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when will the 144sx come out.. and if anyone has pictures that would be extremely helpful.. and any specs or reviews of the machine would be nice too.

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the 144 is a 4 stroke? will it race with the 65s or the 85s

if its a 2 stroke, whats the point?!?! ktm pretty much fills all the major gaps...

-brett

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the 144 is a 4 stroke? will it race with the 65s or the 85s

if its a 2 stroke, whats the point?!?! ktm pretty much fills all the major gaps...

-brett

its a 2 stroke

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and the point is because the AMA now allows 144cc 2-strokes in the amateur 125cc class. (not the pros)

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and the point is because the AMA now allows 144cc 2-strokes in the amateur 125cc class. (not the pros)

That's interesting. Seems like they're changing the rules to get the two strokes back in the game...

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That's interesting. Seems like they're changing the rules to get the two strokes back in the game...

well they know that 4-strokes are more of a burden on family racers and young racers. plus its harder for young racers to go from 85s to the weight of 250fs. so its really about lookin out for the little guys

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Gene,

Sorry, but I spoke too soon. Under the current 2006 rulebook, the KTM 144 is not legal. Not because of a different stroke (the 2007 KTM 144 is a completely separate model from the KTM 125, they still offer a 125), but rather the rule that states that 144cc can only be achieved by boring a homologated 125. This issue will come up at AMA Congress and there is no guarantee that the bike will be legal in Amateur competition. Contrary to what KTM has said, they have not contacted the AMA about the KTM 144 being legal.

Ryan Holliday

AMA Sports Motocross Manager

American Motorcyclist Association

(614) 856-1900 ext. 1264

www.amadirectlink.com

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