Ahead of 2017 Monster Energy Supercross, Trey Canard joined Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin on the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team.Canard’s pre-season performance aboard the KTM SX-F450 looked promising, but he couldn’t carry that into the season opener at Anaheim. The Oklahoma native crashed during practice fat A1 SX, and was forced to sit out the main event due to shoulder pain.
Further evaluation confirmed that Canard sustained a minor tear in his rotator cuff, which will force him to miss this Saturday’s second round in San Diego.“The good news is that the tear is minor and doesn’t require any type of surgery. It feels extremely sore right now because of the swelling and fluid that has built up around it but once the swelling goes down the doctor says I should be good to go,” Canard says.Canard joined the factory KTM team after a decade of riding with Honda. In the past few seasons, his overall performance was hindered due to injury after injury, but he was healthy coming into 2017 SX. This changes after A1, and Canard is already forced to miss the opening two rounds.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!