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Old 01-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #16475
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Originally Posted by Vicks View Post
Because his entry no. sticker on the b ike does not have the "M" designating him as a Malle Moto entry.

or am i wrong ?
Originally Posted by Gian View Post
Isn't M for Marathon? No idea if today Marathon = Malle Moto, marathon was (still is?) a standard production bike with very few modifications, like was the Africa Twin "Marathon" type. Could be a Yamaha WR450F with addirional tanks for example...
Originally Posted by Vicks View Post
Yeabbut they don't have the distinguishing "M" on their numbers anymore. It was easier in the earlier years to identify them quickly.

Gian's got it. M(arathon) is counterpart to SP (Super Production), which refer to bike mods.

ASO have never been good about differentiating the other sub-categories in the standings. Thank heavens for Mischa!
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