An iconic picture of the changing of the tides.
2005 Unadilla @therealjs7 on his Factory KX250SR and @rickycarmichael on his Factory RMZ450 Suzuki was using their one-time AMA works bike exemption.
Kawasaki had yet to develop a 450 and Suzuki was ahead of the curve. I don’t care what your friend says about his “stage 3” 98 CR250. An easy-to-ride broad-powered 450 will walk away from a 250 smoker with professional riders all day. Mix in the AMA’s unleaded gas rule and the advantage was huge.
Incredible races to watch.