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Old 10-25-2001, 07:33 AM   #1
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Hopefully next year will be a bit more interesting to watch. Right now I just want to smack Rossi upside the head. Could a rider be a little more arrogant?
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:35 AM   #2
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I expect to see the field spread out a little more, at first. This will hurt the quality of the actual "racing" but in time the field will level out again and the dicing up front will return to the fantastic levels that we've seen recently. In the near term (partially compensating for the less exciting racing) we will see and hear some fantastic machines and innovations. I can't wait.
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:42 AM   #3
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"more interesting"? Sure Rossi has dominated but they have been good races. Arrogant?? Ever hear of Biaggi...
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:43 AM   #4
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It seems to me that engines didn't have much to do with this years racing; It was setup, setup, tire choice and setup with great riders taking advantage of the least differences. All the current and future machines can provide more power than the bikes and riders can handle.

I like the four-strokes because I can't ride two-strokes on the street. Since the manufacturers want my money, they need to put their PR bucks where it means something to us.

Probably, the wins will go where the money is spent next year and for all time.
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Old 10-25-2001, 07:47 AM   #5
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I would expect even more high-tech innovations to show up on showroom floors. Look how much tech has affected motorcycling in just the last 25 years and then multiply that effect by a factor of 10...or 50...or...? Good times are ahead for consumers.



Now, as for the question of what will we see on the track next year? Maybe not a big change at first, but records are made to be broken. Even when you think you're at the apex of ability, something comes along and suddenly new strides are made and old records fall. Personally, I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 10-25-2001, 10:36 AM   #6
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Here, Here. Rossi has to be the most personable, own to earth guy. Biaggi on the other hand-----now there is arrogance if I have ever seen it.
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Old 10-25-2001, 11:25 AM   #7
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well said.....and let's not forget that rossi is a

kid for heaven's sake. can't imagine what kind of

a jerk you'd have seen if I was born with all that

talent.
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:03 PM   #8
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Well said. In recent years, despite some occasionally brilliant dicing,

GP just hasn't been as interesting to me. That's partially because stuff

more engrossing has been going on in Superbike and Supersport,

both foreign and domestic. But, more importantly, as you stated, it's

difficult to stay excited about machines that have little more in common with

street machinery than less-quantifiable things such as suspension, chassis,

and tire development.



Of course, as a thumper freak, I wouldn't mind seeing a MotoGP formula

that allows 2-liter singles with 20 valves and 100kg minimum weight. Now,

that I'd subscribe to.
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:07 PM   #9
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the thing that i am going to find most interesting is when some of the WSB riders get to compete in GP racing on four strokes , how they will measure up against the two stroke guys like rossi and biaggi. obviously rossi is going to be fast no matter what bike he is on but maybe some of the four stroke specialists will be competitive against him. seeing as how the four stroke guys have found it very hard to make the transistion to two stroke so far....walker this season for instance
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Old 10-25-2001, 12:20 PM   #10
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I'm for a formula that permits any damn kind of engine you want with classes limited by horsepower and, perhaps, fuel capacity.

It'll still come down to tires and setup, with the master rider winning on the slimmest of marginal advantages.

And money, money, money.
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