MotoGP » Edwards blasts 'piece of sh*t' bike, Aprilia at Indy?


"We had our ass smacked and our balls tickled and it just hasn't come to fruition. Some of the things we were promise just haven't happened" - Colin Edwards.

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Ausrossi

July 27, 2012 4:26 AM
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Edwards the voice of reason. But they will never do that imagine how close the margin would be from a prototype last year to this year especially with some young gun on it who can really haul it around.

Also it is me or does Jorge look a little awkward?

Guy - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 4:45 AM

"Also it is me or does Jorge look a little awkward?"
- Yes, he is standing with Rossi next to him. Clues for the future ?
and...
Like I read in a magazine, Colin should never retire from motorcycle racing. And before he decides to retire, he should return to WSBK for at least 2 or 3 years, that would be phe-no-me-nal !

Dylan - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 4:49 AM

For me it's easy. All the bikes the prototype guys are riding this year, make them available as satellite bikes next year then you have 24 bikes.

Love it! Collin bypassed all politics and went straight to the point. If this rule was a must and every factory must make at least 5 bikes exactly the same as factory made available for purchased at a max price of let's say 500k all factories teams would had to cut their expenses and come up with cheaper MotoGP solutions otherwise sell a 3 million bike for 500k!

Mussum - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 4:56 AM

The actual cost of the bike is not expensive I think it costs Honda no more than 300k to have an HRC bike ready to race BUT what is expensive is the R&D. When they lease a current satellite bike they are including their R&D which is static but that's a way to keep teams away from actually having access to a winning bike. If they made mandatory to sell (not lease) a bike at their real price then MotoGP would hit a winner again. The factories that doesn't agree let them leave after all MotoGP is dead anyway!

dacron

July 27, 2012 5:05 AM

@Dylan.
the concept of all factory spec prototypes for everyone is great and how it should be.
but....selling them for 500k is the funniest suggestion i have ever heard !!
the reason there are so few of them is because of how much they cost , its impossible to make them and sell ( not lease )for that price.
they go for 4+ million now and thats just to lease , then you have to continue buying parts and upgrades all season not to mention write offs from crashes.
the best thing is sell less spec prototypes for around 1 million , with the option of higher spec parts if one wants to pay for them.
they won't all be front runners , but they won't be wobbling along 4 secs off the pace either.

JJ - Unregistered

July 27, 2012 5:40 AM

Colin is the man! Speaks his mind, doesn't care about being PC or the sponsors. We need more people like him in the sport.

I agree, MotoGP has lost my interest. I would like to see Colin ditch this CRT non-sense, perhaps get back with one of the sat teams, or even one more crack at a factory ride.

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