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Title: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: edgy on April 19, 2017, 07:59:40 am
http://enduro.live/red-bull-romaniacs-2017-its-about-to-get-wild/
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Clockwork Orange on April 19, 2017, 08:13:35 am
This should be interesting. Will be following this closely.
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: edgy on April 19, 2017, 08:21:42 am
According to his FB page it will be on a 1090 and not a 1190
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Buff on April 19, 2017, 08:21:44 am
One very used 1190 will be up for sale soon  :o
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Buff on April 19, 2017, 08:22:28 am
According to his FB page it will be on a 1090 and not a 1190

I doubt it makes that much of a difference?
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Pom17 on April 19, 2017, 08:56:47 am
Never met the guy but he always looks so down to earth and like such a decent guy. Love his work and this will surely be interesting to follow  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Motties on April 19, 2017, 09:07:13 am
I don't really get it.

Man of his talent and skill should rather take a 300 and see if he can beat Jarvis, a much greater challenge - that is my humble opinion of course.

But good luck to him, a great guy and if someone can pull it off, it is probably him.
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Judge Dredd on April 19, 2017, 09:18:14 am
Awesome! This sounds like hard work. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Pom17 on April 19, 2017, 09:18:31 am
I don't really get it.

Man of his talent and skill should rather take a 300 and see if he can beat Jarvis, a much greater challenge - that is my humble opinion of course.

But good luck to him, a great guy and if someone can pull it off, it is probably him.

Birch is great, and has a lot of talent. But there is no way that he is competitive anymore. Guys like, Walker, Bolt, Roman, Jarvis, Young etc have upped the game to a whole new level since Birch has been racing.
Just no way he will be catching up with them. Same as Adam Riemann, great riders but not on the same level as the guys in the extreme enduro scene at the moment, so they cant make ends meet by other means and still get to do what they love
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Ryderod on April 19, 2017, 09:24:29 am
I don't really get it.

Man of his talent and skill should rather take a 300 and see if he can beat Jarvis, a much greater challenge - that is my humble opinion of course.

But good luck to him, a great guy and if someone can pull it off, it is probably him.

He is an amazingly talented rider but probably peaked a good few years ago, while he is constantly up there in the top 5 or so, I don't think he is able to challenge the current riders so possibly this is a great way to once again make headlines and get some more exposure? Great marketing strategy IMO
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: edgy on April 19, 2017, 09:33:03 am
http://www.dirtrider.com/chris-birch-gerhard-foster-to-race-red-bull-romaniacs-2017-on-adventure-bikes/?src=SOC&dom=fb

And once again Gerhard Foster will be there on a big BMW RnineT :thumleft:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on April 19, 2017, 10:04:31 am
so possibly this is a great way to once again make headlines and get some more exposure? Great marketing strategy

I think KTM pays him very well.
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: m0lt3n on April 19, 2017, 10:08:24 am
You guys are commenting on his change of competing style as if it is a bad thing.

I would like to disagree, other than Jarvis I don't know any of the other names. I also doubt if any of them have (except Jarvis) a higher revenue than Birch or Riemann. I also don't see any of them being invited to bike launces or any special events which I can only imagine as being awesome fun. I do not want to take anything away from the focussed competitors, but in my opinion the other approach these guys are taking to making a living living their passion, is much more sustainable as well as being diverse with continuously changing challenges.

Will there be youtube channels or a program or something where these guys can be followed, bike prep and maintenance and what challenges they had will be cool to follow
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Buff on April 19, 2017, 10:15:25 am
I see Quinn Cody is going to be there as well, I wonder what he'll be riding? Is he also a KTM brand ambassador now? I know him as always being with Honda. Romaniacs should be a bit different to the Baja 1000  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 19, 2017, 10:19:34 am
If they even complete this "Iron" class, the class should be scrapped from the Romaniacs to protect it's tough name.

Will the Boxer even make it in between the trees?
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: edgy on April 19, 2017, 10:38:49 am
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Pom17 on April 19, 2017, 10:56:47 am
You guys are commenting on his change of competing style as if it is a bad thing.

I would like to disagree, other than Jarvis I don't know any of the other names. I also doubt if any of them have (except Jarvis) a higher revenue than Birch or Riemann. I also don't see any of them being invited to bike launces or any special events which I can only imagine as being awesome fun. I do not want to take anything away from the focussed competitors, but in my opinion the other approach these guys are taking to making a living living their passion, is much more sustainable as well as being diverse with continuously changing challenges.

Will there be youtube channels or a program or something where these guys can be followed, bike prep and maintenance and what challenges they had will be cool to follow

Not saying it is a bad thing at all, was just stating that he will no longer be competitive on the hard enduro scene after Motties comment.
Also think that what he is doing now is a more sustainable and stress free way of earning a living. Besides the fact that its an awesome way of making money  :ricky:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Pom17 on April 19, 2017, 10:58:53 am
If they even complete this "Iron" class, the class should be scrapped from the Romaniacs to protect it's tough name.

Will the Boxer even make it in between the trees?

Whether he finishes or not is irrelevant, news will be made and every newcomer buying a bike will want a 1090.

I am referring to the people who hear that you ride a 300 2T and then ask you why not a 1200GS  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Motties on April 19, 2017, 11:05:13 am
You guys are commenting on his change of competing style as if it is a bad thing.

I would like to disagree, other than Jarvis I don't know any of the other names. I also doubt if any of them have (except Jarvis) a higher revenue than Birch or Riemann. I also don't see any of them being invited to bike launces or any special events which I can only imagine as being awesome fun. I do not want to take anything away from the focussed competitors, but in my opinion the other approach these guys are taking to making a living living their passion, is much more sustainable as well as being diverse with continuously changing challenges.

Will there be youtube channels or a program or something where these guys can be followed, bike prep and maintenance and what challenges they had will be cool to follow

Not saying it is a bad thing at all, was just stating that he will no longer be competitive on the hard enduro scene after Motties comment.
Also think that what he is doing now is a more sustainable and stress free way of earning a living. Besides the fact that its an awesome way of making money  :ricky:
I am not saying it is a bad thing, I was under the (obviously wrong) impression that he could still compete with the top guys and therefore found this to be a strange call.

Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 19, 2017, 01:20:36 pm
After all Chris Birch's video's of doing "plastics" trails on a 1190, I am surprised he did not simply enter the GOLD class. :pot:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Buff on April 19, 2017, 01:55:46 pm
After all Chris Birch's video's of doing "plastics" trails on a 1190, I am surprised he did not simply enter the GOLD class. :pot:

Agreed Danie, he must be going soft in his old age  :pot:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 21, 2017, 01:24:13 pm
Ja no, look: Birchy boy has done it all already anyway. Let's not take that away from him. I do believe he has won multiple extreme enduro's and though be might not have competed with the new hot shit guys, I have no doubt had he been 15-20 yrs younger he would be a right up there with them.

Let's not forget he also did the Dakar with Darryl Curtis etc.

No, Chris is no longer interested in getting a gold. He interestes in doing something even bit harder and I take my hat off to him.

Danie, you had better hope they both don't make it because if they you, you are never gonna hear the end of it from all the 1200 riding gods. Just think of all those fotos & footage they will have to post of boxer engines passing YZ 300's in the forests. :imaposer:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: MiniDan on April 21, 2017, 01:47:06 pm
Ja no, look: Birchy boy has done it all already anyway. Let's not take that away from him. I do believe he has won multiple extreme enduro's and though be might not have competed with the new hot shit guys, I have no doubt had he been 15-20 yrs younger he would be a right up there with them.

Let's not forget he also did the Dakar with Darryl Curtis etc.

No, Chris is no longer interested in getting a gold. He interestes in doing something even bit harder and I take my hat off to him.

Danie, you had better hope they both don't make it because if they you, you are never gonna hear the end of it from all the 1200 riding gods. Just think of all those fotos & footage they will have to post of boxer engines passing YZ 300's in the forests. :imaposer:

Hahahah, what a nightmare...
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: OFFROAD FANATICS on April 21, 2017, 02:46:22 pm
After all Chris Birch's video's of doing "plastics" trails on a 1190, I am surprised he did not simply enter the GOLD class. :pot:

Agreed Danie, he must be going soft in his old age  :pot:

Bwahahaahahahah :imaposer:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Motties on April 21, 2017, 03:14:15 pm
Ja no, look: Birchy boy has done it all already anyway. Let's not take that away from him. I do believe he has won multiple extreme enduro's and though be might not have competed with the new hot shit guys, I have no doubt had he been 15-20 yrs younger he would be a right up there with them.

Let's not forget he also did the Dakar with Darryl Curtis etc.

No, Chris is no longer interested in getting a gold. He interestes in doing something even bit harder and I take my hat off to him.

Danie, you had better hope they both don't make it because if they you, you are never gonna hear the end of it from all the 1200 riding gods. Just think of all those fotos & footage they will have to post of boxer engines passing YZ 300's in the forests. :imaposer:
Is he not 5 years or so younger than Jarvis?
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: 2StrokeDan on April 21, 2017, 09:14:08 pm
Ja no, look: Birchy boy has done it all already anyway. Let's not take that away from him. I do believe he has won multiple extreme enduro's and though be might not have competed with the new hot shit guys, I have no doubt had he been 15-20 yrs younger he would be a right up there with them.

Let's not forget he also did the Dakar with Darryl Curtis etc.

No, Chris is no longer interested in getting a gold. He interestes in doing something even bit harder and I take my hat off to him.

Danie, you had better hope they both don't make it because if they you, you are never gonna hear the end of it from all the 1200 riding gods. Just think of all those fotos & footage they will have to post of boxer engines passing YZ 300's in the forests. :imaposer:

He will find no YZ300's to pass, he'll be in the fatty class. And he's not first either, HP2's and 950SE's have been riding there for years.

And I am not trying to take anything away from a legend likeChris Birch. What he has forgotten about offroad riding I will never learn.
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: m0lt3n on April 21, 2017, 10:14:43 pm
this thread is missing the point. focus guys, its to proof that a 1090 is just as competent in technical riding as 300cc plastics.

but that you need more than 100hp to do it.


 :pot: :deal:
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Serf on April 22, 2017, 07:08:34 am
Ja no, look: Birchy boy has done it all already anyway. Let's not take that away from him. I do believe he has won multiple extreme enduro's and though be might not have competed with the new hot shit guys, I have no doubt had he been 15-20 yrs younger he would be a right up there with them.

Let's not forget he also did the Dakar with Darryl Curtis etc.

No, Chris is no longer interested in getting a gold. He interestes in doing something even bit harder and I take my hat off to him.

Danie, you had better hope they both don't make it because if they you, you are never gonna hear the end of it from all the 1200 riding gods. Just think of all those fotos & footage they will have to post of boxer engines passing YZ 300's in the forests. :imaposer:

He will find no YZ300's to pass, he'll be in the fatty class. And he's not first either, HP2's and 950SE's have been riding there for years.

And I am not trying to take anything away from a legend likeChris Birch. What he has forgotten about offroad riding I will never learn.
Well you can't teach an old dog new tricks in any case

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Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: MaxThePanda on April 25, 2017, 07:08:52 am

He will find no YZ300's to pass, he'll be in the fatty class. And he's not first either, HP2's and 950SE's have been riding there for years.

And I am not trying to take anything away from a legend likeChris Birch. What he has forgotten about offroad riding I will never learn.

This is Romaniacs - aren't you talking Erzberg?
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: AJBotha on May 07, 2017, 12:06:37 pm
The rumours were that Chris and Cody would be on 1090R's, but Chris recently released a clip of him training for it and there he was on a 1290R...

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Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: Splash on May 24, 2017, 03:57:56 pm
Video of Chris Birch testing:

Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: TheBear on June 11, 2017, 04:15:07 pm
One very used 1190 will be up for sale soon  :o

Erm ...

Slightly used demo model, you mean?   >:D
Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: iamgigglz on June 11, 2017, 08:43:43 pm
That winching up using the back wheel!?!? Very simple but seems crazy


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Title: Re: Chris Birch going Big at Romaniacs!!
Post by: edgy on July 25, 2017, 02:45:10 pm
Birchy had a silly off and broke his hand so im sure hes out :(