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  • Reply to: 2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea   44 min 19 sec ago

    ...if it's mostly by itself. Mixed with red, though? *shudder*

    Tech 3 is definitely color challenged. LCR and Power Electronics white, yeah, not good. But agree on the Castrol livery--loved that one, should come back. Repsol orange always a winner IMO. Aprilia...yikes. But I think it wouldn't be quite as bad without the NOW TV logo. 

     

     

  • Reply to: 2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea   2 hours 16 min ago

    ...or sputum necessitating an antibiotic round hacked onto an otherwise beautiful bike?
    Kawasaki green has always looked abhorrent on anything not being hit by a tennis racket. Which is what should be done to whomever picked it out.

    We don't need any more red nor blue of course. I miss Orange (HM Plant) and yellow (several nice liveries). British Racing Green is amongst the best ever colors for anything beautiful but isn't there a rule against anything close to grass color?

    The Honda, oof. At least the Yamaha is coming into some form. Glad to see Stapleford get the Triumph top 10 in Supersport. Tough time to be excited about production bikes altogether maybe. The next Moto2 iteration holds some interest for me.

    MotoGP on the other hand is thriving! And look, just a dab of rancid infected snot out there on Monster logos. I guess Moviestar too. Just a dab is ok I suppose. Tech 3 looks like shite don't you think? Two of their main sponsors (Stanley/DeWalt)are yellow, perhaps I can dream - just swap the black and the yellow on the bike. So pleased to see Zarco Astronauting. But Herve, black and infected snot?

    LCR going with white never worked for me either, but the Castrol livery was nice! Suzuki is gifted in neither the livery nor sponsorship dept. Go back to the Rizla light blue plz. And with Iannone you have sponsorship matches like headache medicine, vehicle liability insurance, condoms, meatballs, pregnancy/paternity tests, so forth. Ecstar isn't a sponsor! I am not even sure it is a product.

  • Reply to: 2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea   4 hours 21 min ago

    This is the second year I've done the SBK online subscription, and if things continue like this it'll probably be the last. I'm glad to see them doing video of practice sessions now, and I like the fact that their "color" commentator isn't as histrionic as some (I know others disagree). 

    But Rea-Sykes-Davies every week, with Melandri the only other realistic podium finisher at this point, gets a bit old. Maybe I'm not as pure a fan of the sport as I should be, but with Honda seemingly going backward at this point, my interest is rapidly waning. The grid reshuffling hasn't done anything, except look gimmicky.

    Also, this is completely shallow--and I say it as a fan of Kawasaki bikes in the real world--but those ZX-10Rs have the ugliest paint job ever. If I've gotta watch two identical bikes circulate at the front for 20 laps, why do they have to look like Santa Claus vomited Christmas onto a skunk?

  • Reply to: 2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea   6 hours 55 min ago

    Troy Bayliss won a MotoGP race on a Ducati, and what about Cal Crutchlow?

  • Reply to: 2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea   7 hours 55 min ago

    I've seen a few great riders go from WSBK to MotoGP over the years including Bayliss , Hodgson and Toseland, without any of them doing particularly well. Why would you swap winning races week in week out to be mid-pack in MotoGP?