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Supermoto Finale and Fragile Future
 

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Supermoto Finale and Fragile Future

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Kevin_Duke 11-20-2008 01:58 PM

So whaddaya think, gang? Is there a bright future for supermoto?

Buzglyd 11-20-2008 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 197990)
So whaddaya think, gang? Is there a bright future for supermoto?

We prefer to have flame wars over non-motorcycle-related things.

Kevin_Duke 11-20-2008 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 197993)
We prefer to have flame wars over non-motorcycle-related things.

Oh, sorry about that. How's this: Russia was right to invade South Ossetia and Georgia...?

longride 11-20-2008 03:14 PM

Supermoto is as fun to watch as any other type of racing. Their lack of a 'big name' and limited ad budgets hurt them. Hell, the 'Superbikers' made it to national TV back in the day with the same type of racing. They can make it again with the right type of promotion.

seruzawa 11-20-2008 04:16 PM

I think that supermoto could be much bigger than it is. It's much cheaper to compete in and tracks are smaller and easier to lay out than superbike/supersport tracks. It is much cheaper for individuals to get into. Personally I enjoy watching supermoto as much as flattrack and both are much more entertaining for a day's entertainment than the bigger venues. What it takes is a shift in motorcycle buying habits amongst younger riders towards supermoto style bikes. Too bad that they all seem to only be interested in race replicas.

Buzglyd 11-20-2008 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 197994)
Oh, sorry about that. How's this: Russia was right to invade South Ossetia and Georgia...?

Typical question from a Canadian working for a Canadian country. You still have the queen on your money.

acecycleins 11-20-2008 04:53 PM

Tracks like Rd Atlanta, VIR, Daytona, Fontana, Rd America, Mid-Ohio, and Infineon could all fit Supermoto into their venues. DMG should encourage promoters of these venues to run SM races as support races in the morning after practice before the first races start at 1pm.
DMG has Yamaha and Ducati locked into the season for Superbike. You'd be mistaken if you think that Kawi and Honda would not participate. Leaving Suzuki. In the end Suzuki will cave. Mat's gotta race somewhere and the checks are too good to pass up. So, whay not put 7 rounds of SM on the schedule. The fans will already be on track. The Promoters can cross-sell the promo material. And you can get road racers to bring out the practice SM bikes to fill the field. It's all based on the pitch. If Kurt, Gavin and Troy Lee would go to DMG and tell them they need help to save the series and to start pitching it to the promoters you could easily come up with a seven round season. You could even run some of these races after the roadracing is done for the day. In Atl the last Saturday race is at 5. At 6pm the sun is still shining and Rd Atl has lights around turn 5-9 so you could race at night. Gotta keep the campers entertained. There are many ways to keep the light shining. It's a matter of who's controlling the flame.

Kevin_Duke 11-20-2008 05:21 PM

I prefer Benjamins!

The_AirHawk 11-20-2008 07:08 PM

"Frah-GEE-lay.... must be French........."


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