Add the Street Legal package to Christini’s AWD 450 Military Edition bike and you have the AWD 450 Explorer. Based in Philadelphia, Christini has been pursuing AWD for two wheels since 1995. What started as AWD mountain bikes turned to AWD motorcycles in 2002.
It was in 2008 when a Christini-upgraded KTM bike took second place in the inaugural Extreme Enduro Race that AWD was established as competitively viable technology. Considering that folks have raced Christini AWD bikes in every EnduroCross event since 2006 speaks to their capability as competition rides. In fact, Christini bikes are race-tested and proved reliable in World Enduro, GNCC, Endurocross, Red Bull Last Man Standing, and Hare scrambles.
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I enjoy writing military hardware pieces, but usually the information is academic because the machines aren’t available to the public. Not so with the Christini AWD 450 Military Edition. Even thought it was designed for military use, Christini decided to make it available to the general public, thus moving it from the realm of wishful thinking into that of possibility. Possible daydreams are my favorite.
Christini partnered up with James King, founder of the Tactical Mobility Training program in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to produce a training regimen for U.S. troops who use the Christini AWD bike. The program was designed to train riders to operate deep within enemy territory, far away from roads or other infrastructure. This ride isn’t just for military applications either – police, park rangers and first responders will find it a useful addition to their motor pools and it can also serve as a viable option to traditional ATV/UTV-type vehicles used in hunting pursuits.
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The Military Edition of the Christini AWD Is based on the 450 E model and comes with a series of extra features that make it tougher and more reliable than its other siblings. Thanks to ita tough character the Military Edition is the perfect machinery for various types of military operations and Christini says that is used by the Navy Seals and Special Forces groups overseas.
The motorcycle is powered by a 450cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four stroke engine which transfers its power to the ground by means of a 5 speed wide ratio transmission.
The Christini AWD Military Edition is built on a lightweight twin spar aluminum frame that offers a great torsional and longitudinal rigidity. The frame is combined with a Marzocchi 48mm sealed cartridge forks with Progressive Floating Piston (PFP) adjustment, spring preload/sag, high and low speed compression, rebound and damping adjustability. Pout back there is a fast ace adjustable single shock with linkage.
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The Christini AWD 300 is as tough as it can be, boasting of credentials that practically guarantee first class performances on any type of terrain. Renowned for its innovative all wheel drive system, the Christini AWD 300 was carefully forged to be unstoppable.
The Christini AWD 300’s Twin Spar Aluminum was created to offer a great lateral stiffness further enhancing the motorcycle’s off road abilities. You also get a pair of rugged 80/100-21 front and 110/100-18 rear Kings Tires.
This tasty mix is completed by a compact, GasGas 300 cc Liquid-cooled 2-stroke, single cylinder engine which is paired with a Keihin PWK 38mm carburetor.
Like any respectable off roader, handling is also a critical component of the Christini AWD 300. A Marzocchi 48mm sealed cartridge fork keeps in check the front wheel while a Fox Podium RC2 Shock absorber supervises the rear.
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If you want to enter in the world of dirt bikes using a less intimidating model, then you should take a closer look at Christini’s AWD 250.
This compact motorcycle is fairly easy to handle and is able to deal effortless with any type of track thanks to its innovative AWD system that can’t be found at many bikes in this class.
Besides, the AWD system, the motorcycle is also fitted with a high revving GasGas 250 cc, liquid-cooled 2-Stroke, single cylinder engine. The unit breaths through a Keihin PWK 38mm carburetor and transfers its power to the wheels through a six speed transmission.
Other features worthy of being mentioned include Marzocchi forks, a Fox RC2 shock and a FMF exhaust system. You also get a modern aluminum frame which offers a perfect compromise between lightness and rigidity.
The standard model is offered with a base price of $8895, while the E-Start version can be yours for no less than $9495*.
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Due to their AWD system, Christini’s models are pretty unique among motorcycles. Needless to say that, the AWD 450 Super Moto makes no exception and like its other siblings is packed with the company’s AWD system which helps it deal effortless with any type of terrain.
Power comes from a 450cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder four stroke engine which is paired with a 5 speed wide ratio transmission with hydraulic clutch.
The motorcycle rides on 17 inch wheels wrapped in 110/70-17 front and 40/70-17 rear Kings tires. The stopping power is assured by a front 290mm (9.4″) single disc brake with CHRISTINI Quad-piston caliper and a rear 240mm (9.4″) disc brake.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a twin spar aluminum frame which is paired with a Marzocchi 48mm sealed cartridge fork and a rear adjustable single shock with linkage.
As far as prices are concerned the Christini AWD 450 Super Moto can be yours for $9,595*.
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With the advantage of AWD, the Christini 450 Explorer is an unstoppable motorcycle that can follow you in your wildest adventures. It is based on the AWD military but it comes in a friendlier package which puts more accent on comfort and versatility.
The motorcycle’s center piece is represented by a 450cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four-stroke engine with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI). The unit breaths through an aluminum exhaust and is mated to a five seed wide ratio transmission with mechanical clutch.
The stopping power is handled by front and rear 240mm (9.4″) single disc brakes grabbed by dual-piston calipers.
Among the features offered for the 2014 Christini AWD 450 Explorer you’ll find a skid plate, hand guards, an extended range rear rack tank and a cooling fan for slow speed crawling.
Christini AWD 450 Explorer comes with a base price of $9595.
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Christini AWD 450DS
The 2014 Christini AWD 450DS is packed with all it needs to be considered a potent off road machinery.
It is the street legal version of the AWD 450 so it has a more serene character than its sibling. Therefore you get DOT tires, lights, turn signals and mirrors.
Power comes from the same 450 cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder, four stroke engine which is mated to a five speed wide ratio transmission with mechanical clutch.
The engine is wrapped around a lightweight twin spar aluminum frame. The frame sits on a Fast Aces adjustable single shock and front Marzocchi 48mm sealed cartridge forks with Progressive Floating Piston (PFP) adjustment, spring preload/sag, high and low speed compression, rebound and damping adjustability.
The stopping power is handled by single 240mm (9.4″) disc brakes with dual-piston calipers.
The 2014 Christini AWD 450DS can be yours for no less than $ 8,495.
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Featuring a rugged character, a light weight and a strong engine the Christini AWD 450 Enduro is a fairly tough motorcycle that can deal effortless with anything you throw at it.
The Christini AWD 450 Enduro is built on a lightweight aluminum frame and rides on a pair of 80/100-21 front and 110/100-18 rear Kings tires. As far as ride quality is concerned, the motorcycle is equipped with front 48 mm forks and a fully adjustable Fast Ace single shock linkage type suspension.
At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 450 cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, four stroke engine which sends its power to the wheels through a five speed wide ratio transmission. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the AWD 450E comes with an aluminum aftermarket exhaust. Moreover, you can choose to equip you bike with either a CHRISTINI EFI System or a Keihin FCR 40mm Carburetor.
The motorcycle is offered with a base price of $7995.
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