Added reply in a thread Is Kawasaki the new Honda? 5/19/2021 7:31 PM

Pure speculation and storytelling here..but ni the '80s, when Wardy wouldn't win race and would come in 2nd or 3rd, there are stories out there that Kawasaki Japan would call and ask "what is the condition of rider Jeff Ward". Similar stories with Emig.

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Added reply in a thread Number 1 plates for Roger Decoster 5/3/2021 1:41 PM

He was the "advisor" at Honda though their 1980s domination, RJ, O'Mara, Bailey, Stanton, Schultz, JMB, Dymond, Lechein, Hansen all won titles while Roger was in the background. I haven't counted but there are probably 15 championships in the 80s alone. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Salt Lake City 1 SX - Night Show Bench Racing 4/24/2021 6:13 PM

Shimoda - what a great human. Respectful, focused, no bs.

Added reply in a thread SLC announcing booth 4/24/2021 5:26 PM

THIS is the right crew for SX.

Added reply in a thread New Spring 2021 6D Helmets 4/22/2021 8:00 AM

this was my first 6D after 25 years of wearing Arai. Agree the shell finish isn't anywhere near Arai (nothing is in my opinion) but the fit is working for me after some minor adjustments with cheekpads. I do quite like the tech having had a concussion ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Spring 2021 6D Helmets 4/21/2021 8:53 PM

Big seller for me with 6D was their outstanding customer service. I had ordered directly from them, was back and forth several times trying to find the right fit. Ultimately the ATR1 was the one that worked for me. The fellow at 6d gave me his personal ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Spring 2021 6D Helmets 4/20/2021 10:05 PM

I just picked up an ATR-1 in matte black. I tried both and had a slight preference for the 1 over the 2. Fits me perfect after I replaced the standard 40mm cheekpads with 35mm ones. I've been wearing Arai's for 25 years on street, road race track and

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Added reply in a thread Atlanta 3 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 4/17/2021 7:02 PM

Webb's an assasin

Added reply in a thread 2022 bike rumors 4/17/2021 5:20 PM

I'm not sure what specifically they mean by "small displacement KTM and Husky models are build by Bajaj" maybe is the small displacement Duke models. direct quote from page 6 of the report: "270,407 motorcycles sold of the KTM, HUSQVARNA and GASGAS brands ... more »

Added reply in a thread Looking for Forum input. Now's your chance... 4/17/2021 5:07 PM

indifferent about the software but get some autoscaling and load balancers set up, especially on race day.

Added reply in a thread 2022 bike rumors 4/17/2021 9:07 AM

For the premium market, here are some real sales numbers: Harley sold 180,000 bikes globally last year: https://investor.harley-davidson.com/our-company/motorcycle-retail-sales BMW sold 170,000 bikes globally in 2020: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0324570EN/bmw-motorrad-achieves-its-second-best-sales-result-in-history-in-2020?language=en ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2022 bike rumors 4/17/2021 8:51 AM

Makes sense but typically cost of manufacture at scale doesn't directly relate to selling price, it's related to what people are willing to pay for the end product. Classic case of this is the BMW 3 series, which outsells most mid-sized sedans in many ... more »

Added reply in a thread 1988 Kawasaki KX250 Classic Video Review 4/15/2021 7:13 PM

Makes me wish Kawasaki would go back to Green/Blue instead of their current green/black/gold.

Added reply in a thread 2022 bike rumors 4/15/2021 7:05 PM

True but I'd like to see average price per unit sold on that. I'd suspect the Japan, Europe and North America numbers are well over $10K ARPU, especially when you're moving $10K YZ450s and $25K R1Ms. What would the Asia ARPU be? would it even be $1K? ... more »

Added reply in a thread Blame pie Anderson vs A ray 4/13/2021 8:38 PM

Glad JA wasn't hurt. The crash reminded me of the one that ended RJ's career when RJ stayed low over a jump and Storbek went high, landing on RJs arm.

Added reply in a thread Barcia cross jumping and brake checking... 4/13/2021 8:28 PM

Top Tip #347: When contending for championship points and you find someone is attempting to pass you, make it as difficult as possible for the rider to pass you. This technique can be particularly financially rewarding in professional racing when dollar ... more »

Added reply in a thread Atlanta 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 4/13/2021 6:58 PM

Anderson running through the pack as usual but also as usual no coverage of it.

Added reply in a thread Atlanta 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 4/13/2021 6:53 PM

my money is on Tomac and Anderson for the 2nd half of the main

Added reply in a thread Atlanta 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 4/13/2021 6:52 PM

El hombre with some alien like corner speed!

Added reply in a thread Atlanta 2 Supercross - Night Show Bench Racing 4/13/2021 5:58 PM

McAddo is hardcore, what a racer! "I'm good" he says! also, that small audio clip was the best coverage NBC has done in 14 rounds...even though it was a total accident.