The one thing that irritates me is that KTM can't cough up one or two 250SX's (or give him a deep discount) for this guy? I know they spent a lot of dough for Dungey and Roczen, but give me a break! Joey could sell a lot of bikes for them and they'd get tons of advertisment/publicity for little to nothing. Am I missing something here???
No, youre exactly correct and I advised him on calling KTM to pitch the idea, dont know if he followed through. This is a HUGE marketing idea for KTM to support a rider on their 2 stroke, they would sell a lot more of them and since joey isnt one of the top 5 "Aliens" as Mike Webb put it, he wouldnt be a threat to the mighty 4 stroke sales but KTM would sell even more bikes by helping this kid out under the radar. Their sales numbers of bikes both 2 and 4 would skyrocket by percetption of how they are relating tro consumer demands, the public suconcisally notices this and it is what moves them to want to buy orange.
Newmann: Do you notice that EVERY time a rider that has been riding 4 strokes gets on a 2 stroke be it a 125/150/250/300/360/500 they ALWAYS include the main description of the riding experience as "FUN" ....... Yes FUN and that is what riding dirtbikes is for me FUN. Its usually followed by these statemenst "Iforgot how much fun these (2 strokes) are to ride" or "Man, its amazing! I forgot how light and flickable these bikes are" ..............
Seems more and more people are riding 2 strokes and having fun. For me, I noticed that while I was faster and more planted on my 4 strokes I wasnt having nearly, well not even close to the exhiliration and thrill I was getting that I used to have riding 2 strokes and didnt have that excitement to ride as much. When I switched back I was amazed at how eager I was to ride again, I feel like a kid again riding my 2 strokes, while it may be a lot more work to keep up with someone I would easily smoke on a equal 250f or 450f the thrill of it was what I was missing......Disclaimer: This is just my personal opinion, 2 strokes work better for me with regards t how much fun they are to ride. I will someday own a 250f and 450 again for certain times I want to ride them but that will be mostly desert and such I would rarely ride a 4 stroke on a mx track....... Since I am a small minority at the track I can use ANY line on the track I choose and make my own lines anywhere, its awesome to have that independence to not have to use lines 4 strokes force you to folllow/create. I can come into a turn and just take a line that has not even been touched all day and still tilled up even at the end of the day on some tracks.