Christini to Launch AWD Motorcycles

AWD Motorcycles

Christini Technologies out of Philadelphia announced the launch of its branded factory line of Christini AWD off-road motorcycles available for delivery to dealers and customers beginning in the fall of 2011.

Two models will be available: A Christini AWD 450 model with a retail price point of $6895 and a Christini AWD 300 model featuring a Gas Gas 300 engine and other highend racing components for an estimated retail price point of $8995.

The new AWD motorcycles are priced and configured to compete in the market head-to-head with products offered by the major OEMs.

Each motorcycle will be final assembled in the Philadelphia facility with frames and AWD drive system components designed by Christini and supplied by established industry manufacturers.

Steve Christini (Founder, President and the inventor of the AWD technology) says: "We have been planning the launch of our own branded AWD 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 AWD.

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

Christini AWD has been a pioneer in the design and development of AWD for motorcycles producing a product with an established history of commercial and racing success. Previously, the company has sold custom AWD models using modified Honda and KTM factory frames. The company’s patented AWD motorcycle technology features a durable rigid series of shafts and gears to power the front wheel.

The proprietary AWD system is entirely enclosed within the frame and head tube of the motorcycles and is extremely efficient, resulting in less than 1-percent power loss while adding less than 15 lbs total weight to the motorcycle.

Traction and safety in wet and treacherous terrain both on and off road are dramatically improved by AWD enabling a broad range of riders to achieve performance levels far superior to normal rear wheel drive motorcycles.

Steve Christini says: "Our AWD system is race tested, extremely durable and has been ridden with great success in US and international races over the past 4 years. We look forward with great enthusiasm to the worldwide commercial launch our branded CHRISTINI AWD factory products."

Individuals interested in reserving one of the limited 2012 launch year models should contact the company at 215-351-9895 or visit the CHRISTINI AWD web site at christini.com.

Christini AWD 450 Specs:

• Twin Spar Aluminum Frame
• 450 cc Liquid Cooled Four Stroke
• 5 Speed Wide Ratio Transmission
• Electric and Kick Start
• Suspension: 12" Front & Rear
• Link Suspension
• Ground Clearance: 14"
• 21" Front Tire
• 18" Rear Tire
• 2.6 Gallon Tank
• Seat Height 37.5"
• AWD Drive Ratio 0.64:1
• AWD Engagement Switch
• 1 Year AWD Warranty

Christini AWD 300 Specs:

• Steel Frame
• 300 cc Liquid Cooled Gas Gas Engine
• 6 Speed Wide Ratio Transmission
• Kick Start
• Hydraulic Clutch
• Twin Cooling Fans
• Suspension: 12" Front & Rear
• PDS Rear Shock
• Ground Clearance: 15"
• 21" Front Tire
• 18" Rear Tire
• 2.8 Gallon Tank
• Seat Height 39"
• AWD Drive Ratio 0.64:1
• AWD Engagement Switch
• 1 Year AWD Warranty