in Supercross a few years ago. It’s an area that we will
touch on in the future. Davi Millsaps is using it now, and
he really seems to like it. The same goes for the WP air
forks. Andrew Short has been using that technology, and
it’s still in development. We are going to wait until WP
has worked out all the bugs. That’s when we’ll go racing
with the technology.
WHAT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE
2016 KTM RACE BIKE? There haven’t been a ton of
changes since last year’s race bike. The chassis is dif-
ferent, and the whole package is a little bit lighter, but
that’s about it. I can actually build the bike lighter than
what Ryan is racing with, but I like to have a buffer for
the AMA’s weight-limit restrictions. We want to protect
ourselves from getting hit with a penalty. The bike can
lose weight by the tire knobs coming off and the muffler
packing blowing out during a race. The AMA can also
wash the bike before weighing it. That’s in the rulebook,
so we don’t want the bike to be too light.
HOW HAS RYAN DUNGEY CHANGED SINCE
YOU STARTED WORKING WITH HIM? He has been
a really good person to work with since the first day
we got together. His work ethic gets better every year.
Ryan has the hunger to win and improve himself. He has
matured a lot in the time since we started together. We
get along really well.