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20 minutes ago, deanevo said:

I don't see ktm usa having a good strategy in terms of growing riders with a youth program like in europe or acquiring real good riders. They only had 2 real top guys, dungey and roczen (who was transferred). Ktm europe has a chrystal clear strategy, but i don't see that in the us. Kawasaki does actually much better with only 2 guys and wins.

You can buy champions in the 450 class. A farm system is more important in the 250s

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41 minutes ago, MotorBoatin said:

You can buy champions in the 450 class. A farm system is more important in the 250s

Well, it seems not very effective. 

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1 hour ago, deanevo said:

Well, it seems not very effective. 

Five SX titles in a row isn’t successful?

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5 minutes ago, MotorBoatin said:

Five SX titles in a row isn’t successful?

How about mx, both 250 and 450? Do they participate in the 250 class? Never see them.

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39 minutes ago, deanevo said:

How about mx, both 250 and 450? Do they participate in the 250 class? Never see them.

They do as troy lee designs ktm. Their riders have been injured mich of the season although mcelrath went 1-1 a couple weeks ago. But other than that they have done nothing all season.

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54 minutes ago, deanevo said:

Do they participate in the 250 class? Never see them

It doesn't seem like KTM even exists in the 250F class.

59 minutes ago, MotorBoatin said:

Five SX titles in a row isn’t successful?

We're counting the white KTMs then?

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4 hours ago, mog said:

Next year we have

Herlings
AC
Prada in 450s

Team husky and Webb bagget on 450s ama

250mx 2 was ktm this year ,could he next ?

Ama 250 is the only thing they have big gaps in

Bagget? :lol:  

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1 hour ago, deanevo said:

How about mx, both 250 and 450? Do they participate in the 250 class? Never see them.

You ever hear of a guy named Zach?

25 minutes ago, redrider144 said:

It doesn't seem like KTM even exists in the 250F class.

We're counting the white KTMs then?

I call a chicken a chicken no matter what color it is 

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53 minutes ago, redrider144 said:

It doesn't seem like KTM even exists in the 250F class.

We're counting the white KTMs then?

Not even an outstanding job if we would include husky's, that's twice the number of bikes in the field.

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14 minutes ago, deanevo said:

Not even an outstanding job if we would include husky's, that's twice the number of bikes in the field.

You clearly are ignorant when it comes to the AMA series

Stick with your GPs  

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1 hour ago, MotorBoatin said:

You clearly are ignorant when it comes to the AMA series

Stick with your GPs  

GP's yes, except for the 450 this year ktm rules there. It should give any ktm fan a non -stop erection for at least 36 hours per gp. But in the us not so. They don't breed super talents and their buying strategy isn't very exceptional.

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26 minutes ago, deanevo said:

GP's yes, except for the 450 this year ktm rules there. It should give any ktm fan a non -stop erection for at least 36 hours per gp. But in the us not so. They don't breed super talents and their buying strategy isn't very exceptional.

 

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18 minutes ago, MotorBoatin said:

 

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So in what place did ktm finish in the 250 outdoors class of this year, mister ama? 

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28 minutes ago, deanevo said:

So in what place did ktm finish in the 250 outdoors class of this year, mister ama? 

As a brand last.

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2 hours ago, deanevo said:

Not even an outstanding job if we would include husky's, that's twice the number of bikes in the field.

In the 450 class it's 4 times the amount of bikes in the field. Webb, Musquin, Baggett, Bogle, Bloss, Anderson, Wilson, Osborne.  All other teams have two.  

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The fact that AMart actually started getting decent starts with a RMZ in a class where power is King proved that ANYTHING is possible.  Not necessarily likely, but possible.  If the KTM teams have good management they'll figure out the power and shore up the 250 roster and do fine.  If they sit still and do nothing then doom and gloom.

Where is McElrath going?  Who is replacing AC?  Didn't Hampshire go orange?

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15 hours ago, redrider144 said:

Undefeated 2004 Ricky Carmichael on a HRC450 says hello.

Inconvenient truth? But that was a long long time ago.

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15 hours ago, redrider144 said:

Webb isn't hurt, he's fine.  Marv is the only question mark right now.

Agreed, I'd think that even if he tore his ACL he'd probably be fine for SX, no?  The access to doctors and trainers seems to help those guys heal up pretty fast.  With the returning champ, Musquin, Anderson and Osborne I think they'll be fine in both indoors and out.  They don't have the top guy, but only one team does.  I also think Roczen will have a better year next year, could/should contend indoors and out.

In the quarter liter class though, no idea.  

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7 minutes ago, mxaniac said:

The fact that AMart actually started getting decent starts with a RMZ in a class where power is King proved that ANYTHING is possible.  Not necessarily likely, but possible.  If the KTM teams have good management they'll figure out the power and shore up the 250 roster and do fine.  If they sit still and do nothing then doom and gloom.

Where is McElrath going?  Who is replacing AC?  Didn't Hampshire go orange?

I also thought Hampshire was going to KTM, possibly Odenburg.  Not sure who all will be on Kawi after AC leaves.  I've heard Hammaker was one of them, but also heard that Marchbanks might be done there.  They need to purge Davalos and get some fresh blood in there.  Like Honda though, they have a pretty darn good amateur program to pluck from.  Heard Jordan Smith may come in as well. 

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If Hampshire ever figures out how to run top level pace for an entire moto he could be a contender. It always seems like he's off the pace for the first third of the moto... then makes his way through the pack and into the top 10 and sometimes top 5. Every now and then he's one of the fastest guys on the track but he doesn't seem to start clicking off those lap times until a few laps in.

Davalos is retiring after this year if he doesn't get a factory 450 ride.

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