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Jonathan Rea, Ruben Xaus and Makoto Tamada were on hand to test the Honda CBR1000RR.

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Kelv - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 11:37 AM

Both Honda and Rea need to sort themselves out. Since Toseland left they havent had a sniff of the championship. Step it up guys, JT showed what a less than perfect bike can do and that was by winning the title on it!

jimmy - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 12:20 PM

Kelv: Come on, you are talking about 2007. The bike was new then, one of the best (if not THE best) in the field. But it's 4 years ago! Now we have new models, new brands in the mix but Honda is still the same model! You just can't compare achievments of JT and JR.

Yuri - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 1:38 PM

Jimmy, sorry but what you have said it just totally incorrect. The 2007 ten kate honda was NOT a new bike, and it was certainly NOT one the best on the grid like you said. Its common knowledge that the 2007 fireblade was probably the worse bike on the grid, not the best, so i dont know where youve got that idea form at all.

But yes i agree that you cannot compare JT and Rea. JT was clearly far better than Rea in his prime. The question is that is RFea in his prime or is there more to come? We keep hearing that there is more to come from Rea but its yet to happen. Fingers crossed!

Mack - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 2:16 PM


You're both a bit wide of the mark,JT rode the previous generation Blade which had a strong engine and great front end,the '08 on model is a completely different level of turd which only one man can get anywhere near the front.
Yuri,WSB has moved on since JT was champion,the fact that he couldnt beat Rea+Haslam when he came back points to that,despite being on the title winning machine from '09.

Not denigrating JT but all good careers come to an end and invariably a faster generation arise.

Anyway-still not sure if rolling this blade in glitter is gonna work out though..

Yuri - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 3:00 PM

Mack, why are my comments wide of the mark? Rea is in a siliar postion to what JT was in 2007. Both bikes are/were out dated and perceviced to be 'not so good' bikes. The difference is that JT rode the wheels off it to get Honda a chasmpionship. The 2007 bike was leagues behind the others at the time, and JT won the title. Thats not to say that Rea is not riding the wheels off it too, but he just cant get to grips with it and is too inconsistent. Thats why i stand by my word and say that Rea will never be a world champion in my opinion. Great rider but not championship material.......yet.

Yuri - Unregistered

September 15, 2011 3:01 PM

Oh and Mack, im sorry but i have to say that your comment about the 2010 R1 being the championship winning bike is just 100% wrong, and certainly qualifies to be 'wide of the mark'. :-)

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