Chad Reed to Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda?

It’s no secret that former Supercross and 450cc National Champion Chad Reed has been testing different race bikes in California recently, as the popular Australian has been quite active on Twitter. On Monday, Reed tested a Yamaha YZ450F with the Valli Motorsports team at the Yamaha Supercross track, and today, he spun some laps on a Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda at what looks to be Michael LaPaglia’s private track, as evidenced by this photo Reed “tweeted.”

A quick phone call to Team Manager Tyler Keefe for some answers, yielded this quote. “Well, Chad raced a Pro Circuit Honda in Australia and he is obviously a big fan of the combination,” said Keefe. “And we are a Pro Circuit Honda team, so it seems that all of the cards are falling into place. Chad really liked the bike today, and now there are some business deals to be sorted out. We’re all excited about the possibility of Chad joining the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team.”