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Old 05-28-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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BMW in MotoGP?

I guess those leftover funds from dropping Williams out of F1 cars are finally being put to use here.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ust/11670.html
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #2
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I guess those leftover funds from dropping Williams out of F1 cars are finally being put to use here.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ust/11670.html
We'll see who the best riders are after it switches back to 1000cc...it's like watching the Oompa Loompas race around now. My dick is bigger than Pedrosa. Now the bigger but equally talented riders will have a chance, look at Simoncelli floundering this year. I don't think it's a HP issue per se...but the bigger engines will allow a little more sliding. You have to be so precise with the 800 (from a viewers perspective).

It's good to see a new mfg get in there. If only Kawasaki would step it up.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #3
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This will be good to see BMW in Moto GP. It will be interesting to watch the development of the bike.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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I guess those leftover funds from dropping Williams out of F1 cars are finally being put to use here.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ust/11670.html
It would be great to see BMW in MotoGP. I don't think the car racing funds and motorcycle racing funds are related at all though.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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The current 1000cc powerplant closely mimics the bore/stroke limitations that will be in place as well.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:08 PM   #6
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We will see in 2012.
Remember... everyone will have electronics inplace and well sorted too.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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Software is a great thing.....there is always another improved release :)
Riders are another matter....always something happening to them too.
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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It would be great to see BMW in MotoGP. I don't think the car racing funds and motorcycle racing funds are related at all though.
of course they are,BMW is a relatively small company that happens to make bikes and cars
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of course they are,BMW is a relatively small company that happens to make bikes and cars
It only makes sense for them to be separate. The success of one has nothing to do with the other.
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We'll see who the best riders are after it switches back to 1000cc...it's like watching the Oompa Loompas race around now. My dick is bigger than Pedrosa. Now the bigger but equally talented riders will have a chance, look at Simoncelli floundering this year. I don't think it's a HP issue per se...but the bigger engines will allow a little more sliding. You have to be so precise with the 800 (from a viewers perspective).

It's good to see a new mfg get in there. If only Kawasaki would step it up.
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:33 PM   #11
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no absolute guarantee either, there's some history of companies testing and never bringing a bike out to compete
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:59 AM   #12
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no absolute guarantee either, there's some history of companies testing and never bringing a bike out to compete
I imagine that if you can develop a bike to run within say, a second of race pace around a test track, you probably already have 99% of the technology that R&D can move forward into your retail stream.
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