Interesting, bikes at Southwick

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7/11/2017 7:34 PM

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7/11/2017 8:04 PM

2 ktms were 2 strokes too

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7/11/2017 8:27 PM

The KTM/Husky discrepancy is the most interesting.

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7/11/2017 8:33 PM

You also have to take into account the amount of bikes entered by brand. If you look at a roster sheet, there are more YZ250fs in the 250 class than any other bike. And in the 450 class, there are a lot of ktms.

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7/11/2017 9:46 PM

tcallahan707 wrote:

The KTM/Husky discrepancy is the most interesting.

That is weird. Wondering...does KTM have a better contingency pay out compared to Husky?

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7/11/2017 9:55 PM

tcallahan707 wrote:

The KTM/Husky discrepancy is the most interesting.

jeffro503 wrote:

That is weird. Wondering...does KTM have a better contingency pay out compared to Husky?

Very interesting indeed because the Husky looks way better...

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7/11/2017 10:16 PM

It would be a better comparison if it showed a ratio of breakdowns for each brand.....ie how many breakdowns per brand vs how many in the race. That would probably explain the husky/ktm difference

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7/11/2017 10:27 PM

Andy_Greenney wrote:

It would be a better comparison if it showed a ratio of breakdowns for each brand.....ie how many breakdowns per brand vs how many in the race. That would probably explain the husky/ktm difference

Add up each of the above lists and you will get 40 for each class......

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7/11/2017 11:11 PM

I thought I read on Vital that the YZ450F is a blue pig and Pros don't race it?

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Go Hawks!

7/12/2017 2:06 AM

And Southwick is not too deep. It would be interesting how many bikes would go out in the deep wet sand like Lommel.

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

7/12/2017 2:24 AM

Where's the list of DNF because of mechanical

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

7/12/2017 2:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/12/2017 2:40 AM

David934 wrote:

And Southwick is not too deep. It would be interesting how many bikes would go out in the deep wet sand like Lommel.

That is what i have wondered about too.

It's not like Southwick is a bottomless sandpit and it was dry except in the last moto.

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7/12/2017 2:50 AM

That table is also a DNF table. Not a mechanical DNF table.

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7/12/2017 3:12 AM

Motofinne wrote:

That table is also a DNF table. Not a mechanical DNF table.

It's just a list of what brands were in the final motos not a DNF table.

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7/12/2017 3:45 AM

It's a bike breakdown list, not a list of bikes "breaking down"

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7/12/2017 5:35 AM

tcallahan707 wrote:

The KTM/Husky discrepancy is the most interesting.

jeffro503 wrote:

That is weird. Wondering...does KTM have a better contingency pay out compared to Husky?

The Huskys are harder to get and less dealers will offer you a deal on the bike because of it.

I posted this in a thread the other day but I've been told by my local KTM dealer that they will never sell a KTM for under MSRP because they're only allocated a certain number of bikes per year and they sell all of them. I can only imagine that Huskys are worse seeing as its harder to find a dealer and there are less of them made.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

7/12/2017 6:28 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/12/2017 6:29 AM

Yamaha and KTM both have solid contingency programs.

I think the KTM/Husky 450 is the best 450 "race ready" bike you can buy; lightest, pretty much the most powerful, electric start, and great components (air fork is also decent, which I'd be curious how many guys are running a spring fork/SSS conversion kit). The YZ250F just handles really well, makes insane power, and there's a ton of data/info on how to make them run well.

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