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post #1 of 11 Old 08-01-2011, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Yamaha Officially out of WSBK in end of 2011

Wow.

http://www.yamaha-racing.com/Racing/...medium=twitter

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Now THAT'S a bombshell. Holy fark!

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wow, thats a shocker


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Wow, thats a blind sided shock.

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I know it was rumored before, but it still sucks. Ducati pulls out, now Yamaha? I truly hope this is not a growing trend.

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Ducati will be back within 2 years I'm guessing, but Yamaha sounds like they're pulling out for good. Maybe they are just shifting their efforts to R&D and will be back with an "all new R1" in 2013. They'd be crazy not to with their huge fan base.

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Ducati will be back within 2 years I'm guessing, but Yamaha sounds like they're pulling out for good. Maybe they are just shifting their efforts to R&D and will be back with an "all new R1" in 2013. They'd be crazy not to with their huge fan base.
In the article it says they're gonna focus on their customers but I bet that's what they're gonna do in a couple years.

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Sounds like the economy has a large part to do with it. But why would they sign Melandri to another year then, maybe this was a last minute decision.
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sign of the times, im kawasaki to the core but i hate see'ing yamaha pull out, suzuki will prob be next.

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sign of the times, im kawasaki to the core but i hate see'ing yamaha pull out, suzuki will prob be next.
That's the rumor.

I think that maybe the factories are starting to feel that supporting 2 major racing platforms (MotoGP and WSBK) costs more than it's worth. They'll likely spend their money building Spies a kick ass ride and let the technology trickle down to the privateers. Hell, Ducati pulled out after last year but Althea is still doing fine.
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