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Old 02-27-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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Mongo WANT!

Looks like the V-twin is not dead in racing after all. I'm not particularly a fan of sportbikes but if I won the powerball then one of these would be in my big new garage.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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Drooooooooool

Can I get a 848 with TC? Hope we see more of that lovely TC make it's way to cheaper rides.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:39 PM   #4
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Desmo RR or 1098R ?

I don't have the specs in front of me but seems like this 1098R is right up there with the Desmo RR.. and with TC. Just made me wonder... if you could would you take a Desmo RR or a 1098R ?
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #5
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I'd take the 1098R over the Desmosedicci. The D16 is a yuppie bike never intended to be used in anger, a replica of a semi-successful MotoGP bike built for guys like Tom Cruise.

The 1098R is more pure, built for the sole purpose of winning the world superbike championship.

It costs $30K less now but 20 years from now the R will be more highly valued by collectors.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:20 PM   #6
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I guess the V-twin won't be dead in racing as long as the rules allow 20% more displacement. Something smells............
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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I guess the V-twin won't be dead in racing as long as the rules allow 20% more displacement. Something smells............
FIM will be adjusting weight by the time round 5 comes around in WSB. You're just steamed because v-twins (actually a L-twin) actually came prepared to race. It all comes down to torque and the ability of the 1098R to drive hard off corners. Alstare has great bikes racing this year, but it Yamaha and the "Customer" Ducatis that will make the racing really fun this year in WSB.
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Who else sells a bike that you can strip the lights off of and go win races in a superstock class? That new Aprilia might be able to but I'd wager Ken's DL that the Ducati smokes everyone in WSB this season and when the AMA lets it race next year they add 15lbs minimum to the bike.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:51 PM   #9
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Can anyone wager Ken's DL? I've got some dodgy bets I could make over in Atlantic City if given the chance. Lord knows I'm not risking any of my stuff. If I can use Ken's stuff, I'm going in foot loose and fancy free! Maybe some nice long shots on some horses or something...
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I guess the V-twin won't be dead in racing as long as the rules allow 20% more displacement. Something smells............
We don't need to start this "the only possible racing class is by cc" solipsism again do we?
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