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Old 12-10-2009, 09:15 PM
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so 10% of the sale stayed here! woohoo! Do what you want people. I dont think you guys realize hoe devastating these choices your making are to your families and neighbors.
Well I've been racing motocross for 10 years. There has been one American company in that industry that has been able to make a competitive race bike. Cobra, they only make 50cc and I believe they also make 65cc bikes. But regardless, those bikes are for kids aged 4-11 years old, that's including the 65s, without the 65s that group changes to 4-9 years old.

I've been racing a Suzuki since 2004, and before that it was Kawasaki, the bike before that was the one I started on, an LEM 50 I got for my 8th birthday, LEM Motors is Italian.

If you want an American company to enter that market, than do it yourself. But, it takes a lot of engineering to produce a 450cc 4-stroke bike that can compete with a Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, or a KTM (Austrian).
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:34 PM
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:48 PM
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Well I've been racing motocross for 10 years. There has been one American company in that industry that has been able to make a competitive race bike. Cobra, they only make 50cc and I believe they also make 65cc bikes. But regardless, those bikes are for kids aged 4-11 years old, that's including the 65s, without the 65s that group changes to 4-9 years old.

I've been racing a Suzuki since 2004, and before that it was Kawasaki, the bike before that was the one I started on, an LEM 50 I got for my 8th birthday, LEM Motors is Italian.

If you want an American company to enter that market, than do it yourself. But, it takes a lot of engineering to produce a 450cc 4-stroke bike that can compete with a Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, or a KTM (Austrian).
i hear you. If the choices arnt there then i dont have a problem with it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:50 PM
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Your boat wouldn't go too far without Japanese power....
your right. my american made boat is powered by yamaha, pulled by my dodge truck. My mustang, corvette, cyclone and 2 harleys are also japanese.


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Old 12-10-2009, 09:51 PM
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Integrityguy, thats some good Deer hunting land in Ohio county.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:56 PM
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so 10% of the sale stayed here! woohoo! Do what you want people. I dont think you guys realize hoe devastating these choices your making are to your families and neighbors.
So you have never bought an suzki, yamaha, or kawi?
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your right. my american made boat is powered by yamaha, pulled by my dodge truck. My mustang, corvette, cyclone and 2 harleys are also japanese..
Sweet, lets see some pictures...
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Sweet, lets see some pictures...
their all in my profile. See the albums.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:03 PM
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So you have never bought an suzki, yamaha, or kawi?
not as a whole product. My ferris is powered by kawasaki. My 20'champion boat is powered by johnson. My skeeter is powered by yamaha usa. Yamaha headquarters are in CA by the way.
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