2013 WSBK No-Spoiler Catch-All Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    I think Spies will be back there soon enough. Not a knock on him, I think he would welcome that transition (especially after he has to deal with the Ducati in '13).
  2. 1/2 Brit

    1/2 Brit Been here awhile

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    Thanks, this just made my February!! :clap
  3. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all of the advice.
  4. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Ah yes....nothing like calling a ........ :D Managed to see R2, live. All I know is the R1 winner, and Carlos....Noticed Eugenes rear tyre looked almost exactly the same!
  5. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    One of the Mechs in Carlos' garage told me when I raised this Honda corner thing that he was having some difficulty with the engine braking system. :wink:
  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    +1 on both counts. I think this year will be as frustrating for Spies (if not more) than last year. WSBK would welcome him back with open arms I'm sure.
  7. Dagofast

    Dagofast Full giggety ahead.

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    Get used to it. With DMG large & in charge, there won't be any Americans coming up anytime soon.
  8. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    The American racing scene is disappearing. Our talent will need to go to the UK or other national series to have a chance to move up. I want to support US racing, but where hell is it?
  9. Turder

    Turder Throttle engineer

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  10. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    I read somewhere that Josh Herrin had an opportunity to ride for MarcVDS in Moto2 but turned it down to stay in AMA. There's probably more to it, like he couldn't bring enough money to the table but it is still interesting. Other than him America's future looks bleak.
  11. quacker998

    quacker998 Adventurer

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    I beg to differ - PJ Jacobson in BSB this year on the Tyco Suzuki will be a revelation
  12. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  13. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Watched the Phillips island races and was wondering if part of Aprilla, Ducati and BMW bikes advantage is that they are more capable than the japanese bikes out of the box? The Euro bikes cost a significant amount more.
  14. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Factory development on the Honda stopped in 2008, according to a recent interview with HRC chief Nakamoto. I'd be willing to bet development on the Suzuki did too, maybe even as early as 2006 or so. The Kawasaki is a more recent design and their racing program has benefited from Kawasaki's withdrawal from MotoGP. The Euro brands are newer designs with more factory support.
  15. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    When was the last time you checked pricing? 2013 BMW S100RR and Aprilia RSV4 are almost the same retail as their Japanese competition. They just give you a lot more for the $$.

    D.

  16. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    In stock form compared to the Kawasaki the Euro bikes are about a 1/3 more.
  17. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    Do you think the current Japanese inline 4's have a shot against the "V" bikes?
  18. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    +1, same up in Canada. If I can get an RSV4 for the same price as a Gixxer or a ZX10 then lemme know where.
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    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    2013 ZX10R has a price north of $14 thou. The ABS version is $1000 more.
  20. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    I think the Kawasaki with Sykes aboard has the best shot, provided they have found a way to make the tires last, which was the problem last year. Honda is getting more factory support this year from HRC, particularly with electronics. If they can get that sorted, they may do better. Personally, I think Honda is treading water until 2014, when the rumored RC213 derived superbike is released. Crescent Suzuki has brought their engine program in-house, which may cure the rumored 30+ HP deficit that the Yoshimura prepped motors had. Camier did pretty well on the GSXR at PI but I think that Suzuki won't be able to mount a legitimate title challenge, although podiums and an occasional win aren't out of the question.