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Suzuki quits GP?

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 11/19/11
09:15 AM

What's all this Suzuki quitting GP chatter?  The depression strikes again.  

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/19/11
10:40 AM

not only suzuki. but how about ducati? maybe i dont follow motogp enuff to know, but i though new rules were gonna limit the motors to in line fours?
i think the mufactures are best served by racing the bikes on sunday, that they can sell on monday. gp bikes may not fit that criteria.  

 
jeffkushner1 jeffkushner1
User | Posts: 160 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 11/22/11
09:50 AM

I remember the same thing happening in '91.....they will be back once the yahoo and his cronies are out.

The race organizers are honestly trying to balance competition with the ability for them to make money which is the bottom line of any business. As much as we'd like it not to be....it is a business and the race people have to make dollars too. They DO know that the wider the field, the more potential for profit exists for them but like everyone else, I too have been amazed by some of the "rules" that have eliminated whole classes of bikes....like 2 stroke GP bikes.

As soon as that *** Joan Claybrook at the EPA got her way in the '70s, and 2 strokes were regulated out of existence on American roads, they were dropped from GP.....such a shame for the developers who had by then, engineered whole engines producing amazing amounts of power.....never to see the asphalt of a track, anywhere.

jeff  
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'74 RD350 in great shape & 1975 GT550 restored&built up and a another '75 GT550 taken in pymt for port work on an H1. All original, nearly flawless '75 H2, '74 H2-fire breather finally completed and everything I'd hoped it would be, 82 Yamaha 650 turbo running 18psi,72 & 2-75 H1's for restoration, '76 CB400F & 73 CB350 all done...gave the 350 to my sweetheart!

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 11/22/11
10:51 PM

claybrook is a facist azzhole. we know that. but what about what i think are anti ducati rulez changes? is what i refered to true?  

 
jeffkushner1 jeffkushner1
User | Posts: 160 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 11/29/11
06:44 AM

I think they may have been aiming at Duc but Duc had the rules their way for the past couple of years so it wouldn't surprise me if the Japanese got their way for a while. Duc had their engines producing huge power and did very well. No one was going to let that go one forever.

j  
Present only:

My VStrom 1000 K7

'74 RD350 in great shape & 1975 GT550 restored&built up and a another '75 GT550 taken in pymt for port work on an H1. All original, nearly flawless '75 H2, '74 H2-fire breather finally completed and everything I'd hoped it would be, 82 Yamaha 650 turbo running 18psi,72 & 2-75 H1's for restoration, '76 CB400F & 73 CB350 all done...gave the 350 to my sweetheart!