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Old 11-22-2011, 10:02 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Kropotkin View Post
No Suzuki backing. This is all privately financed, with Denning hoping to find a sponsor, either Samsung or Rizla or someone new. They are not getting a penny from Suzuki. Suzuki are out.
I would hate to see this, but I wonder if this is the beginning of the inevitable consolidation of the big 4. It seems like they could easily shrink to two or three manufacturers and not adversely impact the choice for the consumer. I mean how many options of inline 4 sportbikes and v-twin clone cruisers do you really need?

It would be painful to see Suzuki and Kawasaki cease production, but I can't help think that day is not too far in the future. Their lack of racing support is just another insight into their core issues.
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