Chad Reed's New Ride?

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8/3/2017 3:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/3/2017 3:17 PM

Ok...when I'm wrong, I'm wrong. No Yamaha. I see hint of orange on that rear fender & shroud...and the shape of that silencer can looks like an Akrapovic.

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8/3/2017 3:20 PM

doofy wrote:

He rarely beat those guys. He is king of 2nd place, even in his prime. All of those guys you listed usually smoke chad - in 09 ...more

Probably because he is easily 10x the rider you, me or anyone else on this board has ever been or ever will be. Also, he has 3 things neither you nor I have...2 SX championships and a outdoor MX championship.

Aside from that, CR22 has the social media thing wired....all that guy has to do is point to his social media accounts and say "look how many people I reach"....and bikes and parts materialize on his doorstep. Dude gets a ton of press!
Also, if I'm not mistaken, MX/SX team funding comes out of the PR budget for the manufacturers, and Reed gets people interested. And now that he's older, sometimes it's even more ridiculous. Announcers talking about the old man keeping up with the young guys.....

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8/3/2017 3:33 PM

His contract with Yamaha expired July 31. He is once again a free agent and a big pickup for any team...longest autograph line in the pits and a potential podium guy in SX (still). Matthes mentioned we would likely see him testing both KTMs and Zooks in the coming weeks as he attempts to finalize a deal with either Red Bull/KTM or JGR.

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8/3/2017 3:37 PM

Old Reedy has always been a steel frame guy at heart. I wouldn't put the KTM idea to rest yet.

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8/3/2017 3:47 PM

Definitely an Alta, I see some sparks coming out of the spark arrestor

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8/3/2017 4:01 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/3/2017 4:01 PM

Zycki11 wrote:

Cheese and rice, that is from the 2018 Fox shoot. This place is so dramatic lol

This ^^ w00t

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8/3/2017 4:04 PM

doofy wrote:

He rarely beat those guys. He is king of 2nd place, even in his prime. All of those guys you listed usually smoke chad - in 09 ...more

Dude, you're a fucking Tool.

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8/3/2017 4:05 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I don't know how you can think that looks like a KTM? I can tell if it's a Yamaha or even Honda...
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Not a Honda. What it is I don't know. My guess KTM. Two 450 spots to fill on Suzuki and I don't think Reed is one of them. But he could run blocker for Musquin.

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8/3/2017 4:06 PM

Doesn't rbktm have a factory edition they will use for next year, and jgr doesn't have the new bikes built yet so is Chad just making his descision from the 17s then?

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8/3/2017 5:07 PM

Reedy SX only Ferris MX only RB KTM.
Good exposure and id imagine cheap.

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8/3/2017 5:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/3/2017 5:13 PM

toroP wrote:

Reed is famous because he's won multiple titles, and passed and beat all of the best riders of the past 15 years. From RC to ...more

doofy wrote:

He rarely beat those guys. He is king of 2nd place, even in his prime. All of those guys you listed usually smoke chad - in 09 ...more

MX690 wrote:

Dude, you're a fucking Tool.

Hey look an Aussi defending reed. At least its with a capital t. And hey I never claimed Im a great rider.

Hah, there was a caller on pulp recently from Aus and said Reed was an asswipe when they met him. Said he had a bad day and shunned everyone them came blasting thru the staging area after coming off the track. Anyway, carry on.

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8/3/2017 5:26 PM

Any chance Kawi would want Reed to help block for Eli? It'd be a pretty big gamble but would imagine the championship would make it worth it.

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8/3/2017 5:27 PM

system wrote:

His contract with Yamaha expired July 31. He is once again a free agent and a big pickup for any team...longest autograph line ...more

Pretty sure Matthes said Roger told Chad no

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8/3/2017 5:34 PM

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8/3/2017 6:03 PM

Thats a yami. Box swingarm, pointed rear fender and dark under rear. Ktms are very obvious from the back. That orange just glows.

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8/3/2017 6:30 PM

Jesus it's a Yamaha people how is anyone seeing orange? Crack?

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8/3/2017 6:44 PM

If you drop a bunch of acid, it might look like a Yamaha.

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8/3/2017 7:03 PM

Whole lot of photo manipulation and analyzing going on here. If only someone could get a clear picture of the bike.

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8/3/2017 7:27 PM

3 pages in and no one has made the Aussie connection running the team over at RMATV. whistling

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8/3/2017 7:59 PM

DavetheVintageGuy wrote:

3 pages in and no one has made the Aussie connection running the team over at RMATV. whistling

RMATV has a gear deal with Fly, and with Chad only just being put in Fox gear like he's apparently wanted for awhile, I can't see him leaving. I also can't see Fly being ok with them having a guy in Fox.

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8/3/2017 8:14 PM

where's waldo?

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8/3/2017 8:21 PM

Reeds going to Factory KTM.

Musquin- Title contender/race winner

Tickle- Solid top 10 guy. Outdoors he can get top 5s and occasional podium.

Reed- Has the ability to get on the podium at any given night/ maybe just maybe get a win. And all else fails hes a top 10 guy.

I think Roger sees the benefit of having Reed, he can maybe get the bike on the podium and he'll be able to get the bugs out of a all new model.

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8/3/2017 8:59 PM

Thisusernameisavailable wrote:

Chad wrote- "went with the new blue/yellow" (might NOT be referring to his Fox kit...?0

I see what you did there.. cool

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8/3/2017 9:15 PM

I was there and helped out.
It's an '08--16RMZ chassis, 400 Cylcone engine, dual exhaust(of course, bc extra parts/weight & expense is what MX is about amiright?), standard bars w/dual clutch levers (non-hydraulic bc we used up the money on those tail pipes), cruise control( air leak/lean is mean, yeah?), great big swingarm by Billings legends Peterson family. KTM silly front fender.
Reed in 2018!!!

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8/3/2017 9:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/3/2017 9:29 PM

Wow a store somewhere just sold out of tin foil hats!

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8/3/2017 9:36 PM

doofy wrote:

He rarely beat those guys. He is king of 2nd place, even in his prime. All of those guys you listed usually smoke chad - in 09 ...more

MX690 wrote:

Dude, you're a fucking Tool.

doofy wrote:

Hey look an Aussi defending reed. At least its with a capital t. And hey I never claimed Im a great rider.

Hah, there was a ...more

I think it was 2003, chad put the smack down on Ricky the second half of the series.

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8/3/2017 9:47 PM

Sodipop wrote:

I doubt factory KTM has any interest. He obviously wants to ride for them

He will be on a factory KTM at A1 2018.

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8/3/2017 9:48 PM

4rings wrote:

Lol chad is SUCH an attention whore. Has skills on a dirtbike, otherwise he's a tool. Trash talks his previous bike when on a ...more

He ran his own team for 5 years.

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8/3/2017 9:53 PM

tek14 wrote:

Suzuki 18. Who cares? He takes spot and money from someone who is ready to give 100% effort.
If he doesn't find motivation ...more

Maybe those other guys should step it up if they "deserve" a factory spot over him, or get a fan base like he has. Theres a reason that factory teams keep hiring him, he still has potential to be on the podium on any given night.

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8/3/2017 10:13 PM

Sodipop wrote:

I doubt factory KTM has any interest. He obviously wants to ride for them

mxjon454 wrote:

He will be on a factory KTM at A1 2018.

In your opinion?

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