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Hanging out with a tech from American Honda.... it was awesome... so I was looking at the RC-51 of Ben Bostrom and said to him and said you can not tell me that is a JArdine.... that is actually Akropovic.....

He said yeap all honda race bikes except for Erion use Akro..... but slap Jardine stickers on..... because they pay big bucks for the advertisement
 

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Team Suzuki Endurance (Team Hammer) ran their entire 8 year career with Yoshimura exhaust systems. They all had Kerker stickers on them, as Kerker was one of their title sponsors and basically underwrote 60% of the teams expenses.
 

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So which company should be more insulted? The one who made the exhaust but is not getting credit (advertisement) for it, or the one who sponsors the team but the team still doesn't use their product?
 

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I would say the guys that pay the money (and you sign the contract with) should be the most insulted. The other guys actually got the money (Yosh wasn't a title sponsor and sold Team Suzuki all their stuff).

Anyway, this sort of thing has been a constant bother throughout the history of motorsports sponsorships, the most memorable was when Kevin Schwantz's then teamate Doug Chandler did an entire 15 minute BBC post race interview while drinking a Coke (in plain sight) while his bike and leathers both said 'PEPSI' on them. This was pointed out by the announcer during the interview and Pepsi subsequently pulled out of the GP series.
 

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stegen : Quote (Skully @ June 16 2003, 5:13pm)Booth will be posting the welcome to yesterday pic at any moment.  
Maybe so but its news to me. interesting tho
 
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