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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 10:23:12 am »
Just like Ford trying to beat Ferrari in the 60's at le mans.. took Ford 4 years and about $300 mil in todays money to finally win, giving Ford a 3 year winning streak and Ferrari a middle finger., considering that Ford was going to buy Ferrari for $18 mil it turned out to be a very expensive middle finger.

Money, dedication and never giving up.. that is Honda, but KTM is not going to just lie down.. no sir.
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2021, 10:27:08 am »
Dakar - Honda has a good chance
MotoGP - Yes if MM is injury free and stays on board !
World MX - Yes Gajser should have it
AMA SX and MX - I don't think so, Ken Roczen has some stiff competition
World SBK - again don't think they have a chance
World trials - don't know it at all ?
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2021, 10:55:49 am »
World trials - don't know it at all ?

WHAAAAATTTT?
"Tony Bou" rings a bell?
He's better than Durex, 'unbelievable' the literal meaning, and as long as H has him they own Trials!
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2021, 12:05:05 pm »
Yeah Honda wraps up trials .. they are unbelievable,
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2021, 12:57:31 pm »
Yeah Honda wraps up trials .. they are unbelievable,

No, Tony is unbelievable. He will have a good chance even on a vespa.
 
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2021, 02:48:11 pm »
No, Tony is unbelievable. He will have a good chance even on a vespa BMW

Fixd dat four joe  ;D
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 02:51:01 pm »
Just like Ford trying to beat Ferrari in the 60's at le mans.. took Ford 4 years and about $300 mil in todays money to finally win, giving Ford a 3 year winning streak and Ferrari a middle finger., considering that Ford was going to buy Ferrari for $18 mil it turned out to be a very expensive middle finger.

Money, dedication and never giving up.. that is Honda, but KTM is not going to just lie down.. no sir.

The Italian government ultimately intervened, blocking Enzo from selling an "Italian national gem".

Otherwise, all Ferraris today would have looked like Sierra's and "Bertone" Granada's. :thumleft:
 
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 02:52:06 pm »
No, Tony is unbelievable. He will have a good chance even on a vespa BMW

Fixd dat four joe  ;D

I am afraid that there are limits to what Tony can do too. :snorting:
 
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 02:59:39 pm »
Jip seems Dakar is going Honda's way
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 08:26:57 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 08:37:22 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.

Not with SBK though, if the mighty HRC keeps on churning out soft superbikes ( with nice paint jobs  ;) )
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 08:47:47 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.

Not with SBK though, if the mighty HRC keeps on churning out soft superbikes ( with nice paint jobs  ;) )

I have often wondered why Honda is not bothered to put more effort into WSBK?
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 09:05:13 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.

Not with SBK though, if the mighty HRC keeps on churning out soft superbikes ( with nice paint jobs  ;) )

I have often wondered why Honda is not bothered to put more effort into WSBK?

Its a mystery, as they year in and year out continue to dump mega budget on the prime project, being MGP. If one checks out their street superbike development, it becomes clear that there is no real desire to challenge for meaningful succes in WSBK, as their street superbikes only gain more R's in name, but not much in performance.The base bikes are really soft ( " but well built  ;) " )   
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2021, 09:10:22 pm »
If there is one company that could pull something like this off, it is Honda.

They have probably been more about racing motorcycles than any other manufacturer out there, with a keen eye for talent, and a deep purse to reward.

Not with SBK though, if the mighty HRC keeps on churning out soft superbikes ( with nice paint jobs  ;) )

I have often wondered why Honda is not bothered to put more effort into WSBK?

Its a mystery, as they year in and year out continue to dump mega budget on the prime project, being MGP. If one checks out their street superbike development, it becomes clear that there is no real desire to challenge for meaningful succes in WSBK, as their street superbikes only gain more R's in name, but not much in performance.The base bikes are really soft ( " but well built  ;) " )

I believe the 2021 "Fireblade" is different though?
 

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 09:22:46 pm »
With the RC 30 , RC 45 and RC 51 Honda were very much at the cutting edge of SBK , sadly not anymore but I donít mind because I am also a Kawasaki fan
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 10:54:28 pm »
Honda should win the Baja 1000 as well
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2021, 07:11:31 am »
With the RC 30 , RC 45 and RC 51 Honda were very much at the cutting edge of SBK , sadly not anymore but I donít mind because I am also a Kawasaki fan

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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2021, 10:17:42 am »
I believe the 2021 "Fireblade" is different though?

Quite frankly I think that is the only reason that this really-hot Fireblade exists: to regain some hold again of WSB!
Allegedly on the street it is an inconvenient bitch to ride, but comes into its element once leaned over on slicks on a track... sounds familiar, the V4 Duc is said to do same.
Also, WSB success sells streetbikes, not so much MotoGP wins - but I think the Superbike era has possibly passed already, there's nothing left of the Supersport class these days.
We will see it soon no doubt  ;)
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Re: HRC wants to win all major classes in 2021
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2021, 10:20:14 am »
Jip seems Dakar is going Honda's way

It went their way last year right up to the end.. lets hope its their year this year.
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