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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 12:48:07 AM »
Bummer news from WSBK. Ten Kate declared bankruptcy. Honda switched teams, and told Ten Kate too late for them to put together a deal with someone else. They sounded pretty bitter.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/world-superbike-ten-kate-racing-declares-bankruptcy-starts-legal-proceedings-against-honda/
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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2018, 03:25:11 PM »
That's it for 2018. Lorenzo appears to be getting along with the Honda, Ducati appears to have even more riders near the front than before, Yamaha???  and Zarco appears to be struggling with the KTM.

It's a long time til March.......

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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2018, 12:43:36 PM »
Zarco appears to be struggling with the KTM.


You can have your very own KTM RC16 to struggle with for a small fortune:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/ktm-offering-two-rc16-motogp-racebikes-for-sale-to-the-public/

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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2018, 01:27:47 PM »
Cool.  For the wealthy collector and track aficionado, that would be a neat acquisition that comes with a few neat perks.   
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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2018, 03:17:57 PM »
Zarco appears to be struggling with the KTM.


You can have your very own KTM RC16 to struggle with for a small fortune:

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/ktm-offering-two-rc16-motogp-racebikes-for-sale-to-the-public/


If you did pull it out for a few track days, could you find basic consumable parts? I mean, if you just paid north of $250K for a bike you have money to spend, but can you actually get the parts?
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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2018, 03:27:19 PM »
any of you guys loan me some KTM cash??

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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2018, 03:59:38 PM »
If you did pull it out for a few track days, could you find basic consumable parts? I mean, if you just paid north of $250K for a bike you have money to spend, but can you actually get the parts?

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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2018, 06:23:22 PM »
I would be scared to death to ride it, but it would be kind of a fun scared. And probably go slower than how slow I go on my bikes.

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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
I would be scared to death to ride it, but it would be kind of a fun scared. And probably go slower than how slow I go on my bikes.

Remember the Desmosedici? $75K a pop? A local guy bought not one, not two, but THREE of them. He used to take one to track days and let friends ride it. So there are people out there that will ride things like that. Sadly, the dude passed away. I haven't heard what, if anything, happened to his extensive collection of motorcycles and famous race bikes. Pretty chill dude. You'd never know he was worth a bunch of money. RIP.
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Re: 2019 MotoGP thread
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
I would be scared to death to ride it, but it would be kind of a fun scared. And probably go slower than how slow I go on my bikes.

Id dunno about, wih today's modern engine, brake, traction and wheelie controls some settings could be found to make anyone comfortable.

The old 500 2 strokes? Not so much.
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