Every kid who has ever raced a dirt bike shares one dream—to ride one of Mitch Payton’s factory Pro Circuit Kawasakis. “I wish I could ride this thing” is the one thought that every other spectator and I are thinking when we stand there drooling over its intriguing factory sparkle. Only a few young talented riders get the chance to board these high-performance and unique machines, and they’re the lucky ones who Mitch hand picks directly out of the amateur ranks. If you plan on mounting one of these high-strung fire-breathing race bikes, then get your amateur career in check, start winning and impress Payton enough for him to want you on his team. Trust me, it’s not as easy as it sounds; that’s why I had a smile 10 miles wide when I was asked to ride Dean Wilson’s outdoor race bike. It was the experience of a lifetime.
Test over at Dirt Rider magazine.