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   Old Thread  #298 31 Mar 2021 at 6.21am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #297 30 Mar 2021 at 9.54pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #296 30 Mar 2021 at 4.56pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #295 30 Mar 2021 at 4.16pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #294 30 Mar 2021 at 12.47pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #293 30 Mar 2021 at 9.31am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #292 29 Mar 2021 at 9.05pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #290 28 Mar 2021 at 9.44pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good race, rumour was ducati had reigned them in a little to improve rideability.
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   Old Thread  #289 28 Mar 2021 at 7.30pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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   Old Thread  #288 28 Mar 2021 at 0.33am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi All

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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   Old Thread  #287 27 Mar 2021 at 9.42pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #286 27 Mar 2021 at 4.37pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anybody watching the qualifying?

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

Interesting qualifier that

Rossi is fast!
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   Old Thread  #285 25 Mar 2021 at 8.06am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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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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   Old Thread  #284 25 Mar 2021 at 0.22am  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi All

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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