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Old 02-19-2003, 11:15 PM   #41
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You say Honda didn't dominate F1 - they might not be now but don't you remember Nelson Piquet - Lotus Honda, Ayrton Senna - Lotus Honda, Wiiliams Honda and McLaren Honda, Nigel Mansell - Williams Honda and Alain Prost - McLaren Honda. They totally dominated in both turbo and normally aspirated eras. Prost and Senna I think won all 16 races between them one season. Honda don't seem to have done well in F1 on their return but from what I have read they are waking up and putting on a new effort in the year coming. They are the worlds greatest engine maker and it shows. Who else has won so many different championships in such things as trials, moto-cross, TT, cross-country, Baja, WSB, GP, endurance, F1, Indy - no-one that's who as so few companies are in bikes and cars. Not too many had in-line engines either.



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Old 02-20-2003, 08:21 AM   #42
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I'm not sure why Ferry switched to the 2-stroke, but I was at the race, and the tremendous crash on the stroker in the main was probably what convinced him to go back to the 450F. Maybe he was used to the compression braking? I'm not sure.

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Old 02-20-2003, 06:17 PM   #43
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Not to mention a few glorious sounding Honda V-12 F-1s in the mid-late 60s driven by some colorful charectors armed with awesome HP and top speed. If you have a spare RA-72 lying around, I'd be happy to demonstrate said sound and speed for you.
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Old 02-20-2003, 06:23 PM   #44
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The "Scooter Smackdown" that MO did a few months ago has a very nice sidebar on Aprilia's DiTech written by Elliot "Stickie" Strong. (The guy I replaced, after he went back to school in WA)



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Old 02-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #45
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You're right, I wasn't talking about their previous efforts. Of course I remember those guys, not that I'm a big F1 fan, but it'd be hard not to remember them.



In their return of late, they have struggled, but like I said, it probably won't be for long.



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Old 02-23-2003, 01:40 PM   #46
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Yeah, I have that mag and saw that article! How cool would that be, eh!



I wouldn't hold my breath though. I also have an issue of a bike mag wherein they show pics of what was said was a prototype/sketch (I can't recall) of an NSR500V all dooded up for street duty. This was about 5 years or so ago, it was right when the FireHawk was intro'd, whenever that was.



Anyway... nothing came of that either. Shame.



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