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Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
?!?!?! I very clearly remember hoping that...

?!?!?!

I very clearly remember hoping that certain races would be televised but as often as not they weren't. Sure, some were televised live, and those races were often replayed, but there were...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
:thumb The false premise that...

:thumb

The false premise that Superbike-Planet pushed that things were great prior to DMG and suck now drives me crazy.

Prior to DMG it was bad and getting worse. Now it's bad but with some...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Any rumors or info. on the TBA announced round...

Any rumors or info. on the TBA announced round prior to Road America?

We still have a couple months, so I guess it's still a theoretical possibility (and it's still listed on the schedule as...
Forum: Racing 01-31-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
I get my news from Road Racing World. ...

I get my news from Road Racing World.

Superbikeplanet occasionally has some cool photos, but their agenda-driven anti-DMG rants were tired even when DMG was seriously screwing things up.
...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
I think this is what we and all the participants...

I think this is what we and all the participants have been holding our breath over.

Sounds like it's not a done-deal and they have to pre-sell some advertising spots to make it happen, but with...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Some interesting news: ...

Some interesting news: http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=50653
Forum: Racing 01-17-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Completely unsubstantiated rumor fodder: (friend...

Completely unsubstantiated rumor fodder: (friend of a friend of a friend of a friend type stuff).

1. Pegram will be on a Panigale.

2. May, Yates and Cory West will all be on EBR's
Forum: Racing 01-17-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Are we ready to pine for the good old days of...

Are we ready to pine for the good old days of Roger Edmondson yet?:D

They NEED to announce a TV deal soon. Sponsors are too reluctant to step up without some idea of what kind of coverage they'll...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Any news ( or I'll accept vague rumors ) on what...

Any news ( or I'll accept vague rumors ) on what Pegram will be on this year?

Is there any chance we'll see any Ducs or Aprillias?
Forum: Racing 12-31-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
That's the unsubstantiated rumor I've heard, but...

That's the unsubstantiated rumor I've heard, but I haven't heard a rider yet. There are so many good riders without confirmed teams that it's not crazy to suggest that a Team Hammer / Rider X /...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
Rumor has it that Geoff May, Aaron Yates and...

Rumor has it that Geoff May, Aaron Yates and Blake Young are testing with EBR at Jennings:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/312497_10151199522182496_1363211192_n.jpg
Forum: Racing 12-12-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 25,378
Posted By Tom W.
It really bugged me when Cardenas went back to...

It really bugged me when Cardenas went back to Sportbike. We all knew he could win as soon as we heard the announcement. It would have been a lot more interesting to see him in Superbike. And not...
Forum: Racing 06-07-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I'm not forgetting anything - like how Hayes beat...

I'm not forgetting anything - like how Hayes beat him toward the end of that season when he wasn't even close to running at the level he is now.

Are you really suggesting that Mladin could hop on...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
With a few extra years, MANY extra pounds and...

With a few extra years, MANY extra pounds and bike that wouldn't have hundreds of thousands of dollars of mods above and beyond what other riders have, I think Mladin would seem very human if, for...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I realized after they were done mentioning it I...

I realized after they were done mentioning it I had only been half paying attention and missed the details. Did they give a name? They seemed to imply it would be a factory effort with a European...
Forum: Racing 05-10-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,080
Posted By Tom W.
I think it's simply a matter that fans will...

I think it's simply a matter that fans will always see the fastest bikes as the premier class. It's not the AMA's job to tell the fans what they should think, but rather they should listen to the...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,847
Posted By Tom W.
I agree and here's my thinking: If Young had...

I agree and here's my thinking: If Young had popped up and got off the track, the race would have continued without him. I'm not saying that Young was 'faking it' (though his later performance did...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
BMW has gotten a lot of mileage out of the idea...

BMW has gotten a lot of mileage out of the idea that the S1000RR would be a race winner. But what have they done to back that up? They've thrown a lot of money at WSBK, but, frankly, it doesn't...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I'd love to see Hayden get a ride, and I'd love...

I'd love to see Hayden get a ride, and I'd love to see it be with EBR, but Eslick's already signed and, while EBR is more flush than last year, they can't afford a third rider.

Ducati? Aprilia? ....
Forum: Racing 02-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
http://www.riotengine.in/riotengineV1/wp-content/u...

http://www.riotengine.in/riotengineV1/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/hero-motocorp-erik-buell-racing-EBR-1190RS-02.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
You're touching on the reason I'm becoming more...

You're touching on the reason I'm becoming more fascinated by this the more I think about it. The seemingly obvious route for Hero would be to buy an FZ6R, tear it apart, reverse engineer it and...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
It really is a fascinating pairing and it says...

It really is a fascinating pairing and it says something about the savvy and ambitions of both companies. You couldn't Imagine two more different companies.

USA vs. India

Tiny manufacturer...
Forum: Racing 02-23-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I laugh my ass off at pretty much everything...

I laugh my ass off at pretty much everything Harley does.

With EBR, Motus, Victory/Indian, Zero, Brammo etc. Harley is certainly fast-becoming the least interesting US manufacturer.

Sure,...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
This article has a bit more info. than the RRW...

This article has a bit more info. than the RRW one . . . though I'm still more intrigued by what isn't said than by what is.

It seems like, at the very least, EBR will have a more comfortable...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
. . . now I'm curious who the sponsor is. I had...

. . . now I'm curious who the sponsor is. I had heard from a reliable source "you'll never believe what I heard about Eslick".

EBR is big, but well within the believable realm. There may be...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
Great news for Eslick, great news for Erik Buell...

Great news for Eslick, great news for Erik Buell Racing, great news for AMA Superbike and great news for fans.
Forum: Racing 12-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
:rofl I was actually thinking once...

:rofl

I was actually thinking once XR1200's, Moto Guzzi's, Urals, Electric bikes, maybe those 250 Kawasakis and Hondas all together in one race?

I would seriously pay to see that.

Heck,...
Forum: Racing 12-15-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
Should we read anything into the lack of mention...

Should we read anything into the lack of mention of Bostrom? Is it a simple matter that they have 2 teams and want to get more publicity by doing 2 releases, or is there any possibility that Bostrom...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
Are you saying you don't consider those results...

Are you saying you don't consider those results disappointing?

Bottom line: The KTM showed up at three events and only crossed the finish line at one event. Anybody on the grid could provide a...
Forum: Racing 11-30-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
KTM seemed to have a very definite: "go big or go...

KTM seemed to have a very definite: "go big or go home" attitude with their AMA effort.

They threw a lot of money at it, had disappointing results and then gave up. It's okay to have big plans,...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
Interesting read. I think no matter how much DMG...

Interesting read. I think no matter how much DMG (Or AMA or Big Kahuna or whatever they are now) tries to put Sportbike on the same level as Superbike, fans will never see it that way and the fans...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
Internet rumors (and we all know how much those...

Internet rumors (and we all know how much those are worth) are starting to suggest Eslick will be going with EBR. Richie M. mentions that it was known since Mid-Ohio that Danny would be leaving and,...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I don't have a clue what's going on behind the...

I don't have a clue what's going on behind the scenes, but it seems to me that any team that does nothing but win championships for their sponsor deserves to keep that sponser.

Hopefully Danny...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
But surely Eslick would rather race Sportbike...

But surely Eslick would rather race Sportbike than sit out the season.

Does that imply he has a ride that just hasn't been announced yet?

And any speculation on who the new RMR rider will be?...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I hope somebody can find the money to put Eslick...

I hope somebody can find the money to put Eslick on an EBR.

Crazy that (at least as far as we know) T. Hayden and Eslick are both without rides at this point.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
:lol2 I was baffled for a moment until I...

:lol2

I was baffled for a moment until I figured out the switching of the Chris'.

Any new news or rumors?:ear

I heard T. Hayden might be riding a BMW on Pegram's team, but that was...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
I'm not sure how valid this is, but a friend of a...

I'm not sure how valid this is, but a friend of a friend says he talked to Danny and NJMP and he told him he was planning to be in Superbike next year. I'm guessing RMR and Danny will continue their...
Forum: Racing 10-20-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 33,378
Posted By Tom W.
What do we know or suspect about Superbike so...

What do we know or suspect about Superbike so far?

Is this close?

Confirmed:

Hayes - Yamaha
Herrin - Yamaha
Young - Suzuki
Chris Clark - Suzuki
Forum: Racing 07-19-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 39,011
Posted By Tom W.
Not sure if anyone has shared this yet, but...

Not sure if anyone has shared this yet, but here's a cool video of the EBR 1190RS (I can't figure out how to embed): It's short and only gives a taste, but it's supposed to be the 'prologue' to a...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 39,011
Posted By Tom W.
Actually the release was issued by Team Hammer,...

Actually the release was issued by Team Hammer, Inc., but I do see a sentence I missed in my first reading that says Cardenas will be with M4 Suzuki in Superbike.
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