News 11 Jul 2017

Reardon reunites with Kawasaki for upcoming AUS Supercross series

MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki signs multi-time champion.

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Multiple Australian supercross and motocross champion Dan Reardon will return to the brand that ignited his successful career following an announcement from the Queensland-based MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Kawasaki Racing outfit.

Reardon is slated to contest the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship aboard the KX450F in a bid to add another title to his name, with the likeable star revealing it was the right time for change following two and half years with Yamaha.

“I’ve won four championships with Kawasaki,” said Reardon. “It’s been around 10 years since I’ve ridden a Kawasaki so it’s wonderful to be back and to be a part of that again. It was the right time for a change.

“I know Troy Carroll well and I know the team structure so I wanted to lock in something that I knew would work and that would be flexible. Troy has a strong team and I have my facility for training as well so we have a solid plan in place to be 100 percent prepared for supercross this year.”

The number 122 was three years into retirement before making a comeback in 2015, where he went onto win the supercross title, then later returned to America to contest this year’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West championship, collecting a number of top 10 finishes in the process.

Reardon expressed his delight of the Kawasaki premier class weapon, mentioning he’s adapted a lot more smoothly than expected after being aboard a smaller capacity bike and different manufacturer for much of the year.

“I made a comeback in 2015 and won a championship the first year back,” he continued. “Unfortunately last year I had a major knee injury and once I got that fixed I went to America. It’s been just six weeks since I’ve been back in Australia and I can’t wait to get some seat time on the MEGA Bulk Fuels Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team KX450F.

“I haven’t ridden a bike for eight weeks, I’ve been on a different brand and smaller capacity bike so considering that, I’ve adapted a lot quicker than I anticipated to become comfortable on the KX450F. I left the track with a smile on my face. Even though today was my first day on the bike and all went well, we still have a long way to go.”

The opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship is scheduled for 23 September, at Jimboomba in Queensland.