Suzuki drop yoshimura in moto America road racing

Related:
Create New Tag

12/13/2019 6:02 PM

Sad for yoshimura, it's a shame suzuki variable valve timing didn't make it's way to the rmz


|

12/13/2019 6:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2019 6:13 PM

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

|

12/13/2019 6:26 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

What pipe are HEP running?

|

12/13/2019 6:28 PM

Holy smokes! That’s like Kawi leaving PC, only 10 years from now. LOTS of titles from that team.

|

12/13/2019 7:34 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

Why the downvotes, dudes just lost their jobs...

|

12/13/2019 7:38 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

ML512 wrote:

Why the downvotes, dudes just lost their jobs...

I just dont get it either.

|

12/13/2019 7:49 PM

Damn that is cold blooded. Any idea why? That team kicks ass.

|

12/13/2019 7:59 PM

In the long run they won't be going down with the ship. Don't they share the building with American Suzuki?

|

12/13/2019 8:05 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

I've lost quite a bit of respect for Suzuki hearing that. I feel bad for those dudes at Yoshimura, hopefully they can find something to keep going.

|

12/13/2019 8:09 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

ML512 wrote:

Why the downvotes, dudes just lost their jobs...

Wow

That's embarrassing.

|

I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/13/2019 8:28 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

ML512 wrote:

Why the downvotes, dudes just lost their jobs...

Dam Michael, I think people have lost the plot regarding everything on here.
Why would you down vote.

|

12/13/2019 8:33 PM

i think people are saying boo to the news, not downvoting what you are saying. but maybe thats me being optimistic...

|

12/13/2019 8:36 PM

Times are a changing!!!

|

12/13/2019 8:44 PM

AngryBear wrote:

i think people are saying boo to the news, not downvoting what you are saying. but maybe thats me being optimistic...

One of the downvotes is from me, for that exact reason. Not only is it shitty news, but to find out via PR is a really shitty way of doing business. Formal meeting too much to ask?

I don't see it as a thumbs up comment.

|

"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

12/13/2019 8:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2019 8:46 PM

WoW, that's surprising I wonder what's going to happen to Tony Elias and Josh Herrin?

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-team-hammer-named-suzukis-premier-race-team-for-2020/

|

12/13/2019 8:50 PM

So it’s beyond just moto. Suzuki is just in the business of doing dumb shit now.

|

12/13/2019 8:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/13/2019 8:56 PM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

ML512 wrote:

Why the downvotes, dudes just lost their jobs...

We are down voting because we don't like how the team found out about it. I don't agree with how they handled it so I down voted it. Damn Fabio, grow some balls . Why are people up voting it ? people lost their jobs.

|

Ed Johnson

12/14/2019 2:14 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2019 3:14 AM

AngryBear wrote:

i think people are saying boo to the news, not downvoting what you are saying. but maybe thats me being optimistic...

-MAVERICK- wrote:

One of the downvotes is from me, for that exact reason. Not only is it shitty news, but to find out via PR is a really shitty way of doing business. Formal meeting too much to ask?

I don't see it as a thumbs up comment.

Good point: The inability to have a face to face with the guys that brought them HOW MANY titles?

It’s sad.

|

I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/14/2019 2:28 AM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

suzukiread240 wrote:

I've lost quite a bit of respect for Suzuki hearing that. I feel bad for those dudes at Yoshimura, hopefully they can find something to keep going.

This. Suzuki and Yoshi go together like milk and chocolate. Seems like they really want to burn whatever fans they have left.

|

12/14/2019 2:54 AM

G-man wrote:

WoW, that's surprising I wonder what's going to happen to Tony Elias and Josh Herrin?

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-team-hammer-named-suzukis-premier-race-team-for-2020/

According to his Instagram josh has no plans moving forward. Yosh commented that maybe the two of them should get together and do something. I believe Toni has a contract with suzuki so he may be getting the superbike ride with team hammer, I just hope they keep Jake Lewis around. He lost his yosh seat to Toni when he got injured and John and Chris stepped up and made space for him at team hammer and he’s been there ever since. I really hope that continues.

|

12/14/2019 5:42 AM

G-man wrote:

WoW, that's surprising I wonder what's going to happen to Tony Elias and Josh Herrin?

https://www.roadracingworld.com/news/motoamerica-team-hammer-named-suzukis-premier-race-team-for-2020/

Sounds like JGR is still good.

After over 40 years together, Yoshimura R&D will no longer field Suzuki superbikes. Yoshimura will remain an important partner for marketing and R&D efforts for Suzuki but with a different focus, and will continue to build upon their strong business relationship moving forward.

Don Sakakura, President of Yoshimura R&D commented on the unparalleled relationship between Suzuki and Yoshimura that spanned some four decades: “Yoshimura’s partnership with Suzuki has been instrumental to our core business the past 41 years,” said Sakakura. “As a team, we accomplished tremendous racing milestones, leaving behind many special celebrations, as well as setbacks. Personally, it has been a true privilege to have worked closely with management and staff at Suzuki. The friendships I’ve developed will carry over my lifetime. Notably, the engineering team at Suzuki’s Japan headquarters has been extremely significant in our successes over the years.”

Suzuki echoed Sakakura’s comments and thanked Yoshimura for its contribution to 212 race wins and 14 Championships in the AMA Superbike class, the most of any manufacturer.

Kerry Graeber, Suzuki’s vice president of sales and marketing stated that the Suzuki Yoshimura relationship remains strong. “Though Yoshimura won’t be operating our road racing team moving forward, we look forward to continuing together in many other aspects of our business.” Graeber noted that Yoshimura remains integral with JGR/Suzuki, the company’s supercross/motocross race team, as well as several sales and marketing programs. Graeber sees that not only continuing, but also possibly expanding.

|

Instagram: logi.bear93
Youtube: Logi. Bear93

12/14/2019 6:05 AM

Maybe Yoshi can be the title sponsor of JGR now or for 2021. Get back to their winning ways.

|

Holeshot Coffee Co.
Each bag sold donates $1 to Road2Recovery

12/14/2019 6:37 AM

kage173 wrote:

Damn that is cold blooded. Any idea why? That team kicks ass.

Main reason is downsizing of the racing budget. Not sure what the plans are with Don and Yoshimura Racing (a separate division from Yoshimura R&D) but I know that Don and the crew there will land on their feet. There is too much talent and professionalism there. Maybe a different form of racing? We will see...

Anyway the Yoshimura R&D business remains strong. It's just sad to see a partner in racing for 41 years change gears.

|

12/14/2019 6:39 AM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

Bruce372 wrote:

What pipe are HEP running?

Yoshimura

|

12/14/2019 8:17 AM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

There was a lot that went into this and I can tell you that they didnt all find out by press release and many factors played into this decision. There is a lot history shared between these companies and to suggest anything but a good business decision was made is wrong. Yoshimura will still be part Suzuki one way or another. Our famalies go back almost 100 years....

|

12/14/2019 9:27 AM

You guys look way too deep into a down vote. Weird to think grown men can’t handle a thumbs down with a number besides it?? In other words. Wtf suzuki...

|

12/14/2019 10:16 AM

Lots of money going to MotoGP.

|

My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

12/14/2019 11:36 AM

Typical of a brand that makes sub par products.

|

Not much to say to Vitards.

12/14/2019 11:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/14/2019 11:51 AM

ML512 wrote:

I really hate this...the Yoshimura team itself found out about it from the PR...

2WheelsForTheMasses wrote:

There was a lot that went into this and I can tell you that they didnt all find out by press release and many factors played into this decision. There is a lot history shared between these companies and to suggest anything but a good business decision was made is wrong. Yoshimura will still be part Suzuki one way or another. Our famalies go back almost 100 years....

My view comes from being at the race shop yesterday just a few hours prior to this pr coming out. The members I chatted with were still in the dark and their Christmas party was only a few hours later. Poor timing and handling from my point of view. I have a personal attachment towards that brand and crew so it probably urks me more than most but I also believe you have an attachment to the brand on the other side of this discussion, so I’m sure our points of view differ quite a bit.

|

12/14/2019 1:34 PM

OneWordResponseGuy wrote:

Typical of a brand that makes sub par products.

Typical response from a sub par troll

|