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November 3rd, 2015, 03:00 AM   #1
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Yamaha WSBK Test - Jerez today

WSBK News - Lowes 'excited but apprehensive' for first Yamaha WSBK test

Can't wait to see some pics.
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November 3rd, 2015, 11:10 PM   #2
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Wait. Did they seriously sign melandri?
Arrab, any chance you have a pic of manualas bum or some worn panties you'd like to share?
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No, Melandri is test rider for MV Augusta.

Yamaha have Guintoli & Lowes.
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November 4th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #4
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November 4th, 2015, 01:51 AM   #5
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What is it that makes black such a good colour for bikes

Very rare to see an ugly race bike in black
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What is it that makes black such a good colour for bikes

Very rare to see an ugly race bike in black
All my bikes were black. Also makes patching up crashed fairings a cheapo rattle-can job.
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What is it that makes black such a good colour for bikes

Very rare to see an ugly race bike in black
I agree, although aside from the RSV Aprilia's, a one off appearance on the Vance and Hines Ducati for BBoz and some private entrants, I'm struggling to recall any in World Superbike. - Gone blank on this one. Perhaps I should BJ.C it Jum?

Plenty in GP. Obviously the Nortons, and the Elf Honda's also ridden by Haslam. I particularly liked the West sponsored Pons satellite NSRs. Seedorf ran those 125 Aprilia's for a time.

What were you thinking of specifically Gaz?

EDIT: Going further back in time Velocette immediately spring to mind...massive oversight.

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Barros 2002 nsr,great call.

What happened to him? Arrab,may you enlighten me please?
I genuinely don't know how he never caught a break.
I grew up being told that as soon as he has a good bike he'll challenge for the championship. I know in 2004 he was banged up but before snd after???
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Barros 2002 nsr,great call.

What happened to him? Arrab,may you enlighten me please?
I genuinely don't know how he never caught a break.
I grew up being told that as soon as he has a good bike he'll challenge for the championship. I know in 2004 he was banged up but before snd after???
Absolute demon on the brakes.

Barros started racing under age through a forged passport as I recall.

Loved it when he inherited the RCV V5 - rode it around the car park at Motegi from the crate and beat Rossi- then did it again at Valencia.

'Banged up in 2004' - you mean the injuries on the M1 screamer before they chucked millions of yen at taming it for Valentino?

He went to Repsol Honda and did eff all, I remember a podium for Pramac at Motegi, then went to WSBk where he was largely remembered for this...

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You didn't say last of the late brakers. The fucks wrong with you,embrace cliché ,old chap.
I remember him breaking ankles (or shoulders?) On the 2003 m1.
The question is why did he do eff all on the rcv? He and jorge were the only guys beating rossi in a mundialito. I thought barros would set the world on fire.
Too injured after the original m1?
Bonus question : is rossi in part at least to blame for the r1 becoming a puss bike? I see a lot of similarities between the early m1/r1 and all 4 valve models, especially post 2009
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