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Old 01-21-2013, 02:09 AM   #496
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Riders completion rate

I would suggest that the biggest influence would be the diffence in weight. In the old days a cagiva or teneree or BMW would have been about 300 kg once loaded with 40 litre of fuel. The new 450 's would be about 170 kg loaded . Sand riding with the big old girls would have been something that very few riders could do well. The 450's with less weight would mean that the average rider has a chance of making it through the more technical sections.
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