Kawasaki Sign Kade Mosig and Jake Moss

Kade Mosig and Jake Moss
Kade Mosig and Jake Moss

The two riders will join Jake’s brother Matt in 2016 as part of the NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team.

By Hayden Gregory
Kade Mosig and Jake Moss
Kade Mosig and Jake Moss

A team restructure will accommodate for both Mosig and Matt Moss to compete on the KX450F while Jake will ride in the 250 class.

Mosig will compete in his third year of the top class coming off a bumper season in which he finished runner up in both the motocross and supercross series. Despite his great results, Mosig was forced out of CDR Yamaha due to the homecoming of Dean Ferris and the retention of SX1 champion Dan Reardon.

“I definitely believe that I could have won a title this year.” Mosig said. “I had really good preseason training leading into both the Motocross and Supercross so I was feeling confident.

“I stayed consistent and came home strong without injuries. Having two full seasons under my belt is assuring because knowing my performance and results this year, I don’t need to change much, I just need to keep working on it to get to that top step.”

“There were a few challenges this year and I’ve handled them well so I can say that I’ve definitely learnt a lot about myself and riding, so considering that, I’m definitely better off leading into the next season.” 

The move to Kawasaki is a familiar one for Mosig having ridden for them here in 2012 and in the US for 2013.

“I am actually extremely excited to be involved with Kawasaki again and Troy Carroll plus his whole crew. It’s been a few years since we’ve worked together so I’m looking forward to it, especially on the new 2016 Kawasaki KX450F.” Kade continued.

“After testing with the 2016 KX450F for the first time, I am actually amazed at how comfortable I felt on it straight off the bat. I felt that the bike is very balanced and the power is definitely there so I am stoked.

“The weight of the bike is definitely noticeable, it feels so light and easy to turn in. It was effortless to put it exactly where I wanted it. I didn’t feel like I was fighting it at all. It was spot on.”

“I think with my experience now and what I’ve learnt in the last few years, I’ll be able to adapt quite easily. It helps to know that I will have an amazing bike and an awesome team around me to make it much easier as well.” 

Mosig is confident that the move will set him in good stead for a national title in 2016.

“I believe I’m ready to achieve my Australian championship goal. That’s what I’ve been working towards. I think the season will be huge with the level of riders, so my preparation will be better than ever… I’ll be ready for round one.” Kade concluded.

Jake Moss will move back to the MX2 class after failing to make a start in 2015 through injury. It was a troublesome year for the rider who will no doubt enjoy the support of his brother as part of the team.

“I’m feeling amazing after a pretty bad year.” Moss said. “I’m still not at 100% though and I have only just starting riding again. I’m just taking it one step at a time right now and not rushing into it with a bit of coaching and starting to do some motos to build up my health and fitness again.” 

“Next year I am expecting to be right in there from the start to give myself a shot at a championship again. There will be a lot of hungry young kids with the same idea as me and I’m actually looking forward to that. I might have to be a little more aggressive in my racing and it will be a challenge.”

With Matt Moss rounding out the three pronged attack NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki have no shortage of championship contenders. With an intensive training program to follow ahead of the MX Nationals in April, Team manger Troy Carroll can’t wait to see what the team has to offer.

“We are absolutely in the best position possible for a chance to pick up both the Australian Motocross and Supercross titles in 2016.” Carroll explained. “The new structure of the team and riders is fantastic.

“We have such a promising lineup with Matt being a rider of such experience considering his 9 Australian titles. We can see Kade pulling up results this year after he came runner up in both the MX and SX and having Jake on the KX250F makes for the perfect recipe,” Carroll concluded.

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