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Old 02-23-2014, 08:46 PM   #1851
Shawnee Bill
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Originally Posted by nachtflug View Post
yes I've got all that. now try to pay attention.

Nate made the statement (since removed) that the step up from the 250's to the 450's is a big one.

to which while I agree that to be true they have also in effect diminished the brightness of the star that used to be the 250 class that ran in the 70's/80'/90's.

back in the 70's since Honda and Kawasaki either didn't have an open class bike (Honda) or dropped it for a few years (KX450/400) the 250 class with Gary Jones, Tony D, Hannah, Howerton, all capturing consecutive titles was kind of the premier class, and it carried into SX, proven by the fact that the only years there was a 500 SX class was 74/75, while the 250 SX class ran from 74 to 2004, so again, for Nate to say that the step from the 250's to the 450's is a big step, it's only FAIR TO POINT OUT THAT THE 250 CLASS USED TO BE THE PREMIER CLASS ALL THING CONSIDERED.
yes I've got all that. now try to pay attention.

What is today LABELED the 250 class is in no way the class that was LABELED the 250 class before the advent of the 4 stroke.

Just because it has the same name does NOT make it the same class.


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