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ktmrider2323 ktmrider2323
7/8/2017 6:14 AM

Have been seeing some rumors about this floating around. anyone have any details on if this is true or not?

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davistld01 davistld01
7/8/2017 7:20 AM

I don't know...this is the first "rumor" I've seen/heard/read. Personally, I think it would be a great choice...especially since I don't think Baggett is moving from his current location.

Musquin, Canard & Tickle? Yeah, I could see that.

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Swann Swann
7/8/2017 7:45 AM

KTM better get their shit together if they plan on winning another championship in the next 5 years. It isn't going to happen with Tickle or Canard, especially since they're both sidelined.

No one in the current 450 class will win KTM a championship. Not even Musquin. Decoster will recruit one of those young, hungry and fast whipper-snappers coming up in the 250 class... probably someone we don't even really know about yet.

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Motofinne Motofinne
7/8/2017 8:07 AM

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD bike for a few years and there is your potential 450 winner.

He will win MX2 this year and he is born in 1997.

But to be fair, there is not one 250 rider in US or the GPs that looks like the next big thing. I think everyone except KTM(in the GPs), Kawasaki(in US) and Honda(both series) are in trouble because Cairoli, Herlings, Gajser, Roczen and Tomac are the 5 riders that will dominate for many years and they will probably stay on the brands that they are on right now.

But Tickle would be a solid replacement for Canard.

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F150Motocrosser F150Motocrosser
7/8/2017 8:08 AM

Matthes made mention of it... Think he said KTM may of already even offered him a deal. We'll see..

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early early
7/8/2017 8:09 AM

Not a bad pick, but I would try to move Osbourne to factory KTM.

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hartebreak hartebreak
7/8/2017 8:27 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

Im thinking Plessinger is going to transition very well to the 450. I see him winning a title or two next year and moving up. No one else seems to be "the guy" to me, many of the future stars that went pro few years ago seem to have kind of stalled out in the 250s and maybe lost some of that momentum.

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Mini Elsinore Mini Elsinore
7/8/2017 8:30 AM

Was this rumor started by the Tickle family or his agent? laughing

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olds cool olds cool
7/8/2017 8:36 AM

Tickle obviously isn't as fast as Dungey but he is low maintenance, is a self starter and is not a drama queen. I can see that being appealing to Roger. He has proven on numerous occasions that he can run towards the front when he gets a good start.

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Johnny Depp Johnny Depp
7/8/2017 8:36 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

X3 Plessinger

Maybe the Martin's.

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Motofinne Motofinne
7/8/2017 8:44 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

Plessinger needs to be way, way better on the 450 compared to the 250 if he wants to challenge the 450 riders.

People tend to forget that riders finishing from 5-20 in the 450 class have done exactly(sometimes even better) the same things as these 250 riders. They are almost all 250 champions or like Plessinger top 3 in 250 a few years ago.

I actually expected more from both Prado and Forkner. The two wonderkids on both sides of the ponds. Prado has one race win but other than that he has been just as "mediocre" as Forkner. But they are both extremely young.

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Motofinne Motofinne
7/8/2017 8:46 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

Johnny Depp wrote:

X3 Plessinger

Maybe the ...more

Martins?

You really think that Alex Martin could be a 450 winner? Jeremy could outdoors but certainly not indoors(except Daytona).

Yet another example of overrating 250 riders and underrating the current 450 5-15 riders that have done exactly the same results as a guy like Jeremy Martin in the 250 class.

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BobPA BobPA
7/8/2017 9:05 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

Plessinger is also my pick te be the next "big" thing

Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

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Spat24 Spat24
7/8/2017 9:07 AM

Tickle is solid and gets good results and will give KTM a 4-8 guy with an occasional podium.
It would be interesting to see what he can do on the orange bike.

Why would'nt RCH want him back. He has been good for them and their fans.

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motosurf motosurf
7/8/2017 9:08 AM
hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

Johnny Depp wrote:

X3 Plessinger

Maybe the ...more

Motofinne wrote:

Martins?

You really think ...more

J Mart will kill it indoors and out on a 450. He can ride the shit out of a 450, better than a 250. Everyone here is so quick to knock J Mart. Just watch

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downard254 downard254
7/8/2017 9:21 AM
Johnny Depp wrote:

X3 Plessinger

Maybe the ...more

Motofinne wrote:

Martins?

You really think ...more

motosurf wrote:

J Mart will kill it ...more

Same with Plessy, I heard last year he was riding the 450 at the test track and was beating Webb's times on the same bike. And remember, Kenny never really killed it on the 250, but once he got on the 450, he sure upped his pace.

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dsmith dsmith
7/8/2017 9:22 AM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

BobPA wrote:

Plessinger is also my pick ...more

I'm likin plessinger more now that he grew his hair out .....
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RB624 RB624
7/8/2017 9:23 AM

Tickle would made be a solid 3rd guys on that team behind Marvin and ????? Time will tell hahaha

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Sandwarrior752 Sandwarrior752
7/8/2017 9:24 AM

I heard a rumor that Barcia was talking to Red Bull KTM.. No idea if it was legit or not.

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hartebreak hartebreak
7/8/2017 9:29 AM
hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

BobPA wrote:

Plessinger is also my pick ...more

dsmith wrote:

I'm likin plessinger more ...more

That was so funny. "Yea, I grew my mullet this week"

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-MAVERICK- -MAVERICK-
7/8/2017 9:44 AM
early wrote:

Not a bad pick, but I ...more

Not me. Anderson is riding well but I don't see him winning a title. The way Osborne has been riding, coming off an SX title and currently leading the points in MX I'd say Husky would be wise to keep him on the team alongside Anderson.

"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

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Swann Swann
7/8/2017 10:10 AM
-MAVERICK- wrote:

Not me. Anderson is riding ...more

Husky & KTM are basically the same company and team. The budget for both comes from the same coffer. It's possible KTM/Husky is looking to Anderson and Osborne as possible 450 title contenders without ponying up for 1 more top 450 guy for 2-3 years. Sure, a guy like Tickle can keep a KTM upright and finishing races, but he's not going to win a 450 championship and that's not someone Decoster can develop.

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DonM DonM
7/8/2017 11:09 AM
Sandwarrior752 wrote:

I heard a rumor that ...more

More than a rumor....Tickle is just that...a rumor

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-MAVERICK- -MAVERICK-
7/8/2017 11:23 AM
early wrote:

Not a bad pick, but I ...more

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Not me. Anderson is riding ...more

Swann wrote:

Husky & KTM are ...more

I know they are part of the same company but a premier class title on the Husky would elevate their brand even more. Proving you can win titles on both brands is a really good thing for the company.

Even though the bikes are similar I see a lot more KTM's out there than Husky's and not just at the pro level. KTM did their job and developed the brand to a point where people believe in it now more than ever. Time to switch the marketing strategy over to the Husky side and get more white bikes out there.

"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

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dirtnapper dirtnapper
7/8/2017 12:03 PM
Sandwarrior752 wrote:

I heard a rumor that ...more

I could never see Barcia and DeCoster getting along....

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Aussie_power_sports Aussie_power_sports
7/8/2017 2:17 PM
olds cool wrote:

Tickle obviously isn't as ...more

lol low maintenance. i bet x brand and steve have a different opinion

There are two kinds of people against dirt bikes, those who never tried and those who weren't good at them.

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olds cool olds cool
7/8/2017 2:29 PM
olds cool wrote:

Tickle obviously isn't as ...more

Aussie_power_sports wrote:

lol low maintenance. i bet ...more

Maybe so but compared to the rest of the top ten guys I'd imagine that he's not as "needy" as most.

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agn5009 agn5009
7/8/2017 4:44 PM
Motofinne wrote:

Put Pauls Jonass on a TLD ...more

hartebreak wrote:

Im thinking Plessinger is ...more

BobPA wrote:

Plessinger is also my pick ...more

He was my pick too. Until recently. He just can't seem to stay off the ground and stay consistent. I no longer believe he will be that great on 450s. 10th-15th is my guess.

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Aussie_power_sports Aussie_power_sports
7/8/2017 5:35 PM
olds cool wrote:

Maybe so but compared to ...more

yeah i was just having a little jab.

I would take a 250 guy over tickle. no offence but tickles results have levelled out and i dont see much improvement coming from him over the next few years.

Get a 250 guy and build him up

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USMCMXer USMCMXer
7/8/2017 6:07 PM
Johnny Depp wrote:

X3 Plessinger

Maybe the ...more

Motofinne wrote:

Martins?

You really think ...more

motosurf wrote:

J Mart will kill it ...more

This!!!! Motofinne, please enlighten me with a single name in the 450 class that had done what J-Mart has on a 250? Pretty sure the answer is none of them! J-Mart has more national titles than Tomac and is tied with Roczen, so????

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