Motorcycle Racing News AMA Supercross/Motocross Cooper Webb: First Look on the 2019 KTM 450 SX-F (2019 SX...

Cooper Webb: First Look on the 2019 KTM 450 SX-F (2019 SX & MX)

Cooper Webb Readies for 2019 Supercross Season

After six years on Yamaha, including a 250 National Championship in 2013 and a pair of 250 Supercross regional championships, Cooper Webb will be riding for Red Bull KTM for 2019.

Webb’s two-season 450 career has been less than spectacular and below expectations for a three-time 250 champion.

Cooper Webb SX-F 450 KTMInjury prevented Webb from riding all Supercross or National rounds in 2017 and 2018, and he only managed one podium each Supercross season, along with two National motocross podiums in 2017 and none in 2018.

Webb is hoping his move to KTM—where Webb replaces Broc Tickle as Marvin Musquin’s teammate—and the use of training superstar Aldon Baker will bring his 450 performances up to his 250 results.

Webb’s KTM 450 SX-F debut at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup in October resulted in a 6-19-9 performance, giving Webb an idea of what he needs to work on before Anaheim 1 on January 5.

Webb was introduced to the press at KTM’s test track, and we had a chance to watch him on his new ride. Webb rode confidently and put in extra time on the track. Here is what Webb looked like in Orange under the Southern California sun.

KTM’s Cooper Webb Photo Gallery

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

2020 KTM 890 Duke R Inside Look (15 Fast Facts)

After much teasing, we are finally getting an inside look at the 2020 KTM 890 Duke R. Although it’s an all-new model, look at it as a track-ready 790 Duke.

2020 BMW F 900 R Review (15 Fast Facts)

Compared to the 800 R it replaces, the 2020 BMW F 900 R is more power and the ergonomics have taken a turn toward performance. Here's our review.

2020 KTM 390 Duke Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

Based on KTM’s track-focused RC 390, the 2020 KTM 390 Duke is a real-world sport motorcycle that is enticing to those who love light...

2013-2017 Triumph Trophy SE Recall: Front Brake House Issues

Calling all 2013-2017 Triumph Trophy SE A1 and SE Launch motorcycle owners. Triumph Motorcycles America has recalled 1585 of these models due to front-brake...

Dunlop Dragmax First Look: Drag Racing Motorcycle Tire

Dunlop has a wide range of motorcycle tires in its lineup, from the slow-going D803GP for trials bikes to the MotoAmerica-ready KR448 slick. Filling...

2020 BMW R nineT Pure Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

It’s back to basics with the 2020 BMW R nineT Pure. That minimalist attitude has allowed BMW to bring the R nineT Pure to the showroom for less than $10k.