Edwards not impressed
Colin Edwards wasn't mincing his words when asked about his disappointing season, saying his Suter-BMW is a "piece of sh*t".
Joining Mobile Forward Racing at the start of this season, Edwards had high hopes for their CRT bike.
However, the former World Superbike Champion has bagged just eight points in nine races and is trailing CRT standings leader Randy de Puniet by 20 points.
Asked about his 'really tough' season ahead of his home race, the United States MotoGP, Edwards said: "Yeah. My bike is a piece of sh*t. That'd be a better way to say it!
"It's been tough. Obviously some of the things we've been promised... we had our ass smacked and our balls tickled and it just hasn't come to fruition.
"Some of the things we were promise just haven't happened. I'm not only trying to race the bike I'm doing 100 percent of the development. We don't have anybody there...
"You have that big window of electronics and everything and you need to get it down to a small point, then fine tune it. We're not even there yet and it's halfway through the year."
There are, however, rumours that Forward Racing could swap to an Aprilia bike in the next week or so.
"I've heard rumours, we'll be on an Aprilia at Indianapolis," Edwards said. "Which is still not going to able to compete with the (prototype) guys but at least it's the best CRT bike out there. If that happens it's a step forward."