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  • No locals racing Italian bikes?

    I managed to free up a few hours on the weekend and took off for Barb's on Sunday arvo to catch the end of the last race round. I enjoyed some great racing but I couldn't help being disappointed when I couldn't see/hear a single Italian bike on track. What's the go? Where are we all?

    My never-ending 749/999R project is pretty much complete so I'm hoping to finally get back into it after too long away, but sheesh, how do you say "Nigel-no-mates" in Italian?
    Last edited by slowpoke; 04-11-2015, 11:03 PM.

  • #2
    I'd say the generally higher cost of not just the bike itself, but also the parts to get it set up (and to replace if you bin it) for racing plays a big role in this.

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    • #3
      Don't quote me on this but I recall a local racer saying you can run two Jap bikes for the cost of one Italian bike.

      Pro Twin Panigale not around anymore?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Speed Dealer View Post
        Don't quote me on this but I recall a local racer saying you can run two Jap bikes for the cost of one Italian bike.

        Pro Twin Panigale not around anymore?
        I remember that as well. Think it was TurboR1.

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        • #5
          Just wait till the 1499 gets here

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          • #6
            I hear there's a 1299 or two in the works for next year
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            Aprilia RS250
            1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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            • #7
              They stopped racing when the Latte vendors were removed. ;-)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by keys View Post
                Just wait till the 1499 gets here
                Originally posted by Loud View Post
                I hear there's a 1299 or two in the works for next year
                What????
                No 1399....so disappointed
                Originally posted by SIR sparks a lot
                remember opinions are like assholes everybody will have one
                Here lies the body of Dorian Grey
                Who died while defending his right of way;
                He was right, oh so right, as he journeyed along
                But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by acdcfan View Post
                  What????
                  No 1399....so disappointed
                  You just quoted the original joke from [MENTION=7479]keys[/MENTION] while reusing his material in the same post... Are you aiming at being ironic?
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                  Aprilia RS250
                  1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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                  • #10
                    There are a pair of Panigale race bikes for sale at Corse Motorcycles showroom. Craig McMartin engines or something. They look the biz......

                    Got a pic of the 851 Slowpoke?

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                    • #11
                      If it's anything like supermoto, it would probably be the cost. Most of the people at SMWA are racing KTMs or Jappers, and I think there's two TMs (unless one of them got sold and replaced by a KTM). Initial outlay is more, parts are harder to find/cost more, at the end of the day the only thing you get is added wank factor..
                      Rest in Peace

                      #294

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ryanoceros View Post
                        If it's anything like supermoto, it would probably be the cost. Most of the people at SMWA are racing KTMs or Jappers, and I think there's two TMs (unless one of them got sold and replaced by a KTM). Initial outlay is more, parts are harder to find/cost more, at the end of the day the only thing you get is added wank factor..
                        Also much harder to sell later on, if you look that far ahead.
                        One owner. Only driven gently on Sundays. Sold to best offer. First to see will buy. Reward offered for safe return. Coming soon to a cinema near you. Available for a limited time only.

                        My waterbed broke this morning. Oh, I don't have a waterbed. Bugger.

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                        • #13
                          You get extra capacity too, in the right racing class As for the pricing issue, it depends upon if you ask Mr Ducati nicely, and if you're a good rider. What's the plural for Panigale?
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                          Aprilia RS250
                          1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Loud View Post
                            What's the plural for Panigale?
                            Panigalei; Pan-a-garli-i
                            All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
                            #158...RIP James Thompson

                            Originally posted by Ryanoceros
                            Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Loud View Post
                              What's the plural for Panigale?
                              Time bomb
                              Rest in Peace

                              #294

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