US firm Christini have been making innovative and very cool two wheel drive dirt bikes since 2007, but the big news is that they also now have road legal 450 cc dual sport, super motard and military spec versions AND they will be coming to Canada soon.
The dual sport is essentially one of their dirt bikes (that uses a Honda 450X derived motor but detuned a tad to give 40 rwhp) with the addition of a lighting kit and some emission tweaks to make it road legal. The Super Motard gets the same treatment but with a pair of 17” wheels for sticky race rubber.
Oh and let’s not forget the military version that comes with a whole list of options like automatic transmission, high output stator, more efficient rad, every conceivable bash protector and “Black Out Selector Switch Light” which turns off all the lights so you can make your getaway from the cops … I mean Taliban, yes, Taliban.
What coming soon actually means is hopefully this summer, but according to Steven Christini, the company president, the bikes are currently undergoing testing with Transport Canada, a notoriously unpredictable process.
Canadian pricing has yet to be announced, but Christini reckons that the DS version will come in around C$8,000 with a $500 premium for the Super Motard (the price of the military version depends on the options taken). As with all bikes, shipping, PDI and applicable taxes will be extra.
When you consider that those prices are only $900 and $1,000 more than Suzuki’s DR-Z400 S and SM respectively, then it would seem that Christini could well be a player to be reckoned with. More info is available at their website.
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this sounds like a lot of fun!!
“around C$8,00 with a $500 premium”….methinks that is 8,000?
That means your going to buy me a super decked out military version for proof reading your article? 🙂