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Old 11-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #241
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Crash out of the race? Ten bucks to Baldy says you're wrong.

I'm happy to donate to ADV, but I'm a Rossi fan so i don't want to put the jinx on. I just have a hunch that he'll be so desperate to win on the Yami and prove that "it was the bike all along!" that he'll bin it.


Damn... it's gonna be a LOOOONG winter!
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:19 AM   #242
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I'm happy to donate to ADV, but I'm a Rossi fan so i don't want to put the jinx on. I just have a hunch that he'll be so desperate to win on the Yami and prove that "it was the bike all along!" that he'll bin it.


Damn... it's gonna be a LOOOONG winter!
I wouldn't say he'll be so anxious to win the first race but come the end of his Yamaha contract might be a different story, then you can put him on Suicide Watch
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #243
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RC30 was $14,995
RC45 was $27,000
the NR750 which is more comparable to the new bike was $60,000 in 1992
Or the Ducati Desmoducci RR which was Ducati's road legal GP bike for $72,000

So, I was off by a factor of 2 on the R.C. 30 and the 45.
The new one is still damn high. I don't see where the NR750 fits in here at all . Oval piston bragging rights, with no one else intrested.
The Desmosedici, is the closest bike to compare to Honda's offering. And looks to be comparative bargain.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #244
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So, I was off by a factor of 2 on the R.C. 30 and the 45.
The new one is still damn high. I don't see where the NR750 fits in here at all . Oval piston bragging rights, with no one else intrested.
The Desmosedici, is the closest bike to compare to Honda's offering. And looks to be comparative bargain.
We also have no idea what it will cost or be like, we are only seeing rumors at this point.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #245
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Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi, Marquez all on very capable machinery, and with Crutchlow, Bradl and a few others likely to mix it in the sharp end at least a few times, this could actually turn out to be interesting. And I'll eat my hat, when Jorge & Pedro disappear into the distance after 5 laps at Qatar...

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #246
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Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi, Marquez all on very capable machinery, and with Crutchlow, Bradl and a few others likely to mix it in the sharp end at least a few times, this could actually turn out to be interesting. And I'll eat my hat, when Jorge & Pedro disappear into the distance after 5 laps at Qatar...
you might want to pick out your favorite BBQ sauce to liven up the taste of that hat.

Hopefully its some good racing.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #247
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I'm happy to donate to ADV, but I'm a Rossi fan so i don't want to put the jinx on. I just have a hunch that he'll be so desperate to win on the Yami and prove that "it was the bike all along!" that he'll bin it.


Damn... it's gonna be a LOOOONG winter!
This is Rossi you are talking about. The guy who did not throw his helmet at the wall when Ducati couldn't give him a bike he wanted. He has proven time and time again, he has great emotional restraint, holding off a pass till the very end (Catalunya 09)

He ain't a noob

He aint gonna bin it. I predict a win within two or so races.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #248
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he has great emotional restraint, holding off a pass till the very end (Catalunya 09)
You obviously don't remember that race very well.



Rose colored shades are nice. I promise, when Jesus, ..errr..., I mean Vale wins again, he won't jump in a lake, he will walk on it.

Just funnin'.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #249
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How many days before 1st race? This is going to be loooooong wait
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:10 PM   #250
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You obviously don't remember that race very well.



Rose colored shades are nice. I promise, when Jesus, ..errr..., I mean Vale wins again, he won't jump in a lake, he will walk on it.

Just funnin'.


That's exactly how I remember it!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #251
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You obviously don't remember that race very well.



Rose colored shades are nice. I promise, when Jesus, ..errr..., I mean Vale wins again, he won't jump in a lake, he will walk on it.

Just funnin'.


With Casey retiring, the odds just got better for that to happen
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:38 AM   #252
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:26 AM   #253
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^ that wonderboy sure has a loooooot of pressure to perform, taking Casey´s vacated seat and all... dunno, but maybe it would have actually been better (for him) to have to spend a year in a satellite team first? Now the expectations are just through the roof, and if he doesn´t podium more or less straight away, I guess it´ll be some sort of “failure” – in the press at least.

If he´s smart, he won´t read that crap, though....
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:00 AM   #254
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^ that wonderboy sure has a loooooot of pressure to perform, taking Casey´s vacated seat and all... dunno, but maybe it would have actually been better (for him) to have to spend a year in a satellite team first? Now the expectations are just through the roof, and if he doesn´t podium more or less straight away, I guess it´ll be some sort of “failure” – in the press at least.

If he´s smart, he won´t read that crap, though....
Marquez has never seemed anything other than serene. I don't believe he even understands what pressure is. Look at the way he blasted his way to the front of the race, not once, but twice this season. That takes a lot of things, but most of all, it takes calmness and focus, an ability not to get distracted by anything other than the task at hand. Marquez has that in spades.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:29 AM   #255
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Yes, I forgot to add, that he seems to handle pressure very well. The rides to victory from the back were truly remarkable (and he already did it on 125 class). His jump to MotoGP will be the most demanding of class switches, but he surely has a good bike & team around him.
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