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Old 11-02-2006, 07:02 AM   #1
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Default I thought the whole idea of the 800 was to slow the bikes down...

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[b]I thought the whole idea of the 800 was to slow the bikes down?



They are faster, what the hell???



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Old 11-02-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: I thought the whole idea of the 800 was to slow the bikes down...

Sometimes less is more. At least that's what KP's wife has to keep telling herself.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: I thought the whole idea of the 800 was to slow the bikes down...

I keep telling people that the middleclass bikes (750-850cc) are the ultimately correct and divinely inspired size. Better engine than the tiddler 600 class and better handling than the liter class. It's self-evident. Resistence is futile.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Guess you're right, the proof is in the time slip
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:48 AM   #5
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Hmmm, could the fact that Valencia is like a tight, 2nd/3rd gear track on the 990s have anything to do with it, or that the track temperature was cooler for the test? MOrons, always jumping to conclusions...
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:55 AM   #6
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Or maybe... Valentino was on the 990 and Loris was .4 slower on the 800 Ducati?
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:56 AM   #7
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By "Soup" anyways.
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:57 AM   #8
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Default Re: 800 GP Bikes No Slouch!

Nicky said yesterday it was obvious that the 800 could carry more speed on entry and exit of corners. If you drop a few mph on top end but gain in corners it is easily possible to turn faster times without gaining actual top end performance.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:04 AM   #9
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Default Thanks seruzawa

Actually the GMP, kpaul, along with his favorite an the greatest AMA superbike champion of all time Matt Mladin have been saying this for years. Pretty sure thise is where seruzaWeasel got this notion from. Ah the sincerest form of flattery is no doubt imitation. Thinks seruzaWeasel..
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:06 AM   #10
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Ah BuzWeasel... you know that the GMP, kpaul, has been saying that the V-4 and 800 cc is God's chosen motorcycle configuration for years now.
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