Chad Reed Reveals World Supercross Bike - KTM Assisting with Factory Engines?

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9/14/2022 7:01 PM

Chad Reed just posted up a shot of his World SX bike that's getting crated up. Interesting tid bit, it appears he's got a factory services engine onboard. All his preseason video has been riding a bike with a Pro Circuit pipe and now he's on Akrapovic with a Hinson clutch cover with the factory KTM branding (typically only found on their internally prepped engines).

Considering Chad was spotted testing with the Factory KTM directly, it's interesting to see that relationship grow.

The production suspension on the first bike is just for crate travel. In his riding photos, he's using the works 52mm forks tuned by AEO/REP.

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9/14/2022 7:05 PM

I’m curious to see if chad does well enough in wsx if he will do a few races over here.

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9/14/2022 7:13 PM

LouisianaMotocross wrote:

I’m curious to see if chad does well enough in wsx if he will do a few races over here.

Chad has requested a hold on the #22 for AMA Racing in 2023. I think there's a chance you see Chad do at least one US Supercross to become the first rider over 40 to make a main.

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9/14/2022 7:58 PM

ML512 wrote:

Chad Reed just posted up a shot of his World SX bike that's getting crated up. Interesting tid bit, it appears he's got a ...more

He would be a great test rider! Good to see him and Decoster work together again.

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9/14/2022 7:58 PM

LouisianaMotocross wrote:

I’m curious to see if chad does well enough in wsx if he will do a few races over here.

Would be cool to see him out there somewhat prepared and on a good bike. 2020 was terrible timing for a farewell tour and I'm sure he would like to do it over in front of fans.

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9/14/2022 8:00 PM

This is cool, whether you like or loathe Reed ot KTM, it's just there are new options for the world to enjoy races!

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9/14/2022 8:28 PM

LouisianaMotocross wrote:

I’m curious to see if chad does well enough in wsx if he will do a few races over here.

ML512 wrote:

Chad has requested a hold on the #22 for AMA Racing in 2023. I think there's a chance you see Chad do at least one US ...more

That would be so kick ass ! Looking forward to World SX but how the heck are we going to watch it??

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9/14/2022 9:31 PM

Damn, LIV Golf beat them to it. I’m just as pumped to see Reed, Grant and Seely go at it as I am to watch Tomac and Sexton.

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9/14/2022 9:49 PM

Not a great fan of orange, but that’s a good looking bike.

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9/14/2022 10:33 PM

Dudes carrying around a extra 20 lbs for traction.

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9/14/2022 11:26 PM

Now he needs to build a '23 300SX to match for Straight Rhythm.

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

9/14/2022 11:31 PM

JMR1976 wrote:

Dudes carrying around a extra 20 lbs for traction.

Doing it for the busy dads!

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9/15/2022 1:16 AM

I’m a big Reed fan but I just think he is not fit enough. Yes talent will get you so far but…

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9/15/2022 2:00 AM

What he needs is not a factory engine, it's a time machine.

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9/15/2022 4:22 AM

I thought he was on the MDK team? What happened there?

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Did i do that?

9/15/2022 4:48 AM

Travis_Hudson wrote:

I thought he was on the MDK team? What happened there?

MDK logos are on the bike

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9/15/2022 5:23 AM

KiwiBermRailer wrote:

I’m a big Reed fan but I just think he is not fit enough. Yes talent will get you so far but…

They get two breaks in the middle of the main, I don't think fitness will be an issue. Starts will be everything.

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9/15/2022 5:25 AM

I was excited for a second. I thought someone finally took that god awful WP suspension off and put on the good KYB suspension.

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I'm just here to stir sh#t up...

9/15/2022 6:12 AM

nrosso391 wrote:

I was excited for a second. I thought someone finally took that god awful WP suspension off and put on the good KYB ...more

You mean like chad did with his husky and found out it flexed too much since it was designed for an aluminum frame and ended up with TT converted WP stuff before getting CV52’s?

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9/15/2022 6:14 AM

dude needs to retire and just find something else to do, hes too old.

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9/15/2022 6:20 AM

KiwiBermRailer wrote:

I’m a big Reed fan but I just think he is not fit enough. Yes talent will get you so far but…

Talent will get him into AMA mains at 50 years old. It’s unbelievable lol

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9/15/2022 6:24 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/15/2022 6:24 AM

All comments aside, that's a good-looking bike. Does anyone know what the 3rd "stem" is for?

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9/15/2022 6:24 AM

Im hoping the WSX goes well enough to get the conditioning in place to hit a couple races.

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9/15/2022 6:26 AM

Roostermx58 wrote:

All comments aside, that's a good-looking bike. Does anyone know what the 3rd "stem" is for?

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Double rim lock.

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9/15/2022 7:08 AM

KiwiBermRailer wrote:

I’m a big Reed fan but I just think he is not fit enough. Yes talent will get you so far but…

he's training.

can easily get some fitness in that amount of time. he's got a base level already.

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9/15/2022 7:28 AM

bite_the_curb wrote:

dude needs to retire and just find something else to do, hes too old.

You first.

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9/15/2022 7:55 AM

This is just sad to me... first that Chad is even still racing ... why is he not retired?????? if pro mx'ers make sooo much money, why is he still risking his life on the weekends??? ... and two.. that now he's just not very fast... thusly wasting a factory KTM for some up and comer....

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Better call Saul!

9/15/2022 8:04 AM

Is this the final look for his bike? Why is his bike completely different than the other MDK riders?

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9/15/2022 8:10 AM

SGoodman wrote:

This is just sad to me... first that Chad is even still racing ... why is he not retired?????? if pro mx'ers make sooo much ...more

Maybe he finds it fun?
Kinda like me.. who literally spent the majority of my income on racing when I was younger.
If he can do what he loves and get paid, why the fuck not?

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9/15/2022 8:30 AM

SGoodman wrote:

This is just sad to me... first that Chad is even still racing ... why is he not retired?????? if pro mx'ers make sooo much ...more

He could've retired 15+ years ago.

What difference does it make if he wants to continue racing? Is he not allowed to continue enjoying the sport past his prime?

Average Joe's risk their lives riding on the weekends and they pay to do it. He gets paid to ride.

If some up and comer can't beat a 40 year old Reed, he doesn't deserve to have his ride.

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