Date of publication: 2018-05-05 16:59
Rossi is at the head of what promises to be a sizable group chasing the podium. Rossi's pace was strong during FP9, but so was Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone, Alex Rins, Cal Crutchlow, and Johann Zarco. The Suzukis, Hondas, and Yamahas have been strong all weekend, so it is no surprise to see their names there. But the Ducatis had been suffering throughout the first day of practice, and looked to be completely off the pace.
One suggestion put forward by some riders was to have an ex-racer in the FIM Stewards Panel, the idea being that a former racer would have a much better sense of what a rider was thinking when examining an incident. Ezpeleta deftly pointed out the weakness in that argument, Petrucci explained. "That could be an option, but Carmelo says, 'okay imagine you 29 are former riders, what is your opinion about the accident of a and b'. And everybody has a different opinion. So he says we cannot choose a former rider for the Stewards, but at least now we are more informed. That we will be penalized."
You can probably tell that I am rather impressed with this G815 GS and I make no apologies about it. It really is that good.
Furthermore, you have alternatives too, and you can choose exactly how and when you add risk to your well-being. The choice to be having in risky ways is not being taken away from you at all one has to live a little after all, don 8217 t you? Instead risk is simply being supplemented with much safer alternatives and a whole lot of opportunities for education regarding the broader picture, or enjoyment and development of activities in safer yet still increasingly satisfying ways.
But the gap to Márquez is still substantial. The Spaniard took pole by four tenths of a second, the same gap that separates Viñales in second from Cal Crutchlow in seventh. Márquez may have been capable of going even faster if he hadn't crashed on his first bike, the Spaniard losing the front of his Honda RC218V and locking the front tire beyond any hope of saving it. Not that he didn't try, but at some point, the laws of physics catch up with even such a mercurial genius as Marc Márquez.
If we listen to BMW and go with their thinking that this isn’t a proper adventure bike, then it has to work well on tar. I’ve always loved adventure bikes on the black top they frequently give me more riding pleasure than sports bikes I enjoy the riding position and the leverage that wider bars give me, not to mention the comfort. And it is on tar that all that power can be used more effectively than off road. So how can a paltry 89bhp make me smile?
Isn 8217 t it time that motorists and motorcyclists start receiving the same level of choice regarding their desire to seek risk when it suites them?
So Im assuming they are going to can the 1295 Superduke as well , I cant imagine it has any less horsepower than the RC8 , or not enough to be any less dangerous on the road ..
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So KTM, I beg of you, please do not repeat your “Long Way Round” fiasco by not offering your excellent bikes to people who want them. You have an excellent brand and use the tag line “Ready To Race” extensively as a mainstay of your corporate thinking. If you keep this up, you might want to change your tag line to “Ready To Be Average”. Please KTM, don’t bar us from the door like you did Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman…again.
That would have been awesome to have instead of that stupid Sears Allstate moped I had when I was 18 in 1968. In 1965 I got my first real street motorcycle and haven 8217 t ridden anything with pedals since. Now at 68 knees are shot and couldn 8217 t ride a pedal bike if I had to.
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