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  • Reply to: Wayne Rainey: The Renaissance Man for MotoAmerica   15 min 1 sec ago

    TV is NOT the answer. Online is. Old school motorcycle media (the magazines) is NOT the answer. Online is. From the Motomatters of the world to the new content masters, the online retailers (e.g. Revzilla), online media is all that matters. As much as I loved reading Carruthers' magazine stuff, he needs to leave that world behind. I watch every practice, qualifying and race for WSBK and MotoGP. MotoAmerica? Way too difficult to follow. I go to the races and buy way too much gear. I have 6 bikes, currently. I should be watching and following MotoAmerica like I did AMA racing and do WSBK and MotoGP. But I can't and don't. It can all be summed up in one word: endemic. When MotoAmerica figures out that its endemic marketing staff is what keeps it from broadening appeal to include even the general US motorcycling community, that will be the beginning of getting American motorcycle racing back where it belongs. Harsh? Yep. Sorry about that. But I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want this to succeed!

  • Reply to: Wayne Rainey: The Renaissance Man for MotoAmerica   1 hour 58 min ago

    handling of the series that occurred in the mid 2000's."

    Any truth to the rumor that DMG would call fictituous jump start penalties on riders/teams who critizized their management?

  • Reply to: Wayne Rainey: The Renaissance Man for MotoAmerica   2 hours 2 min ago

    MotoAmerica needs to join the 21st Century and have a streaming (live and no spoiler archive) subscription package.

  • Reply to: Wayne Rainey: The Renaissance Man for MotoAmerica   2 hours 31 min ago

    I'm surprised you're not aware of why there are no new 600cc supersports hitting the market. I think in the last couple of years they have amounted for somewhere around 1-2%  of the total sales from the manufactuers and when you combine that with the new for 2017 European regulations involving safety & emmisions... they have about 1-2% incentive to invest in developing new models in that catagory.

    Regarding MotoAmerica in general. I'm liking where it's heading and I hope it continues to grow and prosper. So great that they'll be back in Sonoma this year (wish it was still in May) but to me the big ask is still getting more factory's involved. Only then will it get close to it's former glory IMO. I still watch all the races though and even if there's only 3 to 4 bikes competing for win, I enjoy the racing. The supersport championship was very entertaining last year, granted weather helped a lot at a few rounds but I very much looked forward to it. 

  • Reply to: Wayne Rainey: The Renaissance Man for MotoAmerica   2 hours 36 min ago

    Another cord-cutter here, and I'd definitely subscribe to an online service if they kept it halfway reasonable. I know the vids eventually show up on their site, but that's not really the same.