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  • Ryanoceros
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    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..

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  • D996R
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    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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  • Loud
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    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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  • acdcfan
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    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

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

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  • Loud
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    I hear there's a 1299 or two in the works for next year

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  • keys
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    Just wait till the 1499 gets here

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  • Prefectionist
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    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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  • Speed Dealer
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    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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  • Prefectionist
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    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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  • slowpoke
    started a topic No locals racing Italian bikes?

    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.
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