Highly-touted amateur star Haiden Deegan confirmed on his Vlog yesterday that he will be leaving KTM after eight years with the Austrian brand.
Deegan, the son of former Supercross and FMX star, and co-founder of the Metal Mulisha, Brian Deegan, has become a huge star in the amateur ranks with his highly popular Vlog and social media accounts.
On the track, Deegan has been dominate the last few years at Loretta’s, racking up four titles in the last three years, including the Supermini 1 championship in 2021. He’s garnered five titles at the Ranch during his time on the mini-bikes.
Following Loretta’s this year, Deegan moved up to the 250F and was seen riding the KTM, but now it appears he’s moving on, with him highly rumored to be joining the powerful Monster Energy/Star Yamaha team.
“So my contract is done with KTM. I’ve had a great eight years with them and it was a long journey, we had a lot of great races—a lot of titles won with them,” he said in his Vlog. “They’re definitely an awesome team to be with.
“I got first my first deal when I was seven years old on a KTM so that was super sick to me as a person when I was little. I was excited for that.
“I’ve won a lot of titles with KTM through my racing—Mini O’s, Freestone, Ponca, all those nationals.
“Thank you to all the guys at KTM for for all your guys support and help over the eight years I was with you guys. It was awesome and now we’re going to be onto a new chapter.”