Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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  2. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    maybe,i bet the suzuki will turn though
  3. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    According to what I've read Suzuki will be running under the same rules as the other prototype teams.
  4. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    I was reading something completely non-racing related last night and saw his name under the AP photo (he worked for the AP in NYC).

    Although I met him and spent plenty of time with him in media centers I can't claim to have known him. Still, he was a paddock fixture and his contributions will be missed. RIP, Henny.
  5. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    what is the deal with MotoGP and live coverage. Does Speed carry any of the races live or otherwise? I'd kind of like to see some of these..
  6. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Long timer

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    Last year most of the European rounds were on about an hour delay. Usually aired at 8 a.m I believe. They'll be covering GP this season so I imagine it'll be the same.
  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Actually, the races on speed were more like 10-15 minutes behind live.
  8. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    when I went to Indy in 2010 I think the bikes were 800cc, maybe 900cc.

    what are they for 2014 as far as cc's/ approx weight/ approx horsepower?
  9. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    1000cc, I think around 330lb, and LOTS of horsepower, 250+
  10. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    1000cc, four cylinders, 81mm max bore, 160kg, and 250-260 hp.
  11. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Every team needs one of these in their garage:

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zIZahWYBYwk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :eek1 :D
  12. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I agree. It is a shame they weigh as much as Superbikes (used to). 80!!! lbs more than the old 500s. :eek1
  13. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    80lbs more, but probably 100 more horsepower!
  14. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    it still boggles the mind. when we were at Indy in 2010 and they screamed by you didn't have to be a real genius to surmise that these were pretty incredible machines, and then they told me the specs.

    it still doesn't compute. 250 horsepower at the disposal of your right wrist. freaking salt flat bikes don't have that kind of power (most of them). I could see a trip to Austin soon that town has the best barbacue in the world no matter what Memphis thinks.
  15. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    The 500's were right around 200 at the end of their run/reign.

    But who cares? Horsepower won't go around a corner.
  16. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Been here awhile

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    id be interested to see what a modern era 2 stroke would do with the electronics of today.

    even though the old 500's would lap slower times around a track they were a lot more fun to watch and the only traction control a rider had was in their right wrist
  17. chasbo

    chasbo Long timer

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    Neither will a Ducati MotoGP bike ..........:lol3
  18. Bounder

    Bounder ExternallyDisplaced

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    Thats the recipe for good racing, more horsepower than traction.
  19. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I agree with this . I took a Ducati to Laguna Seca in '97 to race in the vintage race that was added to the AMA program. The bike was a 750 bevel twin that had an old BOTT 950 cc motor in it . And I had no starter and there wasn't a conveinient hill to use of suficent height.
    I pushed the bike over to someones rollers a time or two , then one time when practice was called the guy was gone.
    I went back to our pits and there was a huge armed guy hanging out. I asked if he would give a push and sure enough I had a starter the rest of the day.
    Thanks to you Big Guy !
  20. azkiwi

    azkiwi message in a bottle

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    Elegant synopsis!

    :thumb