When Eric Peronnard, the creator of the US Open and EnduroCross, invites you meet the alligator that watches over his personal motocross track and ride a $23,000 Pro Circuit KX250F, you don’t think twice. In fact, you kiss your wife on the forehead, high five your kid and leave a trail of flames out the front door on the way to sunny Florida.
Eric lives and breathes dirt bikes and all events that surround our wonderful sport, and he has a deep passion for trick machines. Every year he gets a fully decked out bike from Pro Circuit personalized by Mitch Payton. Does he need what is essentially a factory bike? Heck yeah, I sure would take one if I could and that’s why I wasn’t hesitant to jump on and spin laps for hours at his sandy Florida motocross track.
At the heart of any amazing race machine is the engine and this one is a Pro Circuit special with Mitch himself doing the porting. The headwork includes cams, titanium valves, copper valve seats, a PC piston and an overall horsepower injection to an already strong 250F engine. Handling the exhaust, a full titanium PC system of course. Any part Pro Circuit makes is dripping on this bike, the most trick being the suspension—at almost $9,000 it is more expensive than the bike!
Within just a couple laps I was spraying Florida sand high and wide, with a smile on my face. Eric stood by like a proud father as I bounced the strong engine off the rev limiter. The bottoming resistance on the forks was insane and I cased the big doubles half a dozen times just to see if I could feel the stops. I never did. The best thing about a trick bike like this the overall tightness of the bike. Nothing feels loose or worn out, it feels better and more solid than a brand new machine. Was I faster on Eric’s high dollar bike? If so, it was because I felt so darn cool riding it! Eric works hard and enjoys the finer things in life. His personal race replica KX250F is proof of that.