while you have a point with the privateers where is the guys that have been running yami for awhile? its not just the privateers that have moved on to other bikes! don't take this wrong I'm not saying its all the bike! but it speaks that there are only a handful of riders on the yami after a big change like this. it changes everything about the bike. its hard to fund that. and if the bike needs changes its even more $$$ to fund that! JGR will get it right and make it work but at what cost and how long? its already not the same bike we get so is it worth it? i say break the contract that they shouldn't have signed and move on!
This is getting silly, but fun to read. It's clearly not the bike. There were 7 Yamahas out of the top 20 in the series final standings last year. Who knows why there's not as many blue bikes on the gate this year - probably contingency $. If I was a struggling privateer living week to week I'd go where the money was too. In our local series the top guys are usually on the brands that pay back the best.
Edited by T-Doshi9, 22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM.