Husky races because they're good at it. They build top quality dirt/mx bikes and they have trophies to prove their worth. Cagiva hasn't built a bike for racing outside the 250cc class for longer than I can remember, so development of race machines is not their bread and butter. MV, on the otherhand, build bikes that can race in the superstock level and maybe even the superbike level but the cost of racing is too high to develop such a machine. Harley (as brought up earlier) quit supebike racing because the cost was too high. They pay Terry Vance to make sure HD bikes go reallllly fast in a straight line (and they do). Eric Buell likes going in a straight line, too, but is still enamored with road courses. Triumph (who has money and R&D) wanted to go racing but saw the out of control cost and said hey we think we'll stick with triples and twins and call it a day. So, in the end a great motorcycle comany will cease to exist because R&D doesn't work in Proton's bottom line. Maybe those Texans that owned part of Ducati could buy MV and work the motorcycle magic once again.....