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MotoMarc

July 27, 2015 4:47 PM

MotoGP » Smith, Espargaro salute historic Suzuka win


Who's calling what a pig in terms of design? In terms of look alone I'll grant the Panigale is probably the nicest looking bike of the production 1000's along with the Aprilia RSV4. I'll even admit that the Suzuki is also the most dated and unattractive but so is the BMWS1000RR (great bike mechanically but not looks wise). The Kawi could use a bit of the a face lift and the Honda (which I own) is not bad but a little dated. But you can't say that the new R1 is ugly I'd say it would be top 3 in looks alone. Are the external materials as nice as a Ducati probably not but then again that's why you're paying more for it. However in terms of performance there is not much between the Panigale, R1, S1kRR, or RSV4 and the others are not that far behind. In terms of the bikes used in racing you can't compare with production bikes. The top production series like WSB, BSB, AMA, etc... allow various alterations that drive the price up significanlty compared to production bikes where these race

MotoMarc

July 20, 2015 8:39 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK


Don't get me wrong while Nicky Hayden is a likeable and hard working rider. He's been done a long time ago. He's exploited the championship win for many years beyond his expiration date. That said, I think that he could do well in WSB but not sure he can win the championship however I think he'd be competitive once he re-acclimated to superbikes.

MotoMarc

July 23, 2015 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Nicky Hayden visits WSBK


Vonich on your two points above, one I agree that Hayden should head to WSB or even back home to the MotoAmerica series. If he lands on a good and competitive team in WSB he would have a chance to be top 6 or so. And while he does serve a value to Motogp as an American in the series especially for the two US events but if he left it wouldn't be much of an issue for the series. However as you mention young US talent I think that the new MotoAmerica series developed a race class to help feed into the Moto3 series. I think Wayne Rainey the head of MotoAmerica worked with Dorna to this end. Will it work who knows. But it's obviously no where near what Spain does in their development program.

MotoMarc

July 20, 2015 8:30 PM

MotoGP » Rossi ‘recovery’: Final 10% was the hardest


Realist I agree with your points about Rossi. Yes when he first started in the top class he was a bit full of himself but he did it in a playful way. I don't blame Rossi from going from Honda to Yamaha. As they were trying to make it that it was mainly the bike and he showed them it wasn't just the bike. Leaving Yamaha was due to getting less pay as they saw Jlo as the new #1. Rossi did make a mistake going to Ducati as you noted he under-estimated the task but as he noted that if he were younger he would have stayed to straighten that ship which I think he helped point them in the right direction. He did have a choice to go back to Honda but he decided to go back to where he had his most success which seems like the right choice. Many counted him out but I can tell that he was pushing hard (but not to extreme) on the Ducati and that his desire and skill were still there.


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