Kyle runs the stock offset and triple clamps, but does use
SixSixOne handlebar mounts to grip the bars better.
but it made the stock gearing work more efficiently.
Without the extra torque, the stock gearing is too tall.
You gotta admire Kyle Lewis. He could have easily
demanded a fire-breathing CRF450 with every doodad in
the world attached to it. Instead of revalved stock components, it would have been a simple task for Kyle to slip
on Showa A-Kit parts (with their $7500 price tag). But, he
didn’t. Kyle understands, probably better than any of us,
that what he needs at this stage of his racing career is a
bike that is powerful enough to win—but not too powerful. A bike that handles the terrain but doesn’t require
him to manhandle the terrain. And, a bike that is
reliable, simple and easy to work on. In that way, Kyle
isn’t like your typical AMA National Pro—he’s like a
normal human being.
WE RIDE KYLE LEWIS’ HONDA CRF450
YOU GOTTA ADMIRE KYLE
LEWIS. HE COULD HAVE
EASILY DEMANDED A FIRE-
BREATHING CRF450 WITH
EVERY DOODAD IN THE
WORLD ATTACHED TO IT.