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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    And KTM is just wasting time trying to get a steel tube frame working, Ducati tried for years and years at motogp level and failed, what makes KTM think they will crack it?
    No no... apparently you'd have to be stupid to think KTM aren't going to win a race any day now. At least that's what I was told at the start of 2018. Funnily enough when I offered
    a $50 bet if they managed to win a dry race in '18 '19 the certainty evaporated.

    Why is Rossi turning his nose up at a fourth place bike if somebody crashes? I'd have thought that was a perfect match

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    I was thinkin maybe Zarco has to start developing the KTM now that BwadleySmiff has finished fucking with it ??? Too soon ???????

    I'd hate to have another year without Yamahas up front somewhere.
    (the swords will be coming out in Japan surely ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    He's been the quiet achiever I think of 2018. Just plodding away doing his work outside of the lime light but getting solid results.
    Japan would do well to have a rider in a factory team winning champs on one of their bikes. It's hard when there is so many impressive Iti and Spa riders though to make room for a rider that may not have a talent but has the passport.
    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    He is Pleased with Cals 2018 bike to the point of fastest laptime of the day at this years final test! I see he got 6th overall for the years championship, and yes a quiet achiver for sure. Interesting to see Lorenzo got the 4th fastest time. Bodes well for him. I still think he is an obnoxious prick, but a bloody fast obnoxious prick!

    And KTM is just wasting time trying to get a steel tube frame working, Ducati tried for years and years at motogp level and failed, what makes KTM think they will crack it?
    Taka must be on this forum and have read that post. Good shit they should give him Cals bike next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I was thinkin maybe Zarco has to start developing the KTM now
    I got the impression that the KTMs have a new frame (Maybe a whole new bike?) so it's likely none of the riders have seen it before these tests.


    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    I'd hate to have another year without Yamahas up front somewhere.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    Taka must be on this forum and have read that post. Good shit they should give him Cals bike next year
    I thought he was getting Cal's old bike and Cal will have a 2019?

    So there are just the 4 Hondas next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I thought he was getting Cal's old bike and Cal will have a 2019?

    So there are just the 4 Hondas next season?
    he has got Cals bike because Cal is out injured

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    he has got Cals bike because Cal is out injured
    I think it may be Cal's 18 bike he is on though.

    Must be a good step tween the 17 and 18 for him to improve so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autech View Post
    I think it may be Cal's 18 bike he is on though.

    Must be a good step tween the 17 and 18 for him to improve so much

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    You are correct the 18 bike is much better than the 17,see how fast morbidelli is on a compromised Yamaha in comparison to a 17 rcv.

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    From the man himself:

    "From the Valencia test we've kept on Cal's 2018 bike. It's difficult to say how many percent [it's better]but it's a big jump," said Nakagami.

    "The power delivery has improved a lot, especially middle to top [RPM] you can feel more power. On the bottom end it feels a little more easy to ride, more sweet, and that's why with the used tyre the lap time is much more consistent than last year and with a high level. Many '38s, many low '39s.

    "Here we've tried to focus on the rear grip. The set-up is improving and the feeling is better than yesterday. So it's quite simple to make a positive or negative and I'm really happy about the result.

    "Especially the rear grip on exit of the corner. From the apex to the first part of turning and we'll try to keep working on this area."

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    JL 99 and Honda

    Now thats its 2019 Jlo is able to talk about the honda and the ducati. His initial thoughts are that the Honda is a lower and shorter bike
    therefore gives him more confidence.
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    I wonder how Honda will handle it if both of their Aliens are winning races? This could be a bizarre season and I predict many toys will be hurt.
    Manopausal.

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    I expect this will be a learning year for JLo, and Honda. Next season should be when the fun really starts.

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    Going from his test times, and his experience of adapting to a even harder bike to adapt too over the past two seasons will have him challenging MM a lot sooner than many may have been anticipating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    Going from his test times, and his experience of adapting to a even harder bike to adapt too over the past two seasons will have him challenging MM a lot sooner than many may have been anticipating.
    I hope you're right. What a team that could be... if they can refrain from punching each others lights out :-)

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