Austrian bikes never on board with Military Appreciation?

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2/3/2019 7:22 AM

Could be seen as trivial I know. But always wondered why Husky or KTM never rock Military themed graphics for San Diego... Unless they do and it's just insanely subtle?

Seems like the other teams have a lot of fun with it. The bikes this year looked awesome especially the MEK and FCH bikes.

Is it a Red Bull thing?

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

2/3/2019 7:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2019 7:26 AM

It has nothing to do with military appreciation, look at their MXdN and other special occasion bikes. They don't do big changes to the looks of the bikes.

They made some small changes this weekend with a digital camo pattern but it's almost impossible to notice.

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2/3/2019 7:31 AM

Husky had camo print. Just have to look close.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/3/2019 7:32 AM

Kens red bull helmet had a military theme.

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2/3/2019 7:35 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

Husky had camo print. Just have to look close.

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I actually didn't notice that. However I was watching ok my computer so was hard to tell! Thanks for sharing the pic

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

2/3/2019 7:36 AM

Fresh wrote:

Kens red bull helmet had a military theme.

Yeah... But last time I checked he doesn't ride for KTM or Husky? Or am I missing something

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

2/3/2019 7:37 AM

Motofinne wrote:

It has nothing to do with military appreciation, look at their MXdN and other special occasion bikes. They don't do big ...more

This is kind of what I was getting at. My question is why they don't have a little fun with it.

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I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

2/3/2019 7:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2019 7:39 AM

It was good that Ken chose the Iwojima US Marines from WW2 for his helmet... cuz Im not so sure the German army from WW2 would have been in good taste lol or a hit with the fans/sponsors. Good save Ken hahaha, that would have been a SHIT SHOW on military appreciation night...

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2/3/2019 7:53 AM

Fresh wrote:

Kens red bull helmet had a military theme.

Gandorlf wrote:

Yeah... But last time I checked he doesn't ride for KTM or Husky? Or am I missing something

Well, in his defense, you did say "Is it a Red Bull thing?" and Ken rides for Red Bull.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/3/2019 7:59 AM

isn't Decosters son in the US Military ? maybe that is thanks enough.

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2/3/2019 8:04 AM

As a vet myself, what is this about? Just to say hey thanks guys or is there any money that goes to the wounded warrior project etc...? If its just to say thanks thats perfectly fine, they gave me plenty of great racing to watch while I was deployed and Im thankful for that.

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2/3/2019 8:11 AM

drt410 wrote:

As a vet myself, what is this about? Just to say hey thanks guys or is there any money that goes to the wounded warrior ...more

I think it's just a thank you for what you do, so that we have the freedom to do what we do.

On Feld's end I think there's a section reserved for all branches of the military.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

2/3/2019 8:18 AM

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2/3/2019 8:54 AM

Redbull ktm was the only team that didnt do it. If youre anything but a privateer pitting out of a pickup truck you should be participating in the appreciation night.

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2/3/2019 8:59 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2019 9:01 AM

They honor the military extensively at every supercross race that I’ve ever been to. I’m thankful for those who served, but many of these riders are from other countries. Literally every motorcycle raced by them and owned by us is built in other countries. If an Austrian team chooses not to put American flags on their motorcycle and it makes you mad then maybe loosen up and appreciate all of the american pride they pack into every supercross and motocross race every weekend and stop being so sensitive.

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2/3/2019 9:11 AM

RB KTM did the camo thing just like Yamaha and Husky. From MXA:

The Red Bull KTM 450s had just the slightest bit of camo design in their graphics. But you have to look closely to find it.

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2/3/2019 10:29 AM

Red Bull isnt changing the look for no one, we should all know that by now.

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2/3/2019 10:31 AM

We should probably go ahead and preemptively declare war on Austria

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2/3/2019 10:43 AM

disbanded wrote:

We should probably go ahead and preemptively declare war on Austria

Maybe we should just start with a blockade and financial sanctions first?

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2/3/2019 10:46 AM

Kenny just invaded poland..

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2/3/2019 10:53 AM

They’ve never really been a huge participant in military night. Even at red bud they don’t ever change it up..

Can we build a wall between the USA and Austria??? Obviously they are horrible, horrible people.

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2/3/2019 10:54 AM

kb228 wrote:

Redbull ktm was the only team that didnt do it. If youre anything but a privateer pitting out of a pickup truck you should be ...more

Have to agree with you on this one.

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2/3/2019 10:57 AM

disbanded wrote:

We should probably go ahead and preemptively declare war on Austria

500guy wrote:

Maybe we should just start with a blockade and financial sanctions first?

Oh yeah I forgot about that stuff

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2/3/2019 11:10 AM

Austria is a neutral country and not a member of NATO. They had to declare their permanent neutrality in order for the Soviet Union to recognize their independence again after they joined with Nazi Germany during WWII. They do have military forces for national security and have participated in some UN peacekeeping missions.

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2/3/2019 11:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/3/2019 11:54 AM

OldYZRider1 wrote:

Austria is a neutral country and not a member of NATO. They had to declare their permanent neutrality in order for the Soviet ...more

they don't give money and support to nobody we can choose to not give them stop buying austrian bike

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2/4/2019 5:06 AM

500guy wrote:

isn't Decosters son in the US Military ? maybe that is thanks enough.

RD's kid in US military? Then RD's an utter fool and his kid is ignorant. "The Man" should know better washing dishes at Hard Rock Cafe is a more respectable job than serving for the worlds largerst terrorist organization, the US govt military industrial complex.

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2/4/2019 5:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/4/2019 5:37 AM

500guy wrote:

isn't Decosters son in the US Military ? maybe that is thanks enough.

West Coast wrote:

RD's kid in US military? Then RD's an utter fool and his kid is ignorant. "The Man" should know better washing dishes at Hard ...more

All of your posts this year have been ranting and raving about conspiracies and such. Why even sign up to a motocross message board?

Please go and rant and rave on a crackpot tinfoil hat wearing type message board, I am sure there are lots of them on the internet, you will feel very welcome.

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2/4/2019 5:41 AM

kb228 wrote:

Redbull ktm was the only team that didnt do it. If youre anything but a privateer pitting out of a pickup truck you should be ...more

Should?......the irony.

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2/4/2019 6:32 AM

Because they realize the absurdity of ‘military propaganda’. It’s about keeping the military front of mind for the general public. to the point where even the notion of cutting any budget from it strikes fear into the public. And to make the career seem like the absolute best more respected career in the world of risk and necessity.

Military appreciation always feels like
Manufactured propaganda rather than anything real. All service member should be respected for their service, but personally I don’t think the military itself should be given the propaganda treatment.

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2/4/2019 6:34 AM

Wtf are ya’ll talking about? RedBull KTM and RMATV/KTM both had military themes going on, along with Rockstar Husky....

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