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TedG

May 01, 2014 9:30 PM

MotoGP » ‘Yamaha is great, the problem is Honda!’ - Rossi


Rossi was seldom the fastest rider, more accurately the most talented rider. I'm not saying he was never the fastest, but more often than not he wasn't. He was and is the consument follower. Tuck in behind and learn their ways, exploit their weaknesses, and pounce on their mistakes. The fastest riders jump out ahead when they can and try to run away. Rossi's greatest races are when he gets a poor start and has to thread his way through the pack. This is what separates time trials from down and dirty racing. IMHO

TedG

May 01, 2014 10:25 PM

MotoGP » Hayden: Jerez doesn’t need all power…


The funny part is that the RGV is the fastest, best handling motorcycle that has ever been produced and bought. The key word is produced. Notably Honda has never advertised that it was slower than their prototype by .3 sec. They just stated that in a test session those were the results. A slow rider at his limit could ride both with similar result, because he couldn't come close to the maximum capabilities of either.

TedG

May 01, 2014 12:23 AM

MotoGP » Hayden: Jerez doesn’t need all power…


I have to agree with Realist (as I do most of the time). Here in America (I don't live all that far from Realist) the big thing here is NASCAR. Most bike racing that gets followed here is SuperCross because of the coverage. What sells here is Harleys, it is all about image, image, image. Yes, there are a few of us that may purchase a bike because of being a fan of rider. I ride Kwaks (ZX10, and Coucours14 currently) and have never purchased anything because someone was winning on a brand. Especially when the bike is nothing like what you can buy. BUT that being said in Europe and the civilized world they do go by the motto "Win on Sunday, buy on Monday" at least more than here. No, sadly here it is a bunch of red necks spouting in a slow drawl "That there thang got a Hemi???"

TedG

April 30, 2014 7:54 PM

MotoGP » Bautista seeking first finish of season


Codger: My post.....Just noted.....2 posters agreed with me and neither hit the 'agree' button. Agree or disagree, to me, that's how it should be done. 14 disagrees already...I love it. :)
You have to remember many people here don't disagree because of the content of a post, they disagree because of who the poster is a fan of. It is the football (socker in the US) mentality.

TedG

April 29, 2014 9:30 PM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Sweetest third place of my career


TalentFan, not old compared to me :) I was working in bike shops in the early 70s. And raced at the same place and same day as Roberts in his short track days at Lodi Cycle Bowl. Albeit he was racing a different class than me. As for the topic, let's not forget that Lorenzo's main weapon has been taken away by BS. He is usually a cool headed racer, but at the moment he is frustrated. Changing the tires at Austin probably worked against him because the bikes have been partially redesigned for the new tire. Lorenzo (and I am not really a fan of his) will overcome and be more competitive, although the Yam at this point is IMHO no match for the Hondas.

TedG

April 26, 2014 12:54 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: Ninth not true reflection of our pace


The Honda does well "Flat track style" where the Yamahas have been Lorenzoized so to say. Meaning edge grip is of supreme importance. Lorenzo himself has fallen into his own trap. Now BS has compromised the edge grip, the Yamahas (at least the factory ones) are at a huge disadvantage on tracks that don't offer any grip and are dirty, Add the disadvantage to the advantage the Hondas have and the gap becomes huge.

TedG

April 26, 2014 12:42 AM

MotoGP » Bridgestone insists tyres 'well suited'


Yet another group of bikes with premature tire wear. Fits one style of bike and rider. BS tires are junk on street bikes, always have been. Starting to think that they are the same in MotoGP. First thing you do if you buy a bike with BS tires is break in the bike with them and before you try to ride the bike hard, put decent tires on it. And of course they say they are just fine and are confused when a big percentage of them come back shredded and dangerous.


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