Why hasn’t the ktm 250 been so dominant here in the AMA as in MXGP

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5/29/2021 6:11 PM

When is the last time ktm has won a race not just a moto here in USA ? Why hasn’t it been as dominant as it has been in Europe and as dominant as it’s big brother the 450 here

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5/29/2021 6:13 PM

Because in the GPs they always seem to have the best guy in the class on their bike?

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5/29/2021 6:18 PM

caviar&cigarettes338 wrote:

When is the last time ktm has won a race not just a moto here in USA ? Why hasn’t it been as dominant as it has been in Europe ...more

That 450 was definitely dominant today! #itstheriders
Bikes only go as fast as the throttle hand.
Brake later, on the gas earlier.
More corner speed, less air time....
Some really great riders have won on some really bad bikes, none of the bikes today are bad.

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I work to provide for my family, I ride to keep my sanity.

5/29/2021 6:27 PM

Rider > Bike

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5/29/2021 8:55 PM

The MX2 guys are kicked out once they turn 23 and are getting good.

KTM hires the most promising guys, and in an artificially restricted class, it skews the results.

They have the highest budgets, most riders, and great bikes too of course.

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5/29/2021 9:50 PM

I was wondering too when a ktm won a 250 moto or race and who was riding it?

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5/29/2021 10:01 PM

KTM put way more money into mx2 than anyone else , so have the best bike and hire the best riders ,

The 250 class in the states is much better supported by more manufacturers ,

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5/29/2021 10:40 PM

soggy wrote:

I was wondering too when a ktm won a 250 moto or race and who was riding it?

McElrath at Budds Creek 2019 (?)

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5/30/2021 12:28 AM

While I was going to say they just lacked the top talents in the US, I actually think TLD KTM had a little bit of the factory-Yamaha-itis too.

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5/30/2021 6:12 AM

Because outside of Dunge, Roger cant manage kids under 25

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

5/30/2021 9:38 AM

Duh...cause they haven’t had decent riders on it here like in Europe.

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5/30/2021 9:47 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Because outside of Dunge, Roger cant manage kids under 25

Roger has managed everyone from wild child magoo to Mr vanilla Dungey get a clue

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5/30/2021 10:16 AM

Orange 🍊 pig?

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5/30/2021 10:38 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Because outside of Dunge, Roger cant manage kids under 25

dge532 wrote:

Roger has managed everyone from wild child magoo to Mr vanilla Dungey get a clue

He’s managed many more in between right into the ground

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

5/30/2021 10:48 AM

Honda-joke to dominant Suzuki-joke to dominant KTM-not even on the map to near dominance. Clearly has no idea what he's doing

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5/30/2021 10:55 AM

Because the orange bikes are overrated.. cool

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/30/2021 11:12 AM

Having two top talent riders in Jessy Nelson and Brian Moreau have their super bad luck certainly has an impact on the KTM 250 potential success.

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5/30/2021 11:13 AM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

He’s managed many more in between right into the ground

Since you take these shots at decoster all the time, im really curious who's on this list of sure things he has ruined? The man has forgotten more about mx than most will ever hope to know

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5/30/2021 11:18 AM

dge532 wrote:

Roger has managed everyone from wild child magoo to Mr vanilla Dungey get a clue

Johnny Ringo wrote:

He’s managed many more in between right into the ground

dge532 wrote:

Since you take these shots at decoster all the time, im really curious who's on this list of sure things he has ruined? The ...more

He’s probably forgotten many of the names of kids he’s ruined also

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

5/30/2021 2:04 PM

H4L wrote:

Because the orange bikes are overrated.. cool

CR 250 is way better than a 250sx as well, right? grin

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5/30/2021 2:19 PM

H4L wrote:

Because the orange bikes are overrated.. cool

seth505 wrote:

CR 250 is way better than a 250sx as well, right? grin

Did it hurt your feelings ? wink

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/30/2021 2:27 PM

H4L wrote:

Because the orange bikes are overrated.. cool

seth505 wrote:

CR 250 is way better than a 250sx as well, right? grin

H4L wrote:

Did it hurt your feelings ? wink

No sir, I just think it's crazy how manufacturer fanboys disregard reality. The SXF is easily a better bike than the CRF. To prove my feelings aren't hurt, I bought a '21 Suzuki with my own money by choice. Everyone will say all the other bikes are better off the showroom floor and I have shed no tears.

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5/30/2021 2:37 PM

seth505 wrote:

No sir, I just think it's crazy how manufacturer fanboys disregard reality. The SXF is easily a better bike than the CRF. To ...more

Ok. Thnxz for sharing.. grin

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Speak softly and carry a big stick.

5/30/2021 2:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/30/2021 2:45 PM

Once he brings Herlings and Prado over to race the lites class they might! He did it with Rock and Moose. It will take them a few years to learn sx, but outdoors they might be on the box smile

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5/30/2021 2:51 PM

caviar&cigarettes338 wrote:

When is the last time ktm has won a race not just a moto here in USA ? Why hasn’t it been as dominant as it has been in Europe ...more

Prada and vialle aren't racing here. Next
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5/30/2021 3:01 PM

Zach Osbourne. 250 sx champion 2017 2018. 250 mx champion 2017.

Not bad stats if you ask me

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5/30/2021 3:24 PM

Because in Europe KTM is the only brand that takes the 250 U23 series seriously. If you look at the money HRC is throwing into the 250 class in the USA with two top riders and they've build a competitive bike too... And in Europe you've Livia who needs to run a team on a string budget and has Rubén Fernández and Joel Rizzi as prime riders...

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5/30/2021 3:36 PM

Trickassmarks wrote:

Zach Osbourne. 250 sx champion 2017 2018. 250 mx champion 2017.

Not bad stats if you ask me

Yes...we know Bobby H can build a good bike and run a good race team.

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5/30/2021 6:12 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Because outside of Dunge, Roger cant manage kids under 25

dge532 wrote:

Roger has managed everyone from wild child magoo to Mr vanilla Dungey get a clue

Johnny Ringo wrote:

He’s managed many more in between right into the ground

He didn’t manage Magoo, he didn’t even want him on the team. Dave Arnold signed him and managed him.

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5/30/2021 7:40 PM

If you watch the Mx2 class the KTM's almost always get the holeshots. They are clearly the fastest bikes much like the Star racing Yamaha's are here.

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