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Old 12-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #771
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Originally Posted by neduro View Post
I'm just catching up... but KTM has (famously and repeatedly) said that Rally is the only sport that pays for itself. Those 450RRs they sell for Euro $30k are a profit center, as is the parts truck on the race.

As for not nuturing talent, how many of the top 10 were on KTMs last year? Of those who weren't, how many want to be? I think they'll be fine on that front.
Agreed and as I hear, KTM is not going anywhere although I do hear that a new bike is in the works and EFI is being tested rigorously. What I meant about team dynamics changing is in the rider department. Aliens don't come along frequently and it may be a while before KTM can grab two of the best if Cyril leaves as expected.
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