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Rv to team Yamaha

Discussion in 'MX/SX General' started by John250, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. C Hudak

    C Hudak PR Addict

    Location:
    Lordstown, OH
    Racing Number:
    2
    They will Still have entry level bike, but there going all electric for that size. Should be interesting to see where and with what they can race.
     
  2. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    That's crazy. KTM owns the 50cc market. I heard Cobra was having some financial issues. This should be a boom for them, unless Yamaha steps up and produces a true race 50.
     
  3. 4DAIVI PAI2K5

    4DAIVI PAI2K5 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    93
    I hadn't heard that about cobra. It's a sea of yellow in the 3 of the 4 classes. Every kid that we know that has tried a Cobra has switched from the KTM's to them. That is just the racing market tho. I'm sure much more KTM 50's are bought and never see a race.
     
  4. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    The last 5 years, Cobra has seen a big decrease. Locally it used to be all Cobras, then KTM stepped up. In my opinion, the KTM was much more reliable, and a better bike. Perhaps not quite as fast, but you were not working on them constantly.

    I have not read anywhere about them dropping gas 50s. Will have to do some research.
     
  5. MarctheSharc

    MarctheSharc PR Founding Father

    Yes & yes ...
    But leave the racing out of the thought process for now.

    Just imagine ....little rippers everywhere.
    At young ages they'll be tearing it up like never before.
     
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  6. 4DAIVI PAI2K5

    4DAIVI PAI2K5 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    93
    I have had the exact opposite experience. Our 3 Cobra's have been rock solid, and just bought a forth. The Brand new KTM we had in 16 gave me nothing but headaches and expenses.

    [​IMG]received_511088752609766 by 4DAIVIPAI2K5, on Flickr
     
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  7. Mandy Boorom

    Mandy Boorom PR Member

    Location:
    Delaware, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    913
    KTM is not dropping 50s, a bad translation was made where someone was quoted that they were. They are doing a ton of electric mini bike testing but still plan on carrying the fuel filled bikes.
     
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  8. 4DAIVI PAI2K5

    4DAIVI PAI2K5 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    93
    I remember reading it in a magazine interview, I hadn't heard anything different. I'm glad to hear they are still going to produce a dino guzzler, the more the better.
     
  9. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Motocross action had a paragraph on that they were dropping out of the market.....they need to get their stuff straight.

    Cobras pretty much always had full gates at Loretta’s.

    And...will the ktm challenge be all electric? MXA said 18 was gonna be the last year for the 50sx....wonder who they got their info from....
     
  10. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin PR Founding Father

    Electric bikes are coming whether we like it or not. I'd like to ride that Alta bike that was used in Red Bull Straight Rhythm...........

    My kid had an Oset trials electric bike to learn on, and I could take him to the local city park and let him ride it around the whole place with all kinds of people around. No one said a word, now if he was even on a PW50 that made any sort of noise, they would have called the police and thrown us out of the park. A KTM 50sx or Cobra would be immediate problems for us........... Imagine all the places we could ride if we didn't make any noise!!!! I'm all for electric bikes, I want one of the KTM's that is out now just to play on.
     
  11. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    I am old an set in my ways. Electric bikes interest me as much as buying an electric train set.
     
  12. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    But electric starts had the same affect. And here we are today.
     
  13. John250

    John250 PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Xenia, Ohio
    Racing Number:
    250
    I still kick like a man.
     
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  14. MX099

    MX099 PR Addict

    Location:
    Oil City, PA
    Racing Number:
    7
    Hey, did you leave your bag phone on the table in sign up?
     
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