>A handful of riders in the off-road community come to mind when Kawasaki’s mighty KX500 is mentioned. Danny Hamel, Ty Davis, Larry
Roeseler and Destry Abbott all stand out
as guys who could do amazing things
on the 500cc beast. The bike was originally built primarily for the AMA 500cc
National motocross series, but it quickly
established its off-road dominance and,
despite relatively minor changes throughout its last 20 years in production, it
remained competitive. This got us thinking: What would happen if we threw some
2016 technology at the mighty KX500?
So, we decided to team up with off-road
racing legend and 19-years-plus veteran of Kawasaki’s factory off-road racing
program Destry Abbott to build a modern day version of this iconic machine.
The following is what went into bringing
“KXZILLA” to life!