Speed-Sensitive System 48mm Kayaba fork move the TCV (transfer control valves) above the fork springs, so that damping force is now controlled by piston speed; that prevents mid-stroke damping force changes, for a smoother, more precise ride.
Titanium-sprung, four-way adjustable rear shock rod diameter is 2mm bigger. New, Kashima coating reduces friction for fantastic compliance and great handling.
An all-new aluminum frame provides fantastic handling.
Carburetion and exhaust changes let the 249cc four-stroke breathe free all the way to 13,500 RPM, and a new radiator keeps it cool.
Moving the dry sump oil tank ahead of the engine provides overall balance and handling and minimizes external oil lines.
New CDI magneto provides a hot, consistent spark across the powerband for right-now throttle response.
Removable aluminum rear subframe constructed of square-section pipe for light weight and easy maintenance.
More weight reduction via two-piece (part aluminum, part plastic) engine protector plates and thinner-walled engine guard construction.
Lightweight front and rear brake calipers with aluminum pistons and anti-bubble front master cylinder, 250mm fully floating front and 245mm rear discs, deliver strong stopping power with progressive feel.
Lightweight 21-inch front and 19-inch rear Excel rims provide exceptional durability and reduced unsprung weight for optimal suspension performance.
Premium Dunlop knobbies offer unbeatable, competition-spec traction and wear.