Originally Posted by wpbarlow
Really? Name another motorsport that's as inexpensive as motorcycle racing, especially at the expert level.
The reason it's expensive for individuals is that there's insufficient fan interest (partly a promotion problem) which means there's less inside and outside sponsorship money available.
I call bullshit. Despite Swimmer's tantrum I think the sport bike as a turn key street legal vehicle available to anyone who wants to sign on the dotted line has hurt the sport and given my disdain for sport bikes and my less than enthusiastic interest in road racing I find it pleasingly ironic that the sport has suffered in the US. Those things don't belong on the street and if they aren't showing up on the tracks it serves the big 4 right.