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Matthew Birt  says:

Yamaha open to World Superbike return

Yamaha could be tempted back to World Superbikes if new owners Dorna introduce radical technical changes that will reduce costs and make the bikes more closely linked to a Superstock level of tuning. The Japanese factory pulled its factory team out of WSB at the end of 201, but boss Lin Jarvis said it would be closely monitoring the changes Dorna...

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

I really hope Yamaha returns to the WSBK paddock miss them not being around.

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Oct 12

Posts: 362

73mach3 says:


seems to me they our a fraid to lose! those kawasaki's our very fast!

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Feb 04

Posts: 987

Sulking Yamaha

Jarvis is trying to influence the rule makers

No manufacturer should be allowed to make the rules or hold a championship to ransom

look what Honda have done to the Moto GP class as they more or less run moto gp as dorna are sh*t scared of Honda

so WSB should tell Yamaha and nasty Jarvis to get lost

but they are welcome to compete within the same rules every one else has to follow

its a world championship not a manufacturer run championship

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Jan 11

Posts: 300

yzrm1 says:


to bad Yamaha isn't in sbk anymore as it was 1 of the best looking bikes and with an incredible sound! Yamaha just waiting for dorna to set the rules theyt not try to bend the rules thats impossible. only ducati can do so!!!!!!! with 1200cc. kawa always was bad but no changes for kawasaki back then. ducati was competative but nedded to dominate so 1200cc was gooed.!!! duc sucks!! bigtime!!! if all is equell we know how ducati performs.......look at motogp. duc=crt!!!! hope yamaha comes back realy soon! with Rossi on it! hope the duc panifails fails bigtime. cheaters, scared to fight equell!!!!

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Jan 04

Posts: 131

foggie996 says:

Good if Yamaha return

I personally would love to see Yamaha back in WSBK, the R1 sounds awesome and the crossplane crank brought another dimension to the series. I disagree that Yamaha and Lin Jarvis are trying to manipulate the series to suit their needs - however, if they are, so what? Isn't that what all racing manufacturers will try to do at varying degrees of success? Aprilia with the gear-driven cams of the RSV4?, Honda with the move to four-strokes in MotoGP?, and yes, Ducati with the capacity "advantage" for twins in WSBK?

They are all in the business of selling motorbikes, and more racing success has an effect on sales, so whose to blame them for trying to get any advantage? As long as the racing is good - and in WSBK, I think it is - then we are the winners.

The Panigali is a great bike and to go head-to-head with S1000RR, RSV4R, 'blades, GSXR, etc. it will have to be as they are all 4-cyclinders. But to say Ducati "suc" or intimate that they are cheats are ridiculous rantings of ignorance.

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Mar 12

Posts: 486

could well be true.

lin jarvis might well be pulling the strings as rumours are that the next R1 will be a 1100cc triple

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Jan 11

Posts: 656

carloslavado says:

I agree with Ridge Racer, Jarvis is feeling up the rules. And indeed the next R1 is suposedly gonna be a triple 1100. Crosplane as well i think i read somewhere. I wonder what it might sound like? If Triumph is working on something like that as well(not the patented crosplane of course) than Halleluyah. Panigales, Zx10s maybe Jonathan on the RCV V4 lookalike and BMW with though the Goldbet team still giving factory support, Leon Camier getting better at the end of this seizon, and Aprillia with a great racing bike? Politics or not, so many brands and so many configurations? Bring it on. Still supporting the Grinner though:-)

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May 09

Posts: 884

CH987 says:


Considering Yamaha only won one title in 25 years you could say they were the ones that 'sucked' in WSBK. The R1 was never really competitive enough at world level and never could get it's tyres to last.

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Jan 11

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carloslavado says:

CH987 Nori could have taken 2 titels, 1 on the illustrious R7 wich he would have had except for a bogus drug charge. And 1 on the Santander R1 had it not been for Biaggi taking Nori out at Misano. Still facts state that you are right. Yamaha did not win much in Superbikes. It's about the team that runs the bike in Wsbk though, and how much factory support it gets. Look how much Sykes's bike has improved on tyre wear this seizon. Different team same bike. When Yoshimura finally treid . Camier got 15 extra horses on the gixxer. And was going well .

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May 12

Posts: 994

cornbowl says:

If winning

races, and championships, is the way forward for bike sales globally, then why have Ducati failed to produce a class leading bike that can take on and win WSB. Checa's bike is simply not good enough to win anything. The Kawasaki showed it's performance in WSB & BSB, yet Ducati still persist with the same old engine design. Honda proved that, in Ducati's heyday, they could bring out a bike for Colin Edwards the SP, every bit as good as the Duke. Ducati are an expensive manufacturer, with a reputation they've not been able to live up to for a long time now, and they expect special treatment with the capacity as well.


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