Like most shops, we work with a number of riders that race their bikes. Whether it’s the MX Nationals, club rounds, Finke or AORC we get to see a large range of bikes that get a little bit more loving than average. A bike that certainly stands out is Kye Crosswells 2016 YZ450f.

Kye is a local lad who has dabbled in a bit of racing over the years. We met him last year when he was struggling to find a sweet spot for the suspension set up in a KX. After finding that sweet spot for Kye, his love of competing increased and he has decided to step things up a notch for 2016. As well as local enduro events he is hoping to make it to all rounds of the AORC. Which would be awesome to see.

We certainly can’t take credit for how this bike has come together, the design and parts chosen are all Kye’s doing, but here are some photos to show what an awesome bike he’s managed to put together. Yes he did strip that frame down himself for painting.

 

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Current Set Up

2016 YZF 450 - From Gympie Moto

FFRC Full Race Suspension Set Up

Akrapovic Exhaust System

Oversized Front Disk

Powder Coated Frame

Pro Carbon Racing Frame Protectors

Factory Effex Pleated Seat Cover

DID Chain

Acerbis Hand Guards

Rental Twin Wall Bars

Pro Taper Grips

GoldenTyre GT232 Rear Tyre & GT216 Front

Force Accessories Radiator Guards

SPP Gear Lever

Pro Taper Clutch Lever

Wish him luck, he’s a genuinely skilled rider who’s just crazy enough to keep it pinned!!!

 

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