Dean Wilson’s Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX250F tested

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.


  1. Dunc 4 years ago

    Reckon Carmicheal’s Splitfire KX was the best looking pro circuit bike – the one with the Troy Lee graphics. Loved that bike.

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      admin 4 years ago

      I used to have a splitfire PC kawi 125 many moons ago. Got it 2nd hand and it looked and handled amazing, but man was it slow. I raced against the guy who we bought it off and I always thought he messed with it before he sold it to me because it was completely gutless. I dropped from finishing in the top 5 to finishing in the top 10 that season because it was so slow.

      • Dunc 4 years ago

        Ha ha – looks like a case of all show, no go :)

        I always think Kawasaki green looks better in photos than in real life – bit too mushy pea sickly for me.

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