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Liam Marsden  says:

New MCN February 8: Rossi returns

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday February 8, we have all the news from the first MotoGP test of 2012 at Sepang. Rossi was back on the pace on the all-new Ducati GP12, and Stoner continued where he left off in 2011 - at the top.  Also in this week's MCN we reveal Aprilia's new Caponord 1200. Aprilia's new...

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Oct 11

Posts: 197

SundayRoast says:


Chill out guys, you know the paper is just banging on about a story you will all bite on (and you did).

What happens, happens, lets just see when the racing starts. This is just first practice.

Hey you know it is a light journalistic week when they wheel out a Kawasaki rocket against a bimmer which is ok fast and a Suzuki which they stopped making years ago. No surprise on the outcome here.

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Feb 10

Posts: 159

ducatigav says:

rossi all the way for me how many other riders have won on 125/250/500/990/800 if they get that ducati going well think he be up there anychance of a bit on this year bsb is it all evo bikes now that should sort the men from the boys

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Aug 02

Posts: 183

AndyDownes says:


"Hey you know it is a light journalistic week when they wheel out a Kawasaki rocket against a bimmer which is ok fast and a Suzuki which they stopped making years ago. No surprise on the outcome here."

Not sure what you mean about the road test of the new Kawasaki ZZR1400 against the BMW K1300S and Suzuki GSX-R1300 Hayabusa in this week's paper. All three are current models being built to this very day and on sale in dealers in the UK and around the world.

The Kawasaki is the newest model but both the BMW and Suzuki are still available and have been updated with new colours for this year too.

Are there other bikes you think would have been better placed to go up against the Kawasaki rather than the two we consider the only real rivals.



Andy Downes

MCN Senior Reporter


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Sep 09

Posts: 887

Rogerborg says:

>"But faster than Rossi? You cannot answer that with a stop watch"

Actually, you can.  velocity = distance / time.  They all go the same distance, right?  So the one who covers it in the shortest time went the fastest.  They've built a whole sport around that. FACT.

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Jul 09

Posts: 11

2wheelsor4 says:


If all you have to do is get a stop watch out to see who is fastest why dont they hand out the silver wear after qualifying? Maybe there is more to being fast? Setting up bike for the race whilst still getting a decent enough qualifying position, having the bike and rider look after the tyres, or how about race craft, passing at right point etc? Like I said, fast is nto all about the stop watch.

Points above often forgotten by some works riders.

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Nov 03

Posts: 470

kl595 says:

Where's JoeKing

JoeKing are you out there?

Only Ducati seemed to have ditched the carbon fibre frame. Bearing in mind you mis understood what I was saying about flex and the use of carbon fibre in planes and F1 cars, I'll let you off but in case you have forgotten........

"kl595.. from your post I assume your engineering expertise(?) is restricted to railroading as your knowledge of carbon-fiber applications is non-existant.

Carbon-fiber IS most definitely used in airplanes. You might familiarize yourself with the Airbus A380, A400M & Boeing's 787. These ARE the state of the art & mostly composite...especially the wings. You are also wrong in your understanding of F1 chassis dynamics as F1 chassis most definitely DO have flex built into the structure to improve feel. The Cf frame(s) in the Ducati CAN & do have "engineered" flex & the new "flex" frame demonstrates cf's versatility. Ducati had handling ills long before the advent of this frame.

Did you ever see a modern (cf) tennis raquet? Think "feel" might be important in that sport? Ever ride a cf bicycle? Aluminum racing bicycles were phased out years ago.

"Every force has an equal & opposite reaction"..what are you on about? I see your education(?) didn't pass the 8th grade. Ever hear about better being thought a fool & not speaking, then writing an ill-informed post & removing all doubt?"

LOL. No need for apologies, I've sent you a large slice of humble pie in the post for you to digest. Don't choke on the crumbs fella.

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Sep 06

Posts: 297

gixercarl says:


i am going to buy one of them 14r's

hyperbike that comfortable and handles a bit perfect

and at 1441cc everything else is a chicken chaser lolololollolooloolllllllll

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Nov 08

Posts: 109

smilo996 says:

Finally concluded that MCN is much like the sun but with no T**s and catchy headlines.

Roosi on the pace, Sepang reignites rossi's fire......that will be his rice burner then.

and the "review" of the 1199 is like reading a teenagers comic.

Come on MCN up the quality at least so we can feel it.

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Jan 12

Posts: 53

asstoot says:

2wheels or4

Ahaha :) `...why dont they hand out the silver wear after qualifying?` Probably because it would `wear out` too soon, init? And people would get weary even before the race, you spelling weardo !! ;)

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Dec 04

Posts: 70

Jackspratt says:

Rossi eh?

Ducatigav -- how about Mike Hailwood, he won in 125,250,350,500,650,750 classes - sometimes three or four of 'em in the same day...and before you come back with "slower", I'll give you less efficient engines, dreadful brakes etc. Here's a little factoid for you in 1967 Hailwood won the 250's at 103 mph; the 350's at 104 mph; and the Seniot, the 500's at 106 mph. Now that is consistency. Oh, and of course Rossi doesn't have the balls for the TT does he? Even though he was "plucky" enough to run Capirossi off the track to win a title...

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