News 25 Feb 2020

Impressive debut for Waters

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Todd Waters press release:

Only a few weeks after receiving a FE 450 machine, Todd Waters displayed unnerving speed & skill in the off-road terrain. Waters now sits 2nd overall (E2) after the opening rounds of the 2020 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC). The ‘Sprint’ format was unfamiliar to Waters, who despite this, rose to the challenge. The best part was witnessing the current Australian Motocross Champion negotiate logs!

Todd Waters – E2 – FE 450
To be honest I rode better than I expected. I was stoked to podium in the opening rounds considering our lack of preparation. I had no idea what I was in for, the goal was to just get a feel for the AORC and build from there. I can’t thank Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia and all my other sponsors enough for their support in allowing me to compete in the off-road scene. We have a few weeks to the next round in Dungog, New South Wales. I’m excited to make some major changes to my bike setup and try and get my head around the next race format. The series is definitely going to keep me on my toes & be a useful distraction from motocross when it starts to get a bit repetitive. On a side note, I couldn’t have felt more welcomed into the Australian off-road scene.

Jason Waters – Technical Coordinator
It was great to have the support and guidance of the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team and MPE Suspension technician throughout the weekend. This enabled us to make some crucial changes to the bike setup. Moving forward into the next round, we will continue to do further suspension testing & make some motor changes, with the end goal of creating a more comfortable bike for Todd. Considering he rode a stock FE 450 with a slip on FMF silencer, Vortex ignition and Kite wheels it was a pretty impressive start to the series.