I think that Honda must be a pretty good bike, since everybody who rode it was or is pretty fast. Honda is known for strong motors and I doubt they forgot how to make them. Other than Bam Bam's motor failure the others haven't had equipment issues that were not self inflicted. Is this HRC team really a customer team? By that I mean Honda farmed out the effort to a separate organization? It seems to me the motorcycle should have more protection to better survive the environment the riders are racing through. Speedy's water loss should have had some sort of alarm system as an example. Maybe that area is where HRC needs to step it up. I can't speak to the complaints that HRC only wants to win with one rider. They don't race like that elsewhere, unless there is one rider far enough ahead in the championship that they need to protect his lead to insure success.