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Old 10-18-2004, 08:57 AM   #41
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Oh I'm with you 100%. That's actually what I was (poorly) trying to say. I was going back to the insurance comment, which stated that the supersport bikes of today on the street are hard to control. That isn't precisely true. What's true is that they are very finely tuned, and respond instantly. To bad control inputs, to the street rider, this is bad.



For good / experienced riders, however, this is good. In other words, what I stated rather poorly, was the observation that it's not the bikes that are the problem (again, tying back to the nonsense from the Manitoba report) - it's almost always rider error.



A skilled racer would liekly not be caught out by today's bikes - but would likely begin denigrating today's riders, because the bikes are so easy to ride compared to the older ones, I would imagine. Note that I haven't ridden a late-80s Honda MotoGP bike, nor any of the current crop, so I'm probably talking out of my ass.



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Old 10-18-2004, 10:15 AM   #42
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:28 AM   #43
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How correct - Jordan himself mentioned Rossi's name on Two Wheel Tue's wonderful interview- he and Hayden were the first ones he mentioned.
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:48 AM   #44
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:03 AM   #45
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Old 10-18-2004, 12:40 PM   #46
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If he starts complaining that he doesn't get the same "experimental" parts as Rossi, then he'll be definitely pegged as a moaner.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:02 PM   #47
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Yeah, Rossi and Sete both seem to have pretty good senses of humor.



From the outside it's sorta silly that they're ticked off at each other.



Max and Valentino? Sure, their personalities are like oil and water. It follows that they wouldn't get along.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:10 PM   #48
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I think the animosity between Sete and Valentino is a direct result of a few unfortunate incidents this year on both sides, and probably has nothing to do with their personalities. I'll bet they'll kiss and make up before next season.



Biaggi is just a whining b!tch. I doubt that the people on his own team get along with him, much less his competitors.
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Old 10-18-2004, 02:03 PM   #49
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This is the case allover something that involves some sort of technology.



Could Fangio outbeat Schumacher ?

Coul "Steady" Eddie rip off rossi ? or even Dohan ?



Who nows!?



what I think is in those days rider/driver/pilot count. It could make a difference. Nowadays it still does but the gap is narrowing.

At the same time, young riders are getting used to nicely tuned machines and they just step up.

Just look at their age.



Does anybody thinks that Rossi will keep up for the next 3 years ? With riders like Vermeulen ? Take a look at Pedrosa. He's only 19.



Things are happening much faster now. And that's not only in lap times....



I do think that Rossi is actualy the greatest. However nostalgia of Sheene, Lawson, Dohan, Shwantz, Roberts and the kind stil rules....



I guess it's the age.
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:40 PM   #50
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To cool. Just read a little bit about Jordan being the newest team owner in AMA road racing. That is one I never would have called. He seems into it.



Did you see Montez Stewart's bike? It's Carolina blue and has the Air Jordan logo between the pipes on the back. There is a good interview on the AMA website as well:



http://www.ussuperbike.com/article.p...=1136&aid=4791



He talks about leaning to do wheelies and crashing his bike(s)...a 998! Oh to be filthy rich and use your Ducati 998 as your practice bike for stunts.
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