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January 23rd, 2019, 04:57 AM   #11
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It's actually pronounced "Mission Win-NO" according to Phillip Morris.
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January 24th, 2019, 03:01 AM   #12
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It's actually pronounced "Mission Win-NO" according to Phillip Morris.
Hahahahahahaha.
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February 14th, 2019, 01:25 PM   #13
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The livery reminds me a bit of the Stoner era livery. That all Blood Red scheme. I like it. Love the aero packages of this new era as well. Now hopefully the results will be there for Ducati. Forza Ducati!!!
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Having had another look at all the bikes and their "wings", I wonder how long until someone is sliced and diced by these stupid appendages.
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Having had another look at all the bikes and their "wings", I wonder how long until someone is sliced and diced by these stupid appendages.
Right! Because as everybody knows, the the winglets stick out way far and are made of Sheffield steel with razor edges.
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I'd love to see these gone and the power of bikes reduced so they even wouldn't be needed any more. IMHO these bikes are overpowered. The fact they must restrict the power on first four gears speaks for itself. Does not mean the "appendages" are stupid though, with current insane 300 BHP on two wheels.
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I'd love to see these gone and the power of bikes reduced so they even wouldn't be needed any more. IMHO these bikes are overpowered. The fact they must restrict the power on first four gears speaks for itself. Does not mean the "appendages" are stupid though, with current insane 300 BHP on two wheels.
Progress baby. On some level I'm sure the impetus to improve the breed across the board is the fact that WSBK is slowly closing the performance gap. Unless the riders start wearing space-age nanotechnologic armor, there's going have to be some kind of limits. I mean sure the suits have all kind of space age armor and air bags - but mostly these guys are riding around in a suit made of cow skin. Tire technology can only go so far. 2019 is starting out in ways reminiscent of the two-stroke era with so many top riders injured all to hell. Unless they start redesigning the tracks with all turns using dramatically angled positive camber, I don't see how the bikes can get much faster without unacceptable rates of rider injury. Big money allows for factories constantly replacing parts, but there's a huge investment in the riders themselves and there aren't readily available substitutes for riders like Stoner or Marquez.
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MotoGP can be the pinnacle of sport even if they are slower than WSBK. OTOH, when 800cc was introduced it didn't take long before track records were broken. Now even Moto2 is up to 750. Crazy.

Edit: Look how they ride these beasts, they even skip gears. I noticed in Austin they went from 2nd to fourth at the turn I was sitting, and rightfully, why use third if fourth gives same acceleration. And no revving up, just enough on second to make sure fourth will start pulling. Where is the high rev noise fans want to hear?

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Right! Because as everybody knows, the the winglets stick out way far and are made of Sheffield steel with razor edges.
Rubbish they don't need to be made of Sheffield steel, did you look at how far the yamaha ones stick out? Or the big boxes on the Ducati's, they make great appendages to hit people with.
The ones on the Yamaha stick out further than the handlebars Yamaha Factory Racing | MotoGP?
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Rubbish they don't need to be made of Sheffield steel, did you look at how far the yamaha ones stick out? Or the big boxes on the Ducati's, they make great appendages to hit people with.
The ones on the Yamaha stick out further than the handlebars Yamaha Factory Racing | MotoGP?
Might as well stay up all night losing sleep over the possibility that the bar ends will poke someone's eye out, or the red hot brake discs are going to burn through someone's leathers and set them on fire, or that a rider will get his testicles pinched between the brake lever and the hand protector, or that a rider will get his hand caught in the drive chain, or a rider will burn himself on the engine. You've been living in that British nanny state too long.

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