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A Bigger Ohvale GP-2 Finally Arrives with 12″ Wheels

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When it comes to race-ready minimotos, the name Ohvale is all you need to know. The Italian brand has stormed onto the scene, and quickly found traction with youth riders and old pros alike.

It is easy to see why, as the platform offers top-shelf kit in a space that has been mostly about heavily modified Honda Grom street bikes and cheap dirt bike conversions.

If you were serious about developing your road racing skills on a go-kart track, then the Ohvale GP-0 190 was the beast for you.

There was one major flaw in the Ohvale GP-0 design, however. It is really small. Built with youth riders in mind, the GP-0 series perhaps didn’t expect to be such a success with adult owners.

And, if you’re sized similarly to this 6’2″ rider, getting on an Ohvale can be an awkward experience. A larger platform was needed. Enter today’s debut of the Ohvale GP-2 a larger, faster, and meaner minimoto racer.


5.5″ longer, 4.3″ wider, and 5″ taller than the GP-0, the new Ohvale GP-2 is a noticeably bigger machine than its sibling.

The larger stance also accommodates 12″ wheels, which helps the Ohvale GP-2 take advantage of the plethora of tire options for this wheel size (note the Pirelli rubber in the photos below).

At the heart of this Ohvale is the same familiar Daytona 190 engine, which makes roughly 20hp and is mated to a four-speed gearbox.

Holding things together is a steel-tube chassis, and an unbraced aluminum swingarm. The whole package weighs 156 lbs (71 kg), which is just a few pounds heavier than the smaller GP-0 190.

Ready to race out of the box, the Ohvale GP-2 will cost $6,499 when it comes to the USA via Rise Moto. Upgrades are already available in the form of Mupo forks at $599 and a Alfano dash at $489 (both seen in the photos below).


Source: Ohvale USA

Jensen Beeler

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