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Old 07-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #26
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i really want this thing

...but i also want a few friends that live close to me to have them too

...and a dirt/tarmac track
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #27
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I could see these being a good time. It would be nice to see these take off.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #28
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Pre-orders are supposed to start this week!

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:39 PM   #29
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Aaaand it's looking mighty easy to transport



Guessing pulling one of these on an open trailer behind an Impreza would be no problem.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
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^ that's awesome. Someone please post pricing as soon as the numbers leak/announce.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:49 PM   #31
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^^ Please, Rhys (and 99.99% of the population) would put their name on something to make a buck regardless of how it's used.

LOL you could have done some research before blasting 99.99% of the population.

I have been following this project for awhile, I am a big fan of these entry level race cars (Blanderos? Trophy Kart and Trophy Lites, etc)

Its primary purpose is a GRC feeder series, the secondary purpose is a fun toy to rip around the ranch on.

This cart is built of a donor ATV, the cost of the kit is around $10k + the atv. These are built by Formula Cross of Huntington Beach, CA a subsidiary of RMR Products. Rhys is a driving force behind this.


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The Pikes Peak car was not a failure, it was extremely fast for a new platform...
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:30 AM   #32
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pricing is up - interesting
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #33
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$8850 for a turnkey "car"? That doesn't seem terrible to me. How how about some info on the series it will run in. If the entry fees and locations aren't too bad, this sounds like it could be a winner.

Tell me there is a way to register this as a motorcycle or something and I'll buy one just to drive to work!

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #34
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$8850 for a turnkey "car"?
Plus the cost of the donor ATV.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #35
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ATV is ~$8k new, so a DIY assembly could theoretically be done for around $13k, which is comparable to what you might spend on a brand new, top-shelf race kart. No pricing on the 700 model yet, though.

I'm curious about the 700 and also what kind of race series there are. I confess I'm tempted to be an early adopter here, but without some sort of place to compete this is pretty much worthless to me. I don't need a toy to hoon around in my backyard, I'd be looking for something to race...

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #36
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Wouldn't the only difference with the 700 be the atv you supply?
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #37
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That's what I was hoping but it's curious that they list two separate kits on the site, only the 450 available now.

Anybody know enough about ATVs to tell what differences there are between the two models?
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #38
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Last time I checked (a minute ago) a base YFZ450R is around $8,500. Just a few thousand dollars different from 5K. LOL For a great used 450 you could pay less than four thousand though.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:53 PM   #39
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Whoa! Where did I get $5k from?

My mistake. I did, however, just find a bunch of 2004 models for about $2,500...
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Also unless these things are ballasted - the 140lb guys will dominate a race with 600lb wet karts
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #41
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ATV is ~$8k new, so a DIY assembly could theoretically be done for around $13k, which is comparable to what you might spend on a brand new, top-shelf race kart. No pricing on the 700 model yet, though.

I'm curious about the 700 and also what kind of race series there are. I confess I'm tempted to be an early adopter here, but without some sort of place to compete this is pretty much worthless to me. I don't need a toy to hoon around in my backyard, I'd be looking for something to race...
Totally agree, without more info on the series, payouts, and contingency it's just a very nice goof-around toy.

Also, 660 Raptors were made in huge numbers and are easily available at low cost in the used market, and unlike the 450 based ATV's the 660 engine was basically unchanged through it's long production life. A build-from-scratch allowance using the 'lesser' 660 platform should be considered so people with the inclination can put their own frame together.

It's RWD, cable throttle, spec tires (I assume) and there won't be huge jumps, I don't think there's huge advantage in the chassis itself and I'm sure there's alot of builders that would prefer to build their own as they do for most of the off-road classes.

Formula Cross is like mini-Pro Lite except on a supermoto style course. Would be great fun but only if the cost is on par with karting, otherwise the # events/investment ratio is very low.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #42
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Also unless these things are ballasted - the 140lb guys will dominate a race with 600lb wet karts
I would hope it would be. All major karting series certainly are.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:14 PM   #43
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Unsurprisingly is still a solid axle rear-end. Disappointing that the body is all one piece. Curious if you can replace say a fender or something...
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #44
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Does the body have to come off to get in and out?
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #45
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Another good question.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #46
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It looks like smaller guys can at least get in/out through windows. Though, if the body needs to be removed for entry/exit you wouldn't be able to use it without somneone else around.

Isn't there some sort of requirement to race that a driver has to be able to get in/out by themselves, just in case of a wreck or something?
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #47
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It looks like climbing out through the side window wouldn't be too bad - I'm guessing that's why there's webbing there.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #48
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it says on the site that there is a "hinged door for easy access"
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:26 PM   #49
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I'd sell my M4 setup RallyX car for one of those in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #50
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If you buy a used ATV for around 2-3 k and BIY then you're only looking at around 10k which IMO is not bad considering you don't have to register, insure and smog this little guy and you can transport it in the bed of a truck.
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