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Old 12-11-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:56 AM   #2
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Yowza!
Erm.. i mean, golly- wont that be so unsafe?
They should limit the motors to 700cc.
No, still too much, perhaps single cyl. 250cc jugs from big 4 baby- starter-cruisers, hmmm?
There we are- sorted.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:08 PM   #3
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Anything to cut cost, I guess. The riders with bigger stats should be pleased.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'm pleased. The 990 two up duck that Randy rides with High dollar "guests" sounds so sweet in comparison to the higher pitched 800s.
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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Hell all you hear on the 8's is backfiring and limiters.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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What are the mfgs going to do with all those 800cc V-four sportbikes they produce now? LOL Good thing Nostradumbass wasn't producing motorcycles eh?
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:44 PM   #7
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Should be good news for Nicky. He might be able to compete against the dwarves.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:33 AM   #8
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Exactly. Although the inherent problems with the Ducati have little to do with the size of the bike but rather the possiblities of Nicky being able to change his style enough to suit the GP09 Ducati.
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Exactly. Although the inherent problems with the Ducati have little to do with the size of the bike but rather the possiblities of Nicky being able to change his style enough to suit the GP09 Ducati.
Nick's adapting to the GP09 bike. It took most of the season before Ducati figured out that he needed a lead tech that spoke english and italian. After that results were much better. If he's lucky they will re-sign him for the 2012 season, but I suspect that Nick will be riding a private bike much like Colin is right now. It'd be pretty interesting, but highly unlikely if he signed with Yamaha after Ben takes Rossi's place. I think that Rossi would switch to Ducati to finish his career at the point of the CC switch.
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Can never believe the language barrier is still around in Motogp. Remembered it being a hugh problem back in the later 80's but for that to happen today is just preposterous. All the money they shell out for these bikes and riders and teams and they can't get a interpreter.
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