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Old 07-09-2010, 06:19 AM   #21
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If you guys can't see the irony of an American racing effort whose bike has not one USA-made part on it......
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:00 AM   #22
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If you guys can't see the irony of an American racing effort whose bike has not one USA-made part on it......
American Honda effort, American Builder (Erion), American rider (RL)- I would go so far as to say that "not one USA-made part" is an incorrect statement. Erion makes many parts for their AMA team. Bet on the fact that some of them are on that M2 bike.

Honda Corse didn't field this bike- as far as I'm concerned, it's certainly an American racing effort.
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American Honda effort, American Builder (Erion), American rider (RL)- I would go so far as to say that "not one USA-made part" is an incorrect statement. Erion makes many parts for their AMA team. Bet on the fact that some of them are on that M2 bike.

Honda Corse didn't field this bike- as far as I'm concerned, it's certainly an American racing effort.
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American Honda effort, American Builder (Erion), American rider (RL)- I would go so far as to say that "not one USA-made part" is an incorrect statement. Erion makes many parts for their AMA team. Bet on the fact that some of them are on that M2 bike.

Honda Corse didn't field this bike- as far as I'm concerned, it's certainly an American racing effort.
Well, I stand corrected then.

Too bad we still can't build a decent sport bike though. It's not impossible. Triumph came back out of nowhere.
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:23 AM   #25
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Well, I stand corrected then.

Too bad we still can't build a decent sport bike though. It's not impossible. Triumph came back out of nowhere.
Yep. But Triumph isn't fielding a Honda motor Triumph frame bike in M2. I think the point is to get American Honda into a full time M2 effort. RL is one of the best 600 pilots in the world. I can only think of three guys in AMA that might be better- Ben Bostrom, Jake Zemke and Jamie Hacking. That's just barely. Fact is, RL's skill set on paper probably makes him a better rider than both his brothers. If the boy can get through a season without breaking bones he's always at the top of the grid.

If Indy goes well, Ted Cobb (a personal friend and instructor with Schwantz Schools) says that the odds of participating in M2 for 2011 will be very good if RL can get the bike to the top 10 and even better if he manages a top 5.

American based M2 managed by Schwantz would make a lot of noise for the grids and the up and comers in the AMA series. He has tutored a lot of kids in that series including Elena Myers. Couldn't you see this little girl taking it to the boys with RL being a teammate? I could.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:49 PM   #26
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Well, I stand corrected then.

Too bad we still can't build a decent sport bike though. It's not impossible. Triumph came back out of nowhere.
And in that statement my friend you have completely discribed my frustation with Harley Davidson. Dam I wish they'd just build it- its not like they dont have the money. Just to much pride standing in their way.
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If you guys can't see the irony of an American racing effort whose bike has not one USA-made part on it......
My point, exactly! 'Nuff said.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:42 PM   #28
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Dr, you didn't read my post? Don't bet on the fact that Erion has something stamped in California on it. The bike was executed at Erion's shop. It's not like Tech 3 is running Voxan's. What about Jordan running Suzuki's? Park n Go Triumph is Italian for that matter.

If Buell could develop a M2 frame to drop that CBR motor in would it be more American for you? The best racers in the world have never raced an American bike in the modern GP era. Someone shoot Erik an email and tell him to run a M2 effort with Jason Disalvo as the pilot using an offshoot of the XB frame. They both need work.

Irony aside- I believe the effort of this bike couldn't be more American- less the bike itself. But, then again, NO M2 bike is representative of their home county.
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Take it easy Ace. There's still a boatload of irony here.
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Take it easy Ace. There's still a boatload of irony here.
Gotta love his enthusiasm, though, eh? If only we had this passion for the Buell brand...
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