Originally Posted by nachtflug
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.
Ironically, Stewart had won more races last year on the Yamaha at this point in the season than he has this year on the Suzuki.