Who is KTM waiting for?

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7/26/2017 4:32 PM

There's a thread already that says there's some creedence to what Matthes said about KTM signing Broc Tickle away from RCH for the 2018 season.

I think, if it's true it's a good solid call...but who can they be gunning for that they are signing a rider like Tickle? Broc's good...but he's no threat to win. Podium, maybe...overall, no. KTM is obviously holding back some funds for the "right" rider.

Who else is available for 2018 that would be a potential threat to win to pair with Musquin?

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7/26/2017 4:36 PM

do I really have to tell you?!??!?! BUBBA baby!!!!!grin grin grin w00t w00t w00t

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7/26/2017 4:36 PM

Well I'm not sure what blakes contract with his team is but he's proven he can win motos. SX I don't think he will be a threat to win so I'm really not sure who they'd be waiting for. Barcia? I don't know

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7/26/2017 4:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 4:39 PM

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

Well I'm not sure what blakes contract with his team is but he's proven he can win motos. SX I don't think he will be a threat to win so I'm really not sure who they'd be waiting for. Barcia? I don't know

I believe Blake's at Butler for another year. Barcia will be available

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7/26/2017 4:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 4:43 PM

Barcia realistically isn't a threat. Plessinger, Savatgy or Ciancarillo maybe?

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7/26/2017 4:47 PM

I would think a 250 guy.... or Webb after next season.

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7/26/2017 4:53 PM

Where does this urgency around filling a "spot" come from? "Spots" are arbitrary. Why does it matter they run a second bike? This is a recent phenomenon. It makes me uncomfortable. I need to abuse something.

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7/26/2017 4:53 PM

Lorettas 250b rider!

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7/26/2017 4:55 PM

You guys sleep hard on broc tickle. We have a joke that he gets 4th in every single race in fantasy sx/mx. And hes quiet and low maintenance so who knows if he is like cooper webb and doesnt like his bike, and the ktm makes him a championship contender?

He doesnt look like he rides over his head and is constantly top 5, or top 10 on a bad day. And im sure hes not making huge money. You know what youre getting with broc every weekend, may i say sort of like dungey, but a step down. I think hed be a good addition for ktm. Better than taking a random chance on barcia (whos been inconsistent the past 3 years) or a 250 guy, the 250 guys seem inconsistent lately as well.

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7/26/2017 4:55 PM

mauidex wrote:

do I really have to tell you?!??!?! BUBBA baby!!!!!grin grin grin w00t w00t w00t

Take a lap!

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7/26/2017 4:59 PM

From a recent interview it sounded like KTM were looking at only two riders next year, and possibly back to three the year after.

So Tickle for next year, then try pick up a top level rider the year after. Maybe Webb/Bagget, or a 250 rider?

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7/26/2017 5:11 PM

You would they would be going after bagget rather then,tickle....

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RV, 4 th to 8 th, mxgp

7/26/2017 5:14 PM

struth wrote:

You would they would be going after bagget rather then,tickle....

Baggett is under contract for 2018 with Butler's.

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7/26/2017 5:21 PM

struth wrote:

You would they would be going after bagget rather then,tickle....

ML512 wrote:

Baggett is under contract for 2018 with Butler's.

So no rider has ever had their contract bought out?

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7/26/2017 5:23 PM

Shit, do I really need to esplainn it?
Roger is waiting to see if Honda cuts Kenny. Of coarse they would be nuts to, but let's take a stroll down memory lane. They cut R.C., and M.C. in their prime (when they weren't injured!).

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7/26/2017 5:25 PM

oldblood wrote:

Shit, do I really need to esplainn it?
Roger is waiting to see if Honda cuts Kenny. Of coarse they would be nuts to, but let's take a stroll down memory lane. They cut R.C., and M.C. in their prime (when they weren't injured!).

Man how sick would that be?

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7/26/2017 5:29 PM

And don't even get me started about what they did to Donnie and Darrell Shultz!

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7/26/2017 5:29 PM

Donnie Hansen

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7/26/2017 5:51 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

Lorettas 250b rider!

LOL, spit my bourbon right through my nose with that one!

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7/26/2017 5:56 PM

Plessinger

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

7/26/2017 5:59 PM

Bogle is beating Tickle in points right now by 5 positions. Just saying. However, I'm not sure of Bogles contract right now.

Also, does Husky plan on keeping 3 riders on 450s? I bet one of those guys (Not JA) joins KTM squad. Probably the easiest deal to make.

Speaking of Husky. Is Osborn staying in 250s another year? Great fit at KTM. Already trains with Marv.

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7/26/2017 6:01 PM

Jeff Dement.

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7/26/2017 6:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 6:19 PM

Dungey; he will be taking Roger D's position soon.

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7/26/2017 6:20 PM

Axell Hodges

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"Who cares about what other people think"

7/26/2017 6:30 PM

tydog wrote:

Dungey; he will be taking Roger D's position soon.

Ha ha. But seriously, there is no one even remotely close to being able to take Rogers position. He's just going to have to keep going.

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7/26/2017 6:36 PM

struth wrote:

You would they would be going after bagget rather then,tickle....

ML512 wrote:

Baggett is under contract for 2018 with Butler's.

kkawboy14 wrote:

So no rider has ever had their contract bought out?

They've already discussed it, he won't be bought out and brought over.

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7/26/2017 6:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2017 6:45 PM

luxury of having the best bikes IMO

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7/26/2017 6:47 PM

oldblood wrote:

Ha ha. But seriously, there is no one even remotely close to being able to take Rogers position. He's just going to have to keep going.

Partially agree but I'd take that bet.

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7/26/2017 6:49 PM

tydog wrote:

Dungey; he will be taking Roger D's position soon.

Wrong
Ian will take over for Roger. Dungey wouldn't want that Job, even if he was qualified to have it.

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7/26/2017 7:00 PM

KAWI642 wrote:

luxury of having the best bikes IMO

They had the best rider with Dungey. The KTM certainly didn't solve Trey's problems, and I can't feature Marvin winning a title any time soon unless Tomac gets hurt and Kenny can't come back. The bikes are fine, but I don't really think their track record makes the factory KTM look superior to the other factory bikes.

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