Yooperbikemike's 2013 MotoGP Thread

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

  1. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i think they will be better than crt but slower than the satelite bikes.And one reason is the teams that aquire them will have the resources to match the potential of the bikes?
  2. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Ducati is in big trouble then.
  3. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    Nothing ground breaking but still fun

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  4. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    So leased engines in non-yamaha chassis? Buy the Yamaha chassis and lease the engines? Putting the factory engines in a non-factory made chassis seems like a CF.
  5. misanthropic

    misanthropic Been here awhile

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    Despite the concessions that Honda and Yamha are making by providing some factory tech, electronics still trump all and no one can match them here.
  6. WSobchak

    WSobchak MoTard

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    Ducati could always lease a Yamaha engine... course they still wouldn't know how to build a good frame...

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  7. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    they will have to grab a proddy Honda then
  8. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Yes.
  9. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    There are big incentives for all teams to use spec electronics, too.

    There is a current exception for teams to use their own electronics. I am not sure if that option will continue.
  10. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    What are Harris and ROC up to these days?
  11. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    That stays. The factories demanded it.
  12. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    Or Team KR? :ear

    We saw what they did with a Honda engine. It got them run right out of Moto GP. :D

    Thanks. :thumb
  13. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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  14. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    Two videos from the Austin test, shot by Andrew Elder who went there for us:

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  15. Kropotkin

    Kropotkin Big Girl's Blouse

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    And number 2:

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  16. Silver

    Silver Dirtnewb

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    Yamaha says "effin twitter, here's the rules guys..."

    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/racing/lin-jarvis-social-media-yamaha-motogp-policy/

    Which is a bummer because I have loved Alex Briggs tweets and hate that they would put a cap on them. :( I don't think I've ever seen any damaging tweets from him either. But I guess Ben scorching the hair off their balls by quitting via twitter last year left a bad taste in their mouth.
  17. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    Ben should have had more class but he was trying to protect his market value and brand. Don't get me wrong I hope he turns it around and I understand his misfortune but come on Twitter to announce he's leaving Yamaha, come on..
  18. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I'm trying to imagine some one like Barry Sheene or Eddie Lawson interacting with a 'media officer'. :lol3
  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Totally reasonable on yamaha's part. I'd insist the same if I was in charge. You never know when someone from within the team/company is going to say something stupid and tarnish the reputation of the whole company.
  20. Silver

    Silver Dirtnewb

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    I agree, and a lot of large companies have this in place now. I just hope it doesn't totally wreck the information we get on twitter. Hell only reason I'm really even on twitter is for racing stuff.