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October 01, 2014 6:13 AM
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MotoGP » PICS: Suzuki reveals its GSX-RR 2015 MotoGP bike

Is the engine going to be Big Bang or screamer? I think Hayden or Dovisioso would have been the best for them in terms of experience and feedback, but they weren't available. Somebody mentioned they don't trust Aleix, I tend to agree with that. He is very emotional and when things don't go his way he flies off the handle, that is not good for someone who is going to need to show a lot of patience whilst this bike gets up to speed. He is very fast though so that is always a good thing. It will be interesting to see what progress they have made over the last two years, but judging by the last few test sessions they were very far behind.....


September 24, 2014 6:36 AM

MotoGP » Ducati confirms 'GP14.2' debut

Ninetimes..... Wow.... Have you only been watching Grand Prix racing for a couple years or so? I've never laughed so much reading your theory. Go back and look at the history books my friend. The Japanese motorcycle industry has dominated gp racing for the best part of 50 years. All those other companies you mention have gone bust and been resurrected many times since ( I guess you will blame honda for that as well) .... Ducati are spending just as much money as Honda if not more.... Like villas has said already now Ducati need a rule change ala wsbk to try and catch up. Honda and Yamaha are racing with one hand tied behind their backs and still beating them ... Don't forget, Honda started building bikes in his shed as well, the fact that he went in to build the greatest motorcycle manufacturer the world has seen and one of the biggest engineering companies, deserves respect not your contempt and disregard for their fantastic achievements ....


September 16, 2014 10:08 AM

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia

here we go with this showa ohlins crap again............. RSmick............Honda don't own showa anymore, they have no financial interest in the company anymore, they are just technical partners.....It's been like that since 2008..............Dont know how many times i have to repeat it........... All the other open hondas use brembo/ohlins but redding is leading all of them...... Its been the perfect excuse for bautista all along......even if he was on pedrosas bike he would still be slinging it into the countryside on a regular basis


September 16, 2014 11:11 AM

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia

Hondas interest in the Showa corporation is that Showa use there R&D facilities in Tochigi and Saitama (and in the states if I'm not mistaken).........I was always of the knowledge that Honda let their controlling stake in the company go in 2008 and thats when they switched to Ohlins on the Repsol bike..... Anyway......... The point I'm trying to make is that if he is beating all the open Hondas with the showa suspension then it can't be that bad. I think that bike is going as fast as it can go right now......ohlins wont make him any faster on it. As for Bautista, well I dont think he is a good gauge for the showas. When he was on the Suzuki, Stoner used to follow him and he said he could win races on it (I believe him) but Bautista never came close and was always throwing it into the scenery. They were using Ohlins then as well, didnt help him then.... I would love to see Marquez using the Showa stuff, then we would really know... Its not holding Tom Sykes in wsbk back either, against


September 16, 2014 12:28 PM

MotoGP » Alvaro Bautista confirmed with Gresini Aprilia

Where did you get those figures? I think the Showas are better than people think, like I said I think Bautista is a bad gauge. Do you honestly think marquez would be up to a second a lap slower than he is now if he was using showa...I don't think so........I would bet money he would win a race if he was using Showa........... Bradl switched to Brembo this year and he is going slower than he was when he was using Nissin..........see my previous comment about simoncelli and the nissin brakes........ Its the perfect excuse for bautista to justify his poor showing. fact is that bike is totally wasted on him......and showa aren't going to develop further with his input............ Dont know where they are going to end up now...Not sure the Aprillias will use them??

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