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Your answer is not wrong but it is also not totally right. As with any equation there are multiple variables. Customers do not come up off the dime when economic times are hard or more challenging. There are other priorities, at any rate this would become a trickle effect and I have to agree that Kawasaki and suzuki both pulled because of economic challenges. For one, the companies cited economic challenges as the reason. Mid to late 2007 was the beginning of this whole economic fiasco, correct me if I am wrong but Kawasaki paid about $4 million for Hopper (end of 07) but were unable to sustain that when the financial troubles trickle to their level and were already threatening to pull by mid to late 2008. Less money for consumers mean less money for manufacturers, they directly affect each other.