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2011-03-08 08:45

BOTH-WHEEL DRIVE BIKES: Christini's new range of BWD bikes will appeal to any off-road biking enthusiast.

Renowned for its custom all-wheel drive conversions, US-based Christini has announced it will create its own branded factory line of bith-wheel drive off-road motorcycles for launch in 2012.

Until now Christini has exclusively built custom BWD models using modified Honda and KTM factory frames. The company employs patented BWD motorcycle technology which has a series of shafts and gears to power the front wheel.

Christini’s BWD system is entirely enclosed by the frame and head tubes and results in a power loss of less than 1% while adding less than 7kg to the bike.

As can be expected, a BWD system really comes into its own on wet and tough terrain (on and off-road) thanks to greatly improved traction.

The company has announced it will be producing two new models: a 450cc model and a 300cc unit powered by a GasGas engine. Both models will be priced to compete with the offerings from major manufacturers.

“We've been planning the launch of our own branded BWD factory models for years and believe the new price points will provide the opportunity for every motorcycle enthusiast to experience the quality and improved benefit of BWD,” says the company’s founder and president, Steve Christini.

“We sell our custom BWD motorcycles in the US and more than 20 other countries and fully expect the availability of a complete factory Christini BWD to increase the market reach dramatically.”

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