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Old 01-27-2001, 07:42 AM   #11
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Ducati Corse Press Information



Kyalami (South Africa) - Private Testing

26/27 January 2001



Final day of private testing for Ducati's 996R Factory bikes at Kyalami

before the official SBK International-organised winter tests get

underway here on Monday. Both Bayliss and Xaus improved on yesterday's

times but the Spanish rider crashed out one minute from the end of the

session.



The factory Ducati Corse squad continued tyre testing in collaboration

with Michelin, testing new compounds and sizes. Bayliss and Xaus divided

the testing programme which had been planned with the French tyre

engineers. Öhlins brought along a brand-new pressurised front fork,

which was appreciated by the riders because it absorbs the

characteristic dips and bumps of the South African circuit better.



Troy Bayliss immediately improved on yesterday's time after getting to

grips with the difficult and twisty Kyalami track, but Ruben Xaus

crashed out at the end of the session after getting under yesterday's

time. The Spanish rider lost front-end grip on the downhill section

before the final part of the track and suffered a sprained neck muscle

in the incident. An X-ray ruled out any broken bones and Ruben will be

back on track soon.



said Troy Bayliss. .



TEMPERATURE: AM air 21°/ground 31° - PM 27°/45°

WEATHER: clear skies



UNOFFICIAL TIMES:



Superbike: Bayliss (Ducati Corse) 1'43"90 - Xaus (Ducati Corse) 1'44"00

- Edwards (Honda) 1'43"13 - Okada (Honda) 1'43"54



Supersport: Guareschi (Ducati Dienza) 1'47"61 - Thomas (Ducati Dienza)

1'47"91 - Vermeulen (Honda) 1'48"52.

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Old 01-27-2001, 10:56 AM   #12
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Default Italians were Hitlers allies in ww2, didnt apologise either

Remember Hitler's friend Mussolini? Massacred a ton of people in Ethiopia with poison gas and not an apology in sight. So i guess that means we cant buy Italian or Japanese bikes coz they were all bad guys in the war and didnt repent. Well, I could care less whether any of these guys like me or look down on me, I'm too busy having a great time on my bike. The fact that all these guys look down on America, but have to come crawling back to the US kissing American ass to sell bikes in order to survive should make Americans laugh at them instead! Buy the bike you like and to hell with who made it, they gotta kiss your ass anyway.
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Old 01-27-2001, 12:01 PM   #13
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Default Re: there are 2 types of riders

Case in point... Bostrom said he went through "12 or 14 bikes" in the first 3 rounds of WSBK last year due to crashes.
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Old 01-27-2001, 01:13 PM   #14
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Default What CAN we ride?

America=slavery, repeated firebombing of Tokyo, atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, irradiation of Bikini atoll--so no HD or Buell

Britain=imperial atrocities in India and Ireland--so no Triumph

Germany=Holocaust--so no BMW or MZ

Austria=collaborated with Hitler--so no KTM

Italy=Mussolini--so no Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Cagiva, etc

Japan=Manchurian atrocities--so no Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha

China=Tibetan occupation--so none of this SV650-based bike that a company there is working on



I guess from now on we're going to all have to ride the Korean-built 250cc Hyosung twin. Korea never launched an invasion of another nation.



Or we could all realize that the people building these bikes are not the same people who committed the sins of the past, and we can just go ahead and ride whatever bike appeals to us the most.
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Old 01-27-2001, 04:11 PM   #15
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Default Re: What CAN we ride?

My point exactly.(See my above post) Ride what you want, have a great time and forget all the other other sh*t
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Old 01-27-2001, 04:16 PM   #16
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Default Re: Honda street cred?

By the way bafoon is spelt 'buffoon'. Living in a glass house are we squiddo?
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Old 01-28-2001, 09:13 AM   #17
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Default Re: don

That's bull. I know plenty of Koreans and they're quite pleasant people. I ALSO know plenty of Japanese, and they're nice and friendly. Same with the Chinese I know.



I go to Tufts University, well-known for its international relations program, so the ethnic diversity and percentage of foreign nationals is quite high. I can tell you that no nationality is prone to racism. There are a couple bad seeds in every group, but 99% of Germans, Italians, British, Japanese, Koreans, AMERICANS, etc are really good people. Grow up and quit pointing fingers. It sounds like you're one of that 1% who DOES judge people by their ethnicity.



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Old 01-28-2001, 05:50 PM   #18
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Default hahaha

One day you will see the incredible irony in calling everyone of a certain ethnicity racist...
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Old 01-29-2001, 09:24 AM   #19
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Default Re: Honda street cred?

I just don't get what you're trying to say to to starving student....

Must be because I'm an inferior american..

The point of my post was honda has been a race bike/street bike innovator and champion for countless years, and for them to be glossed over by squids who want everyone to think they fly a faster scoot is stupid. Were it not for the interceptor.. we may still be riding standards with kawasaki style GP fairings..

Anonymous posts make me RESPECT the opinion of those who are too scared for others to even know their name. Who are you? What do you ride?
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