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Old 04-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #2315
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Originally Posted by Beez View Post
How long do you all think Yamaha is going to stick with that backwards YZF450? By the looks of it, only riders and teams that have to use it do. Independent teams and privateers ride anything but blue.
they painted themselves into a corner with that thing. to change concedes it didn't deliver. the numbers don't lie they are way below %20 in the entry/results columns which is a reasonable expectation of market share giving KTM 1/5 of the 450 pie. Suzuki was supposed to be the brand on shaky ground they didn't even bring new bikes into the US in 2011 was it?

except the MX bikes. plenty of them out there and they seem to hold their own. Yamaha needs to admit it wasn't such a great idea and move on.
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