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Offline cbr6

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2014, 06:31:43 PM »
DUCATI, such a nice motorcycle

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #51 on: August 25, 2014, 07:54:56 PM »
I do like a lot of Ducati's.
If they could just make one with a reasonable seat height for us short people.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #52 on: August 25, 2014, 09:10:23 PM »
damn how short are you? I'm 5'7" and have no trouble, and me best friend is 5'2" and has no trouble riding it either.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #53 on: August 25, 2014, 10:12:12 PM »
Riding is never the issue.  It's touching when the bike stops. How much of an angle does your 5'2" friend need to lean the bike to touch the ground?  At some point you hit the angle where the weight will starts to make the bike fall over so you are actually holding it up.
I really want to see a pic and or video of your 5'2" friend on a non lowered Ducati.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #54 on: August 25, 2014, 10:15:46 PM »
My first bike was a an old Ducati, 600 SuperSport, very torqy, awesome bike for city, I like it but is a pain for long trips, the vibration was killing my arms and legs. It was looking like an 125cc bike when I was on it :)
I still like Ducatis because they are pretty ok for tall riders and they look great but I won't buy one anymore.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #55 on: August 25, 2014, 10:18:29 PM »
Looks like the newest monster has a decent seat height.
Just barely over 30".  That's pretty much what my FZ has so that would be a non issue.


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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2014, 01:30:56 PM »
You can flatfoot both feet on a 30" high seat?  My seat is 29" and I can't flatfoot it until I have been riding for a while and legs get limbered up and then just.
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2014, 08:09:28 PM »
I can't flat foot both feet, but I can comfortably touch.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2014, 10:27:16 AM »
I can't flat foot both feet, but I can comfortably touch.

I hope you are still talking bikes!!!!!

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2014, 08:05:27 PM »
HOW YOU DOIN??

hahahahahahaha

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2014, 08:09:06 PM »
My work commute is getting pretty cool.
There are a bunch of us Non-Crotch rocket riders who keep passing each other and we have all started talking when the traffic bogs down.
It's me on the FZ, 2 variations of Suzuki SV650s and a guy with a Ducati HyperMotard.
All pretty awesome bikes in their own way.   
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2014, 03:21:39 AM »
You being the only one on a I4 engine  :lol: how long is your commute?

Later edit: I just saw FZ is has a twin engine and crossplane technology, that sounds interesting  :D
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2014, 06:28:06 AM »
My bike is a twin
Its about 30 minutes due to slow traffic at times.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2014, 09:55:49 PM »
Amazing race today by The Dr.
He forced Marquez to push a little too hard and make a mistake.
It amazes me how far these guys lean now. 61% in some instances.  Makes you wonder how everyone doesnt just slide out.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #64 on: September 16, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
I didn't see the race yet, common, be more creative if you want to spoil the results, like keeping the TV on sports new channel when I'm around :lol:

61% includes also the track incline ;) or banking, i think is called and influence a lot ... look at the tire profile at the edge ;)
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2014, 07:02:31 AM »
I just watched the San Marino race, what a race, what a result, love it.

Now is time for live race from Aragon  :D
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2014, 12:16:50 AM »
Aragon?  My house?
May the Schwartz be wit you

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2014, 08:40:23 AM »
That was some crazy stuff.
The first guy to switch to wet tires wins the race among a bunch of crashes
Wow

Any word on Rossi?  He rolled which is never good

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
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On Monday morning Rossi underwent a new medical check with Dr. Michele Zasa from Clinica Mobile.

After the check Rossi returned to the garage where Movistar Yamaha MotoGP members and teammate Jorge Lorenzo were shooting a TV commercial for Movistar.

The following questions were put to Valentino as he missed yesterday’s post-race media debrief and TV interviews.

Valentino, how are you today?
"I’m fine, everything is ok, and this is the most important thing. I did not injure myself too much except for a big bump to the head. Last night I had a little headache but today I'm fine, I'm 100%. It was a real shame because before the race we made a change that would have helped me a lot; the bike was strong, I was going well, I had recovered the gap in the first few laps and I was there with the leading riders. I felt good and I am sure I could have made a good race, so it was a real shame to fall. In a way I'm almost glad because even though we had a difficult weekend on Sunday we were competitive and this was supposed to be a track that is not very good for us."

Have you watched the race? What can you say about your crash and about your rivals’ race?
"Unfortunately, like Iannone I went onto the artificial grass. This is always very dangerous and especially in these cases because the track was still wet from the morning shower and there was nothing to be done. Marc and Dani tried to stay on track on the slick tyres but they took a big risk and in fact they crashed. In my case, if I had gone off track one meter before, I would have just gone wide, instead I touched the grass and I fell."

We have a triple header of back-to-back races ahead of us in Asia and Australia. How do you see the coming races?
"Now there are three races in a row, three races that are all beautiful and I know all tracks very well. I like all of them a lot. I will try to do my best as we have done in the last races."

Source: http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2014/QA+with+Valentino+Rossi+after+MotorLand+crash

Looks like he is ok.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2014, 11:44:50 AM »
I thought this is the best topic to share this:



http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/09/30/2015-kawasaki-ninja-h2r-supercharged-sportbike-unveiled-at-intermot-2014-motorcycle-show/

Sportbike with 1L doing 300hp supercharged..... interesting  :D
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« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2014, 12:23:08 PM »
That is insane

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #71 on: June 26, 2016, 08:27:35 AM »
This thread has not gotten any traction in a while.   Im watching the Dutch GP. First time it's run on a sunday and it's wet as hell.
These guys have balls of steel.

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« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2016, 10:52:25 AM »
Nope they are brass, steel would rust
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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #73 on: June 26, 2016, 03:46:35 PM »
Good point.

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Re: MotoGP
« Reply #74 on: June 26, 2016, 04:03:23 PM »
Saw the race from Holland live 2 years ago :P

I still watch all MotoGP races while I fly. Don't spoil, I'm 2 races behind of this one.
What I love this season, seems like Honda is one of the weakest, ok not as weak as Aprilia but seems Yamaha is better developed this year and in some races Ducati flys by and Suzuki is very close to Honda.

I still love the Doctor, only one to fight with the Armada
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