As always I want to give a big thanks to all the readers following the site. It is growing every day and that is very rewarding for me to see. About your feedback: bring it on! I always want to hear your comments and input. It helps me to keep focused on what people want see on the site.
Here are a couple of quick updates and what is happening-
If you haven’t looked at the KTM fuel injection/in line filter story, check it out. I think this will clear up some of the talk about this. The new inline filter is just going to become a regular service item on the new bikes. It is not any real mystery and not very difficult to service.
KTM 500xc-w testing – Everyone has been asking about the bike. I have sat down at least three times to start writing it up, but every time I ride the bike a learn a little more about it. That is also to say that every time I ride the bike I like it more. Instead of leaving it stock like the 450xc-w that we recently tested, I have been working hard to get a perfect set up for me to race. The 500 is paying off with big dividends. With the suspension sorted out and an exhaust to get a little more life out of the motor, this bike is an incredible ride. I raced it last week and am off to the National Hare & Hound this weekend. So next week I will try to get it all written up, but suffice it to say that I have been once again been seduced by big bore power.
Husky TE511 is scheduled to show up in two weeks.
Now about that Kendall Norman/KTM story. Well, I was blown away by the response to it. What a polarizing topic. My phone and email went off like crazy for two solid days. So where is this story going? I am not exactly sure, but I very strongly suspect we have not heard the last of it. KTM is keeping it’s collective mouth shut, sort of on lock down at the moment. But we do know what they have already said, that they are setting out to win the Baja championship. That means a two bike effort. They need a minimum of 5 riders, 2 per team plus one spare. They have 3 riders.
KTM has been very public about the fact that GNCC is the most important series in the country. Of course, they won the 2011 championship, but that came after a very dry spell. David Knight last won for KTM way back in 2007. For last year’s win, KTM basically just went out and bought the best rider on the market, Charlie Mullins. For 2012 they have 2 of the best 3 riders for the series, now that they have added Josh Strang to the payroll. So why would there be any reason not to expect them to do the same thing for Baja?
Ok, so that is about all for now, thanks for tuning in