WSBK » ParkinGO boss wants Yamaha WSBK role

BE1 Racing/ParkinGO riders Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa have won seven of the nine races, while Davies is close to the WSS title.

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September 08, 2011 9:41 AM

Roadrunner, my understanding is that they are the same bike.
Just because you change the rear shock and fork internals (it's WSS remember) doesn't make it a 'new' bike.
If so then my K5 GSXR 1000 would become brand new with an Ohlins fork kit and rear shock!

Like 99% of people on here, I don't know any of this for myself- it's just what I hear/read/ am told.
Eurosport said it's the 2009 bike taken out of the crate, given a dust down, a refresh and a few new parts.
I'm going with them on this one.

mike - Unregistered

September 08, 2011 10:51 AM

Does anyone think that not having suzuki or yamaha as title contenders in the wsbk would hurt their sales of the 1000cc. As an avid fan it makes me think i might have to change brands.

Stu Burke - Unregistered

September 08, 2011 11:34 AM

@jon have a look on superbikeplanet. com at Chaz blog from early in the season. Explains the differencesin changing suspension and straight from the horses mouth. Different suspension brings different problems and can completely transform a bike. The Yam is unquestionably good but I don't think it's superior anymore. Apart from suspension the rest of the bike is the same as what Crutchlow used in 2009. Back then it was one step above everything else and Laverty worked wonders to stay in contention for the championship but now the rest of the bikes have caught up. Credit to Chaz and his team for the job they've done so far. I hope Yamaha take notice and give them the superbike chance

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 08, 2011 9:36 PM

@Mike - No I don't think manufacturers pulling out of WSB will have a big effect on bike sales - at least not in the short term.

The biggest thing denting Yamahas sales is the massive price hikes they have implemented.

Supersports bikes are not big sellers anymore - the market has shifted to adventure bikes, retros, nakeds and cruisers - hence Triumph canning their WSB project last year and hypersports project a few years ago.

If you have the money to demonstrate your enthusiasm for WSB, by buying the latest 1000 - I envy you, but my back doesn't!

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