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Ryan Villopoto Breaking News on Swapmoto Live Show

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Ryan Villopoto Breaking News on Swapmoto Live Show

Presented by Ogio and FMF Racing

Ryan Villopoto invited us to join him at his personal race shop for an important announcement last week, so we packed up part of our Swapmoto Live Show set and sat down for a great conversation and some shocking news. Though he’s been retired from professional racing for several years now, the seven-time AMA Supercross and Motocross champion has been recruited by Monster Energy Yamaha to fill in for the injured Aaron Plessinger for the first two or three rounds of this summer’s 450 MX Nationals. Though it would be easy for Villopoto to set more realistic goals, he is already training hard with his sights set on the podium. Do you think he can do it?

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Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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6 Comments

  1. Cody April 1, 2019

    April fools?

  2. Mike April 1, 2019

    There’s no way he gets on the box.

  3. Mark April 1, 2019

    Holy shit,this is gonna be good,I’m thinking he can still podium at his age,damn I can’t wait for outdoors now!

  4. Kenny April 16, 2019

    Hope to see him out there….. just a great rider and he’s having fun because he loves to ride . who cares what he places but i can tell you don’t underestimate him at all …..

  5. Todd Amaral April 16, 2019

    Absolutely