Moss Finds Feet at Kawasaki

Matt Moss and his new Kawasaki KX450F
Matt Moss and his new Kawasaki KX450F

The former Suzuki rider is making a confident transition to the NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki team.

By Hayden Gregory
Matt Moss and his new Kawasaki KX450F
Matt Moss and his new Kawasaki KX450F

Following a turbulent Supercross season Matt Moss has started on a new path aboard the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F. After bowing out of the Australian Supercross Championship with a round to go, Moss is confident his new team can set him in good stead for further national titles.

“It’s a big change but a good change and I’m looking forward to it.” Moss stated. “I’m excited to start working with Troy Carroll, Kawasaki and a new bike.

“The team is structured well with great people working there and the KX450F is an amazing bike so the outlook couldn’t be better. Whenever I enter a race or championship, the aim is to win and I feel like that’s exactly what I’m going to.

“There aren’t any challenges at this stage. I’ve had a ride of the KX450F and I love it. The balance, lightness and power is absolutely amazing. Obviously we have a lot of time for testing and preparing the bike and myself but at this stage it all feel really good and I’m happy with it.

“I’ve ridden on a team with Troy before and he helped me out a lot so I’m sure I’ll work really well with the team. There’s is no doubt in my mind that with the equipment and my drive to win that we can make it happen in 2016.

“I feel like this year I was left behind in the competition with not trying enough things or doing different things so next year I want to work on that and I know that the team will do anything they can to make that happen which will play a big part in my chances at both titles.

NPS Monster Energy Kawasaki team manager Troy Carroll believes Moss will be a great fit for the team and he is excited to build a strong working relationship with the rider.

We’ve got the foundations in place with some of the best team mechanics in the game and I think that Matt and the new KX450F will make an unstoppable combination.” Carroll said.

“It’s fantastic to have someone who’s accumulated so many championships and who brings a lot of experience to the team. We’re looking forward to it. Matt is in such good form at the moment and we know that when he starts racing on the KX450F, he’ll make it a win every time he rides.”

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