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Old 05-21-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Honda better than Yamaha?

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2014/R...orenzo+mindset

Interesting to read Rossi say things like he's content with second place and the Honda machine "is technically a little bit better than the Yamaha".

Curious to know what team Yamaha thinks about him saying he's ok to not win and the competition has a better bike.

Obviously Marquez is a beast. Maybe the rest of the field is simply resigned to fighting for 2nd place until he comes back down to earth.

Is this just Rossi being Rossi? I don't have enough history following him to know if this is par for the course with him.
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Um....honda is better than yami. He's just being honest...

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The honda is a better bike and the tires don't suit Yamaha this year. Not much else to say. Going to be a boring year in motogp.
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Interesting to read Rossi say things like he's content with second place and the Honda machine "is technically a little bit better than the Yamaha".

Curious to know what team Yamaha thinks about him saying he's ok to not win and the competition has a better bike.

Obviously Marquez is a beast. Maybe the rest of the field is simply resigned to fighting for 2nd place until he comes back down to earth.

Is this just Rossi being Rossi? I don't have enough history following him to know if this is par for the course with him.
If you think that's bad you should read about what the factory Ducati riders have to say about their bikes
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GP racers have a long history of blaming their machines, sometimes they are speaking the truth. Just look at Seb in F1. Drivers complain if they were driving the car they would be unbeatable. Too bad Seb has the skins on the wall.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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The GP Machines have no reflection on their real world consumer models.
Of course. Just like a Honda powered Indy car has no real relationship to an Accord.

The issue is with perception. Some knucklehead will read Rossi's comments and go buy a CBR instead of an R1 cuz he thinks he'll have the kewlest and best bike. After all even Rossi thinks his Yami is junk.

These teams may race for the R&D and for teh lulz, but the reality is that racing, these days, is likely much more about managing public perception and building desire to purchase product.

To the people who casually follow GP, Marquez's dominance is probably selling more CBRs this year than Rossi's or Lorenzo's runner-up finishes are selling R1s.
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Yep, you've got to spend money to make money and manufacturers kind of like to make money. They all have employees that like to eat and have a roof over their heads
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I love Honda and Yamaha about the same. Honda just has a more diverse lineup. I'd love an R1, or R6.
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R1 is a fat heavy slow .
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Kenny didn't win two World Championships in the same year, so no, I didn't forget him
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When you count his racing record, both as a pioneering American racer and subsequently as a team owner, not to mention his extended family that followed him into racing, Kenny is indisputably the King.
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Uh, somebody that wins Two World Championships in the same year, often running two races on the same day, is kind of the Ruler of the World. The French called him ET, because they couldn't believe someone on this earth could ride like him, sliding both tires through the turns.
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