Originally Posted by ThomasVolomitz
So the question is, how do you get Americans into rally. I had no interest in racing at all until seeing a rally race. I think it is above and beyond other forms of racing, especially going round and round an asphalt track. Not meaning to offend, just my opinion.
You need a US rider and the US systems applied and the sport would lift off in the US.
This ONLY means Johnny Campbell. His personality is proven at team management and developing awesome riders.
The HRC Japanese engineers would do or make almost anything for him. He might be 41 but he brings an awesome history.
Troy safari is probably better qualified to make this point but I see a time when the crf450 base sled is used like the old xr600 sled was - in every dam event on the globe. To win. Safaris. Dakar. Anything else?
I think the new 450x base is going to be the start of the (long awaited) fightback by Honda for global domination managed and led by none other than JC himself.