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Congrats to Kroc and Cooper Webb, both deserved it!

I didn't think that Kroc would have the same success without the Baker Factory, but I was wrong. He dominated this outdoor season!
 

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RCH was already a factory effort. Nothing new here.
This is the equivalent of "bold new graphics".
Dungey, Reed, Canard, etc. many top riders did not complete a season.
Suzuki had a good bike a couple of years ago but the brand is not half as "in it" as Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda or KTM are.
I don't see that changing and now Honda just purchased back the #1 plate that Suzuki bought from them with RC.


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Things have gone downhill for Suzuki since DeCoster left. They half assed everything until he showed up. Rebuilt their program and bikes, even though it took a long time to do it.

I'm kinda surprised at Martin going to GEICO Honda for only a 2 year deal.
 

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Good to see Eli and Cooper get some results against the Euros. Sounds like Eli dominated and Cooper had a run of runs in the 2nd moto.
 

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And again Eli laid the smack down on them. Great job ET
 

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I would call this pretty official for KRoc to Honda

 

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Honda bought another number 1 plate to run outdoors next year.

Hopefully Kroc can turn around Hondas (450) downward spiral since Carmichael left.
 

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Rumor is the Stewart brothers pitting out of their own semi-truck on Geico Hondas. James will buy the semi. Geico/FC Honda will supply/prep the bikes. Outside sponsorship could be a credit card company.
 

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Rumor is the Stewart brothers pitting out of their own semi-truck on Geico Hondas. James will buy the semi. Geico/FC Honda will supply/prep the bikes. Outside sponsorship could be a credit card company.
Hope it's true and I hope JS7 competes. If Mookie stays healthy he should do good on the big bike.

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JGR officially switches to Suzuki.

So now Suzuki has no "official" factory team, but two factory level teams. And JGR is going to run 2, 250 riders for SX. One east, one west.

Dean Wilson has been seen riding a Suzuki. Rumored to be in talks with RCH.

No Cooper Webb for MEC.
 

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JGR officially switches to Suzuki.

So now Suzuki has no "official" factory team, but two factory level teams. And JGR is going to run 2, 250 riders for SX. One east, one west.

Dean Wilson has been seen riding a Suzuki. Rumored to be in talks with RCH.

No Cooper Webb for MEC.

Wonder if this had anything to do with the rumored Suzuki/Toyota automotive partnership since JGR is a Toyota team
 

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Wonder if this had anything to do with the rumored Suzuki/Toyota automotive partnership since JGR is a Toyota team

Haven't heard of that. But what I have heard is that Toyota owns a large share of Yamaha.
 

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Honda bought "another" #1 plate?
What were the others? Or other?

Toyota owns a small percent of Yamaha but the biggest link they have is their relationship/agreement/partnership/alliance with each other.


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SX 2017 prediction, if they all stay healthy :

1. KRoc
2. Dungey/Tomac fighting it out.
4.Anderson.
5. Musquin
6. Webb. Just cuz.

The 450 field will, hopefully be and stay, stacked next year.
 
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SX 2017 prediction, if they all stay healthy :

1. KRoc
2. Dungey/Tomac fighting it out.
4.Anderson.
5. Musquin
6. Webb. Just cuz.

The 450 field will, hopefully be and stay, stacked next year.

Even though I don't like your first prediction, its probably right. I think Musquin and Anderson might be reversed
 

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It's going to be a real tough pill to swallow for Eli to get beat on his old bike by the guy he used to smoke.

I'd like to see Trey stay healthy (shut up) and be right there too.

Don't forget Mookie!

I think Webb will get some humbling in the 450 class.


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