WSBK Commentator Question - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 06-10-2012, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
GP Star
 
nickalltogether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 2,137
Posting Frequency
    
WSBK Commentator Question

I hope this is in the right forum.

I fairly religiously watch the WSBK races on SPEED to cheer on Sykes and Kawasaki, and I was curious if anyone else has caught on to something I have noticed. Is it just me or does it seem like the commentators have a huge boner for Jonathan Rea? He doesn't make a single pass out there that they're not screaming at the top of their lungs over. Maybe I'm being over analytical since Sykes isn't doing as well as I'd like on this round, but it's been bugging me all year.

Sidenote- This season has been really awesome for competition and I love that no one rider is really running away with it.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R-Black
Clear Alternatives Tail Light
2005 Honda F4i-Red
Commuter stuff
2003 Yamaha Zuma-Fairy Silver
TPT 70cc Kit, Leo Vince ZX Exhaust, Malossi Delta Clutch, Scott's Damper Sticker
nickalltogether is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 03:06 AM
Street Rider
 
Rainey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bramhall, Cheshire, UK
Posts: 74
Posting Frequency
 
They are similar on British Eurosport, he is a very good rider but i would prefer them to shout about Haslam or Sykes just as much.

It annoys me as well that when at the Italian rounds etc they just focus on Biaggi with the cameras.

Last edited by Rainey; 06-11-2012 at 03:11 AM.
Rainey is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 04:10 AM
Chairman of the Board
 
or10r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 15,985
Posting Frequency
Images: 17
           
Garage
I think he is partial to all the British riders but he does favour Rea.

or10r is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 07:50 AM
Caedite Eos Novit Enim Do
 
master link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: opossum holler ks
Posts: 2,461
Posting Frequency
      
Ya i think your definitely on to something, johnathan green & steve martin seem to get very excited on rea, they also use't to do that quite a bit for haga as well. I also agree with you on sykes not doing as good as i was hoping either, he gets pole & will lead a handful of laps but as soon as somebody passes him its like he gets flustered & just starts going backwards the rest of the race. the commentators always say tire's are going off on the zx10 but im not buying that the 10R is any harder on tire's then any other bike out there.

Rape is no laughing matter.
Unless you're raping a clown.
master link is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 12:37 PM
GP Star
 
Quick10's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 3,152
Posting Frequency
Images: 5
           
The ZX10r is doing ok but it's still in development. I still believe that they are having issues with the rear tire. It seems as thought the power delivery is still a bit brutal. I'm sure Kawi will figure it out at some point, programming those electronics can't be easy. It will be nice once the bike is well developed like Checa's.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinjeR View Post
I'm glad I'm a stripper, the money keeps coming in! lol
Quick10 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 01:58 PM
vr6
GP Star
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 4,603
Posting Frequency
Images: 5
       
They love REA...

Kawi is still developing that bike. It does eat tires...
vr6 is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
GP Star
 
nickalltogether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 2,137
Posting Frequency
    
Yeah as far as power it seems the Kawasaki is right there with the BMW and the RSV-4, if the tire can hold up I think the wins would be easy... on the bright side it seems Tom is very good at keeping the bike off the ground, which helps his case in points and finishing. Hell, if they could keep tires on and get the electronics package more dialed they could possibly see even more speed/drive down the straights.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R-Black
Clear Alternatives Tail Light
2005 Honda F4i-Red
Commuter stuff
2003 Yamaha Zuma-Fairy Silver
TPT 70cc Kit, Leo Vince ZX Exhaust, Malossi Delta Clutch, Scott's Damper Sticker
nickalltogether is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 02:24 PM
formerly GHOST RIDER
 
SOUN1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fresno, Cali.
Posts: 2,131
Posting Frequency
      
Yes, they have a hard on for Rea and Malandri..They do make a good race exciting tho. I sure hope Kawi. figure out the issue soon. It's like going on a date and at the end of a night, the only thing you got was a "blue balls":headshake Now, do you want the Speed guys commentating the race or the Euro. ? I'll take the Euro's any race day..

Never forget who helped you!
Never forgive who fu*ked you.
Doing a trackday is like "SEX", no matter what happens you'll want to hit it again..
SOUN1 is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 03:03 PM
Chairman of the Board
 
or10r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 15,985
Posting Frequency
Images: 17
           
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SOUN1 View Post
Yes, they have a hard on for Rea and Malandri..They do make a good race exciting tho. I sure hope Kawi. figure out the issue soon. It's like going on a date and at the end of a night, the only thing you got was a "blue balls":headshake Now, do you want the Speed guys commentating the race or the Euro. ? I'll take the Euro's any race day..
Oh man! NO WAY do I want ANY U.S. commentators! No disrespect towards Russell or Shaheen but they arent anywhere close to the SBK or Moto GP. guys. Those guys put emotion into it and actually know what they are talking about.

or10r is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 06-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Track Day Rider
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 212
Posting Frequency
 
I honestly think that Scott Russell is one of the most boring commentator out there.
Magmadragoon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ZX-10R.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WSBK Rnd 1 Who's going? Flipr Regional Forums 2 02-19-2011 11:38 PM
WSBK in USA. ninjamaster6-10 General Motorcycle Discussions 0 05-26-2010 11:39 PM
Wsbk ninjamaster6-10 Race and Stunt 13 02-15-2008 12:12 PM
WSBK - PI YSR50 Pictures and Videos 18 03-03-2007 01:36 AM
WSBK 10r's pugwash Pictures and Videos 16 03-01-2006 06:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome