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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Check it out...Yamaha battles to beat up on Rossi

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Not a chance! It is just too far behind on the hp curve. Unless they hire Collin away from Aprilia. He might just be mad enough to pull it off.

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I'm with Bruce, that thing won't hold a candle to the RC211V (which should be in its 6th or 7th revision by next season)


IMHO-- Rossi's key threats next year will be all the OTHER RC211V mounted pilots. Hayden, Ukawa, Barros....

Edwards is gonna have to get that RS-cube dialed in fast if he wants to beat Honda.
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Why is it always the Honda fans that are never open to new ideas.

J/K guys....don't kill the messanger. I just thought it was a good article to keep up on things

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Sorry Crazy, I'm with the other guys here. That Honda is just an awsome bike and with Rossi on it, it'll be a tough road to catch up.

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Rossi's biggest threat!!!



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HMMM did we forget about Barros?? did he not run a faster time on the Yamaha then he did on the Honda at Valencia where he won the race and beat Rossi??(YES) hmm i think Barros is the man to watch next year.

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You are forgeting about Ducati
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 04:52 PM
 
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Just to get you guys going , at the last motogp , the Kawasaki was the fastest bike. I heard this from a very reliable who was there. He said it wasn't the best handling , but definetely the fastest. i still think Nicky will win the title next year.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 05:45 PM
 
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I read a article that briefly described the RCV. It explained how it has long wheelbase to put the power on the ground, but somehow Honda centralizes the massand uses some aggressive geometry ot make the bike corner pretty good. Basically they sacrificed some agility for better acceleration on the straights and out of the corners.

I'd like to see Colin kick some ass. A little Texas ass whoopin is good for any sport. Maybe Nicky and Colin can fight it out for the bottom of the podium. I'm not sure if the Aprillia is fast enough to win anything. Running with Rossi isn't hard. Beating him at the end of a race is.
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