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Old 10-30-2006, 12:21 PM   #16
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No doubt, Rossi is very good. Best ever?? = Kenny Roberts Sr.
Without a doubt... KING KENNY!!!

Congrats to Hayden, I'm glad he won after Pedrosa's knucklehead move last race. I am not a fan of Pedrosa after that but I did see one thing that was straight baller... he has his name milled in his clutch and brake levers. Now that is a cool hopup

I was happy and suprised to see my Ducati boys at the top and I have a feeling Bayliss may get some serious consideration for MotoGP next year. If Duc fielded 3 bikes with Capirossi, Stoner, and Bayliss, they would ace the championship next year.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:19 PM   #17
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I am amased at the size of these riders. I thought the bigger guys would be able to hold onto the bike stronger and longer at high G forces over the entire length of the race.

Maybe I should go get myself a bike then
If you look closely at Pedrosa's bike you will notice that HRC made Dani a smaller bike.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:02 PM   #18
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If you look closely at Pedrosa's bike you will notice that HRC made Dani a smaller bike.
Here's the Duc version of Pedrosa's bike.
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Old 10-30-2006, 04:35 PM   #19
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No doubt, Rossi is very good. Best ever?? = Kenny Roberts Sr.

Let's not forget Wayne Rainey. World Champion 90, 91, 92, and was headed for number four in 93 when he crashed in Misano ending his career. Some say the bike he won on was vastly inferior to the Honda at the time and he still found a way to win.

I wish I could buy a dvd set of all the awesome racing between Lawson, Rainey, Schwantz, and Doohan. The bits and pieces I've seen look incredible.

I don't know sure if Rossi is the best ever, but the fact that he was willing to leave the machine that is HRC for Yamaha and win immediately earns all kinds of respect from me. Time will tell....
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Let's not forget Wayne Rainey. World Champion 90, 91, 92, and was headed for number four in 93 when he crashed in Misano ending his career. Some say the bike he won on was vastly inferior to the Honda at the time and he still found a way to win.

I wish I could buy a dvd set of all the awesome racing between Lawson, Rainey, Schwantz, and Doohan. The bits and pieces I've seen look incredible.

I don't know sure if Rossi is the best ever, but the fact that he was willing to leave the machine that is HRC for Yamaha and win immediately earns all kinds of respect from me. Time will tell....

I have those DVD's ,awesome racing between Schwantz and Rainey, I had the pleasure to ride along with Kevin a while back (10 years ago) in one of his motorcycle road racing schools , great guy !
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No doubt Sr. is one of the best....but he didn't race long enough to put up the numbers that Rossi has in just a short time. Who else could have taken the mediocore Yamaha to 2 or 3 titles besides Rossi? !
Roberts Sr has it over Rossi for one very important reason. Roberts loaded up, headed to Europe to race GP, and won the championship his first year there......racing on tracks he had NEVER seen before. And then repeated as champ the next year and the year after that. His competion those years were riders who for the most part had spent there lives racing on the tracks Roberts had never seen before. Also the bike Roberts rode was junk (tube frame and light switch powerband TZ750 engine) compared to crusie ship Rossi rides. Another thing, how many AMA Dirt Track mile nationals has Rossi won riding a Trackmaster frame TZ750??
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:59 PM   #22
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dont forget Fast Freddie Spencer!!who had taken the championship from King Kenny Roberts in 1983 was soon to become the first person in history to win both the 250cc and 500cc World Championships in the same season.



The old man still got it!
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:03 PM   #23
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Here's the list back to 1949:

2006 -- Nicky Hayden -- USA -- Honda
2005 -- Valentino Rossi -- Italy -- Yamaha
2004 -- Valentino Rossi -- Italy -- Yamaha
2003 -- Valentino Rossi -- Italy -- Honda
2002 -- Valentino Rossi -- Italy -- Honda
2001 -- Valentino Rossi -- Italy -- Honda
2000 -- Kenny Roberts Jnr -- USA -- Suzuki
1999 -- Alex Criville -- Spain -- Honda
1998 -- Mick Doohan -- Australia -- Honda
1997 -- Mick Doohan -- Australia -- Honda
1996 -- Mick Doohan -- Australia -- Honda
1995 -- Mick Doohan -- Australia -- Honda
1994 -- Mick Doohan -- Australia -- Honda
1993 -- Kevin Schwantz -- USA -- Suzuki
1992 -- Wayne Rainey -- USA -- Yamaha
1991 -- Wayne Rainey -- USA -- Yamaha
1990 -- Wayne Rainey -- USA -- Yamaha
1989 -- Eddie Lawson -- USA -- Honda
1988 -- Eddie Lawson -- USA -- Yamaha
1987 -- Wayne Gardner -- Australia -- Honda
1986 -- Eddie Lawson -- USA -- Yamaha
1985 -- Freddie Spencer -- USA -- Honda
1984 -- Eddie Lawson -- USA -- Yamaha
1983 -- Freddie Spencer -- USA -- Honda
1982 -- Franco Uncini -- Italy -- Suzuki
1981 -- Marco Lucchinelli -- Italy -- Suzuki
1980 -- Kenny Roberts -- USA -- Yamaha
1979 -- Kenny Roberts -- USA -- Yamaha
1978 -- Kenny Roberts -- USA -- Yamaha
1977 -- Barry Sheene -- GBR -- Suzuki
1976 -- Barry Sheene -- GBR -- Suzuki
1975 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- Yamaha
1974 -- Phil Read -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1973 -- Phil Read -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1972 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1971 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1970 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1969 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1968 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1967 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1966 -- Giacomo Agostini -- Italy -- MV Agusta
1965 -- Mike Hailwood -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1964 -- Mike Hailwood -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1963 -- Mike Hailwood -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1962 -- Mike Hailwood -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1961 -- Gary Hocking -- None -- MV Agusta
1960 -- John Surtees -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1959 -- John Surtees -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1958 -- John Surtees -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1957 -- Libero Liberati -- Italy -- Gilera
1956 -- John Surtees -- GBR -- MV Agusta
1955 -- Geoff Duke -- GBR -- Gilera
1954 -- Geoff Duke -- GBR -- Gilera
1953 -- Geoff Duke -- GBR -- Gilera
1952 -- Umberto Masetti -- Italy -- Gilera
1951 -- Geoff Duke -- GBR -- Norton
1950 -- Umberto Masetti -- Italy -- Gilera
1949 -- Graham Leslie -- GBR -- AJS
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I have those DVD's ,awesome racing between Schwantz and Rainey, I had the pleasure to ride along with Kevin a while back (10 years ago) in one of his motorcycle road racing schools , great guy !
Are the dvds still available, and what are the titles? I'll look on Amazon. I would love to ride with Schwantz. I've heard nothing but good about him.
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Check out this shot of Nicky throwing it sideways...
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:11 PM   #26
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I thought I was the only one that knew King Kenny was the best. Someone who beat the best without having the best. He plain and simply rode his ass off. Weight does matter, my fat 6'2" 260lb ass knows. Track days for me used to be very fustrating. Anyway, I thought this was great; reading all the replies. Oh! by the way I have a Dianese T. Techno Pro Suit with Carbon Fiber Boots (size 13) and matching CF gloves for sale. PM me for more details. After racing 1/8th scale, no money left for motorcycle racing; shucks...no money left for anything else.
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Check out this shot of Nicky throwing it sideways...

Oh yeah baby!!!.......and hazing the tire to boot!
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mick doohan was one of sickest will his power slide, entering the corner and exiting them. kevin swantz always drove the wheels off the bike.
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Looking at that list brings back memories ,in my kiddy days Barry Sheene was my hero more so than Evil knevil.
Rainey,Schwants ,Gardner ,Doohan and lots of other colourful characters made the sport worth watching.
Looking forward to a definately interesting 2007 season.
Pity for Rossi ,kind of like what happened to Schumi but thats what made the season exciting.
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