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Old 07-05-2004, 11:01 AM   #11
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At least Ducatisti have a better attitude than beemer riders whose $hit don't stink, and they have loads of performance that BMW can only dream of, when was the last time a beemer won a world championship?
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Old 07-05-2004, 03:03 PM   #12
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They always win the BMW-only racing series!!
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Old 07-06-2004, 02:34 AM   #13
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You don't want BMW to pursue motorcycle racing again if you really love Ducatis.
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Old 07-06-2004, 03:59 AM   #14
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The event is expected to draw thousands of riders? On a Thursday in Portland?



They might be celebrating a charter!
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Old 07-06-2004, 10:33 AM   #16
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I would suspect that BMW would be second only to Honda in the amount of money they could throw at the problem of building a MotoGP bike. And after Valentino Rossi wins the championship two or three times on the Yamaha, and his contract runs out, he'll be looking for a new challenge. I thought I heard a rumor around the time that BMW announced the K1200S that they were thinking of building a MotoGP entrant (I would think homologation rules would make it difficult for them to enter WSB unless they decided to build a shorter-wheelbase, smaller engined production variant of the K1200S). Pair up BMW's deep pockets, and Rossi's incredible abilities, and you could see BMW sitting on top of a premier class podium in a few years.</p>



Speaking of Rossi and MotoGP, what were the odds that the two riders tied for first place in the points-running would both crash out in the same race? When Sete Gibernau crashed, I figured that the championship was basically over, and that Rossi was virtually untouchable as long as he finished on the podium in the rest of the races. Then Rossi crashed out, and the season looked wide-open again. My money's still on The Doctor, but I think this will make the rest of the season that much more exciting.</p>
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #17
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I don't know about that. To me the new R1 is much better looking than the 999.
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:12 PM   #18
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To add to that, what are the odds that they would crash out in the same corner (but on different laps)?
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Old 07-06-2004, 12:18 PM   #19
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I think they'll get a lot of "fabulous" bike fans from San Francisco...



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Old 07-07-2004, 05:37 AM   #20
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Rossi crashed on purpose to keep the competition close
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