MotoAmerica 2020 silly season.

Discussion in 'General' started by Superbikeorbust, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Maybe he could race for Yosh in Japan.
  2. prospected

    prospected Well-Known Member

    Maybe he should see if he can jump on the Buildbase or OMG Zuk in BSB.
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  3. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    OMG folded the Suzuki banner. They defected to BMW. Reason being they can get better, equal support which Suzuki would not provide. Effectively Suzuki managed to lose two major teams for 2020 in two premier series.
  4. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    And how does that make you feel inside?
  5. backbone

    backbone scarred for life

    If you read further down on the Herrin IG post. Somebody mention a large amount of $$$ embezzled from US Suzuki. They allude that that is why Suzuki is out of the US. But from what Steeltoe just said, I'm not so sure that is the only reason.
  6. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Would love to see Herrin on that SBK Unlimited ZX-10 that was alluded to earlier. Those guys pretty much built a nearly WSBK-spec club racing bike that Freddy is running at various WERA events and trackdays. Don't get me wrong, if you've got the wherewithal to build it and showcase your company's parts, then why not.....but obviously that bike is being seriously underutilized :D :D :D

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  7. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    IIRC, it was by some accounting clerk. There's a thread on the story somewhere.
  8. Pneumatico Delle Vittorie

    Pneumatico Delle Vittorie Retired "Tire" Guy

    Looks like it has good tires on it!
  9. CLM81

    CLM81 Active Member

    I saw the SU was looking for a suspesion tech and Westby went with Attack and iONEMOTO for the suppliers for 2020 so maybe there is something to SU going MA racing this year
  10. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Their bike certainly LOOKS a helluva lot like Westby's livery, not to mention the SBU graphics on the R1, and plenty of shared componentry (Suter swingers, Beringer brakes, Coremoto wheels)....could they possibly race under the same tent :D :D


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  11. rcarson15

    rcarson15 Well-Known Member


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  12. TX Joose

    TX Joose Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure he's just passing thru but that would be cool. Actually, I'd be awesome to see PJ on a Ducati SBK (if Fong goes to SBK too(.
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  13. rafa

    rafa Well-Known Member

    I would love to see a Kawasaki competing in MA, Graves or SBU could run them. A couple years ago Fond did great on the Stock 1000. Kawi also has a decent contingency for it.
  14. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

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  16. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    Wonder if it will be a two? PJ Jacobsen can ride, I hope he has a seat.
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  17. Shocker

    Shocker Well-Known Member

    Paasch posted a pic of him sitting on a V4 in what looked like HSBK's shop. I wonder if he and PJ are going to get rides.
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  18. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    The way that article is written, it almost sounds like the intention is two seats, which would be uber tits. But even one seat is cool. See all you debbie downers? Throwing a hissy fit about teams leaving? Just means more room for new teams to jump in the water (I know they aren't new, but they are new for SBK which is also a serious step up in investment versus a 600).

    By the way, is there a reason Paasch isn't staying in Europe? I don't know shit about how those series operate over there. Nothing against the kid but him coming back home means a potential seat taken from someone else. And it seems he already had a solid foot in the door in Europe which I would think is a better route to the international scene anyways and it's one more American for us to root for across the pond.
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  19. Circacee

    Circacee Well-Known Member

    I thought he was running a one off series or something? Like Rocco Landers invitational round?

    Also, plus one on the Debbie downers. I’m excited to see some racing this year.

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  20. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

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