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Old 11-21-2011, 03:23 PM   #61
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and all this time I thought it was Paul Denning...

OK, so why does Suzuki dump their traditional Superbike leader? I know about the budget, but Crescent is high profile. They must be getting something. Who is paying Yosh for example?

Who is paying the riders?

Are they buying parts?

There is more to this than the press releases suggest...There has to be.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:25 AM   #62
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and all this time I thought it was Paul Denning...

OK, so why does Suzuki dump their traditional Superbike leader? I know about the budget, but Crescent is high profile. They must be getting something. Who is paying Yosh for example?

Who is paying the riders?

Are they buying parts?

There is more to this than the press releases suggest...There has to be.
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.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:02 AM   #63
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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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Old 11-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #64
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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.
A few years ago, it looked like there would at least be cooperation between Kawasaki and Suzuki - they developed a couple of models together - but nothing seemed to come of it, and Suzuki was adament that there would be no sharing regarding their superbikes.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:54 AM   #65
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They didn't develop any models together. Kawasaki and Suzuki each sold a few existing models rebranded (DRZ400 as a KLX400 for example) and it was mostly youth ATVs and trail bikes.

None of the big four are going to merge.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:12 AM   #66
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http://www.crash.net/world+superbike...ri_haslam.html

Could make some things interesting with the potential switch to Magnetti Marelli equipment.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:26 AM   #67
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Could make some things interesting with the potential switch to Magnetti Marelli equipment.

So zee Germans have figured something out...
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:34 AM   #68
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Motomatters says the BMW's went fast yesterday.

http://www.motomatters.com/results/2...esults_ha.html
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:40 PM   #69
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Krop's day 2 report. Aprilia gaining, but BMW's reign.
http://motomatters.com/results/2011/...esults_ha.html
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PJ Jacobsen Joins PTR In World Supersport Championship





American Josh Day To Race For Go Eleven Kawasaki Team In 2012 Supersport World Championship
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #71
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PJ has a great opportunity here, and he's a natural on a big bike. He could be in World SBK pretty fast. Not sure about Josh Day's chances. Never heard of his team or team mate in WSS. Hopefully, Kaw is heavily involved. It reads like they are.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:34 AM   #72
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That's great news for both riders. It'll be nice to see some Americans competing on the world stage, though it is AMA's loss.

I think both will do well, assuming they are properly supported by their teams.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #73
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Apparently, Max Biaggi's whole team bailed on him to go work on a CRT team.

http://www.gpone.com/index.php/en/20...ut-a-team.html

Link courtesy of Krop.

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #74
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[QUOTE=Silver;17506574]Apparently, Max Biaggi's whole team bailed on him to go work on a CRT team./QUOTE]

Simoncelli's Crew Chief signs up w/Biaggi
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #75
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PJ has a great opportunity here, and he's a natural on a big bike. He could be in World SBK pretty fast. Not sure about Josh Day's chances. Never heard of his team or team mate in WSS. Hopefully, Kaw is heavily involved. It reads like they are.
Hope it works for him, it's cost him £300k If he has a championship in him, Buckmaster and the boys will get it out.
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