Premier 450 rides given without a 250 title

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8/29/2018 4:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/29/2018 4:55 PM

Since the Savatgy deal seems to be a polarizing deal for folks, let’s take a look at some 450 rides given to riders with no 250 titles:

2004 - Michael Byrne Factory kawi
2004 - all of Suzuki’s team was dudes with no 250 titles
2005 - Heath Voss Factory Yam
2007 - Andrew Short Factory Honda
2007 - Mike Alessi Factory KTM
2007 - Jeff Alessi Factory KTM
2008 - Josh Hill Factory Yam
2009 - Josh Grant JGR
2009 - Kyle Chisholm L&M
2010 - Matt Moss Suzuki
2010 - Justin Brayton JGR
2011 - Kyle Regal L&M
2015 - Weston Peick JGR
2015 - Cole Seely Honda
2017 - Benny Bloss RMATV

I might have missed a few. I’m not really even a Savatgy fan but all this hate over the 2nd spot at kawi is beyond ridiculous. A lot of good dudes over the years have gotten 1 year deals and become mainstays in the 450 class. Not sure who Kawi could even sign over Joey.

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

8/29/2018 4:57 PM

In Matt Moss defense, he had 250 titles in outdoors and Supercross, but in Australia...

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8/29/2018 5:03 PM

A longer list would be 250 riders with a championship who didn’t make it on the big bikes. Post that one up.

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8/29/2018 5:10 PM

It’s nuts to think Short didn’t win a regional title

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8/29/2018 5:20 PM

Pretty easy transition for Savatgy to go from PC to Factory Kawi. He knows the system so to speak. If I'm the factory, I'm not just drawing names out of a hat or looking to the experts here on Vital to choose my other rider. haha

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8/29/2018 8:04 PM

Well....if I'm one of the guys this thread is steered for.....I never said " I don't think he doesn't deserve a shot on a 450 ". He does , by what history has shown on his record so far.

But......I don't like the guy at all , and I also think he'll flop on a 450. Deserves a shot?......yeah I guess so. Do I think he's capable of doing much on s 450....no I don't. Probably my least favorite rider out there....so sorry for the lack of enthusiasm.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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8/29/2018 8:15 PM

WE GOED TO THE FREESTONE RACE IN 2010 AND THIS THE DAY THAT MATT MOSS GIVED ME HIS GOGGILS WHEN HE RIDED SUSZUKI

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suszuki rm85

8/29/2018 9:18 PM

ML512 wrote:

In Matt Moss defense, he had 250 titles in outdoors and Supercross, but in Australia...

Mossy was also a dominate rider here in the land down under.
He was unstoppable on that 250f here.. even gave reed a run for his money on the tighter tracks in Lap times.

pretty sure it was Perth where mossy had faster laptimes nearly every lap on a 250f back in 2009 against reed on his 450.


Moss was a freak at his peak for the aussie side of things.

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8/29/2018 9:28 PM

He might do okay on the 450 s it seems like he always folded under pressure but I'm sure there's no pressure to win

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8/29/2018 9:58 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Well....if I'm one of the guys this thread is steered for.....I never said " I don't think he doesn't deserve a shot on a 450 ...more

I’m not a big Savatgy fan by any means, but just curious why you don’t like him?

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8/29/2018 10:14 PM

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

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James

8/29/2018 10:22 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

Tim Ferry did in the 90's. Won a 125 championship and didn't get re-signed by Suzuki (I think).

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8/29/2018 10:24 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

Sully wrote:

Tim Ferry did in the 90's. Won a 125 championship and didn't get re-signed by Suzuki (I think).

Ah, I do recall that. Never won a race that season though, from what I remember. A string of 2nd places? Wonder if that was part of the issue...

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James

8/29/2018 10:28 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

Mookie

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8/29/2018 10:35 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

Raikzz wrote:

Mookie

How the hell do I remember that Tim Ferry did it in the 90s, but I forgot about Mookie 3 years ago?!

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8/29/2018 10:47 PM

Sully wrote:

Tim Ferry did in the 90's. Won a 125 championship and didn't get re-signed by Suzuki (I think).

Yep, went to Noleen Yamaha.

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8/30/2018 12:08 AM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

In Europe Tixier became World Champion and still had to leave KTM..

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8/30/2018 8:20 AM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

Anyone ever win a 125/250 championship and not get a factory ride the year after? That would be more interesting.

Raikzz wrote:

Mookie

Eh. That was on Mookie though. He had offers.

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8/30/2018 8:30 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Since the Savatgy deal seems to be a polarizing deal for folks, let’s take a look at some 450 rides given to riders with no ...more

Wonder if its a coincidence that none of those listed won any titles in 450s either...

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8/30/2018 8:36 AM

billyp330 wrote:

Wonder if its a coincidence that none of those listed won any titles in 450s either...

Maybe, but there’s a lot of 250 champs that never won 450 titles either...

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

8/30/2018 8:38 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Since the Savatgy deal seems to be a polarizing deal for folks, let’s take a look at some 450 rides given to riders with no ...more

billyp330 wrote:

Wonder if its a coincidence that none of those listed won any titles in 450s either...

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Maybe, but there’s a lot of 250 champs that never won 450 titles either...

True. Has anyone ever won a premier title without winning a title on smaller bike? Can't think of any off the top of my head.

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2018 crf450r
2015 Ninja 1000

8/30/2018 8:47 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Since the Savatgy deal seems to be a polarizing deal for folks, let’s take a look at some 450 rides given to riders with no ...more

Exactly! Everyone loves to hate for him. I guess people don’t like him personally which I don’t get. He’s not the most happy go guy like plessinger but he takes full responsibility in his results. Of course when you not winning it’s hard to be happy. Hope he shuts the haters up this year. Btw he had way better 250 career than Bowers and grant

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8/30/2018 8:55 AM

tylermx967 wrote:

WE GOED TO THE FREESTONE RACE IN 2010 AND THIS THE DAY THAT MATT MOSS GIVED ME HIS GOGGILS WHEN HE RIDED SUSZUKI

Then you gots them autographed by the big show?

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8/30/2018 9:01 AM

Didn't Heath Voss win an "FIM world Supercross" championship in '04? What races did that consist of? I was 11 at the time so i'm not really familiar with it.

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8/30/2018 9:29 AM

TEL36 wrote:

Didn't Heath Voss win an "FIM world Supercross" championship in '04? What races did that consist of? I was 11 at the time so ...more

That championship was a joke. Reed, Windham, and a few others still beat him in points despite not racing the two Canadian rounds. But the stipulation was you had to race those in order to get the “world” championship.

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8/30/2018 9:34 AM

billyp330 wrote:

Wonder if its a coincidence that none of those listed won any titles in 450s either...

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Maybe, but there’s a lot of 250 champs that never won 450 titles either...

billyp330 wrote:

True. Has anyone ever won a premier title without winning a title on smaller bike? Can't think of any off the top of my head.

I don't think Emig won a 125sx title and went on be 97 250sx champ. He did win the 125 class outdoors though.

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8/30/2018 9:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/30/2018 9:41 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

Well....if I'm one of the guys this thread is steered for.....I never said " I don't think he doesn't deserve a shot on a 450 ...more

What exactly is it about him that you seem to dislike so much? I'm sure it's absolutely nothing as he never causes drama and is a hard worker, but we all can't wait to find out what the almighty Jeffro thinks so we can hate him for no reason also.

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8/30/2018 9:40 AM

TDeath21 wrote:

Eh. That was on Mookie though. He had offers.

What factory teams made him offers?

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8/30/2018 10:06 AM

TEL36 wrote:

Didn't Heath Voss win an "FIM world Supercross" championship in '04? What races did that consist of? I was 11 at the time so ...more

TDeath21 wrote:

That championship was a joke. Reed, Windham, and a few others still beat him in points despite not racing the two Canadian ...more

cant win if you dont race! yamaha bought that number 1 thats why heath got that ride

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8/30/2018 10:09 AM

I'm sure there are More that have gotten a ride than that
The 1st that popped in my mind was Broc Hepler

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