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"I'm second best thanks to Monster Energy Kawasaki..."

Did Eli pause long enough for there to be a period in there?
Everyone is thinking it. Honda is laughing. Next year, Roczen will be on Eli's Honda.
Hope he figures it out!


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450 season is boring this year.

If Suzuki had brain 1 they would ditch Stewart for Roczen. Roczen wants to be on the Suzuki. Stewart is done.
Keep Bagget for a smaller salary, still a top ten guy outdoors when healthy. Hell, a top 8 with a broken collar bone. But money talks, and you're only as good as your last race.

There's gonna be some interesting silly season swaps coming up with a bunch of contracts ending after this season.
 

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Roczen doesn't want to ride the Suzuki. He is happily going to Honda. "Money talks" is true and "only as good as your last race" is true, for guys like Weston...not for guys like James.


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You don't think if dollars were equal that Roczen would stay on a Suzuki?
 

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No. He is doing well but it took some time to get things figured out and there isn't a part on the Yosh bikes that RCH could not get. Ken is already essentially riding a factory zook. Ken is no doubt riding well but Eli is not and most of the top 10 are out right now.
There's also a prestige riding for factory Honda that nothing compares to.
Eli made the wrong choice. I think Honda and Ken have made a good choice.

Unfortunately for guys like Bisceglia, #7 sells more bikes on the couch than he could cracking top ten, or even a podium.
It's like a stock market...


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On the Eli topic....coulda woulda shoulda might have equaled KRoc and Eli at HRC in 2017 instead of KRoc and someone else (Is Canard still under contract for 2017?)

Crazy that you are right about JS7 and selling bikes cause Bisceglia had a real good run this weekend.

Who else thinks that Cooper is about to go on a run in the 250's? Nobody faster when he is hot
 

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Yeah. Canard is leaving and they are kind of farming Bogle. Tomac/Roczen would have been a strong team.
That could have brought Honda back to the dominant days.
Honda just wasn't willing to pay what Monster was for him.
Bigger bank account, smaller trophy case. Depending on how you look at it, maybe it's not that bad for Eli.


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Too early to call it, maybe KTM, maybe Kawasaki.
As far as 450's being boring, I agree. BUT I think the upcoming rounds of Millville and Southwick are going to shake things up!


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I'm glad Southwick is back. No track like it out there on the circuit.
 

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