Four Strokes for Ryno

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Honda just sent over a press release confirming that Ryan Hughes, the Year 2000 Motocross Des Nations winner,will contest the 2001 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships aboardHonda's all-new CRF450R four-stroke motocross race bike. He'll get things rolling by racing the bike this weekend in the White Brothers Four-Stroke NationalChampionships at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

Hughes, who joined Honda to assist in developing its new aluminum-framed liquid-cooled four-stroke motocross bike, will be the primary rider racing the machine in the 12-raceseries...

"My first goal for 2001 was to help Honda develop the four-stroke. My secondgoal is to put the bike on top of the winner's circle," said Hughes.

Motocross enthusiasts have eagerly awaited Honda's first four-stroke motocrossbike. The race bike shares many attributes of Honda's two-strokedesigns, including Honda's latest twin-spar aluminum frame. Honda says theirall-new four-stroke engine "blends Honda's considerable experience with itsBaja-winning XR powerplants and the sophisticated technology developed innumerous road racing championships on both two and four wheels."

As the final step in preparation for the AMA outdoor national series, Hugheswill campaign the CRF450R at Round One of the White Brothers Four-Stroke NationalChampionships at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California this Sunday,April 22.

"There's no testing like racing, so we are going to have Ryan race the bikethis weekend to work out any last minute details before round one of the outdoornational series," said Cliff White, Honda's Motocross Race Team Manager.

The Hughes-mounted CRF450R will make its official debut on Sunday May 13 in thefirst round of the 2001 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships, also atGlen Helen Raceway.

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