This is a one off Moto-Gp CRT prototype package that was raced at the 2012 Indianapolis Moto-GP. Concerned effort from moto madman Jeff Maloney the driving force from the Michigan based high tech moto accessory provider, Mike Grogin the master mechanic at KWS motorsports in Georgia and a parade of contributors who all had a dream to see a Amercian manufactured Moto-Gp bike make it to the big time Moto-Gp circus. After many months of preparation the final result was a true American racer that qualified and raced up on the track next to the likes of Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa and company. This was a back yard effort to play in the worlds most prestiges racing venue. Jeff Maloney recruited long time friends and super talented rider Arron Yates and Michael Barnie Barnes to spearhead the riding duties and he delivered as promised. The bike made the big show and ran a very strong race to the finish. The bike itself is truly a mix of space technology and backyard ingenuity. Starting with a clean slate GPtechâs Maloney designed a bespoke perimeter aluminum beam frame that was adorned with the best possible suspension and accessories available to the public. On went the GP Spec Ohlins gas charged forks in a massive Attack adjustable triple clamp. A one off Harris swingarm holds up a custom billet shock linkage and Gp Spec Ohlins TTX shock. What wasnât available through the aftermarket was just spun up on the CNC machine out of billet. The attention to detail is truly astounding. You can stand back and notice new items overtime this bike is in your presence. True American ingenuity at its best. The motor had all the beans and some to get down the track in the quickest possible manner. Relying on Grodins handiwork the GSXR1000 based motor was tuned to the tits to produce in excess of 225 rear wheel horse power. All that animal power was harness by a one off Motec engine management system and a custom one off wiring harness. Forget the amount of time that went into this build because adding it up would result in a few years of these guys time. As far as how much it cost to build...well consider building your own Moto GP bike and then making competitive enough to qualify for a Moto Gp. Enough said there! Anyway this is a cool piece of history. Display it, race it in the unlimited class in your local series or just show up at a track day and have fun. Just be ready to be invaded with a barrage of questions and gawkers. The folks at GP Tech are no strangers to running wild card entries at Indy, as the American motorcycle parts seller fielded one-off wild card rides in the Moto2 Championship at both the 2010 and 2011 Indianapolis GP.
Stepping up to the big-boy leagues, GP Tech has been granted a wild card entry for the 2012 Indianapolis GP, and will run a KWS Suzuki GSX-R1000 motor in a billet aluminum frame that is being prepared by BCL Motorsports. GP Tech has also tapped Vesrah Suzuki/MCJ Motorsports to help with the project.
Saying it began its CRT project back in January, GP Tech would seem to have a bit more progress under its belt than fellow American CRT wild-carders Attack Performance, who announced their entry into both US Grand Prix races back in April, but have yet to begin testing their Kawasaki-powered race bike.
The new CRT rules have allowed us the freedom to develop a complete program that is worthy of being on the MotoGP grid, said GP Tech Owner Geoff Maloney. A big thanks goes out to everyone behind the scenes helping!
Pretty cool when the American dream really comes true. Hereâs a You-tube link to Jeff Maloney being interviewed by the worst reporter in modern history. But at least you get a idea of what the project was about and few more clasps of this nasty machine. YouTube link
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