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Old 02-12-07, 08:22 AM   #1
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any one else watch moto gp

just wondering to see how many liked motorcycle racing.

i love MOTO GP it is my favorit type of race and most of the pro's ride road bikes to help them train for their races

oh yeah and the next time you guys are at a video store pick up the DVD "Faster" next time it is lke a behind the seance look at MOTO GP. onec you watch it you will be hooked
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Love Moto GP. Valentino Rossi is so amazing but being a Ducati rider I do root for Capirossi to do well. Also saw "Faster" when it came to a theater in Hartford, CT. Awesome movie. Those guys are absolutely incredible and some of them are so small, physically, you wonder how they can control all that power.


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Love Moto GP. Valentino Rossi is so amazing but being a Ducati rider I do root for Capirossi to do well. Also saw "Faster" when it came to a theater in Hartford, CT. Awesome movie. Those guys are absolutely incredible and some of them are so small, physically, you wonder how they can control all that power.


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yeah man i know what you mean rossi is my fav but i like capirossi too. they came out with a sequll to faster called "the doctor, the tornado, and the kentucky kid" you prob already knew that but i thought id tell ya just in case. my wife got it for me the other day.. its great, its alot more personal and they hav a sceen on john hopkins riding his road bike
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Moto GP rocks, and Superbike rolls! Taking nothing away from Valentino or Loris, as they are both excelent riders... Nicky is my favorite, he's had a hella struggle to get where he is and I admire him for it.

+1 for Faster, an excelent movie!

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i'm a freak for moto gp, rossi pwns all.

first race in less than a month!!


formula 1 starts 3/18, too.

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Growing up my idols were motocross riders like Brad Lackey, Belgian Roger DeCoster and Bob "Hurricane" Hannah. I dog-eared every copy of Dirt Bike magazine and loved the articles written by Ric "Super Hunky" Sieman. He wrote a book called "Monkey Butt" which is a must read for all present and former off-road riders.

As for Moto GP I followed it closely from the late eighties to the mid nineties. The last I was following, the dominant riders were Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz (yes, Schwantz-translates to tail in German) the stunningly fluid Aussie Mick Doohan and the troubled but very talented like his dad Kenny Roberts Jr..

Are the 250 and 500cc (and 125cc for that matter) actually competing with larger displacement four-stroke bikes as has been happening for years now in Motocross? Are the heavier but less violent power delivering four-strokes dominating? Hmmm, could rekindle my attention.
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they are moving down to 800cc bikes this season.. colin edwards is doing really well with the bikes.. lets see if he cant get his first win now
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Anyone agree that Mladin is a jerk?
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he isn't in moto gp.
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Are the 250 and 500cc (and 125cc for that matter) actually competing with larger displacement four-stroke bikes as has been happening for years now in Motocross? Are the heavier but less violent power delivering four-strokes dominating? Hmmm, could rekindle my attention.

they've been riding 1000cc bikes for the past 5 years, 500cc's are gone. this year they are scaling back to 800cc bikes.
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he isn't in moto gp.
No *****... maybe that expalins it?


Nah, he's just a ******.
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they used to have an episode of speed on two weels and mladin was on there. dont really watch superbikes that much so i wouldent know. i remember that there were rumors that he was going to moto gp but he decided that he wants to keep winning.

btw. you guys need to watch it its pretty cool they show like a behind the sceens and it kinda follow nicky hadens brothers.. i saw it on you tube they have it in like 3 parts. i looked for it and couldent find it all i found was the trailer which i think maybe they had it took off you tube because its on dvd now and they want people to buy it
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they've been riding 1000cc bikes for the past 5 years, 500cc's are gone. this year they are scaling back to 800cc bikes.

No 500cc two-stroke bikes? No more watching guys like Californian Randy Mammola or Aussie Wayne Gardner rag-doll on the handlebars from a 140mph tank slapper and STILL save it? Those bikes were so insanely imbalanced on a power-to-weight ratio, some with such lightswitch powerbands they were my favorite!
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No *****... maybe that expalins it?


Nah, he's just a ******.

repeat the hype...

http://www.amasuperbike.com/article....2647d4137fa50c

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i used to watch GP fervently, but over the last season it started to hold less appeal for me. There were some great moments and some boring stuff but overall good season.

Rossi is probably the greatest motorcyclist of all time, but it was nice to see nicky beat him last year even though it was perseverence more than skill.
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it only took nicky how long to "beat" him with the best bike and with the best team.

rossi took yamaha, which was almost nowhere in moto gp, and made them champions. nicky can't do that and will never win another title.
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No 500cc two-stroke bikes? No more watching guys like Californian Randy Mammola or Aussie Wayne Gardner rag-doll on the handlebars from a 140mph tank slapper and STILL save it? Those bikes were so insanely imbalanced on a power-to-weight ratio, some with such lightswitch powerbands they were my favorite!


the 1000cc bikes were making 240+ horsepower and they have traction control. never see tank slappers nor a high-side anymore.
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it only took nicky how long to "beat" him with the best bike and with the best team.
Four seasons. Whats the deal? Rossi has a history w/ MotoGP. He was familiar with the tracks and other riders. Hayden was a total noob he had to learn the tracks, gain respect of the other riders the whole deal. Wanna talk nowheres? John 'Dickface' Hopkins, that's a zero for you.

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rossi took yamaha, which was almost nowhere in moto gp, and made them champions. nicky can't do that and will never win another title.
Would you like to put money on this?

Quite an impressive history if you ask me.

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* Team(s): Repsol Honda, HRC
* Motorcycle(s): Honda RC211V, Honda RC212V
* First MotoGP Race: April 6, 2003 - Suzuka - Seventh Place
* First MotoGP Win: July 10, 2005 - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
* First MotoGP Podium: October 5, 2003 - Motegi - Third Place
* Number of MotoGP Wins: 3
* Number of MotoGP Podiums: 17 (excluding wins)
* Highest Championship Position: First (2006)

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* Motorcycle(s): Honda RC51, Honda RC45
* First Superbike Race: April 18, 1999 - Willow Springs International Raceway - Twelfth Place
* First Superbike Win: June 11, 2000 - Road America
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* Number of Superbike Wins: 17
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the 1000cc bikes were making 240+ horsepower and they have traction control. never see tank slappers nor a high-side anymore.
Don't that just suck monkey nuts?!?!
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Big MotoGP fan. I was a big 2-wheel fan years ago, but lost interest for a while. Last year, I get back into and now I favor it more than any of 4 wheel series I follow. I had far more "OMG, DID YOU SEE THAT?" moments wathing MotoGP than any other series last year.
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it only took nicky how long to "beat" him with the best bike and with the best team.

rossi took yamaha, which was almost nowhere in moto gp, and made them champions. nicky can't do that and will never win another title.

+1 i doubt that hayden will win again so he better enjoy the number one while it lasts.

ONLY reason why rossi lost.. do you guys remember like the 4 races he had mechanical problems. blown out tyres, engine blowing up at laguna, engine blew up at some other track i cant remebmer the name but he had like a 3 second lead gap and it was like the last lap.

or what about the first race of the seson on jerez were somone crashed rossi sendin him to the back of the pack.

he went through all this and STILL gave nicky a run for his money on the chapionship and almost won the championship. all these reasons is why rossi did not have the points and it gave hayden a cahnce to catch up. if it came to pure riding rossi wins hands down again.

lets see how good his bike holds up this season.

ps. remember gary mcoy.. he almost got a bike this season but the 800 he was testing did not give him the spot. he is looking to get ona team to race this season.. i hope he does
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Oh yeah, I love it! Been hooked since I started riding street bikes back about 1980. Kenny Roberts was coming to the end of his career. Freddie Spencer was taking over. Then came Wayne Rainey , then Micheal Doohan. Havn't paid much attention to it for a few years, but Nicky H. has made it exciting again.
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+1 i doubt that hayden will win again so he better enjoy the number one while it lasts.

ONLY reason why rossi lost.. do you guys remember like the 4 races he had mechanical problems. blown out tyres, engine blowing up at laguna, engine blew up at some other track i cant remebmer the name but he had like a 3 second lead gap and it was like the last lap.

or what about the first race of the seson on jerez were somone crashed rossi sendin him to the back of the pack.

he went through all this and STILL gave nicky a run for his money on the chapionship and almost won the championship. all these reasons is why rossi did not have the points and it gave hayden a cahnce to catch up. if it came to pure riding rossi wins hands down again.

lets see how good his bike holds up this season.

ps. remember gary mcoy.. he almost got a bike this season but the 800 he was testing did not give him the spot. he is looking to get ona team to race this season.. i hope he does


It's racin'! Look what hapened in the next to the last race, Nicky was taken out by his own farkin' team mate. The real reason Rossi didn't take the plate was... He didn't have enough points. Pure, simple, fact. The rest is all just racing. You want to piss and moan about all the bad turns Valentino's season took? Fine.

When the coulda, woulda, shoulda has all been played its points. Hayden had 'em, Rossi didn't. To the victor the spoils.

I got $25 t to buy you a red star that says Hayden takes the GP championship again this year. If I'm right, you buy one for my partner. Any takers?
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I got $25 t to buy you a red star that says Hayden takes the GP championship again this year. If I'm right, you buy one for my partner. Any takers?


i'll take that bet. and i'll have a dead crow for you to eat, too.

*extends hand for a shake...*
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Oh yeah, I love it! Been hooked since I started riding street bikes back about 1980. Kenny Roberts was coming to the end of his career. Freddie Spencer was taking over. Then came Wayne Rainey , then Micheal Doohan. Havn't paid much attention to it for a few years, but Nicky H. has made it exciting again.

awesome!!
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i'll take that bet. and i'll have a dead crow for you to eat, too.

*extends hand for a shake...*
Dealio my friend. You keep your crow, I got a nice piece of Humble Pie bakin' in the oven. D

*Grasps hand firmly and shakes heartily*
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