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post #1 of 66 Old 06-02-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hopkins Enough Is Enough!!!!!!!

http://moto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...ugh-is-enough/
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post #2 of 66 Old 06-02-2008, 08:35 PM
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either hopkins cant ride or kawi cant build a motogp bike being a kawi owner it would be nice to see a team green win once in awhile
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post #3 of 66 Old 06-02-2008, 08:43 PM
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Looks like Hopper is trying to set a fire under the team.
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either hopkins cant ride or kawi cant build a motogp bike being a kawi owner it would be nice to see a team green win once in awhile
OH Hopper can ride, no doubt about that, look at his speed compared to Ant's. It is all the bike, I am waiting as well for the Screamer, but I would think in the mean time, give him a little less ECU interference and see if he can "talent" the bike a bit, seems with all the electronics today, Kawi surely is nudering the power a bit. He is an agressive rider that needs to be on the edge to be fast, and he can't do that if the ECU is hampering the bike.
Just my take, the Screamer charachteristics will definately suit his style better.


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OH Hopper can ride, no doubt about that, look at his speed compared to Ant's. It is all the bike, I am waiting as well for the Screamer, but I would think in the mean time, give him a little less ECU interference and see if he can "talent" the bike a bit, seems with all the electronics today, Kawi surely is nudering the power a bit. He is an agressive rider that needs to be on the edge to be fast, and he can't do that if the ECU is hampering the bike.
Just my take, the Screamer charachteristics will definately suit his style better.
To what you said on the aggressive style and the Screamer.
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He has a 2yr contract I guarantee if he doesn't get some results fom the factory guys he is gonna want out & fast someone needs to get the fire started & Hopkins is the man to do it!! I guarantee they are gonna listen atleast if they know whats best for future Bike development & other riders wanting to do well with them.

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good for him, he most of all must be upset b/c he is riding his ass off every day on that peice and there has been no progress. hopefully kawi listens and starts making changes to stay competitive because right now they are the laughing stock of GP


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good for him, he most of all must be upset b/c he is riding his ass off every day on that peice and there has been no progress. hopefully kawi listens and starts making changes to stay competitive because right now they are the laughing stock of GP
They looked so good at the end of last year too, like they were gonna break through, but its like they said ok we got the bike, and now we got hopper, and they then said f-it and sat on their hands.


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to be fair i would say the blame is shared between the factory team and riders...i thought it was a mistake that kaw didn't sign a proven veteran rider to assist with development...hoppy gives an interview where he is complaining that the bike won't spin up on him and has no power coming out of corners and west gives an interview where he complains that the bike spins-up too much coming out of corners causing him to go sideways????....bitching and moaning to the press about lack of race results and blaming the factory and team just demonstrates to me how immature hopkins is......maybe he should have done more testing in the off season instead of getting married and getting his grill fixed...
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