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TheTroll

February 08, 2011 6:39 PM

MotoGP » Furusawa reflects on eve of Yamaha, MotoGP exit


Dude, He gives respect to Rossi but he also states that he designed and tested in Japan the big-bang(growler) engine prior to Rossi's arrival. Did away with the 900cc carbureted version of the bike and made it a full 990 cc. He said Rossi agreed with his direction on the development of the M1.(he also stated that the test riders said the same thing) Rossi is an intelligent racer and understands the way a bike is supposed to work, but it still leaves it up to the engineers to come up with something the racer can use. This is a smart guy and I would love to be able to pick his brain and just hear the ideas he has.

TheTroll

February 07, 2011 11:05 AM

MotoGP » Suppo: Hire the best riders, get the 'best' bike


Ducatis have always been 2-3 times more expensive than jap bikes and have always come up short against them in tests(roadbikes, not racing). WSBK has always catered to ducati so I don't count that but I do count motogp where they were successful on a level playing field. Ferrari of bikes, yeah right. So that makes an R1 or cbr the camaro of bikes and they eat a $30,000 1098R(1198cc) for breakfast.

TheTroll

February 07, 2011 10:22 AM

MotoGP » Suppo: Hire the best riders, get the 'best' bike


Ringo My take was that Ducati was unwilling or unable to make the changes and that's why he left and then took Casey. They apparently lack the resources when compared to Honda and Yamaha. That Ducati is a career destoyer in all but Casey's hands to date, but before this recent test only Dani Pedrosa was able to win dry races on it which is the same for Ducati with Stoner.So it seems now the Honda will be dominant. So the new myth is the Honda is the best. Its all opinion, but I am sure the Ducati is a pig to ride based on previous and current results.

TheTroll

February 07, 2011 10:07 AM
Last Edited 1292 days ago

MotoGP » Suppo: Hire the best riders, get the 'best' bike


I am just loving this outpouring of hate for a few knowledgeable comments that come from a true insider. He doesn't take a stab at Valentino or any rider. He was just referring to myths around the paddock,(like how a rider and mechanic build the best bikes which is udder nonsense(engineers do that) while acknowledging the shortcomings of working for Ducati with less support than Rossi is getting. I love the way you guys think everything that doesn't say "Hail Caesar!" to Rossi is an attack on him.

TheTroll

February 07, 2011 7:33 AM

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We have a winning bike, but…


At the guy who called me out Burgess is not paid by Ducati or Yamaha he is on Rossi's payroll. You wouldn't expect the attention freak to allow his mechanic to say he wasn't absolutely spectacular. Also, you wouldn't expect me to say one of my best friends wasn't the best ever. Rossi is one of the greats of motorcycling, but he is not immune to criticism. Even Furusawa, despite heaping praise on Rossi, he was always demanding things behind closed doors like unequal machinery in the team and blocking potential teammates etc. So IMO there is a PR face and the rest is up to speculation. Talented yes, good at feedback yes, but Forcada and JLo beat them last year and they have never shared any data and did the development tests last summer that Rossi cried about in BRNO so I missed your point.

TheTroll

February 06, 2011 5:08 PM
Last Edited 1292 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We have a winning bike, but…


Uh, you conveniently left out that the softer power delivery (big bang) engine was requested by Biaggi and John Kocinski since the 4 stroke came out not just when Rossi arrived. Why do you think they had it already when Rossi arrived at his first test. They ignored Biaggi and they gave it to Rossi. The problem with the first generation M1 was it had quick turning but was a little unstable and the power delivery was like a light switch. Also it was only a 900 or 930 cc engine. Check your facts before you give all the glory to the yellow guy. Those changes were made before Rossi rode the bike. sportrider.com/features/146 0502 max biaggi shadow/index.html

TheTroll

February 06, 2011 7:13 AM
Last Edited 1293 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We have a winning bike, but…


@motojunky I have been guilty of a little Rossi slagging, but I have just been defending the other riders from the slagging they are getting on here for besting Rossi. None of whom use other riders as berms. Are they all supposed to pull over and let Rossi past and refuse to go faster than him because he is a 7 time motogp champ? Of course not. So I will accept responsibility for my words, but despite not being a fan of Casey it puts into perspective his achievements on that red turd.Jlo is the defending champ and I give respect where its due. All I was trying to get across is it is ok that the other riders are doing well, in fact its better! Rossi and Burgess have made a lot of snide remarks and this is the time to back it up. Honda was the manufacturer who recommended and got the change to 800's and have ironically been shutout by Ducati and Yamaha which has given them a fire in their belly and they seem to really want the last 800cc title

TheTroll

February 05, 2011 9:16 AM
Last Edited 1294 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We have a winning bike, but…


No he didn't but I am sure Randy DePuniet had one and Cal Crutchlow Dani Pedrosa and even Nicky Hayden just recently went under the knife. Only Rossi's operation matters though right? "Talk about narrow minded" The number 1 plate is where it belongs this year. It has always been where it belonged whether it was Rossi, Stoner, Doohan, Roberts Jr or Sr Hayden. I never said I don't like anything about Rossi. He is entertaining but he is not the only guy on the track. Just the only one that you like. I don't have to like Rossi to like motorcycle racing. And I do like Motorcycle racing very much and I will continue to follow it after Rossi is gone. I don't know about some of you guys though.

TheTroll

February 05, 2011 9:08 AM
Last Edited 1294 days ago

MotoGP » Lorenzo: We have a winning bike, but…


By the way billy gruff goat or whoever, If thats the case why did they (ducati)arrive with a POS bike at Sepang instead of a dominant one. Rossi broke the track record his first test on the M1. He finished no lower than 5th in any test session before getting pole and a win at his first race on a bike with no changes made to it except the big bang engine. Which had to have already been designed and tested at that point because he never rode the bike until the 29th of January I believe. So are you saying to me that Rossi can design a chassis and engine configuration? But I am the one who needs a brain transplant? Congratulations on 10th place what an improvement for a podium bike.


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