The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    wondering how long Quinn Cody is in these guys plans

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  2. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon Don't look back

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    Good times.

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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    That was.....odd
  4. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    fixed...
  5. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    As I understand it, Quinn has a contract with Speedbrain through Dakar 2014 but last I asked him about it (just after Speedbrain and BMW terminated their contract) I didn't get any response as to the long term plans or if any modifications were to be made.
  6. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    April and still no news about Cyril :huh
  7. dirtkiwi

    dirtkiwi Adventurer

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    Surely he has to do something soon..... Im checking pretty much every hour at the moment. BTW Ted, I finally got my copy of your book back from a mate who borrowed it and tried to keep it, am reading it for what must be the seventh time, it never gets old :clap
  8. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Not sure if it belongs here, but a recent interview with Pit Beirer, KTM racing and Motorsports head honcho on the future of Husqvarna integration into the KTM family. Starts with MX world championship, haven't had a chance to listen to the whole thing.

    8 minutes, enjoy
  9. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    He is talking MX but I believe off road in general (including ralley?) what next - CDP ? :evil:evil:evil
  10. Martino

    Martino Adventurer

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    Please remember that there is no Husqvarna Dakar effort any more - it is officially Speedbrain now, without factory involvement.
  11. auguzt

    auguzt get on with it

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    Fixed :D
  12. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    There is a wild rumor of Husqvarna being set up as a possible "B" team in rallying to act as a sort of feeder and weeder for the official factory KTM team but my feeling is that the odds of that happening are slim.
  13. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    So does anyone know where Le frog is headed?

    Surely his 'value' might now be passing - he needs to test ride Le Honda and that needs lots of time.

    Unless he is trying several brands out.
  14. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  15. Nitro

    Nitro Been here awhile

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    Just heard a rumour.
    Cyril on a Husky :evil
  16. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    Ostensibly KTM - no?:evil

    And a way of getting Faria a lead ride - but there again why not Faria on a Husky then, unless there was a key deal struck to promote the brand - it would make sense?
  17. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Husky team
    Cyril rider
    then Speedbrain sends Quinn back to HUSKY
    Cody warterboy:evil
  18. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Yay not Honda. Leave to helder
  19. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    There are some interesting rumblings. Apparently the HRC representation in Abu Dhabi is very light on Japanese personnel and in fact, Helders bike came from Portugal after his own support included some "personal improvements".

    Makes me wonder if HRC is abandoning this version and moving development solely to the new bike due later in the year. Another interesting rumor is that HRC is dragging their feet in procuring the services of Cyril. Word is that Cyril wants to go to Honda, but HRC is deathly afraid that if they don't immediately win, the perception can only be that the bike is at fault.

    Seems odd that a team would not want to best rider for fear it would highlight other deficiencies, but that is what rumors are all about anyway.

    :lol3

    If true, it would display an astonishing lack of confidence on the part of HRC.
  20. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    The most I have heard in regards to a Husqvarna team is the slim possibility of a "B" level team as a feeder to KTM, however it is important to keep in mind that a bike would essentially need to be developed from scratch is a Husky is used as a platform. Keep in mind that the TE449RR was essentially the BMW G450X that was rebadged as a Husky using a husky motor. Speedbrain owns all the rights to that version as a rally bike which is why they are moving to homologate it as the first model from Speedbrain as a manufacturer.

    Perhaps an easier and more logical move would be for KTM to rebadge the current KTM 450RR as a husky after they release the new version at the end of the year. That would give them a dated and heavy, albeit proven and reliable platform to develop future talent. Either way, I don't see Cyril going to Husky. As I hear it, his presence is not very welcome among the KTM or KTM related camps these days.