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post #1 of 41 Old 08-06-2008, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Spies slags ZX-10R...

In an interview with Ben Spies (2 time AMA Superbike champ) he was asked if he and 6 time champ Mat Mladin would be as successful on brands other than the Yosh GSX-R's. His candid answer was that he thought that they would be very competitive on the CBR1000RR and YZF-R1- but definitely not on the ZX-10R. The only reason the 10R is on the podium according to Ben, is that his buddy, Jamie Hacking, rides the crap out of it. Right from the current Champ's mouth.
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Fuggin punk didn't like him before now I like him even less.
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More blah blah. Who's knocking on the door? Jamie thats who. What eles is he going to say. He has alot of riding in his life still to do the way contracts go these days will see if he jumps on the wagon.
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:headshakewhen you have all the money and support of a team that is focused on winning a specific class what else are you going to say

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I'm sorry guys but that AMA racing you have over there is a joke. 40 wins for Suzuki in a ROW? Wtf is that? Where is REAL competition?

You don't see such things in WSBK or MotoGP or even BSB when one team wins 40 times in a row!!

Are they cheating or everything is bought by Suzuki ?
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I'm sorry guys but that AMA racing you have over there is a joke. 40 wins for Suzuki in a ROW? Wtf is that? Where is REAL competition?

You don't see such things in WSBK or MotoGP or even BSB when one team wins 40 times in a row!!

Are they cheating or everything is bought by Suzuki ?
I don't think anyone can say your wrong or right that's f'sho but there is definitely an advantage other thaN great racers but with the AMA running it who knows the REAL answer..cough...the Suks maybe?

Not sticking up for Spies but think that must have been taken out of Context. One thing f’sho Spies and Hacking are Friends, Hacking has told reporters he has no doubt he is on the most Powerful bike period but the handling issues they are still working on them.

For all we know Spies was just implying just that he would do better on a better handling superbike even though they might not have the POWER of a 10R

Link please so we can read it for ourselves, it just doesn’t sound like something Spies would say unless Mladin was right behind him during the interview.

It doesn't matter anymore because it's all changing next year and the Ben and Mladin show is going to be closed FOREVER....HOW IT EVER GOT THIS FAR IS MAYBE THE REASON THE AMA GAVE UP FOR REGULATING MOST SERIES TO THE DMG.
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And what is changing next year?
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[THIS reminds me previous argument 'bout 08'bike. i insisted that with such steering details should be impossible to be a competitive race bike(although these numbers obviously were modified for track).almost 3/4 of the championship of SBK proved that this bike is not competitive,despite a powerful motor..
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