It’s happy days lately if you’re a fan of these fine brands. Many of us might have fond memories of their old warhorses and would like to see a better effort from the Land of the rising sun. Enduro wise maybe Yamaha care, and the new Honda is interesting, but really, looks like the effort is mainly directed at the MX fleet. Even there our favourite Euro brands are hitting the mark. Is this a good thing? If the Jap brands keep getting whipped, bike sales fall, general interest starts to wane, kids all take off and play soccer, less spono cash, just a start line awash with white and orange. The future seems bleak......(evil chuckle).