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Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 7:41 PM

Which is odd, because how would they?

Added reply in a thread Honda refuses to provide 450 for magazine 10/18/2017 7:07 PM

They say none in the country.

Added reply in a thread Why No Japanese “Factory Edition” Bikes? 10/18/2017 2:21 PM

BTW, since we are throwing down wish lists of things KTM offers that the Japanese do not, I'll hit on the ones that I would much, much rather see than (yawn) Factory Edition bikes: 2-strokes, competitive off-road bikes especially in smaller classes, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why No Japanese “Factory Edition” Bikes? 10/18/2017 2:12 PM

I can't imagine one reasonable argument from somebody who actually believes KTMs overall investment in the sport -- that is: building some of the most technologically advanced mxers, continuing development of 2 strokes, supporting multiple top-level ... more »

Added reply in a thread Reed on a Husky 10/18/2017 9:47 AM

It keeps occurring to me: that husky sidepanel is a friggin billboard.

Added reply in a thread Why No Japanese “Factory Edition” Bikes? 10/18/2017 9:13 AM

Because they have done the math, and it doesn't pencil for them. It is that simple KTM is a significantly smaller, more motorcycle-racing focused, and more nimble company than any of the Japanese manufacturers.

Added reply in a thread Musquin 2018 SX Champ? 10/18/2017 8:59 AM

Marvin is older than Stanton, Bayle, Carmichael, Dungey, Villopoto were when they retired. Let alone their age at their first championship.

Added reply in a thread Nothing on the million?? 10/18/2017 5:57 AM

Actually, I spelled "Nerds who each just got twice the payout of our biggest purse" wrong.

Added reply in a thread Nothing on the million?? 10/18/2017 5:39 AM

These eAthletes just won a $10M purse playing video games:

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 8:44 PM

It is my understanding that Seewers bike is nowhere near production based, so wouldn't apply to whatever JGR is dealing with.

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 4:50 PM

They buy guys with money. And they buy guys with hardware.

Added reply in a thread Musquin 2018 SX Champ? 10/17/2017 2:06 PM

There is no proven winner in the championship hunt this season.

Added reply in a thread Stop RC track designing 10/17/2017 2:03 PM

Honestly, though. Ricky is an amazing rider. The best I have seen. But regardless, how much do you really think he considers track design? I mean, sure, he recognizes the importance, knows what he likes, etc. But lets not pretend that he eats, breathes, ... more »

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 1:55 PM

Certainly, the best riders win. For sure. That's moto; that's the world; and that's just how talent works. But the best riders are the ones who are the least willing to accept what they see as a sub-par bike. AND.... All those who are dropping "Roczen ... more »

Added reply in a thread Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki Signs Jimmy D! 10/17/2017 1:40 PM

Hard to think of a better guy to help get the new (old) bike sorted out.

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 11:33 AM

Could be true, but would be a huge misread on the market desires for that class. They have all handled great dating back to the first 125cc. More motor has always been the winner.

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 10:17 AM

And even if it gets the sorely-needed new engine... for JGR, unless they are very seriously tied in with Suzuki's development of the platform, it just means this year's 250 engine development and 250 rider contracts (barring a championship) were all ... more »

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 8:40 AM

I was referring more to the RMZ250. It's way down on engine in a class that's all about the engine. A pumped-up RMZ250 is going to end up about where the other teams start with a stock bike. And it has seen little race testing in recent years to figure ... more »

Added reply in a thread JGR/Factory Suzuki significance - remind me? 10/17/2017 7:28 AM

It was me who questioned that, but to be specific: It's not really so much that I question if JGR has the resources to build a great bike. They do. But I question whether they have the resources and, more importantly, the time to make a competitive package ... more »

Added reply in a thread Barcia possibly switching rides? 10/17/2017 12:45 AM

Nope. Ride 365 had the truck long before Mookie was in the picture.