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May 16th, 2019, 12:52 AM   #21
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I see. I honestly had no idea, but then again I ain't from GB so...
No problem with that, I like input from around the world its IMO important to get on with all nations if possible, regardless of politics, religion etc.
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as zarco attempts to tame his KTM ....
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May 17th, 2019, 01:31 AM   #24
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Links broken but I imagine it's about KTM declaring the rc1000 was too dangerous for roads.
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Links broken but I imagine it's about KTM declaring the rc1000 was too dangerous for roads.
Yeah thats the one, It was a shame they stopped production of the RC8, a friend has an one and its a really awesome piece of kit.

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Yeah thats the one, It was a shame they stopped production of the RC8, a friend has an one and its a really awesome piece of kit.

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I agree with Peirer, the modern superbike should not be allowed on the road, I've seen far to many fatalities on the road by people unable to handle them, a particular one in Surrey about 15 years ago, involved a hyabusa that was doing (police estimated above 130mph), on a single track road, long turn left bend and he's lost it, hit the wall on the outside then run into a car killing its occupants.
I lost a very good friend, who was riding his GSXR 1000, who lost it. They look like these.

I'm sure someone will take issue with it, but better a ban on them than a ban on all motorbikes.
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If it were only the death of idiots who can only go fast in a straight line - I would view it as a freedom of choice issue. Besides we have a surplus of idiots anyhow. When I lived on the Lower East Side in Manhattan I came to know at least six guys who were in wheelchairs from crashes on Hayabusas and as I recall less than half even had driver's licenses. But that they have such a large potential to maim or kill others makes a good argument for some restrictions. At least, there should be a graduated testing system for different categories of motorycles with the most challenging road tests for the biggest bikes, much as it is in Japan. You should not be able to just walk into a dealership with no license and buy a 180hp bike. That's just common sense.
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No problem with that, I like input from around the world its IMO important to get on with all nations if possible, regardless of politics, religion etc.

100%...that's why I studied English in the first place
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Calm down children...
Zarco has had flashes of brilliance a couple of times and thought he was going to be the bees knees which anyone who's been watching with one eye open knew he was a flash in the pan...
He's out of order in my eye one criticising the bike, the team or any other thing that don't suit him, but that's Froggies for you tbh.
Only my take on it so don't shoot the messenger
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Calm down children...
Zarco has had flashes of brilliance a couple of times and thought he was going to be the bees knees which anyone who's been watching with one eye open knew he was a flash in the pan...
He's out of order in my eye one criticising the bike, the team or any other thing that don't suit him, but that's Froggies for you tbh.
Only my take on it so don't shoot the messenger
I agree, I think its poor form for any rider to blame the bike/team while he/she works for them, regardless of whether its warranted or not. I can understand why Stefan is defending his brand but I still think the guy is a complete twat.

KTM seem to be putting the bike and their 'must be a steel tube frame' mantra before the rider and anything else. Admittedly Pol is getting good results on the bike but he is the only one. He has had the most time on it and also the most input into its development (amongst the official riders anyway). It looks as if he is having to over ride the bike right to its limits compared to the other brands, it looks very unstable.
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