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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 03:15:33 pm »
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 03:15:41 pm »
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 03:17:56 pm »
The Honda is most likely overweight, poorly suspended and overpriced too  >:D
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 03:18:59 pm »
The Honda is most likely overweight, poorly suspended and overpriced too  >:D

But I am sure they put some extra baby oil in it's forks. :ricky:
 

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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 03:23:32 pm »
Nice that its news when KTM does not win. I like this
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 03:24:35 pm »
Nice that its news when KTM does not win. I like this

It would have been news even if KTM did not compete. They tried though.
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 04:47:58 pm »
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 05:16:28 pm »
But then again these bikes are not the ones sold at the local dealers so for us regular folk we do research and make the purchase.  Quite often wish we had bought the other model
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 05:27:55 pm »
World EnduroGP, Overall went to a Beta - Steve Halcombe

E1,2,3, Youth were taken by another Beta, TM and Sherco

Hamish Mc Donnald, Some East EU kid on the TM, Brad Freeman Beta

German Enduro champion (could be JNR) also won by Sherco - Hamish Mc Donal

USA National Enduro won by Sherco - Grant Baylor

GNCC think not concluded as yet but Stu Baylor is winning week in week out on his Yammy

Supercorss SX Indoor 450 - Kawasaki of Eli Tomac
                                     250 - Honda of Chase Sexton

Apart from the silly Flu most were obsessed with globally there was some amazing championship racing
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 05:41:05 pm »
But then again these bikes are not the ones sold at the local dealers so for us regular folk we do research and make the purchase.  Quite often wish we had bought the other model

True , but it is a basis to start with , quite frankly the vast majority of these bikes are far better than their riders
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 01:21:55 am »
Ah well, at least KTM are kicking honda's arse on the road.......  :thumleft:
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 07:37:42 am »
Ah well, at least KTM are kicking honda's arse on the road.......  :thumleft:

Waiting patiently to see what "that guy" brings when he is back!

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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2020, 08:07:24 am »
But then again these bikes are not the ones sold at the local dealers so for us regular folk we do research and make the purchase.  Quite often wish we had bought the other model

True , but it is a basis to start with , quite frankly the vast majority of these bikes are far better than their riders

Even for the Ready to Race brand.
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2020, 09:23:10 am »
But then again these bikes are not the ones sold at the local dealers so for us regular folk we do research and make the purchase.  Quite often wish we had bought the other model

True , but it is a basis to start with , quite frankly the vast majority of these bikes are far better than their riders

Even for the Ready to Race brand.

Even for them , the bikes the top guys use are very far removed from the showroom floor . The bikes may look standardish but you start noticing very special suspension , billet linkages , special engine bits , titanium all over the place .  Sometimes it starts off with changes at the factory , while building frames they make a slight change to the jig and pump out a handful of frames with a slightly steeper rake angle , or the swingarm pivot hole a millimeter or 2 too high or low , those little things  .
Ultimately it is not so much a case of modifying the crap out of the bike but personalising it to the rider , and the top teams have access to pretty much anything to do that and most important is that they have enormous budgets .
However something set up for a top rider might be totally unrideable for others .
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2020, 12:07:10 pm »
I do think that MX is probably the the form of motorsport that is less dependent on the bike as opposed to the rider. This is not to say that the power and setup o
are not critical but a rider like Gasjer could probably win on any of those factory bikes
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2020, 03:27:21 pm »
True , these guys are on a different level altogether , I remember Stefen Everts spending a day at Killarney MX track , within a few laps he was 12 seconds a lap faster than our fastest local rider .  Also one of the nicest guys I have had the pleasure of meeting , down to earth and friendly .
I had a long talk with his technical team and it was interesting , YZ450F , stock frame and swingarm , trick suspension front and rear , very trick carbon fibre airbox / subframe combo made by Twin Air I think  , engine was stock except for a different inlet cam for smoother power delivery .  All very surprising .
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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2020, 10:12:12 am »
Honda takes the win at Baja 1000 again

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Re: KTM not all dominant on dirt ...
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2020, 12:54:41 pm »
Honda takes the win at Baja 1000 again

https://advrider.com/slr-honda-wins-baja-1000/

That is one event that KTM have never won , Honda and Kawasaki the most successful
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