Originally Posted by GARS04
hmmm, I don't watch a lot of racing (hardly any) but the last couple races I did watch Suzuki pretty much kicked the crap out of anything around them. Not that Im a Suzuki fan either but they dominated by quite a margin.
Worst argument ever...
Ducati was the Moto GP champ this year.
I have a love/hate relationship with Ducatis, I've had them, but ride a Honda now.
Monsoon pretty much covered it, but to go further, Motorcycle road racing isn't nearly as popular in America as it is in Europe or other parts of the world, despite being the largest market for sportbikes.
AMA isn't as important to the factories as SBK or Moto GP.
SBK is the top-level of racing for production based motorcycles
There are four categories of bikes, SBK, SS, stock 1000 and stock 600.
SBK and SS were won by Honda, stock 1000 was won by Ducati, and I think stock 600 was won by Yamaha.
Ducati usually does well in SBK. I always sort of dogged them for not competing in Moto GP. How can a company claim to have such a bad ass machine and not even campaign ANYTHING in Moto GP? It's one of the same reason I diss on Lambo, don't compete in motorsports and I don't give a fuck. They just started doing it about...4ish years ago. I really was wanting them to fall on their face, but their bikes had front line power during their first season. Meanwhile Kawasaki and Suzuki had been performing poorly (until this season) ever since the switch to 4-stroke machines.
Moto GP is the top level of motorcycle road racing in the world using bikes designed specifically for that form of racing, think Two-wheeled Formula 1.
Ducati won the world championship this year and Stoner is kicking ass in testing for next season too.