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Old 11-30-2001, 05:57 PM   #11
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Default Re: Yamaha concludes 4 days of 4-Stroke GP testing

Whatever happens, you have bikes with DIFFERENT power outputs, power characteristics, weight, aerodynamics, weight distribution, tyre brands, tyre usage, rider strengths, team philosophy etc.

I reckon different bikes will be faster at different parts of the racetrack, whether on their own or in traffic, and on different circuits. Eg at fast tracks like Misano v's slower tracks like at Chec Republic.

I cant see one type totally dominating so hopefully there'll be more passing, greater emphasis on racecraft as well as all out ability. Remember, this isn't going to be clinical like formula one! There are many more variables. I cant wait for it all to start.
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Old 11-30-2001, 09:10 PM   #12
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Default Re: Yoda and Suzuki working for Yamaha

Well any engine in that same sweet chassis has gotta be better than the suzook two stroke. I am pretty sure Kenny and Sete can get it up to race speed fast. I bet that it's more than a match for the other two bikes, which aren't really showing any dominance. Kenny likes that Engine Braking rear wheel slide anyway.
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Old 11-30-2001, 10:09 PM   #13
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Default Daaaaaannnnnnnnngggg duuuude........

That thing is baaaaaad aaaaaaaassssssss......
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Old 11-30-2001, 10:19 PM   #14
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Default Ground-breaking 2-stroke news?

I hope the new head for my '99 Ski-Doo MXZ 670HO from WFO racing really adds 5HP like they say it will so I can be a true Sledneck......dammit I was pissed at Ski-Doo when I found out that my right-hand piston grenaded and shredded the piston and cylinder head. Chris Burandt, Garth Kaufman, Dan Gardner and Andy Lindbeck (YO MINNESOTA) are the coolest slednecks around.
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Old 12-01-2001, 05:41 AM   #15
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Default I was thinking the same thing.

Yeah you get those guys on a track together and it's unbelieveable.





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Old 12-01-2001, 08:44 PM   #16
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Default Re: Yamaha concludes 4 days of 4-Stroke GP testing

There's no way anyone can beat Yamaha with Yoda as their project leader.

He'll use the Force to levitate the riders out of trouble if they overcook any corners.

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Old 12-02-2001, 01:22 PM   #17
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Default Re: Yamaha concludes 4 days of 4-Stroke GP testing

You kidding? Go back and re-watch Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace...



See which one rides...



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Old 12-03-2001, 11:54 AM   #18
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Default Re: Yamaha concludes 4 days of 4-Stroke GP testing

The sith ride feet forward, like a cruiser. It's great for looking ominous, but if you actually want to go fast, give me an Episode 6 speeder-bike any day. Complete with blaster, please
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Old 12-04-2001, 10:34 AM   #19
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Default Re: Characteristics of the new GP

Yeah, you're right -- I've been thinking the same thing. We are going to have a greater variety of bikes out there than ever before. I heard Ducati is even developing a 4-stroke V-twin for GP. Add that into the mix with Honda's V5, Yamaha's M1, and some 2-strokers, and you have all the ingredients for some really interesting racecraft, with different tracks bringing out different strengths in the various bikes and riders. I can't wait, it will be very fun.



P.S. I just got a TV... does anyone televize GP racing?

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