Roczen is a free agent

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9/15/2022 2:09pm Edited Date/Time 10/1/2022 4:10am
Latest on the Bubba's World podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaiXGSCfX9w

He's still racing WSX, but I'm excited to see what comes for Kenny!
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9/15/2022 2:13pm Edited Date/Time 9/15/2022 2:14pm
Will be interesting to see how this pans out. 👀 kudos to James for the uncut scoop!
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9/15/2022 2:33pm
Any room back at redbull ktm?
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swe292
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9/15/2022 2:38pm
M-M wrote:
Any room back at redbull ktm?
they will put him under an easy up behind the main rig.
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Press516
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9/15/2022 2:44pm
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be on a quality bike for sure. Top 3-4 guy with race winning capability.
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9/15/2022 2:46pm
Now we know why he posted about his bent up practice bike!
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Press516 wrote:
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be...
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be on a quality bike for sure. Top 3-4 guy with race winning capability.
There’s no way he’s getting under the same tent as Webb. How awkward that would be!
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9/15/2022 2:48pm
M-M wrote:
Any room back at redbull ktm?
KR with Coop?
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9/15/2022 2:49pm
It's interesting, he explicitly states "I'm not doing this for the money", but then also says he won't race next year unless he gets an offer for good money.

He also says he's doing it for the fans, but he only does what he is obligated to do for sponsors.
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9/15/2022 2:53pm
Honestly, I like honda's bikes.. But i don't respect them as a business at all.. Im still salty over the MC thing and then RC.. so as a professional organization, i wouldn't sign with them on their lack of principals.
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"Free agent" sure sounds better than "unemployed".
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It’s kind of wild we don’t hear about guys starting their own teams anymore toward the end of their careers. Seems like Kenny could do what Reed did with Team two two at the minimum. But I’m guessing he’s reached his nut, and isn’t looking to put in that level of commitment.
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9/15/2022 2:54pm
USA wrote:
It's interesting, he explicitly states "I'm not doing this for the money", but then also says he won't race next year unless he gets an offer...
It's interesting, he explicitly states "I'm not doing this for the money", but then also says he won't race next year unless he gets an offer for good money.

He also says he's doing it for the fans, but he only does what he is obligated to do for sponsors.
He contradicted the shit out of himself that whole interview. Definitely a weird one. Props to Stew as well for not beating around the bush at all, that was great. Was real confused when he said im not here to ask for fill in rides or anything but proceeded to keep saying he was available and he's a free agent. He's also choosing the fans over a Honda contract.
9/15/2022 2:54pm
I bet he does wsx only and never races in the US full time again.
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“Honda decided to pull the offer that they gave me, which by the way was a great offer,” he said.

Uhhhhh... No it wasn't.
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He will be a good second rider for a team. He can win a race or two a year and is fan favorite that will help sell bikes. Low money up front and large bonus for wins.
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9/15/2022 3:00pm
I think the only reason he lined up for the outdoors at all was for the money. Dude has been mentally done with the sport for a while, or is at least flakey enough about it that Honda is cutting their losses.
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9/15/2022 3:01pm Edited Date/Time 9/15/2022 3:01pm
KONG wrote:
"Free agent" sure sounds better than "unemployed".
Wink
Still rides for fox, Red Bull, and is contracted through wsx to race the two rounds so he's not unemployed. Just lost a contract.
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9/15/2022 3:05pm
KONG wrote:
"Free agent" sure sounds better than "unemployed".
Wink
Still rides for fox, Red Bull, and is contracted through wsx to race the two rounds so he's not unemployed. Just lost a contract.
As of now, he still has Honda HRC on his IG. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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9/15/2022 3:06pm
I guess American Honda doesn’t give a shit about fans outside the US.
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Press516
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Press516 wrote:
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be...
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be on a quality bike for sure. Top 3-4 guy with race winning capability.
barrs211 wrote:
There’s no way he’s getting under the same tent as Webb. How awkward that would be!
Yeah, a stretch... But Webb might only do SX and Ken might only do Outdoors... Odd, but I could see that happening.
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9/15/2022 3:08pm
Press516 wrote:
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be...
Well, KTM and Star are both looking a little light in the 450 class for next year... He'll have some irons in the fire and be on a quality bike for sure. Top 3-4 guy with race winning capability.
barrs211 wrote:
There’s no way he’s getting under the same tent as Webb. How awkward that would be!
Gas Gas or Husky perhaps? Is the rumor that Husky is done with Rockstar true?
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Still rides for fox, Red Bull, and is contracted through wsx to race the two rounds so he's not unemployed. Just lost a contract.
Yeah, racegear is very useful when you don't have a bike.
Laughing
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9/15/2022 3:08pm
Funny the guys acting like Kenny is a bum and will have to go hat in hand begging for a ride.

Kenny is still ELITE and will have a damn good ride.
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9/15/2022 3:11pm
KONG wrote:
Yeah, racegear is very useful when you don't have a bike.
Laughing
Im not a Kenny fan either but you're trying way to hard to hate on the guy
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9/15/2022 3:12pm
Good time for BarX to swoop him up. it's basically the same as the 2016 bike right? lol
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9/15/2022 3:14pm
My mind is blown, that Instagram post of the chain guide must have been the last straw for Honda
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McG194 wrote:
Funny the guys acting like Kenny is a bum and will have to go hat in hand begging for a ride. Kenny is still ELITE and...
Funny the guys acting like Kenny is a bum and will have to go hat in hand begging for a ride.

Kenny is still ELITE and will have a damn good ride.
If we are talking strictly results, I’d pick two guys over Kenny that are(I think) free agents. The best part is you could probably get those guys on a two year deal for what it would cost to get Kenny for one year. Yes, Kenny will win a race here or there but I mean point totals they have guys id pick over Kenny. Kenny does have value in marketing and that’s what his team will show I am sure.
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Motodave15 wrote:
Honestly, I like honda's bikes.. But i don't respect them as a business at all.. Im still salty over the MC thing and then RC.. so...
Honestly, I like honda's bikes.. But i don't respect them as a business at all.. Im still salty over the MC thing and then RC.. so as a professional organization, i wouldn't sign with them on their lack of principals.
Add Gary Jones, Marty Smith (NO ONE sold more bikes for Honda), Johnny O, and Mickey Dymond to that list.

Honda has a LONG history of kicking riders to the curb.
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swe292 wrote:
Good time for BarX to swoop him up. it's basically the same as the 2016 bike right? lol
I don't see current day Kenny and Larry Brooks as a good match
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