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   Old Thread  #548 28 May 2022 at 7.23pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís interesting, I bet 90% of bikers have a tat

If MM hangs up the gloves I will be extremely surprised, still has a lot to give and still competitive. He might announce he will win every race from now to the end of the season

If itís for health reason, fully understood, the man is a multi millionaire and a legend of the sport already
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   Old Thread  #547 28 May 2022 at 2.55pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,

OK, so silly season this year has gone particularly silly, but Canet losing his Honda moto gp ride because of the way he looks? Probably the most silly press of them all, hope it's bullsh@t
Honda and rat boy organising a press conference after moto 2 quali, that could be very interesting.......

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   Old Thread  #546 28 May 2022 at 0.39am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
https://youtu.be/Cpy4cJzTqr8
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   Old Thread  #545 27 May 2022 at 6.47pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah, saw a bit on breakfast TV. If it wasnít for the covid disaster I would have been going, after the fiasco I had with Manx ferryís, really pissed me off

TT = real racers, crazy, mental, o room for error, life on the line
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   Old Thread  #544 27 May 2022 at 1.34pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The real stuff starts soon,, #IOM TT.
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   Old Thread  #543 23 May 2022 at 9.17pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just watched it

Racing at the highest level, incredible, thatís why he is a 6 x world champ
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   Old Thread  #542 22 May 2022 at 4.59pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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WSBK edge of seat Rea playing points catch up incredible.
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   Old Thread  #541 20 May 2022 at 6.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Will have a look for that

Proper dangerous game road racing

Edit - seen it, lucky he wasnít flat out in a corner!

The race organisers have been informed by Dunlop Tyres that the company has discovered a fault in a batch of their Superbike-spec slick tyres
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   Old Thread  #540 20 May 2022 at 6.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Time will tell, lap times are not far off, carbon brakes on MotoGP bikes are far superior to WSB. Like Colin Edwards once said, if diamond encrusting would make a MotoGP bike faster they would have it
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   Old Thread  #539 19 May 2022 at 11.30am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Anyone see Dunlop save it when the rear tyre delaminated in the North West 200.
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   Old Thread  #538 18 May 2022 at 9.34am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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While I too would like to see toprak in I still believe the step from wsbk to gp is massive.
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   Old Thread  #537 17 May 2022 at 5.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yamaha need Toprak, would love to see the king of the late brakers in Moro GP, what a rider! AKA stoprak lol

Deffo seats up for grabs, be interesting to see who gets them and more importantly if they bring new talent in

The Ducati seats will be interesting for me, Miller might keep his seat the way how the rest are performing!
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   Old Thread  #536 17 May 2022 at 4.52pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Martins lost that seat I'd say..what is it now 3 dnfs?
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   Old Thread  #535 17 May 2022 at 4.51pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes I know hence why I said wsb..
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   Old Thread  #534 17 May 2022 at 10.12am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi scozza

They are now reporting down here that Miller is off to KTM with Martin or Bastianini getting the seat.

Yamaha no interest in renewing Morbidelli, but are in talks with Jake Dixon

It'll probably all change by the next race, but it really is getting a bit silly now so early in the season

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   Old Thread  #533 16 May 2022 at 8.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Good racing, just watched the replay

Iím taking over from Vinales next year ffs

Seriously he has gone,,well gone, ainít got the knackers for it, that Aprillia is competitive


I think MM will have a bike for life with Honda while ever he keeps racing. Mir would be a fantastic signing for them though, great racer, give him a competitive bike and who knows. Saying that, MM is struggling with it.

I expect quite a few changes next year, Jonís list and some!
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   Old Thread  #532 16 May 2022 at 9.44am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well rumour is suzuki won't be in moto gp.
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   Old Thread  #531 15 May 2022 at 3.13pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
after this weekends result I could see mir and rins going to wsb.
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   Old Thread  #530 14 May 2022 at 4.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can believe that as I bet he's cheaper than MM.
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   Old Thread  #529 14 May 2022 at 2.29pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Goose

I thought exactly the same

But the AU media (and I know they aren't the best out there) are reporting that Honda asked Mir's manager for numbers and their response was that's not a problem

They're also reporting Vinales is deff out

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   Old Thread  #528 13 May 2022 at 4.35pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All teams no longer looking who can we afford it will be how cheap can we get him.
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   Old Thread  #527 13 May 2022 at 1.17pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

Suzuki gone at the end of the year?

Mir and Rins talking to Honda and P Espargero and baby rat boy out?

Vinales no option to re sign taken?

Fernandez no option to re sign taken?

Baby Binder no option to re sign taken?

Zarco out?

Miller in extension talks?

Dovi retiring?

I know this is the start of silly season re contracts, but this is Armageddon

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   Old Thread  #526 27 Apr 2022 at 5.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just watched, wet and slicks, not good, I believe everybody walked away OK though

Just watched the premier class, Jack Miller, one word, rubbish. Canít see him keeping his Ducati ride next season

Good result for the top 3 though and feel for Mir
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   Old Thread  #525 25 Apr 2022 at 7.06am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
carnage in yesterdays moto 2, glad the riders all walked away injury free..
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   Old Thread  #524 25 Apr 2022 at 6.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Forget MotoGP. This will be the best WSB season ever, so competitive, the bikes and the riders!

JR again, superb

Toprak and AB all in with a chance, some proper pressure and racing as a result, all 3 want it

I can see every race been the same, edge of the seat stuff
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   Old Thread  #523 24 Apr 2022 at 4.07pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
WSB incredible JR. Close racing gets a bit too close.
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   Old Thread  #522 11 Apr 2022 at 3.46pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
main man for me this weekend was our own Jake Dixon getting a podium.
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   Old Thread  #521 10 Apr 2022 at 10.27pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah good ride MM, great see suzuki top of podium.
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   Old Thread  #520 10 Apr 2022 at 8.57pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Says he will go to Moto GP next year Toprak, canít wait to see that

Just watched the GP, racer of the day for me, MM, what a ride from a start error

Jack Miller ffs

Well done Rins, good result that for Suzuki

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   Old Thread  #519 10 Apr 2022 at 8.52pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Wow, race 2 same three at it but JR second and ratsack third again.
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   Old Thread  #518 10 Apr 2022 at 8.48am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was going to say the same mate, what a race that was, one of the best I have seen for a while

Again, that Ducati 10 - 12 bike lengths quicker on the straights

Looks set to be an excellent season for the fans this!

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   Old Thread  #517 9 Apr 2022 at 8.37pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That was a great race JR wants it back.
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   Old Thread  #516 9 Apr 2022 at 8.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well, Ducati on pole.

My money is on MM for the win

Cmon FQ and Yamaha, or a Suzuki would do
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   Old Thread  #515 6 Apr 2022 at 9.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Realistically I know I couldn't ride one in full race spec including tyres as could never ride it fast enough to keep the heat in the tyres or brakes. When guys come from moto2 and World supers and struggle what chance would a road and occasional track day rider have.
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   Old Thread  #514 6 Apr 2022 at 7.08pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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300 bhp on a small contact patch of rubber, utter madness, would I love to have a ride on one
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   Old Thread  #513 5 Apr 2022 at 10.33pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes I've seen it. Not sure the Honda has been the best bike when only one guy could ride it and plenty have tried. No doubt you have seen the unrideables and I've spoken to a few ex racers that did ride them when at the festival of speed and revival. One told me that in those days it was a different world and most drank and partied harder than would ever be allowed by sponsors today and that today's top bikes are probably harder to ride even if they are twenty odd kilos heavier but they have a hundred and twenty more horse power and the modern riders are all athletes in their own right.
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   Old Thread  #512 5 Apr 2022 at 8.36pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great rider, no doubt, style of his own copied by many, bit of a dirty rat though for me and he has had the best bike for a long time for me, a factory Honda

Agree there, shame Stoner packed in, great documentary if you have not seen it? Nobody could ride those Ducatis like him at the time for sure
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   Old Thread  #511 4 Apr 2022 at 11.40pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't see him going either, would he have won as many titles with another manufacturer we will never know but I'm fairly sure no other rider would have achieved what he has with the Honda. Bit like Stoner with his title winning ducati nobody else could ride it to the level required to be champion. The amount of times the honde has spat MM off and he has got back on is borderline insanity.
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   Old Thread  #510 4 Apr 2022 at 5.55pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Could be some truth in that mate.

Canít see MM ever ditching Honda though. I will put my head on the block, he would never have won as many titles with another team

Always makes me wonder though, how other riders would perform on other bikes? That new Honda looks a proper handful!
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   Old Thread  #509 3 Apr 2022 at 10.59pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The Honda has been the hardest bike to get to grips with for a very long time now and MM was the only one that could ride it but they have constantly focused on making it faster on a computer and forgotten a human has to ride it believe this is why rossi never went back and Danni struggled though on it. If MM ever got back to full fitness I would love to see him ditch honda and maybe go to suzuki.
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   Old Thread  #508 3 Apr 2022 at 6.37pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Nearly time for lights out

Aprillia on the front row!

Says MM has now suffered double vision for the 3rd time in his career. Hope he is back to normal soon

Edit - what a result that
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   Old Thread  #507 30 Mar 2022 at 0.14am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,
OK, so I'm not a fan, but rat boy is not racing Argentina this weekend. Finally a sensible decision. Puig has been pushing him to destruction, 5 falls last outing and he was pushing him to try fp1 and see how he feels.
I might not like / have any affinity for the guy, but I wouldn't want to see any rider retire through injury which was the way it seemed to be going
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I think the eye problems originally stemmed from the 250 GP crash that nearly blinded him? Fair play to the man, like you say, minted so could do whatever he likes but not much gives an adrenaline rush like the twist of a powerful motorbikes throttle. Take some walking away from that, has the world at his feet

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   Old Thread  #505 22 Mar 2022 at 3.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if mm carrys on the way he is I doubt he would reach rossis age..maybe a change of team would do him good, that Honda is a pig by looks of it..but going by todays news with mm getting back his eye problems I could see retirement coming..I wish him well with whatever he chooses, and would be good having him back on the grid at some point. his a very young lad with 100 mill in the bank,i think me mother would tell me what to do if it was me..
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Agree

I think he thinks he can, and I think he has the talent to win another one quite easily though, crashing in practice seems to be his game, understanding the exact limits of his bike. I was reading something a while ago and I think over the seasons he has had the most crashes

Not like Rins who can crash out at anytime though

That was a fast high side that though, watched it a few times and in the previous corner you can hear the rear wheel spinning and see the back end moving, spun a bit too much that time though!

Race conditions like they were, if he had raced he would have won that one!

Probably end up like Rossi droppijg down the field. When do you tell one of the best MotoGP riders of all time itís time to hang the gloves up

As much as I think heís a dirty rat 🐀 he is the one who could win anytime for me
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as much as I admire Marc as a rider, if I was his dad id have to sit him down and say call it a day son .your an 8 times world champion with multi millions of pounds in the bank.
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Been away, just watched the highlights and had a look. Bad one that. Hope he recovers soon. Flicks him straight over and his heads takes a proper impact

MM high side

Out 4 times in practice, pushing and testing the limits of that new bike all the time. Great rider

What a result for Olivero but the racer of the day for me was FQ, some racing that on the Yamaha

Miller ffs
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that mm93 high side was very nasty..
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Hi All,

Not sure we should have been racing there at this time of year, but.
Foggia, amazing
Jake's gonna be kicking himself for a week at least
And for those that proclaim Fabio is crap in the rain?? Jog on boys......
Great weekend, loved it!!!!

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Not racing he fractured two vertebrae in training hoping to be back for the next round.
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   Old Thread  #498 19 Mar 2022 at 2.47pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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where did John McPhee finish in qualifying? good result for Jake in Moto 2, look forward to seeing him and sam go toe to toe against each other. mm93 should of got a penalty for pulling out like that infront of dovi but then again his dornas blue eyed boy..not having it so easily nowadays is he.. as for the f1 the mrs is a big fan and booked us into the Abu Dhabi race in November, my part of the deal was to pay for the tickets, but fck me no wonder I follow Moto gp and not f1..bloody rip off..
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   Old Thread  #497 19 Mar 2022 at 10.40am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,
I'm smiling like the proverbial Cheshire cat 😸

Foggia can't string race pace together (moto 3)
Jake Dixon gets pole (30-1 for the win down here)
And the 2 Primac boys are on the front row, ducati's year?, I hope so....

What a great day of qualifying!!!!!

Might even stay up to see how they fix the f1 this weekend just for a laugh especially as Jimm'l fix it Masi just got announced as the F1 race director for the simulator racing they do.

With all the crap that's going on in the world I figure I've got to find some way to laugh and smile 😃

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Sounds like a dream come true that mate. Saw something a while ago, long tours, off-road, over there, sound brilliant. Also looked into riding across Australia and the golden triangle, one day

My first Moto GP watch Donington. Massive Suzuki fan and Schwantz won on the Pepsi logo machine, stunning bike at the time, nuff said

Mentioned a while ago, bike shop near me has Wayne Raineyís Marlborough Yamaha in, same era, bought for a steel, amazing to see!
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I like donnington seen a few gp races there in the past..brands is only half hour away from me, depending on bridge traffic so an easy reach..the Thailand gp might suit you, add on a motor bike tour and make a fortnight of it..
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I think they will drop most of the restrictions soon

Donnington for me, love that track

Going to have to put an abroads MotoGP trip on the bucket list, saying that would rather go and ride the tracks myself
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   Old Thread  #493 8 Mar 2022 at 4.01pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got tickets for brands hatch to watch rossi in the GT world challenge Europe..will hopefully get tickets for Silverstone gp race but will go to brands for wsb and bsb if I can..also like watching the motocross at Canada heights.. just hoping the un jabbed get a bit more freedom this year into other countries..
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   Old Thread  #492 7 Mar 2022 at 5.20pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unlucky then

Tgypt for me next week
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unjabbed Chris, cant go far..
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Back on mate, enjoy the trips

WSB and BSB for me, might have to push the boat out
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another 2 laps I think Alex esp would off over took his brother,, certainly a better rider in my eyes..should be an intersting seasons racing..hopefully ill get abroad to see a few..
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Was an interesting first race mate. To be fair, concerned about Yamaha, think they will struggle big time!

Looks like Ducati and Honda domination for me

Like you say though, funny old game when the factory teams are poor. Something seriously wrong there

Riding a factory Ducati must be a dream but a jinx for many for sure

Ride of the day, AEsg on the Aprillia, did well for me.

Maybe Suzuki come strong
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good racing through all 3 classes..mm93 doesn't seem his old self so should(hopefully)be a good season..with different winners each race...the factory Yamaha's look **** as does the dukes...
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Itís back, a new season
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   Old Thread  #485 23 Nov 2021 at 6.37am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

They've just shown highlights of the Jerez test down here, and I know "a test is a test", but Peco looked awesome .45 seconds ahead of everyone.
Bastianini looked great on his first time out on what he's calling his "big boy" bike.
Year of the Ducati??? I F'in hope so, been a while......

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   Old Thread  #484 14 Nov 2021 at 11.03pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Team vr in moto 2 next year. Ducati 1,2 and 3.
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End of an era and a true modern day great of the sport, enjoyed the moments, all of the thrills and all of the spills along the way, a character and an entertainer

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Don't know what they showed in the UK , but they showed a few montages of Vale's career down here, all pretty emotional stuff.
Gonna be a bit wierd without him, glad it was a good race though.
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   Old Thread  #481 14 Nov 2021 at 2.29pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks for the memories vale46.....
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Just watched a brilliant film for any bike fans. MotoGP films, unlimited. Marquez story of his 2019 campaign. Unbelievable, fitness, thrills, spills and more
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Congratulations to FQ, new world and well deserved for me

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   Old Thread  #478 23 Oct 2021 at 10.07pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thatís Moto GP, whilst I agree, we donít want anybody getting hurt I cannot help itís nothing but a get me out and a publicity stunt, do they just start Moto GP racing at 18!

Itís a snob sport at the end of the day, rich parents funding their kids and living the dream, sad but true
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   Old Thread  #477 23 Oct 2021 at 2.13pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all

Big for Dorna, one of the very few governing bodies more interested in safety of their participants than $$$$
18 year minimum in all moto classes from 2023 and ongoing discussions regarding grid numbers in the Junior classes.
Gotta give credit where it's due
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   Old Thread  #476 5 Oct 2021 at 9.58am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There are a lot of bikes Jon I agree, dangerous game though motor sport, crashes into the first corner from the start are part and parcel of the sport as everybody tries to get in front, most of the others are an exception to this

Could be something in what you mention but generally after a lap there is a decent spread of bikes, could split them into two classes but there probably would not be enough time in the day?

The Moto 3 crash is a tricky one, you could say he cut him up but he could clearly see him too?

The majority of them in GP classes are highly experienced riders who have progressed, watch the 250 talent cup etc, about 4 1/2 foot tall and 12 years old, they start early and progress quickly

The worst ones do seem to be bike to bike contacts though

Accidents, look at Marquezís career! Incredible really and I guess this dictates how successful you will be, if your body can take it and you have not destroyed it that much that you can still cannot be competitive

Watched a documentary on him a while ago, nearly ended his career when he rode in the 250 class, ran into the back of somebody and nearly blinded himself, think his eyesight has not been 100% since! A quick google whilst Iím bored

ITíS not supposed to be this way. If you crash 27 times in a MotoGP season, youíre meant to end the year with more hospital visits than trophies. Instead, Marc Marquez has been crowned as 2017 world champion as much because of his crash tally as in spite of it.

2018

On October 21st, 2018, at Motegi, Marc MŠrquez wrapped up his fifth MotoGP title in six seasons, with three races to spare. He did so despite having suffered his 18th crash of the season so far during FP4, the front washing out as he released the brakes in Turn 7. He led the MotoGP class in crashes at Motegi, and would continue to do so through the final race in Valencia, amassing a grand total of 23 crashes at official events throughout the 2018 season.

He had gone one better in 2018 than he had the year before, finishing second to Sam Lowes in 2017, ending up with 27 crashes to Lowes' 31. In 2016, he was a lowly third in the crash rankings, ending the season with 17 falls, behind Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller with 26 and 25 crashes respectively.


Whatís he on this year, must be near on 15 after the injury!

Imagine the cost for Honda, not to mention his 14 million salary! Big bucks motorsport £

Crazy
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   Old Thread  #475 5 Oct 2021 at 2.47am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chris,

Too many bikes on track in the lower classes with young and relatively inexperienced riders.
The sport has lost 3 teenagers already this year with a number of other horrific crashes as well.
The sports gotta do something and cutting the fields is the only way forward I can see

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Didnít see that one Jon, had a look, on you tube, nasty one that, fast too!

Air bags, armour and technical advances, more and more people are walking away from them which is pleasing to see
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   Old Thread  #473 4 Oct 2021 at 11.08am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,

Well I think the world championship standings had a lot of bearing on that race.

Second moto 3 crash that caused the second red card was horrific, couldn't believe the all walked away

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   Old Thread  #472 4 Oct 2021 at 8.05am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been to Hexham quite a few times. Stop in a nice hotel in that area once a year and have a weekend up the north east, some really nice places

Rat boy wins, great ride must say, is he really back, thatís the question, looks like the bike was set up right, track surface was horrendous

WSB and JR, incredible, down and out twice in the first two races, cannot seem to get the front end set up, comes back and proves why he is a 6 time world champ, what a response!!!

BSB, so disappointing for Taz Mac. Great first race win yesterday, came from 13th on the grid to win, last race, the heavens opened up and he crashed out ffs, G Rea wins both wet races. Great day though for me
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Racing been good in all classes, must say Hexham was an eye opener for me, lovely place surrounded by great roads.
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brain dead camper van drivers not stopping at the passing spaces

Saw plenty of those, ****ing muppets on one track roads where the signs say...no camper vans, ffs

1400 miles clocked, great trip though

Night in Edinburgh then a night in Inverness
Applecross then to Gairloch
Ullapool
Durness, bleak!
Onto Thurso, John o groats and stopped in Wick
Inverness
Edinbrough, home!

Fishing wise, one Pollock and then somehow managed to break two rod rings ffs! lol

Knackered

Back to bikes

Not seen the Moto GP qualifying today

WSB, bad crash for JR, hope he is back tomorrow! Toprak, unstoppable, what a rider!

BSB and Donnington for me tomorrow
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No 22nd,very tricky conditions on the pass with strong winds and rain and brain dead camper van drivers not stopping at the passing spaces, even had one expecting us to stop when coming down and reverse. Saw a few stuck on single track roads that were too narrow for them to continue and not possible to turn around.
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   Old Thread  #468 24 Sept 2021 at 1.39pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
We're you in Applecross today Goose, saw around 20 bikes and a bloke with a grey Tash riding a multistrada
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Must admit the track limits and regulations are becoming a bit of a joke, they are or they are not, similar to the footy with VAR

Some great racing again though
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Hi All

Loved it as usual, congrats to Bastianini's ride

Yamaha putting in a protest for Peco's jump start kinda leaves it all up in the air though. Leaves a bit of a bitter taste

It's a professional sport though with small margins and if they're gonna do Mir for track limits on the final lap, I suppose Peco's got something coming.

Penalty for jumps is 2 long laps, but I don't know what they'll do with this one if the protest is upheld?

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Was a great bit of racing that, loved it

MM is a great rider, I just canít help thinking he is pushing it too far all the time, ditched it 18 times this season and the run wide cost him, great last few laps those though, the thing that makes the sport great!

Is it the lack of bike development time, not sure myself, I think others have come on and he is pushing it far too hard trying to keep up, people can blame the shoulder, not sure it is, the competition is quite strong, great ride by the rat though and I think everybody could see that he would press, press and press
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The pundits were saying before this weekend his arm will never be any better and he will never ride at his previous level.
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   Old Thread  #463 12 Sept 2021 at 6.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep great race and sorry great ride for MM you can't be a pussy at that level.
Yeah 70k for super, 50k for the desi when he bought it, the other bikes he has are similar value. He works in the city but is a great guy that loves his bikes and rides them hard not just garage queen's.
Off on tour Tuesday, can't wait.
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   Old Thread  #462 12 Sept 2021 at 2.04pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chris,

Loved that, I'm smiling like a Cheshire cat again

Huge for Peko and thouroughly deserved , and Rossi lost his bet as he didn't cry

That image guy Honda hired for Rat boy whilst he was recuperating paid off massive, he was a completely different person in his post race interview, notably likeable (Which I never thought I'd say)

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Canít be bad, the super must be 70k!
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   Old Thread  #460 12 Sept 2021 at 1.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Get in! What a race!!!

Some ride that by Bagnaia with rat boy all over him!

Dirty rat pushing and pushing, ainít good enough, ran it wide lol. Brilliant
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   Old Thread  #459 12 Sept 2021 at 12.01pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A guy I know had his desmodesi and superlegera shipped out there for a three dayer while he flew out. His garage also contains 3 more Ltd edition bikes and 2 supercars.
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   Old Thread  #458 12 Sept 2021 at 7.36am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My sister lives in Spain, not too far away from Motoland. Out of interest I have had a look at bike hire, s1000rr, the £3600 damage wavier put me off
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   Old Thread  #457 11 Sept 2021 at 9.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Three days on that track would be a nightmare unless your fitness is at professional athlete level, you would also need a van with spares including tyres and fuel is not available on cercuit. A track day at brands used to take me at least two days to recover.
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Thats a bargain mate, go for it

Ducati one two, Bagnaia lap record and FQ in 3rd, 0.5 sec of pole, rat boy in 6th, whatís the odds he crashes out again!
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Hi Scozza

Because Moto hasn't been here for a while I forgot about Phillip island. Looked it up and track days work out at £80 / day but you have to bring your own bike.

Off to check out moped prices now




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Bloody hell Jon, if thereís one race track I would love to ride itís down your way, Phillip island, that straight down to the sea, incredible! Try one there!

Anybody see the Aprillia chat with Laverty, talks about the bike, stunning machine, what a weapon that is!

And then MV is on one lol

Suzi Perry in hot pants, would I love to smash her back doors in
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Hi Scozza

I've never ridden a bike, but I mentioned to Mrs Fubar it might be a bucket list thing to learn how to ride and do a track day.
She reminded me (yet again) that "lockdown is not an excuse to do dumb s**t"

She said I could do it on a moped though so I've still got a small chance



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Sounds like a bargain that Jon, think one day on a sports bike would be enough for me lol. Good package though that

Think if I was going it would be flight in and bike hire

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Hi scozza

Had to look that up

They do a 3 day "track day" for £680 plus camping costs

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I would love a track day there, love the massive oversized wall too, looks brill in the shots when the bikes go by
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Hi All

I know we've only done FP1 and FP2, but I'll never get bored of watching riders follow each other through the corkscrew at Aragon.i can't think of a more iconic corner on the calendar, anyone?

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   Old Thread  #448 6 Sept 2021 at 10.00am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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One of the best riders on the planet Toprak

Should have gone to MotoGP for me
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   Old Thread  #447 5 Sept 2021 at 6.27pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
WSBK Topbombing.
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Vinales riding in next gp, thought yamaha would have kept him in legal limbo for the rest of the season.
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End of an era moment today. The king has gone, long live the king

MM, just completely reckless, good news is he went down too, how many times now!

The new king maybe FQ, good race that and another win for the lad

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Couldn't miss it, good race and great to see AE get on the podium for aprilia very well deserved.
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Hi Chris,

Tempted to delete my Vinales post, but if Aprillia announce contract cancelled on Tuesday and then say they can't wait to get him on the bike on Friday that's their problem not mine.

Decent race, not an Espargero bros fan but pleased for Aprilla's first podium.
Quateraro and baby Jorge deff a new era though.

Rat boy not even gonna comment.....

Loved the UK cheers for Cal, Vali, Jake and Sam, great to see and hear during difficult times

Dovi coming back

The constant tyre changes from track to track are becoming a bit of a lottery though, the riders who thrive on continuity are deffinately suffering and others took some very wierd gambles this weekend

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Looking forward to this one

Anybody see MM 172mph off

Valentino Rossiís last British GP
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   Old Thread  #441 25 Aug 2021 at 1.00pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

I know the mgmt tow company lines with the mutual consent stances and all the company politics and apologies etc,j but Vinales has gone pretty hard core stupid to basically get sacked from 2 Ä6mill plus bonuses jobs in 1 week.
I think James Hunt did something along these lines back in the day but I can't remember the facts, it's got to go some to beat this though

FP1 commentary on Friday should be great though, can't wait.....

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   Old Thread  #440 23 Aug 2021 at 10.34pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Wsbk superb, be hilarious if SR took the title now he's off to bmw.
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   Old Thread  #439 16 Aug 2021 at 6.48am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Echo that, everyone in the mix, great race that was

Rat boy crashes out again! Pushing it too far all the time

Binda, great gamble!

Like a bit of rain in the mix
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   Old Thread  #438 15 Aug 2021 at 8.55pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
San Marino race will be something special. wouldn't be surprised if the local non ticket holders kick the fence in to watch.
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   Old Thread  #437 15 Aug 2021 at 2.19pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Bit special wasn't it Jon, not been on the edge of my seat for a while. My god, those riders who came in and swapped, how they just carved through those still on slicks! As for Binder... nutter

I was hoping Rossi might place. I couldn't make out if that was his last race, if not and it makes no differences on the last race re placings I'd like to see the other give him a place, would be a nice touch.
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   Old Thread  #436 15 Aug 2021 at 2.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Vossy,

I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat, loved it.....

Can't really pick out the best moment as there were so many, but even the Mrs started screaming when ,for those 10 seconds, we thought Rossi was on for his 200th podium.

Epic race

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   Old Thread  #435 15 Aug 2021 at 1.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'm back in love with GP, what a race, had it all
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   Old Thread  #434 13 Aug 2021 at 11.33am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes Vinales could be heard riding around in 5th gear hitting the revs for the last 3 laps.
I believe that SRT are losing their main sponsor and will be pulling out their Moto 2 and 3 teams
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   Old Thread  #433 13 Aug 2021 at 10.31am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yamaha have withdrawn Vinales from this weekend's race for abusing his bike???

Really

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   Old Thread  #432 13 Aug 2021 at 9.00am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

Hoping some of the more knowledgeable guys can help with this one:
Yamaha have withdrawn Vinales from this weekend's race for abusing his bike???

And on another note rumours Petronas are pulling out of all Moto classes??

Yamaha are having a bad couple of weeks

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   Old Thread  #431 10 Aug 2021 at 11.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I would imagine the electric market is growing everywhere but I can't see them dominating over petrol in my life time in Asia. I can't remember ever seeing a electric scooter in Thailand, probably are some in the wealthier areas of Bangkok though.
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   Old Thread  #430 10 Aug 2021 at 9.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Asia already has a growing electric bike market.
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   Old Thread  #429 10 Aug 2021 at 2.26pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I can't see asian markets going electric for a very long time so I think small cc bikes, scooters/mopeds etc will be fine, and in my heart I hope big cc bikes will get a new lease of life over there, not sure that will happen though.

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I'm surprised manufacturers are still putting money into engine development with the future being electric.
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   Old Thread  #427 9 Aug 2021 at 4.12pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well, what a cracking restart, really enjoyed that one. I didn't watch the practice, where the hell has Martin come from? As for that new but of magicry they've put on the Suzuki it would appear it's more than capable of keeping pace with the Ducs now but better in the corners, will be interesting to see it on a longer straight. Tbh, I was a bit surprised how the Suzi started losing time toward the end I would have thought the Ducs tyres would have given it more trouble in comparison.

The montage to Rossi at the beginning was ab brill 😀
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   Old Thread  #426 8 Aug 2021 at 9.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
In case people haven't seen this a short clip of the must watch full version.

https://youtu.be/MiYIS7fL3Wc
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   Old Thread  #425 8 Aug 2021 at 8.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant Jon, all about the talent

Love watching bike racing
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   Old Thread  #424 8 Aug 2021 at 7.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Glen,

Sorry I got caught up in some other stuff, but your point on the susuki's.
That hole shot or whatever it's called was a big game changer.
I'm still not sure Rins can go back to back though
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   Old Thread  #423 8 Aug 2021 at 7.40pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Sad to see rossi doing worse than last seasons middle field running. MM came back to soon and is not fully fit putting himself and other riders in danger. Nice to see a mix of manufacturers in the running. Suzuki may be lacking straight line speed but it's better in the corners than both ducati and yamaha.
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   Old Thread  #422 8 Aug 2021 at 7.34pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chris

No I'm as English as it gets, my uncle used to drive f2 for lotus and I've loved the bikes for ages.
Love the best riders not the bikes though Fogarty, Pedrosa, stoner, HA! Gardner as well.
Loving Acosta (a new Rossi maybe?) Sounds real wierd to say that.
So many young guns though, deffinately the start of a new generation we are seeing and I think it's great.
(if we could please let zarco win the championship this year things would be perfect, he may be French, but he's nuts and I love watching him ride)
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   Old Thread  #421 8 Aug 2021 at 7.16pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Really

Nice to see an Aussie in the mix, instead of the Italians and Spanish. Also Olivero

You must be pleased with Remy G, a future GP star like his dad?

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   Old Thread  #420 8 Aug 2021 at 7.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oh please don't you start on Miller....

They're all saying down here his front end washed out on a tear off and without that he would have won.

Absolute toffee!!

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Spot on Jon. Rat boy up to his old tricks again, very dangerous

Great win, another in the mix, felt for Mir, that Suzuki lacks straight line speed, he should have won that last year prior to the restart, good points though and the young lad was third

Strange one the fence, guess itís to catch flying bikes in a similar scenario to last year, canít be good enough if somebody runs off into it though, and like you say, today it has created a blind spot after the corner

Good bit of racing though and Miler crashes out again!
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   Old Thread  #418 8 Aug 2021 at 6.26pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chris,

Savadori has said he did not see the pedrosa incident and knew nothing about it until he hit pedrosa's bike.
I'm pretty sure those airbags and that fence blocked his eyesight.

Congrats to Jorge though

As for Rat boy, if he keeps riding like that either he or another rider will get seriously hurt

Let's see what happens next weekend.

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   Old Thread  #417 8 Aug 2021 at 1.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That corner again! race red flagged ,lucky one that
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   Old Thread  #416 7 Aug 2021 at 2.35pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Still not seen a picture of it yet!

On another note, Suzi Perry in a nice little short dress looks hot
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   Old Thread  #415 6 Aug 2021 at 12.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Chris,

They've just shown it from another camera angle and it looks like they may have air bags or tyres in front of the fence. I'm not a rider, but the positioning of it just looks dangerous

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   Old Thread  #414 6 Aug 2021 at 9.31am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Flat out straight that Jon, nothing prior to that crash, since then they have had the large air bags in place. A fence can never be right, will have to have a look at that!

Track design that
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Hi Chris

They've just shown the corner where that crash happened and the fencing they've put up because of that crash, on first glance that does not look safe at all

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   Old Thread  #412 5 Aug 2021 at 8.29pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As well as age I think the Styrian GP last year finished him off, one very, very, very lucky man that day

One lucky, lucky, lucky man

Same as mentioned, seems like an age since the last race
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I think it's overdue tbh, though can't blame him for delaying the inevitable.
Very sad to see the death of Hugo Millan a couple of weeks back.
Can't wait for the next race, seems like its been a age !

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   Old Thread  #410 5 Aug 2021 at 3.49pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Rossi has announced his retirement I see
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   Old Thread  #409 15 Jul 2021 at 6.57am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Itís not about the nut on the bike itís the nut between the ears that matters
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   Old Thread  #408 14 Jul 2021 at 10.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Five seconds a lap with the same talented rider, most Sunday sports bike riders would be lapped by a wsbk rider on like for like bikes in half a dozen laps.
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Like Colin Edwards once said, if somebody said a MotoGP bike would be faster with encrusted diamonds on it, it would be covered in them, he also referred to a WSB as riding round in an armchair at the time in comparison

Few million quid gets you a few tenths of a second

Technology has moved on miles, pretty amazing when you can buy an R1 straight from the shop and itís around 5 seconds slower round a track than a WSB whoís suspension costs more than the R1
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   Old Thread  #406 14 Jul 2021 at 4.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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MM over a second a lap faster, yes a lighter more powerful bike but also 10 times harder to ride hence why so few are successful. Also worth bearing in mind that lap time would put JR last in a full race.
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   Old Thread  #405 13 Jul 2021 at 6.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Found this interesting racing fans

Interesting
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Few have made that switch and fewer still successfully, be nice to see him try all the same.
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He was offered a ride, FM and they say a place in the factoryYamaha team, the replacement for MV

Whatch his pit lane endos, crazy, same on the brakes, last of the late brakers, rear wheel about 20mm off the ground constantly controlled by the front brake at stupid mph

Incredible rider, maybe Yamaha for life?
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   Old Thread  #402 5 Jul 2021 at 11.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The road to moto gp is moto 3 and 2 though.
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   Old Thread  #401 5 Jul 2021 at 10.26am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Saw it mate

Toprak, some rider that boy!

Race 1, think he started from around 13th and won, mental

Would love to see him in MotoGP, just signed another 2 year WSB contract, says he is happy there!
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JR race 2 whoops.
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   Old Thread  #399 28 Jun 2021 at 7.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tried all options, nothing
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Limited spectator numbers at bike racing but bat as most major sport event a third of tickets are vip allocated.
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   Old Thread  #397 27 Jun 2021 at 8.26pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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TT closed cercuit that sports bikes need both sides of the road and riders that have ridden it and know every corner, totally different from normal road riding. Most bikers are killed local to their home on roads they think they know.
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   Old Thread  #396 27 Jun 2021 at 6.12pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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anyone going to be at Donnington?

Canít get tickets, guessing a lot of people have them from last year.

As for adventure bikes, I have rode an Africa twin, mate has a shop and a GS, if was looking at an s1000r and a 1250RS and the BMW dealer also persuaded me to test the GS, not for me. Ultimately itís about who is riding them. I donít see many racing them at the TT
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MV looks pissed off but at the end of the day he has a factory bike same as FQ and he needs to get it performing, he is not for me

I hopeToprak from WSB gets the ride next year, I would love to see that.!

I agree, I thin Rossi has done sadly, well off race pace as he searches for one more win, cannot see that happening!
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   Old Thread  #394 27 Jun 2021 at 4.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You obviously haven't tried a modern adventure bike, I've riden in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Peak District, Wales and Scotland on tight twisty roads and the tall riding position, active suspension suit them perfectly. Several professional road testers have said they couldn't ride a sports bike as fast as the multistrada v4s or ktm super adventure on uk roads.

Good racing this weekend, anyone going to be at Donnington?
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Yeah, like the commentators said, very odd re MV, didn't one say he was happy to cancel his contract and forego his wages? Must be bad in the garage, dont think FQ is short of a bit of ego.

Sad to say this, I think VR should give up his ride, let a youngster have a go for the rest of the season, needs putting out of his misery if he won't do it himself.
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Echo that, dominant performance for the lad

Yamaha one two and Mir takes third!

MV second with another crap start and then took ages to pass. Sounds like he is off to Aprillia, I bet Yamaha canít wait
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Solid race for FQ, still wishing Taka could get a podium, needs to be able to deal with knocks.
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Moto2, Sam Lowes, hoping he was going to win, 4th, donít know what was happening with the shoulder glance when Gardner passed him, like he was happy with third!

Great ride by Fernandez. Title looking like itís Gardnerís

Thereís some completion for MotoGP rides in the next couple of years thatís for sure
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   Old Thread  #389 27 Jun 2021 at 12.27pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree on the comfort. As for faster, thatís all down to the rider!

I ride a lot in the Peak District and North Yorkshire moors, proper twistys and a good mix of roads. I would put a good rider on an MT09 against anything up to 100mph. Adventure bikes are too big and need too much road space, sports bikes are uncomfortable but with right set up, which is everything, are fast.
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Multi v4s, all day comfort, faster than a sports bike on our crap roads, litre sports bikes are track focused and exhausting to ride on road.
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multistrada v4s

Donít do much for me adventure bikes. The V4 is amazing. The prices are ridiculous though, the death of the litre bikes, all pushing 20k

RS 660 and R7 twins for all for 10k plus!

Saying that, for the road, perfect power, just love litre bikes
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Feels gutless by todays standards though.

#multistrada v4s
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Amazing torque
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Always said it ain't what it does its the way it does it, the 916 Road bike was 20/30 hp down on the then jap sports bikes was was still quicker on the road.
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   Old Thread  #383 26 Jun 2021 at 5.18am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Donít dispute that. The straight line speed is ridiculous compared to others, bit on an unfair advantage for me, saying that they lack in corners due to the geometry but like you say, they are approved. WSB and Batista he was making up to 12 bike lengths on the straights a couple of years ago, times that by 25 laps

Wins down to riders skills?

Thatís why I was never a big Fogerty fan, always though he had a distinct competitive advantage. Saying that, I was at Donnington MotoGP around 92 when he had a wild card ride, and ditched it, not at the races
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   Old Thread  #382 25 Jun 2021 at 10.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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https://fb.watch/6m1MtOfF-Z/
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   Old Thread  #381 25 Jun 2021 at 9.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Why cheating? They all have to conform to the rules. Ducati have produced some incredible bikes and still do.
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   Old Thread  #380 25 Jun 2021 at 7.51pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nasty one that, good news is he walked off. Hope he has not damaged himself
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   Old Thread  #379 25 Jun 2021 at 7.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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We donít want any Ducatiís winning, like cheating

Saying that, just upgraded mine

Would love to see Yamaha and FQ win myself
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   Old Thread  #378 25 Jun 2021 at 7.26pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes I have to agree, dropping burgess was a big mistake.....massive high side for mm93 in fp2...
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   Old Thread  #377 25 Jun 2021 at 4.23pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Burgess is the masia, biggest mistake of rossi's career parting company with him.
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   Old Thread  #376 25 Jun 2021 at 11.04am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hmm not sure on the 1st one, I hope your right.

If Vr46 get Burgess and can get the Duc to turn better than the factory bikes they may do very well.

@ scozza I hope somebody ruffs the rat up
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   Old Thread  #375 24 Jun 2021 at 8.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The thought of it becomming a 1 rider championship again

Similar to me, Iím enjoying the mix up at the moment

Think his record on the track helped him there and he broke quick and lead in typical rat boy fashion. Think he has ditched it 3 times already though, that tells me he is pushing to the absolute limit. Dirty little trick on FQ at the start too, I hope somebody ruffs the rat up

Respect though, he can do amazing things on a motorcycle, great rider, and Iím sure HRC will give him a great bike. Only good news, at the moment it seems like quite a few who can win
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   Old Thread  #374 24 Jun 2021 at 8.10pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't see it becoming a one rider championship again for a very long time if at all.
See team Vr46 has signed a three year deal with ducati even with yamaha offering a special rate, all he nedds now is to make up with Burgess and get him on board.
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   Old Thread  #373 23 Jun 2021 at 1.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They commented on that wage suggestion in the post race. I'm still surprised he won that race, yes the track favoured his better shoulder but I still thought it'd take him a bit longer. The thought of it becomming a 1 rider championship again, sooner rather than later Having siad that he's thrown it down the road a few times and it wouldn't surpise me if he does it again...with consequences for his injury.
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   Old Thread  #372 22 Jun 2021 at 8.43pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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MM has another year before he is 100% fit according to his physio, don't know if true but read he offered to give his 25m dollar salary for last year back to hrc after his crash.
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   Old Thread  #371 22 Jun 2021 at 5.48pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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vr is going end of this year. lets hope his team on the ducatis spank hrc..
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   Old Thread  #370 20 Jun 2021 at 9.14pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Watched the post race interview. MM, when it rained on the 4th lap I knew I would win!

And as for crap riders or riders past their best. If MV was Yamahas top man everybody would be writing the bike off, heís gone ffs!!!

Great ride for AE and Aprillia too, nice bike that
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   Old Thread  #369 20 Jun 2021 at 8.37pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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MM was bound to do well, one of his best tracks, expected a podium but not the win, the layout made it easier on his injury must admit I'm surprised by ktm as the road bikes perform but reliability isn't great and expected them to fall apart.
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   Old Thread  #368 20 Jun 2021 at 7.53pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great ride that from MM

MO putting it together on the KTM again, thought he was going to catch him!

FQ third
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   Old Thread  #367 20 Jun 2021 at 5.54pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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MM does it, cheerio VR time to pack it in was a long time ago.
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   Old Thread  #366 20 Jun 2021 at 12.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just about to watch it
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   Old Thread  #365 20 Jun 2021 at 11.20am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Zarco takes pole.
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   Old Thread  #364 13 Jun 2021 at 11.01am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seen it, good save, bring on race 2.
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   Old Thread  #363 13 Jun 2021 at 6.42am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anybody watch Johnny Rea's save in WSB race 1 yesterday

What a rider
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   Old Thread  #362 7 Jun 2021 at 3.57pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
FQ should of got penalised for lobbing that chest protector aswell. could imagine that doing some damage if hit another riders face guard.
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   Old Thread  #361 6 Jun 2021 at 9.56pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That was me

I seriously think the lack of preseason testing is the problem thatís why I expect him to get stronger as it moves along, top rider MM but I hope FQ takes the title this year

Saw him bin the chest armour, crazy!
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   Old Thread  #360 6 Jun 2021 at 9.03pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Air bag fault so ditched chest armour or so the story goes. Funny someone on here said last season the Honda was by far the best bike but now suddenly its not competitive. Last year only one rider could ride it but ended up injured and still isn't fit enough to ride it.
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   Old Thread  #359 6 Jun 2021 at 12.17pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just got in from fishing. Moto GP on with 17 laps to go and rat boy goes down again

That Honda is not competitive at the moment!

Also, cannot believe they let FQ carry on with his leathers wide open for over 2 laps, bare chested, no armour and reaching speeds over 200mph, that is mental

Feel for Mir on the Suzuki, well down on straight line speed

Great win for MO that
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   Old Thread  #358 1 Jun 2021 at 7.19am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Didn't see that, sad

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   Old Thread  #357 1 Jun 2021 at 7.18am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think Honda have missed MM for the pre-season testing myself mate, ditched it, so desperate!

Good news FQ looks like the man so some good competition. Hopefully gets a good lead before Honda solve the puzzle!

Not a big Redding fan myself, like a big kid last year throwing stuff around and in tears, plus he rides the Ducati, soooÚ much straight line speed

New bike for JR this year
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   Old Thread  #356 31 May 2021 at 6.19pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Honestly think ratboy has come back to soon and not 100% fit, despite what honda may say they wanted him back ASAP. Fabio is awesome. JR I almost expect to win every race having been on that bike and winning for so long I'm routing for Scott to put him under pressure as much as possible.
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   Old Thread  #355 31 May 2021 at 5.31pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I couldn't really get into. my usual enthusiasm about this weekends race after seeing the young lads crash in Moto 3 qualifying. R.I.P Jason....
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   Old Thread  #354 30 May 2021 at 8.41pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one

MotoGP, FQ what a rider, if he hangs off the bike anymore he will have both feet on the same peg lol

Rins, ditched it 4 out of 4 now, fast but not the performance of a star ffs

Rat boys dirty trick backfires, crazy

What about the arse end shunt, luckily he walked

Aside to that if FQ and the Yamaha was not up there you would say MV did not have the bike, him and Rossi, gone? Shows where FQ is for me, superb!

WSB. Jonathon Rea take the superpole win and the race 2 win.

Toprak second, brilliant to watch, what a rider
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   Old Thread  #353 29 May 2021 at 9.09pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Would have gone if not for covid, santander ferry and ride the pico's on way back.
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   Old Thread  #352 29 May 2021 at 7.23pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did you watch it?

Tyres selection again

The Ducati has the straight line speed

Historically JR worst circuit Estoril, plus he went with the safest option (points). Same compounds all round tomorrow for the sprint race should be a cracker

JR, SR, Toprak, Alex lowes all have a good chance as does Gerlot, the yank, reckless of the highest level, dangerous he is for me

Reckon Toprak could be going to MotoGP, hope so, hell of a rider!
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   Old Thread  #351 29 May 2021 at 6.52pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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What's the excuse today then? Scott wins first race with Jr third.
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   Old Thread  #350 23 May 2021 at 6.35pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Took a gamble and went for slicks, everybody else on intermediates otherwise he would.have been 10 seconds behind JR

BMW looking good!
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   Old Thread  #349 23 May 2021 at 4.03pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Scott does race two nearly 10 seconds ahead of jr.
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   Old Thread  #348 23 May 2021 at 12.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brits

**** the rest
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   Old Thread  #347 23 May 2021 at 10.35am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't remember the last time I routed for two riders, on one hand I want Jr to make make seven titles but would love to see Sr take the title.
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   Old Thread  #346 22 May 2021 at 9.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been fishing. Recorded it

Ending the last season on 99 lol, 100 wins, unreal

Looking good for another
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   Old Thread  #345 22 May 2021 at 9.41pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Congratulations JR 100 wsbk wins.
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   Old Thread  #344 18 May 2021 at 5.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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See rossi's vr46 team are going ducati and will be an official ducati satilite team next season.
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   Old Thread  #343 18 May 2021 at 9.46am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Weather dictated, straight line speed was probably the key. Rat boy ditched it twice, on the edge as ever!

Good result for JM that
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   Old Thread  #342 17 May 2021 at 4.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great race and win, if that duke could get round corners it would be unstoppable even if MM was race fit, bit of rain and dossi got in top ten.
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   Old Thread  #341 7 May 2021 at 7.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Scary that one, you donít walk away from those usually

Think he is saying he has chassis problems with the Petronas, needs to have a chat with FM.

Sad to say, hope,Iím wrong, could have just faded away, hope im wrong...
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   Old Thread  #340 7 May 2021 at 5.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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only had to see his reaction coming into the pits after the red flag to see he thought fook that..
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   Old Thread  #339 7 May 2021 at 5.21pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After that near miss I would have thought that was it too, unreal that
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im a big Rossi fan but have to agree his not doing very good. I personally think last season nearly getting his head chopped off has done his confidence in. I give him till the end of this season then he will hang his leathers up. I'm just hoping all this covid shyte gets over and done with and I can get a seat in San Marino this year again.
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   Old Thread  #337 6 May 2021 at 9.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Agree about VR not great to see when his team mate is so far ahead on a older bike.
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   Old Thread  #336 5 May 2021 at 9.17pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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FQ had it in the bag ffs

Good news, rat boy is well off the pace and I guess that is down to a lack of pre season testing, I expect him to come good, the dirty rat!

Rins, ffs, how many crash outs, on the edge all the time, another Zarco
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   Old Thread  #335 3 May 2021 at 10.21am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Think VR made a mistake continuing when an injured MM has only been back for two races and is ahead of him already in the standings.
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   Old Thread  #334 3 May 2021 at 9.38am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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was a good race, shame about fq s arm pump...also that young lad Pedro in Moto 3 is looking like his going to be something special..
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   Old Thread  #333 2 May 2021 at 8.32pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ducati one two.
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   Old Thread  #332 18 Apr 2021 at 12.15pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

Only one Rossi and all that........

Acosta, what a talent and great to watch at only 16!!!
(New legend in the making???)

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I hope so mate

Give everybody else a chance to get some points!
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   Old Thread  #330 17 Apr 2021 at 8.03pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think MM will be outside the top 10 just based on getting tired near the end but it won't be long before he is on the podium again
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   Old Thread  #329 17 Apr 2021 at 7.07pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You just know he is going to be up there!
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   Old Thread  #328 17 Apr 2021 at 3.45pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Back and saving like he's not been away bar starting 6th tomorrow.
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   Old Thread  #327 11 Apr 2021 at 8.17pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

I'm not a fan of MM personality wise, I just can't seem to relate to him at all, but do love watching him ride.
Whatever happens this weekend, whether he does ride or not (I think we'll find out most info in FP2)
I think I have to give him some respect though for planning his return at Portamao, so many of the riders say it's the most physically demanding track on the calendar
Credit where credit is due
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   Old Thread  #326 11 Apr 2021 at 7.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He obviously has been watching all the practice, qualifying and racing and be itching to get back in the thick of it but only he himself knows from his training exactly how fit he is and what he is capable of. Love or loath him I can't wait to see him back on the grid and I bet a few riders want to see him there as well as winning without him in the mix will always have people saying ah yeah but you didn't beat. MM.
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   Old Thread  #325 10 Apr 2021 at 8.56pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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He was never supposed to be the same rider after the moto 2 crash that nearly blinded him. Jokes aside, immense, the only thing that Honda are missing is MM
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I am not sure if he will comeback the same rider. It will have to be in the back of his mind that if he comes off and does his arm again then that could be the end of career. I know riders have injures but I think he made a massive mistake rushing things and breaking it again before it was fixed. I think it's the mental side of things that Rossi has lost
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He will probably win

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He posted on twitter yesterday that he was passed fit to ride
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   Old Thread  #321 10 Apr 2021 at 5.18pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All

I do really love a bit of secret squirrel smothered in secret sauce.
From a decent source, Mr Marquez apparently had his medical yesterday (Friday) and has been advised NOT to race Portamao.
His official "Honda" medical is on Monday the 12th. Really looking forward to how this one pan's out
I bet he's on the grid though👍

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Was a good bit of racing that mate, slip streams and maintaining corner speed
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   Old Thread  #319 5 Apr 2021 at 2.57pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The Moto 3 win was one of the best I have seen in all classes, I was on the edge of my seat
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I bet they are missing rat boy

Great win for FQ

Just canít help feeling the Ducatiís hold everybody else up and then blow em away on the straights. At one point FQ was 0.5 seconds quicker a lap. Shame for MV, couldnít get passed them. Thing things will change now in the European rounds
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Great race unless you work for hrc.
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Read it yesterday but it's been taken down, was on crash net.
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looks like MM will be out for the season.

Really, not seen that
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Sorry moto gp, looks like MM will be out for the season.
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Thought free practice 2 was Rea, Redding and Gerlott

Moto GP - Martin qualifies and runs it off track lol, Zarco 2nd and MV 3rd, Miller 4th and FQ 5th. Hopefully a competitive race

Hope Yamaha win, Mir 9th, some work to do there.

Think it was Zarco or one of the Ducati's, 15mph faster down the straight than Mir, yep, 15mph faster
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Free practice 2 top three ducati.
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They look good again the bike is looking better in the corners
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He was fast last time out mate, donít think you could rule anybody out on a Ducati
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Rea tops out

Reading and Ducati second

And Gerlot 3rd, god I hate Americans lol

New blade is well down, not good for Honda, I guess they are pushing this, saying that I wonder what the sales will be like, 20k when you can buy a Gixer RR for 16k and most others are in the new blade price range!

Like the WSB, virtually something you can buy from a shop and ride on the road or track.Technology is now immense

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Wsbk shaping up nicely with little between the top four in practice.
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I think Zarco will be up there again, possible win if he gets out front and manages tires
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Hope she wins!

The grand prix donít really interest me, the grand precession, whoever gets in front usually wins

You wanna see some crazy overtaking, handle bar touches, pulling others brake levers, high sides, low sides, the lot

2 wheels
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Hi Jon, for me

Not seen any odds as yet

Binder looks unstoppable in moto3

Sam Lowes in moto2

MV again based on his last performance, great ride that

JM 2-3 crikey

Watch him win now
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   Old Thread  #304 1 Apr 2021 at 5.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Oh jeez,

The Mrs is trolling the betting sites,(non moto gp) but she just bagged Bottas to get a podium spot next week at 17-1
Sadly only $10 went down
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Anyone like a bet?

We've got Jorge Martin at 30-1 To get on the podium this weekend and Mr Miller at 2.3 To win.
Total nuts, and the mrs just pipped up that the Remy Gardner odds are 2.2 for the win????
What are the UK odds looking like guys??

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Hi Jon,

Brakes are everything

One of my favourite bikes ever, the Pepsi Suzuki of the late 80s and one of my favourite riders, Schwantz won many GPS that year and I once read an article in MCN and it said it was all down to the brakes, the Yamaha couldnít touch the Suzi!

I also read a book about moto GP riding styles, covered Pedrosa's and Haydenís factory Hondas and there were pictures of them side by side, a comparison. Pedrosa's rear brake disc was tiny in comparison to Haydens which was quite large. The late Hayden came from a motocross background and liked to use the rear brake to help turn / slide it into corners, immense

Who cares, exciting stuff, looks like the same but ainít

Watched a WSB race last year. J Rea, one of the greatest on the brakes around, in 6th gear on the straight flat out with the throttle pinned was knocking it down into 5th whilst on the gas and then hitting the brakes hard before easing off and trail braking the corner, unreal, bet the gearbox was scrapped regular lol

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It's gonna be this year that busts it, rear wheel or front wheel to start the braking. Both Suzuki's start front wheel, as do zarco and pecko.
Quateraro, Rossi, franky, dovi, Miller and pol are all rear wheel starts
The rear wheel brakes are the main complainants
Interesting, but I'm sure I'll get slagged
🤣.
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   Old Thread  #300 31 Mar 2021 at 6.58pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The naked litre bikes donít do much for me Goose. The Tuono will be based on a test ride if I get one. Mentioned a while ago, I took an S1000r out, was fancying one, lot of violence going on there! to the point I found it uncontrollable and dangerous at higher speeds with the wind blast, really unstable, saying that it was a struggle to keep weight on the front wheel! What was more surprising, my Gixer was just as comfortable, if there is such a thing with a sports bike. The S1000r had set back pegs and the position makes you sit forward, lot of weight on the wrists

Canít speak for the street fighter, hell of a bike though if you like that kind of thing. I guess the multistrada is a lot of a weapon too

Saying that, adventure bikes are definitely not my cup of tea
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I've owned most of the litre plus sports bikes including the rsv factory and won't have any more but I am tempted by the streetfighter v4s even thought the multistrada v4s would be better as I do a lot of touring but the valve recall is not what I wanted to hear on a 23k bike.
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Fully agree mate, out and out full blown track weapons. If you look at the Aprillia RS660 this is the bike everybody is raving about at the moment, Yamaha will release and R7 soon, twin, and very similar by the sounds of it. Could be the death of full blow litre bikes sadly, technology has designed them out of the market

Still saying that, my 2018 plate Gixer was a joy to ride, VVT, would pull away at 30mph in 6th, no problem. Certainly couldnít pin the throttle. When the TT is back think I am going to have one last bike, Aprillia Tuono or the full blow RSV factory, best sounding engine in the world for me
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V4s panigale is a licence loosing jail time beast on the road, same with all the litre plus sports bikes and the super nakeds are becoming the same. The enjoyment from any performance bike or car come from using its full potential but when you have a bike that only comes to life at way over the national speed limit the only place to really enjoy it is on track. Many of the professional road testers are saying the middleweight machines are now a lot more fun on the road.
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I was thinking about buying either an NSR400 or an old supersport as a bit of a project bike for winter, for some reason I used to love the look of the SS, or even a 748S in red or yellow would do

I have the new SuperSport S, absolutely superb bike for the road, keep up with anything unless itís long straights. 150mph top end, fast enough for anybody. A LOT less Ming Ming than my GSXR at 13,000 rpm

The V4 is a work of art and as you say, claimed easy to ride although I have not had the chance, yet

I like the look of the 959 and nearly bought one at one point, I also think the new V2 would be a cracking weekend thrash bike or the odd track day, lot less too £
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I've always loved them and would have loved a 900ss back in the mid seventies but was a poor apprentice. As great as modern bikes are the top line sports bikes are track day tools and too much for our congested potholed roads. Ducati have realised this as the latest panigale is far more user friendly and easier to ride than the 2019 model. Even the new streetfighter is not what many were expecting and is as user friendly as any 200+ hp naked can be, will be testing one when things get back to normal.
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Think he was like marmite mate. Ducati too at the time

Bought my first Ducti ever last year, full Akrapovics on, loving it
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Was the opposite and a big foggy fan, so much so I sold my blade for a 916 and even though it was a long way down on then mates jap sports bikes it was a faster road bike.
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I read up on this after Batista and then Readings straight line speed on the new Ducati V4 in WSB. Pulling over 5 or 6 bike lengths passed the opposition on the straights, mental! Quite a few reasons

The MotoGP Ducati and the Honda, surprisingly to some? are running V4s, 90 degree ones! because of this the bikes are virtually built around the engine, Ducatiís have been for a long time, the frame bolts to the engine block. Because of the angle they end up with a longer bike, this in turn effects the geometryís meaning, usually the inline fours are shorter, turn faster and better in the corners. The longer bikes with the V4 have less crankshaft deflection, it is shorter, has less deflection and less bearings, resistance than an inline 4 and lay the power down exceptionally well!

I was never a massive Forgarty fan, the ex king and god of WSB, one because he was riding a Ducati and two I always thought it was like cheating with torque and how they laid the power down

Had a google. This might be of interest to any fan?

V4. Power

Hope it works

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   Old Thread  #291 29 Mar 2021 at 11.22am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Glenn

Heard that too, Apparently they were trying to cut down the deg on the rear tyres.
Great start to the season in all 3 classes

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Good race, rumour was ducati had reigned them in a little to improve rideability.
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Well done Sam Lowes, great start to the season, world champ would be nice

Saying that, his bikes paint job is horrible, burgundy!

Fantastic ride by MV, looks like FQ has caused a bit of competition. Really disappointed for Mir, another brilliant ride. Those Ducatiís in a straight line are untouchable. Same in WSB last year, gaining 3 - 5 bike lengths on the straight, x that by 20 laps!
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Well I'm never listening to FQ again, especially when he says the yamaha's can't get the power down!!!

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Yea been following, don't believe rossi's bike is the full fat animal of the factory team but easier to ride and still quick enough to beat less gifted riders.
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Anybody watching the qualifying?

Zarco, 225mph, surprised he can see lol, mental

Interesting qualifier that

Rossi is fast!
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I think the only way he loses over the season for me Jon is if Yamaha give FQ a better and reliable bike, emphasis on reliable!

Where do the threats come from? Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati, KTM. Mir is the world champ and what Suzuki have done with that bike is pretty amazing for me but you have to question, would they have been as competitive if rat boy was in the mix?

Said it before, the factory Honda is the benchmark in MotoGP for me, add quality rider, near on job done

Letís hope for a real mix up, competitive racing that goes to the final round, if we do it should be a great season for the fans
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It's all getting a bit silly with MM again.
He states he's out for the 2 Qatar races, but will race portamao.
Then the medics say racing portamao is tottaly dependant on a medical on April 12th
Then there's a story in one of the Spanish mags that his arm is still infected and he's got at least 2 more months out
And still Honda say nothing.
Like or loathe the guy moto gp is better off with him on track

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To telling if being injured with such a long recovery will mess with his mind set.
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He could probably sit half the season out and still win it, canít say Iím a fan but you have to admire him, reckless and dangerous at times but I guess thatís comes with a desire to beat the rest. No denying it though, a fantastic rider, one of the all time greats, no doubt
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So MM is not going to be riding at the first two races.
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Thatís interesting Jon, not seen that, wonder if MV is the same, that could be just down to a pure aggressive style and how he puts the power down? Saying that with modern electronics, thought they would be able to sort it, If itís both riders, thatís a problem!

Still think the factory Honda is the benchmark myself in moto GP. Yamaha was poor last year, not to mention the engine and brake problems! MV 120mph dismount was amazing to see!

I think with FQ they have made a fantastic signing that could bring them success for many years if they can give him a decent bike, he is fast, some real competition for MM

Like you mention though, all about the tires and preservation for me, no point black lining them out of every corner

Canít rule out Suzuki for me, what they have done with that bike is amazing!

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Hi Chris

Biggest news for me is FQ can't put it together, he's apparently burning up every rear tyre he's been given. If that's the case all the Yamaha riders will struggle getting the power down.
Same old unfixed problem?
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You know he wonít be far off MM Jon, love him or loathe him, he is competitive and ruthless

FQ on the factory Yamaha, hope they give him a decent bike

JM on the factory Ducati, I like Miller too, deserves the ride for me!

And can Mir defend his tittle?

And thrown in KTM and the rest. all adds up to some decent racing for me, canít wait

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They are saying down here that a final decision will be made next week, but it's most likely rat boy will at least do some of the free practices and will most likely race

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Some say MM has been bluffing and is fit to go, will see soon.
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Not sure where Morbidelli ended up? I would have thought the Petronas was a decent bike, sure they will get the set up

Should be an interesting start, first few races see whoís coming out on top

Yamaha have got their man there though for me with FQ, MV had better shine this year!
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Watched it as well, looking forward to a great season, sad rossi is moaning again as anyone else would be told to get on with it.
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Canít get it to work?

Just watched a snippet on YouTube earlier from testing. Fabio is the man at the moment

Rossi, 20th, chassis problems
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Total commitment

https://www.facebook.com/Lockk9/videos/254634482874340/
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Pristine mate and nice to see

Some passion with those old guys and their bikes
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It's an old benelli sei race bike owned by an Italian, he has two.
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   Old Thread  #269 21 Feb 2021 at 10.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whoís is that?

Popular bikers cafe where I sometimes go has bike nights now and again, old TT bikes the lot, amazing to see
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   Old Thread  #268 21 Feb 2021 at 10.03pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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While we await the new season some bike porn

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   Old Thread  #267 17 Nov 2020 at 7.06pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one Goose

Searched the tube many a time looking for the British GP in 1989, not much about sadly
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   Old Thread  #266 17 Nov 2020 at 6.41pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can't remember what I was riding when I was at brands watching this, probably a gpz750 but had a slab750 later.

https://youtu.be/TdAA1nDnwg0
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   Old Thread  #265 17 Nov 2020 at 6.02pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Well done to Mir and Suzuki

Think heís around 23 Mir so hopefully has a very good future

As for Suzuki, love my Suzukiís and amazing to see them on the top again after a relatively short time. 20 years since they last won it and before that Kevin Shwantz, one of my all time favourite riders and the stunning Pepsi Suzuki, one of the best looking bikes ever for me too, saw him win at Donnington on it in 1989
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   Old Thread  #264 17 Nov 2020 at 10.36am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great little tussle at the end between Mir and Miller. I cant remember the race numbers but hasn't Mir done well....as for quat...interesting to hear from the commentary that it was too much fettling with the set up, maybe he can offer more..hmm.

Fabulous to see Suzies back on top.

And the potential MM might not be back for the start of the season.
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   Old Thread  #263 15 Nov 2020 at 7.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Still finished the race and in with a chance.
Joan Mir wins top spot. Rossi only one place up on crasher Crutchlow.
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   Old Thread  #262 14 Nov 2020 at 4.35pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Bad crash for sam lowes today, looked nasty, got back on for qualifying 2 but sadly well down the grid for tomorrow..come on sam stay safe and hopefully get some points and get fit for Portugal race..
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   Old Thread  #261 19 Oct 2020 at 6.14am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great results for the Brits

Think it was Moto GP or could have been WSB, last time out one of the commentators had said that MM told him his brother will be a better rider than him



Edit - Just watched the highlights, great race by AM, still think the factory Honda is the best all-round package, downside the MŠrquez brothers could rule for a long time if we are not careful

Nice to see the Suzukiís up there and Rins managed to finish

As for Vinales and the factory Yamaha, rubbish again
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   Old Thread  #260 18 Oct 2020 at 9.00pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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awesome result . good racing in all 3 classes of the gp today...lowes 1st Moto 2 ..jake 4th,feel sorry for him last week but his getting good..rins in main race mir 3rd..them Suzukis are cracking bikes,,,but what about Alex Marquez I bet his brother is now going to stop giving him tips . also I bet Honda regret signing pol next year to take over the seat. and get well soon Rossi with your covid possitive results...
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