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Old 09-18-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Honda, Out Of Ama?

Honda Fully Pulling Out of US Series?
by dean adams Superbikeplanet
Friday, September 18, 2009
Shockwaves are rolling across the US roadrace industry this afternoon with the word that American Honda is completely pulling out of DMG/AMA Superbike/Sport Bike/Supersport for 2010. The current spec of the rumor has them pulling all levels of support including Corona Honda, Erion Honda, factory-supplied technicians and any race team staff.

It's known that DMG execs were at Honda's Torrance facility earlier this week for a meeting with American Honda management.

Heben: It Appears We're Not Going Racing
by dean adams Superbikeplanet
Friday, September 18, 2009
American Honda Road Race Team Manager Ron Heben said this afternoon that it appears that American Honda will pull out of the Superbike and Daytona Sport Bike classes for 2010, and end Honda support of the Erion and Corona Honda teams.

Heben said that he was hopeful a statement would be issued by Honda on the matter.

"When so many things are not working in your favor ..." Heben said haltingly, "... you know you'd like to think that everything is subject to change and that this is too."
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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It's done. No more American Honda racing. If Tim's Corona team were thinking they'd be hot on Aprilia's RSV4 for next seaon. If Corona will even sponsor the team, that is.

As far as Erion goes- Triumph or BMW would be good calls to make.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:47 AM   #3
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It's done. No more American Honda racing.
For now. Honda has gone in and out of racing before, just like Ford and Mercedes and many other manufacturers. Once their sales go through the floor because they have a bad BeanCounter / MotorHead ratio, which they will, they'll come around. Or go out of bidned.

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Old 09-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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For now. Honda has gone in and out of racing before, just like Ford and Mercedes and many other manufacturers. Once their sales go through the floor because they have a bad BeanCounter / MotorHead ratio, which they will, they'll come around. Or go out of bidned.

You coming down for Biketoberfest or Bike Week? Mom said you're invited this season. I wasn't. Sheese.
No money. Kim's running ACE for a while while I help a friend start an Allstate agency. Tell your Mom I said "Hey". Hope it stays dry there. It's rained in ATL for the last 10 days. I think I'm growing webs between my toes.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
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They must be afraid of Buell.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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Ace you think the Japanese Manufactures will try and start their own series?
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Ace you think the Japanese Manufactures will try and start their own series?
They had that already. It's called the AMA Supersport and Superbike series. It finally took someone with cajones at the AMA to try something new and different and allow the Aprilia and Buells to race. Now see what happened. Honda is like the little kid you have to let win, so they don't quit and take their ball home.
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #8
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They had that already. It's called the AMA Supersport and Superbike series. It finally took someone with cajones at the AMA to try something new and different and allow the Aprilia and Buells to race. Now see what happened. Honda is like the little kid you have to let win, so they don't quit and take their ball home.
Wow, same world, totally different take-away. Seems to me that the AMA was just dying for some other manufacturers to show up with competitive bikes, ESPECIALLY a US builder. AMA was totally in HD's pocket for two generations or more..they managed to stack the rules in HDs favor for at least a decade. I think the Japanese dominated the field just because they showed up.
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"AMA was totally in HD's pocket for two generations or more..they managed to stack the rules in HDs favor for at least a decade."

Which rules were those?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:13 AM   #10
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They had that already. It's called the AMA Supersport and Superbike series. It finally took someone with cajones at the AMA to try something new and different and allow the Aprilia and Buells to race. Now see what happened. Honda is like the little kid you have to let win, so they don't quit and take their ball home.
I dont agree, I would love seeing different manufactures mixing it up, the rules just need to be a little more fair, thats all.
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