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February 01, 2015 1:23 PM

MotoGP » Stoner completes ‘very positive’ Sepang test

It must be a painful thing for Casey leaving something he once loved and was incredible at. Having him continue to test is, I believe, his way of staying in the game in case he decides to come back. Of course, at this point, the clock is ticking, he is 3 years older than when he last competed. Selfish? Nah. Just in control. Remember, he was racing with a boot on his ankle to finish out the season. I have nothing but respect for him. The series is contrived and non-competitive sans a few spots. Good for him to leave on his terms. Honda doesn't "need" him, but I doubt they would want to race against him. Better to keep him happy.


January 27, 2015 5:35 PM

WSBK » Jerez - Unofficial testing results [Tuesday]

SuperSick58 - While I agree with your 1st day lap times on the EBR, I find it very hopeful that Canepa is running within sight of the "also rans" after just 2 days of testing. Buelliful - Yeah, Larry can't be happy about that, but then again, the manager side of him might be sayin' "Go get em kid!" All in all, I think it shows May and Yates were ill fitted at best to run last year, but again, that may have been part of the plan. I don't begrudge them, they raced new tracks, on new bikes, with new tires, and etc. but I'll still contend that there are other Americans - if that is what they were after - that could have done better. Hoping Suzuki can stay strong all year and that Aprilia don't fold. Would love to see different bikes on the box each race, as opposed to that other series.


January 02, 2015 1:36 PM

MotoGP » Six things to look out for in MotoGP 2015

I love a parade. Looking forward to, , , A few good races where the contenders don't let the victor run away after one pass A revitalized Jorge taking chances when needed A better Honda customer bike that will provide better TV coverage because it will actually be battling with another manufacturer A few surprise podiums by any of the non dominant 4. Seriously, anyone. At least 5 races where a Ducati, Aprilia, Suzuki, Brand X can make it to position #3 would be a gift to the viewer


January 11, 2015 3:03 PM

WSBK » Pegram: Canepa at EBR is going to be a big help

Twissta: Well I for one take my hat off to Buell for taking on the big 4 and other manufacturers who have been in and out of the game. Primarily because it is an American brand, one mans dream brought to life. Yes it takes allot of money and engineering to really create a winning bike from design on paper, computer to physical production, That alone is a feet none of us have tried? maybe some of you have tried some things and it failed. But you tried, So allow the team to work on the product as they are I am sure, if we can see the bike is down on power what make you think they don't see whats wrong, now that they have finances and a great rider we should see some things change and get better
I have been in the process of "perfecting" a cafe like bike for the past 5 years. Granted it is not my full time job nor passion, but still, everytime I think I've got it pretty good I find something has either gone wrong or something else needs attention. The more I


January 10, 2015 9:38 PM

WSBK » Pegram: Canepa at EBR is going to be a big help

cfsteezy: @supersick I wasnt talking about you. And besides, these things take time... where was kawasaki for 20 years between russel and sykes? Even big brands like that prove that it isnt easy to make in wsbk
Wow, that is a great point. We forget very quickly how big names can "also ran" for years on end. Suzuki was there for a while, well, they are there again, but I'm hoping they will get it straight.


January 09, 2015 11:09 PM

WSBK » Pegram: Canepa at EBR is going to be a big help

SuperSick58: Thanks for solidifying my point. These bikes are way down on power and developed to the max at this point. I have not seen anything indicating that these bikes have had any major engine developments. All of the other mfr's have done things to increase their performance yet EBR has done nothing. That is why I maintain that they will do nothing this year and 1/2 the 600 class will record faster times.
You are correct, you have seen nothing to indicate that EBR has done any major engine work. Does that mean that they have actually done nothing, or just not reported it? I've always felt the Buells were a joke in AMA/DMG, but I've gotta say, I admire them for trying AND sticking to it. I am super impressed by their acquisition of NC. At first I wasn't thrilled about Pegram but given the positive press I've been reading by posters here (much of which I never knew about the guy) I am willing to take his hiring as a positive. Me thinks you pro


January 02, 2015 1:22 PM

WSBK » Busy WSBK test schedule planned for January

Looking forward to this! With all the team mix ups and movements this should be an interesting first test and race at Phillips. Add to that the new rules which should in theory bring the teams a little closer. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch about Johnny Rea - who will certainly be a front runner, remember last year how the Suzuki surprised everyone. Maybe we will see another shocker.

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