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The Cannondale dirtbike I saw this weekend had the original tires on it and sold for $2,400. There are numerous reasons why this dirt bike is a huge step forward in dirt bike engineering.
  • It has the intake facing forward and the exhaust facing rearward 10 years before Yamaha executed this "revolutionary" design.
  • The first fuel injection production dirt bike.
  • Aluminum frame construction.
  • Electric start only, lightweight, minus the kickstarter and it's hardware.
  • Ohlins suspension which is a huge leap forward in valving, hardware in general throughout, serviceability and tunability.
  • The engine has it's own crank case oil separate from the transmission.
  • Link-less rear suspension which is lightweight but never came to have better performance than the full link rear setup.

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