YAMAHA Australia has built a tribute bike from a brand new 2017 YZ250, fitted with a host of trick parts and retro graphics, for Chad Reed to blast around Qudos Bank Arena, Homebush, this weekend.
Reed won his first AMA SX title back in 2004 on a YZ250 two-stroke and this machine has been built to celebrate his achievements.
Although Yamaha doesn’t categorically confirm Reed’s appearance, the teasing press release appears to be just that.
Matt Ferry, Yamaha National Sales Supervisor said, “We posted pictures of the CR22 YZ250 on our social media and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
“It seems people really want to see Chad back on the model that took him to glory 12 years ago, even if he’s just spinning a few demo laps.
“Seeing and hearing him back on a two-stroke would really stir the memory for fans who have followed the career of our greatest ever dirt bike rider.”
Also set to dominate the action on track with Reed is fellow star AMA SX champ Cooper Webb and French rider Thomas Pages.
The bLU cRU truck will feature the trick CR22 YZ250 as well as kid’s fun bikes, the latest model dirt bikes and the pure sports YXZ1000R sports ROV, plus Yamaha stunt rider and Street Cred range ambassador Dave McKenna will be entertaining the big crowds on his custom built MT-09.
Frame and swingarm powder coated black – CVS Powder Coating
Cycra powerflow kit with Stadium plate – Ficeda Accessories
Custom designed graphics inspired by Chad’s 2004 YZ250 – Serco Custom MX Decals
Pleated seat cover – Topline Upholstery
Renthal Twinwall Reed bend handlebars; Pro Circuit Works pipe and Ti-2 silencer – Monza Imports
Kite Elite wheel set – Off Road Imports
Dunlop Geomax MX-3S tyres – Ficeda Accessories
DID 520 MX chain – Ficeda Accessories
From Yamaha Genuine Accessories www.yamaha-motor.com.au
Moto Tassinari V-Force3 reed valve system
GYTR 270mm front rotor
GYTR billet clutch cover
GYTR axle blocks
GYTR alloy rear sprocket
GYTR launch master
GYTR chain guide
GYTR brake line pinch clamp
LightSpeed carbon front sprocket cover