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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-16-2006, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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is the RC211V still the best bike in MotoGP?

i'm thinking no. i think the M1 has caught and passed it.
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M1 got it beat by an inch or two. LOL!
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What's that saying? "85% Rider, 15% bike". Telling you guys, it's not the bike, it's the rider.
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The RC211V is still the best BIKE in the GPs. HRC just doesn't have the best rider. Vale
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I think if Rossi has taught me anything is that a good rider is going to find a way to win regardless of what he is riding.
As far as bike superiority, all the MotoGP bikes are one of a kind, costing over a million clams a piece, they all have the best components available, so I would think that the performance differences would be minute.
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What's that saying? "85% Rider, 15% bike". Telling you guys, it's not the bike, it's the rider.
i believe that whoe heartedly, esp after seeing a R6 walk down a 1000RR on the front straight at the track. i'm just saying there was time when the RC was considered the best all around bike, even post rossi, in spite of the fact i didn't win the championship.
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What's that saying? "85% Rider, 15% bike". Telling you guys, it's not the bike, it's the rider.
I totally agree. Each of the GP bikes have their pros and cons but it's totally going to be the rider. Rossi can win on an RC211V, he can win on an M1...I'm with you on this one, Nem.
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i feel that the honda is the best bike, but they just dont have THE best peron on the seat


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Rossi himself states the RC211V was a better bike than the M1 as far as user compatibility. He says the RC is so much easier to set up than the M1, because with the M1 it was very easy to go in the completely wrong direction. but cmon, its like comparing apples to oranges!
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rossi's new camel M1 is sickkk
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YAHH!!! ROCK ON!!!

Hehe. It does mostly depend on the rider and their ability to set up the bike to make it work for them, but still when you look at the boards at the end of the race the majority of the bikes up top are the RC211V.


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The RC211V is still hands down the best bike in the paddock, when Sete went on an RC211V he was poised to take on Rossi for the world championship, many of the other riders in MotoGP did not do fairly well on the M1, Cube, GSVR etc. but once they sat on an RC211V they instantly became one of the strongest runners up front (Melandri, Perdrosa, Hayden, Stoner).

look at Colin he's been much longer on the M1 but he still cant be as consistent a podium finisher, a bike chooses it's rider in this game but for Rossi it's a special case, part of Rossi's success goes to Jeremy Burgess, without his mastery of tweaking bikes Rossi will have a harder time setting up the M1 to fit his riding style.

i'll rate the RC211V, GP06 & M1 as at par with each other while the others (GSVR, ZXRR) are a bit down the ladder but they can instantly shoot at the top with a right rider & crew chief.


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