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Old 11-23-2001, 09:50 AM   #11
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4stroke. It's obvious that KRJR whined so long and loud that Suzuki was left with no choice but to hurriedly implement their 4stroke plans. What a shame that they couldn't take their time and do it right. Wait until Junior starts finishing 7th and 8th again. He might actually be forced to take some of the blame
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Old 11-23-2001, 09:51 AM   #12
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Default that should read IF THEIR 2 STROKE CANT COMPETE, DITTO THE

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Old 11-23-2001, 11:18 AM   #13
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I bet Kenny would rather be finishing 7-8th on a development bike than be doing the same on something that should be capable of winning day in day out. What choice do you have? 280lbs. bike with 180 Hp and bad throttle response (that's hard to ride with when the tires go off) or 315lbs. and 210 HP and smoother power with better throttle response?
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Old 11-23-2001, 04:43 PM   #14
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Default Re: Suzuki going 4-stroke for 2002 MotoGP series

That's now three of the Big Four writing checks for the new formula. Anyone still thinking this isn't going to work? (If only Kawasaki could do a little more digging in the sofa cushions to fund a team, but with only 3% of even the home market there's probably not much loose change in the first place.) I just can't remember tonight if there's going to be any European factory involvement; someone mentioned Triumph a while ago, I think, and it'd be nice to see the Italians in the mix too, but what's been said for real so far?
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Old 11-23-2001, 07:55 PM   #15
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Default Re: Suzuki going 4-stroke for 2002 MotoGP series

I heard a rumor that Kawasaki might get in to GP. Any truth to this? The more teams, the better the competition, methinks. Should be fun to watch.
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Old 11-24-2001, 08:11 AM   #16
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Ducati and Aprilia say 2003, aprilia says they will possibly enter some races in 2002. I will wait and see. Sauber and possibly triump may team up and do WSBK.

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Old 11-24-2001, 10:47 PM   #17
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Default Re: Suzuki going 4-stroke for 2002 MotoGP series

Not so much a rumour as a corporate press release - Kawasaki are going to MotoGP in 2003. Probably with Andrew Pitt as one of the riders. Eric Bostrom wants the other seat but there will be plenty of competition for it.
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Old 11-25-2001, 07:42 PM   #18
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Lincoln, youre not only stupid, but a dumbass as well!
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Old 11-25-2001, 08:59 PM   #19
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Very cool. I think this is going to be very beneficial in the long run having all these manufacturers involved in GP racing. It should improve the sport and eventually, improve the bikes that we ride on the street. More teams = more competition = better racing = better bikes. Very cool.
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Old 11-26-2001, 01:26 AM   #20
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I've read in a magazine that Kawasaki will discontinue their WSBK effort after 2002 season and be going to GP1 with full factory support in 2003.
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