I eat my R1
You got to see Spies screw up the start and get taken by three R1's before the first turn. Haha!:jumpR1R00kie said:Not trying to be a smartass or anything, but I watched it on TV and until I looked at the results I didn't see a gixxer in the race.
It appeared to me that the R1 and the ZX10 were pretty evenly matched in most respects. It looked like the R1 was a bit more composed on the brakes and the ZX10 may have a few more ponies than the R1. But overall they appear to be very, very closely matched bikes. They were both really nimble looking - so much so that I couldn't really see a difference in corner speed between the two.R1_abuser said:Dude that ZX10 gave the R1 a run for its money. Good to see it running up front. I think the superstock is going to be the class with all the good battles and we wont even be able to watch it because they wont even air it after Daytona.
:iamwithstaerobahn said:hate to say it but i'd rate the yamaha riders better than the kaw guys so maybe the kaw is a stronger bike. but could just be a daytona thing. actually wish spies wouldn't have jumped to see how it would have turned out. and that anthony gobert coulda made it.
Dont sell Roger Hayden short. He was beating people on the 636 vs the 750's.aerobahn said:hate to say it but i'd rate the yamaha riders better than the kaw guys so maybe the kaw is a stronger bike. but could just be a daytona thing. actually wish spies wouldn't have jumped to see how it would have turned out. and that anthony gobert coulda made it.
Roger Lee didn't race the Kawasaki last year. He was on a Honda. You are thinking of his older brother Tommy. GPShadow R One said:Dont sell Roger Hayden short. He was beating people on the 636 vs the 750's.
Granted, it is unfair for all the privateers to race agains a factory guy even if it is on a smaller machine
Timing and scoring had Spies at 1.49.2 during the race and went from 20th place to finish in 8th. everyone else was turning low 50's so I'm sure he could have kept up with the lead pack.Big Daddy said:Spies & J Pridmore both had stop n go penalties, but in all honesty i don't believe Spies could have stayed in contact with the lead pack.
Dude I am wanted the R1 to win Daytona. I was trying to say that when we get to a real track I think the R1 will out shine the other bikes. Daytona is just a big drafting battle but when we get to a real road course I think the R1 will out handle the other bikes and do is proud.PurpleLion said:World Superstock - Valencia? - R1 won it! Or is Valencia not a "real" track?