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@ get real,
I do not deny that the Honda lacks steam compared to the rest of the fours but I am not convinced of that as a major advantage. While you may wish to separate motorcycles racing in the same series, it doesn't change the fact that Rea was faster than Checa but Checa rode the wheel of the ducati and beat the whole lot.
Many on here are touting the speed advantage of BMW but no one is saying how much better Rea's bike was in the twisty section...not just a little..that BMW was bucking in every corner except attitude. Yes...I admit Rea is riding extremely well especially when we look at Aoyama but Melandri did not win that race on the straight...he lead that whole last lap through the sections where Rea was 10 times better than he was. The commentator said Rea needs to lead the lap out of the corner to win..3 laps from the end Rea pulled a mile out of the last corner to lead accross the line. Problem was Melandri rode well and controlled the whole lap even in sections where Re