Colin Edwards gave a typically colourful explanation of his 2012 MotoGP struggles when he met with the media on the eve of his home US MotoGP at Laguna Seca on Thursday.
The former double World Superbike champion and twelve-time MotoGP podium finisher was the most high-profile rider to sign-up for the new CRT privateer category.
But the Texan made clear he expected much more from the Suter-BMW project, with which he has scored points just twice so far this year.
Asked about his 'really tough' season, Edwards replied: “Yeah. My bike is a piece of sh*t. That'd be a better way to say it!
“It's been tough. Obviously some of the things we've been promised... we had our ass smacked and our balls tickled and it just hasn't come to fruition.
“Some of the things we were promise just haven't happened. I'm not only trying to race the bike I'm doing 100% of the development. We don't have anybody there...
“You have that big window of electronics and everything and you need to get it down to a small point, then fine tune it. We're not even there yet and it's halfway through the year.”
Unsurprisingly, given his comments, a mid-season bike change is expected by the Forward Racing team.
Edwards tested the Gresini FTR-Honda and the Avintia FTR-Kawasaki after the recent Mugello round, but revealed a switch to the class-leading Aprilia is the most likely choice.
“I've heard rumours we'll be on an Aprilia at Indianapolis,” he said. “Which is still not going to able to compete with the [prototype] guys but at least it's the best CRT bike out there. If that happens it's a step forward.”