtech llc 269-671-4915 www.gptechllc.com www.framecrafters.net www.rscycles.com