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August 18, 2014 3:20 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


In general I'd say Rossi is correct with the 80/20 (who can really put an accurate percentage on such a thing?). But there are years when a certain bike stands out. The Honda has clearly been there the last 3-4 years. But I don't think that is solely the reason any rider who has won a championship on it won it. And particularly not this year with MM. He may not have 10 wins in a row if he were on the M1. But I bet he'd still be leading the championship.

Number76

August 18, 2014 7:04 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


Dani is a better measure than Marc to gauge the superiority of the Honda. He has a longer history of results and riding style to compare to the current bike. Dani is about where he always is in the championship. Solid podium finisher who can pull off a race win on any given day. But always 2nd or 3rd in the championship at the end of it all. The biggest differences I can see with Dani on the Honda now is 1. He is a much better on the brakes than I've ever seen him. Hayden mentioned this in an interview during the Indy MotoGP as well and said Dani had been working on his braking. 2. He is crashing less. For 2-3? years it looked like Dani had a legitimate chance for the championship but then seemed to have a late season crash or series of crashes and get injured slowing him down and losing to many points. Were MM not in the picture and JL not self-destructing at the beginning of the season, JL, DP, and VR would all be neck and neck for the championship right now, probably. So,

Number76

August 18, 2014 3:18 PM
Last Edited 11 days ago

MotoGP » Rossi: Marc’s wins the rider, mine the Honda...


LeisureSuitLarry: I seem to recall that when Rossi was on the Honda he disputed that it was just the machine. He was quoted as saying it was 80% the rider, 20% the bike. Fair enough, I'll buy that, although how he can reconcile that statement to his days on the Ducati I'm not quite sure. Anyway, equally the same must apply therefore with Marc Marquez. 80% him, 20% the Honda? Sauce for the goose and all that. ...
The Ducati has proven itself to be a particularly crappy bike. Excluding Stoner's success, some very good riders have not been able to do better, regularly or without circumstances, than 6th-8th place. That shows the bike was only capable of being ridden only so fast and most everyone who has ridden it could take it to its fastest point and that was it. How can you explain Nicky and Rossi battling wheel to wheel for two seasons? Or the two Duc's almost inevitably battling just with each other every race?

Number76

June 19, 2014 4:48 PM

MotoGP » Ryan Villopoto visits MotoGP


TomS: How is this news?! So did Lewis Hamilton, Rosberg has been before, where's the article for that? Scraping the barrel.....
Because he is on another Monster Energy team in another form of motorcycle racing? Because a lot of people who are into road bikes are into off road bikes? Because MX is a bad azz sport and F1 well...isn't.

Number76

June 22, 2014 1:19 AM

MotoGP » Ryan Villopoto visits MotoGP


KnowNothing:
eyesoftheworld: Say what? Are you high? In that domain the factory motocross bikes are trick as hell and physically motocross is far more demanding than motogp as in by far. No need to for you to be dissing depth of thought of the motocross crowd...
Dude that is harsh bro you dissing on me like that sorry ur right MX is bad azz.
Ignorant self assurance. It really is bliss.

Number76

June 17, 2014 9:32 PM
Last Edited 70 days ago

MotoGP » Crutchlow loathe to run soft tyre 'out of principle'


Ducati deserves a bit of a public bashing. They clearly are running a no progress program and have now gone through numerous good riders, including one of the all time greatest, with ZERO improvement. No matter who rides it, they finish in pretty much the same position race after race (well, Cal has found a way to actually finish worse, haha). This has been going on since 2007! The Ducati's were good bikes at the end of the 990 era! Stoner is the ONLY one to do well on it. And it was even biting him in the ass the last year or two on it. He'd either win it or bin it. And when he binned it, it was out of nowhere. He'd have a big lead and just go PLOP on the ground. Vague front end! All that said, Cal needs to put a sock in it...big time! He really needs to shut up commenting on other riders and their motivations and why they are doing BETTER than him! Just say, "You'll have to ask them." if he is asked about other riders success or thoughts on the bike.

Number76

May 29, 2014 4:48 PM
Last Edited 91 days ago

MotoGP » Six of the best: Mugello MotoGPs


Yearby23: 2006 Still remains as my favourite MotoGP year... So many title contenders, tonnes of different race winners and tonnes of drama. Hayden being wiped out by Pedrosa. Stoner's endless crashes and a near race win at Turkey. Rossi having to fight the hardest he's ever fought. Pedrosa winning 2 races. Melandri's awesome powerslide at Phillip Island out of the last corner. Elias winning by the smallest margin from Rossi. The huge Catalunya pile up that ended Capirossi's title fight. Insane year. If only we had machinery as closely competitive as back then.....
No doubt. 2006 was an incredible year. Hayden could still mix it up at the front. Loris was still racing. The Ducati's were actually GOOD bikes. Many competitive bikes and riders. More drama and excitement than you could ever imagine. Funny, the Melandri power slide wagging that finger, one of the greatest MotoGP moments for me. I was watching it in a bar and the crowd went NUTS when

Number76

May 19, 2014 10:27 PM

MotoGP » Jorge Lorenzo: 'It happens'


nikisan: This is like Rossi-Gibernau all over again. Edit: I mean Marquez-Lorenzo is like Rossi-Gibernau
You have to at least be challenging for first place to be like Rossi Gibernau. Right now JL isn't close to first place. He is struggling with himself and the bike only right now. No one else. This is not a criticism of Rossi. He is the greatest and has come out on top through all the many, many different bikes, rules, riders, and overall changes in the sport. But he is in the role of Gibernau right now. Faster than all but one on the track and easily beaten by that one, MM.


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