Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Last week on the YPK blogspot, we informed you that all three of YPK Motorsports' brands: Yamaha, Polaris, and Kawasaki had all delivered their new 2011 vehicles to the store. This is always an exciting time of year for us....kind of like Christmas in July, if you will. We love seeing the new specs, improvements, and colors that all the brands bring!

We discussed the crazy list of new improvements for the 2011 Polaris RZR in our last blog. This week we will be discussing the specs and improvements for the 2011 Kawasaki KX250F motorcycle. Now, it used to be said that the factory guys get all the good stuff. Their bikes are faster, lighter and just plain more tricked out than the bikes you can get off the showroom floor. There may be some truth there, but that’s changing....Fast! The gap between production and factory-prepped motocrossers has never been narrower. And with the introduction of Kawasaki’s massively reworked 2011 KX™ 250F, that gap just shrank a little more.

For 2011, there are nearly 30 upgrades to the Kawasaki KX250F !! These many upgrades reflect the rigorous testing and development happening at Kawasaki. Their engineers started with what’s become the gold standard in 250 class racing, the 2010 KX250F, (winner of the 2010 AMA East and West Supercross Lites titles), and improved this great bike....even more!

Loads of engine modifications have made the latest KX250F an absolute corner-to-corner screamer. Refinements to the 249cc single include higher compression, a modified top on the exclusive Bridged-Box Bottom piston, higher valve lift, longer spark plug design, and a new coil that offers a hotter and longer-lasting spark. And, the addition of Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) produces stunning – and more useable – power. The system automatically adjusts to suit track and climate conditions, even when the going gets rough.

An optional ECU Setting Tool allows racers to select from several different ECU data maps or fine tune a custom map. The tool can also record up to six hours of data, including engine rpm, degree of throttle opening, coolant and air temperatures, ignition timing, fuel adjustments, gear position and system voltage.

Headlining the chassis changes on the KX250F is Kawasaki’s new Separate Function Fork. Instead of a conventional fork design, the SFF separates spring and damping duties (one in each leg) for improved performance, less friction, lower weight and easier adjustability. The right leg has the spring, with a larger main spring/rod assembly than traditional forks; the left leg handles damping, with rebound and compression damping adjustable on the fork tube.

As for ergonomics, the KX250F’s bodywork offers riders a slim interface and a natural positioning that make going fast a simple affair. The upgraded seat provides excellent seated grip and rider mobility, and features firm urethane foam to hold its shape longer.

With all of the changes for 2011, there is no limit to the fun you can have on this bike! Whether it is riding the trails or racing at the track...you will get there in record time. Come by YPK Motorsports today and check one of these bikes out!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2011 models are HERE!!!!!!!

The 2011 models are arriving daily from ALL THREE brands that YPK Motorsports carries! There have been some great improvements to many of the vehicles for the new year's line up.

Today, we will focus on the 2011 Polaris RZR UTV or side by side. Polaris was the first manufacturer or brand to offer "Side-by-Sides" that offered impressive razor sharp performance and lightning speed. Bringing fun into the side by side world like never before. Polaris continues to bring innovative ideas to the table and lead the side by side category.

Let's take a look at a few of the new specs.....For 2011, The RANGER RZR group has a more aggressive style for the front-end that will increase the cooling airflow area by 29 percent. There is new side protection for easier ingress and egress. And there is a new more accessible glove box that is in-cab now. High/Low headlights are new for increased night visibility for the late night riders. Big news of a new fuel management system coupled with a new tank offers a 30 percent improvement in the range with better slow speed drive-ability. More quality improvements include a better clutch/belt cooling, front and rear drive durability improvements, and sealed dash switches to keep out the mud. The new RZR units will also feature new easier-to-use side nets.

The RANGER RZR 800 will offer six percent more power in 2011. With the addition of an 800 H.O. engine giving the RANGER RZR 800 55hp and quicker acceleration corner-to-corner for more razor sharp trail performance. Built for trails, the RANGER RZR 800 improvements will include new trail friendly extenders for the rear rack to make it more convenient to carry more gear. Polaris also will offer the vehicle in the new Polaris Pursuit Camouflage pattern for the hunters that want to hunt in style.

For 2011, the RANGER RZR S 800 will continue be the razor sharp performer that off road enthusiasts have come to expect and love. 2011 offers long-travel suspension, the fastest acceleration with a 63 mph/101.4 kph top speed, superior ergonomics along with the On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive for ultimate traction.

Along with these amazing improvements on an already awesome vehicle, the RANGER RZR S 800 also will receive new ITP 900 XCT tires with big bore shocks. They will available in two premium painted editions along with the standard edition. The RANGER RZR S 800 is the first vehicle to feature the ITP 900 XCT brand tires as standard equipment. ITP is the Number "1" aftermarket tire and wheel brand that has grown rapidly in respect within the industry. The new tires were built for high-performance and cross country trail riding. They feature a knobby, aggressive tread pattern for even more impressive cornering ability. They are perfect for rough mountain terrain in the area and trails too. The 2011 comes with a smoother, more agile ride than ever before, leaving no doubt that Polaris RZR series will continue to be the choice of performance-minded, off-road enthusiasts for years to come.
Come see the new 2011 models today at YPK Motorsports in Jackson, KY. You will be thrilled with what you see! Visit our website at www.ypkmotorsports.com today!