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BIKE BUILD: A CHAD REED TRIBUTE 2022 YZ250


3 days in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Photographs: Matt Rouso Images

The #22, by 74 Works – a ‘manufacturing unit’-spec bike impressed by Chad Reed’s AMA SX title-winning 2004 YZ250, however with a contemporary spin.

Mitch Smith is a kind of blokes who’s annoying good at just about something he turns his hand to. Which is quite a bit! Amongst different issues, he’s a former Professional skier, a profitable restaurateur, a Pink Bull observe builder (and “Dust Pipe” occasion host), a bodacious barista and a moto aficionado with an astute eye for landmark bikes. And he owns a enterprise referred to as 74 Works – specialists in specialty coatings and vapor blasting.

Lately, bike builds get a lot of this proficient Victorian’s consideration. And Mitch’s newest obsession is a Chad Reed tribute YZ250 – a machine that made extra sense than ever after Yamaha’s venerable YZ250 copped its first main revamp in 15 years for 2022.

As Mitch’s preliminary e-mail concerning the mission defined, “Two-strokes, outdated or new, are going nuts and everyone seems to be frothing on the completely up to date 2022 YZs. We wish to be the primary to construct a high-end ‘manufacturing unit’ bike – a 2022-model YZ250 with a nod to Chad Reed’s title-winning 2004 race bike, and acknowledge that quintessential second in Aussie moto.

“I’ve received numerous help for the mission from Aussie companies and components distributors. And better of all, I’ve received Clint from Morrison Moto Storage concerned – a man who’s been within the business for 20 years and is more and more thought to be the measure in Australia for these period-correct, high-end builds. Wanna see some pics of this factor? We’re nearly completed,” Mitch went on to say.

“By all means, mate,” we instantly shot again, as we contemplated the importance of Reed’s 2004 achievements on the YZ250 and the idea of marrying that with the landmark, all-new 2022 YZ250. “Truly, why not ship pictures and a few phrases to go together with it, Mitch? Why not give everybody an perception into the construct?!”

And certain sufficient, shortly after we received again into the workplace in early January, Mitch equipped a bunch of top-shelf pictures of his #22 tribute machine, an itemised rationalization of the construct, a because of these concerned, and a brief promo video.

Right here’s the data Mitch equipped concerning the “#22, by 74” construct, together with a variety rattling effective imagery to deliver it alive…



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