cyclenews.com is reporting that Yamaha, who has lost Anthony Gobert to Ducati but still has Aaron signed (along with Buckmeister), will concentrate on FX and supersport next year, since still nobody knows what's up with superbike.
My vote is for an entirely new spec based on for torsion power. You know -- rubber-band motors. All those boney pit-girls would get replaced by stout Russian women who'd pull their weight by winding up their team's powerplant on the starting grid, then hold them in place until the flag. Think of the advantages -- no emission or noise issues (at least from the bikes), no restrictor plates, pit stops would be a blast to watch, no fluids (except maybe bodily) on the track when something breaks, and it would foster a whole new wave of innovation from the rubber companies.