Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
We have been living in the age of Bold New Graphics for some time, now.
It's somewhat difficult to generate more power in a given displacement beyond a certain level, without violating one parameter or another...... right now the Euro4 is the driving force. That's been consuming costs for some time in a relatively flat economy (from a motorcycle perspective).
Suzuki went through almost all of the 90's and well into the 2000's without any innovation. Kawasaki is afloat due to the diversification into pretty much any power sport you can think of.
Honda? Cars, generators, all sorts of lawn equipment..... and motorcycles.
Yamaha it's musical instruments, bikes, watercraft.....
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall." Words to live by