Re: Abyssmal 2013 Jap bike updates
I like the 2012 Fireblade and think the updates to that were quite nice. Nothing would be happening with that in 2013.
Suzuki, well they have the 2012 GSXR, same thing.
Again for the ZX10R, 2011 model, not gunna be a big new refresh
And for Yamaha, electronics update in 2012...
Pretty sure Joe nailed it on the head...
Also, look at Yamaha. No WSBK presence, I havn't seen much of them in WSS. In MotoGP, struggling to get a main sponser and funding the team themselves.
Plus compared to some of the others, they aren't quite on the same scale company wise.
KHI is a massive organisation like Honda, maybe that explains why they have been able to pull a new model out. They may have weathered the economic storm a bit better, with many different sectors to fall back on.
I think what we have seen is pretty damn good really. Especially the electronics that are coming in. Stuff the SBK guys would have killed for 7 years ago. Same with tyres...hmmm
1998 GSXR 750: Titanium Yoshimura Tri Oval Exhaust System, Lindemann Engineering Forks (Superbike Revalve), Nitron NTR R3 Shock,
K&N Filter, A.P.E MCCT, Matris M4R Damper, Factory Pro Case Covers, Renthal Clip Ons, Robby Moto Rearsets,
Goodridge Steel Lines, Brembo RCS Master Cyl, Nissin 6 Pot Calipers, Brembo Clutch Perch
Yoshimura Triple Clamps, Sato Exhaust Hanger, Carbon Fender, Yoshimura Pillion pegs.