MotoGP » Honda NSR500: 'The greatest grand prix machine'


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inconvenience

March 30, 2012 1:19 PM
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The only thing that shows about Valentino is how lucky he is to have ridden in the 500 class...

It also shows how lucky how he is to not have to face other aliens like Doohan on an NSR500...

Liam48 - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 1:12 PM

Began watching MotoGP on 2001 and I only have great memoirs of that season and Rossi on that beautiful Nastro Azzurro NSR500 Honda. That will forever be my favourite bike of all time and Rossi is the only one left of the 500 bread... it's a dying bread of riders unfortunately... I want that bike in my house!

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 11:51 AM

The street versions were great to ride on the roads too. You think a ten year old gixer has a narrow powerband?
Try riding a snarling 2 stroke triple where there was nothing at all below 6000rpm and it peaked at 8000.
Those were the days.

amakusa - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 11:31 AM

Btw, this isnt a Rossi article, Honda is not talking about Rossi, its about decades of racing history where Rossi wasnt involved yet, and I am not trying to belittle him. I adore Nsrs, I raced Supersport and 2 strokes, n till now I love the mc28 n mc21 NSR more than a Supersport bike. Cant imagine what one can do with the legendary 500, from which the nsr 250 was derived from, where its handling alone outpaces faster (n bigger) bikes.

amakusa - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 11:18 AM

Funny how 2 decades of domination did not bring about radical, sometimes last minute rule changes? And when in its 4 stroke infancy Honda Repsol dominated the GP grid with Rossi being fast from start to finish for years, there was no thought of it even dominating due to the bike? And for many years Michelins were regarded as The Tyre, even though it was well known that they did overnight specials for a selected few?

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