A nice podium sweep in both classes by KTM today

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8/6/2017 2:34 PM

Seems like just yesterday, when KTM was the ugly step child. Congrats

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8/6/2017 2:43 PM

Fuckhead !

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8/6/2017 2:48 PM

Pretty crazy how far they've come in less than ten years. Hell just a few years ago you couldn't pay certain top riders enough money to ride them and now I have to think most riders would love to be on one.

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8/6/2017 3:04 PM

Yeah good results, it seems every time this happens (and has happened a lot in the last 3-4 years) a post is created, really it should be no shock, they have good race teams and riders plus of course the bikes are good off the showroom floor.

As mentioned above they used to be the laughing stock off all the bikes, now they are at the top. Suzuki used to dominate back in the 70's, the Honda the 80's and 90's, Kawasaki and Yamaha the 2000's...everyone has there time. It will be interesting to see how long KTM last at the top.

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8/6/2017 3:23 PM

jorgechavez wrote:

Pretty crazy how far they've come in less than ten years. Hell just a few years ago you couldn't pay certain top riders enough money to ride them and now I have to think most riders would love to be on one.

Yeah, remember the McGrath signing in 2003? It was huge for KTM but didn't work out at all. McGrath hated the bike.

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8/6/2017 3:37 PM

xr70 wrote:

Fuckhead !

Absolutely brilliant response. So intelligent and I'm sure everybody will understand exactly why you decided this was an appropriate response to the OP.

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8/6/2017 4:16 PM

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8/6/2017 4:21 PM

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8/6/2017 4:23 PM

kiwifan wrote:

Yeah good results, it seems every time this happens (and has happened a lot in the last 3-4 years) a post is created, really it should be no shock, they have good race teams and riders plus of course the bikes are good off the showroom floor.

As mentioned above they used to be the laughing stock off all the bikes, now they are at the top. Suzuki used to dominate back in the 70's, the Honda the 80's and 90's, Kawasaki and Yamaha the 2000's...everyone has there time. It will be interesting to see how long KTM last at the top.

This was actually the first time that KTM has swept both overall podiums in both classes on the same weekend.

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8/6/2017 4:48 PM

They've been competitive in the GPs for decades. They were never really a laughing stock. They have way more world titles than Kawasaki for instance .

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8/6/2017 4:50 PM

After race fest for sure at the KTM facility

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8/6/2017 5:06 PM

Does anyone know if this is the first time in the history of the sport that a manufacturer swept both classes? I know the PC Kawi guys had some clean sweeps in the 250 class but I don't know if it's ever been done in both classes.

Pretty cool.

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8/6/2017 6:48 PM

kiwifan wrote:

Yeah good results, it seems every time this happens (and has happened a lot in the last 3-4 years) a post is created, really it should be no shock, they have good race teams and riders plus of course the bikes are good off the showroom floor.

As mentioned above they used to be the laughing stock off all the bikes, now they are at the top. Suzuki used to dominate back in the 70's, the Honda the 80's and 90's, Kawasaki and Yamaha the 2000's...everyone has there time. It will be interesting to see how long KTM last at the top.

mxjon454 wrote:

This was actually the first time that KTM has swept both overall podiums in both classes on the same weekend.

ok I was referring to that happening in the US (can anyone 100% confirm), I was well aware of it not happening in GP's...

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8/6/2017 8:00 PM

MotoMalyDad wrote:

Seems like just yesterday, when KTM was the ugly step child. Congrats

Funny, just today I saw a pickup drive by with a ktm sticker on the back window and I thought back to the 1980's when there were basically no ktm motocross bikes raced in the states. And look at how they have grown since RD and RD moved to ktm not that long ago....
Way to go ktm!!!!!

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8/6/2017 8:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/6/2017 8:10 PM

Yamaha is about to take over again. They have the best 250 for years and now the best 450 for 2018.

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8/6/2017 8:15 PM

drt410 wrote:

Yamaha is about to take over again. They have the best 250 for years and now the best 450 for 2018.

Yamaha may have some great bikes in the lineup but no way they are putting in the global racing effort KTM is. I like that they run 3 riders on their US 450 team rather than just 1 or 2 for now.

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8/6/2017 8:22 PM

drt410 wrote:

Yamaha is about to take over again. They have the best 250 for years and now the best 450 for 2018.

i cant see yamaha sweeping both podiums in MXGP anytime soon,

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8/6/2017 8:24 PM

xr70 wrote:

Fuckhead !

bh84 wrote:

Absolutely brilliant response. So intelligent and I'm sure everybody will understand exactly why you decided this was an appropriate response to the OP.

Thanks for having my back. I thought, damn did I miss something :-) devil

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8/6/2017 8:51 PM

drt410 wrote:

Yamaha is about to take over again. They have the best 250 for years and now the best 450 for 2018.

scott_nz wrote:

i cant see yamaha sweeping both podiums in MXGP anytime soon,

Maybe WMX Scotty.

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8/6/2017 10:16 PM

Im curious of the price tag running all the race efforts and strain on thr bank account of ktm

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8/6/2017 10:37 PM

coastlinecascot wrote:

Im curious of the price tag running all the race efforts and strain on thr bank account of ktm

Would be interesting to know but it is a large part of their marketing budget of course. Their bike winning has proved the brand to be competitive, legitimate and respectable etc.

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8/6/2017 11:26 PM

New KTM 2019 SX frames and motors seems to work even better than previous.
Way they go around track looks also different that rear end isnt that pointy high anymore.

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8/6/2017 11:28 PM

it just takes money

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8/7/2017 3:51 AM

scott_nz wrote:

i cant see yamaha sweeping both podiums in MXGP anytime soon,

I could see it happen in MXGP: Febvre, Simpson, van Horebeek and Tonus can all get the podium or even win.

MX2 however not so much. Only Paturel and van doninck.

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8/7/2017 4:20 AM

tek14 wrote:

New KTM 2019 SX frames and motors seems to work even better than previous.
Way they go around track looks also different that rear end isnt that pointy high anymore.

Where did you see them?? To me it looks like they are still running current models...

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8/7/2017 4:22 AM

xr70 wrote:

Fuckhead !

bh84 wrote:

Absolutely brilliant response. So intelligent and I'm sure everybody will understand exactly why you decided this was an appropriate response to the OP.

I reckon he spoiled the race for him in a way but bad for on xr70 for checking social media before watching the race.

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8/7/2017 4:34 AM

EMX300 also had 3 KTM on top ... wink

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8/7/2017 5:06 AM

drt410 wrote:

Yamaha is about to take over again. They have the best 250 for years and now the best 450 for 2018.

When Yamaha puts all 6 riders on the podium for a GP weekend they can talk. Until then, that is a tremendous accomplishment for the KTM race program.

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8/7/2017 6:40 AM

kiwifan wrote:

Yeah good results, it seems every time this happens (and has happened a lot in the last 3-4 years) a post is created, really it should be no shock, they have good race teams and riders plus of course the bikes are good off the showroom floor.

As mentioned above they used to be the laughing stock off all the bikes, now they are at the top. Suzuki used to dominate back in the 70's, the Honda the 80's and 90's, Kawasaki and Yamaha the 2000's...everyone has there time. It will be interesting to see how long KTM last at the top.

mxjon454 wrote:

This was actually the first time that KTM has swept both overall podiums in both classes on the same weekend.

kiwifan wrote:

ok I was referring to that happening in the US (can anyone 100% confirm), I was well aware of it not happening in GP's...

I don't remember it happening once, let alone many times, in the past 3-4 years.

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8/7/2017 7:10 AM

I read in an interview with Pit Beirer a couple of years ago that Red Bull matched KTMs side dollar for dollar, in all of their racing expenses.

I'd not be surprised if it was much more than that.

What would be utter peanuts / small change for Red Bull, is a hell of a lot of money for others. Quite the sponsor to have.

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