I already had a chance to race it at the Hand Built TT in Austin, Texas the other week. I got the bike at the last moment before I hit the road. I had to wait so late that in order to make it to the race on time, I had to drive through the night to get there. It was tough, but worth it. The new bike wasn't full finished. Savage Custom essentially got the minimum done in order to race it. I told Travis that I had to have the bike together after I found out the race was going to be on asphalt. So originally, the plan was not to race the bike in Austin. But Travis got suspension, triple clamps, wheels and a swingarm mounted to get me out with a solid bike. I rode it with the stock foot controls, tank, seat, sub frame, and handlebars. It wouldn't have been ideal for the dirt, but it was absolutely epic to ride on the supermoto-style course we had in Austin! I was fastest qualifier first time out with the bike, and I was battling for the win in the main event before my chain broke off. Unfortunately it was an adjustment error I made. One of the risks I ran running a new bike with zero testing. Not the end of the world though. Riding the new bike put a big smile on my face!
The bike is scheduled to be mostly complete for the next race in Perris, CA in just a couple of weeks. It's a big half-mile track, so I will get to utilize the power the bike puts out! Be sure to keep an eye out on my social media for "phase two" of the KTM build. It's going to look epic! Travis is building a new tank, sub frame, foot controls and more to make this bike as race oriented as can be.