Chad Reed Leaves Kawasaki

September 10, 2010
Ken Hutchison
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The ulcers keep piling on for the warden of the MotoUSA asylum. With the inmates running rampant around the globe, Hutch has opted to get in on the madness more these days than in years past and is back in the saddle again.

Chad Reed
Chad Reed is taking his Supercross expertise on the road in 2011. The 2004 and 2008 AMA SX champion will be on a new team soon. The question is what team will it be. He sure would be a good fit for KTM.

Kawasaki announced that it is cutting ties with Chad Reed after the two parties mutually agreed to go their separate ways.

“Monster Energy Kawasaki would like to thank Chad Reed for being a part of our team for the 2010 AMA Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM Championship and the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Series. Reed was a valuable member of our program scoring one win and multiple podium finishes aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors”.

This raises the question of where Reed will end up as the 2011 AMA Supercross and Motocross seasons are coming up quick. With former Suzuki boss Roger Decoster set to head up the KTM Racing endeavors the rumor is that Reed is set to join his former boss as part of a powerhouse team capable of bringing a Supercross championship title to the Austrian based company.

The new KTM 350SX seems perfectly designed to take the Supercross world by storm and with two-time SX champion Chad Reed at the controls it would be a formidable combination.

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