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Cooper Webb Gears up for Supercross Title Defense with Custom KTM 450 SX-F

Tomac currently retains a narrow 69-point lead in the Supercross championship

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

UNITED KINGDOM: After a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2022 Supercross 450 season, two-time champion Cooper Webb is eager to reclaim his title and return to the top of the standings. 

The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is pulling out all the stops to help Webb achieve this goal, and they recently opened their doors to media outlet Racer X to showcase their latest measures.

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Webb’s mechanic, Carlos Rivera, revealed that the North Carolina native’s bike setup is crucial to his performance. 

The 2023 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition boasts impressive features, but Webb’s machine takes it to another level with custom 52mm fork legs and a custom-made Akrapovic exhaust. 

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A stiff seat, throttle housing position, and front brake also play a significant role in his success.

In 2021, Webb dominated the Supercross 450 season, finishing with eight wins and a 35-point cushion over second-place finisher Ken Roczen. 

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However, in 2022, his title bid was foiled by Eli Tomac, who claimed the title on a Yamaha.

The Red Bull KTM squad is more focused than ever in 2023, and with Tomac and Webb trading the last four Supercross 450 championships, it looks like the pair could square off one more time.

After three rounds, Tomac currently leads the pack with 69 points, but both Webb and Honda’s Chase Sexton trail by just four points. 

The next few months will determine if Webb’s custom KTM 450 SX-F will make the difference and secure him another championship title.

Cooper Webb and the Red Bull KTM Factory Team are gearing up for a fierce Supercross 450 season with a custom KTM 450 SX-F and a focus on the rider’s pet peeves and bike setup. 

With their sights set on the top of the standings, Webb is determined to reclaim his title and defend his championship crown.

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