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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 09:16:25 pm »
I know it is a long time to go, but is anybody else planning to ride up from CT to the Kyalami race?

I'll post in the planning a ride later... will probably be looking for a few buddies.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 08:24:35 am »
I know it is a long time to go, but is anybody else planning to ride up from CT to the Kyalami race?

I'll post in the planning a ride later... will probably be looking for a few buddies.

I'd say PM Bus.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 08:32:50 am »
We are a bunch of mates going up with a kombi, so no biking for me that weekend.

Which is a good thing. Riding your bike after watching those okes is dangerous...

I mean... how hard could it be...? :tard:

Also, I have a hunch that we will be heavily on the sauce, so it will have to be a cage...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2009, 01:35:06 pm »
Neukirchner tops timesheets at Losail

1 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.486
2 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.514
3 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.676
4 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.744
5 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 2'00.770
6 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.945
7 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 2'01.162
8 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2'01.234
9 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2'01.261
10 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2'01.280
11 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 2'01.457
12 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.464
13 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.658
14 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.698
15 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.755
16 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 2'01.783
17 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.204
18 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'02.317
19 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'02.529
20 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2'02.587
21 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 2'02.642
22 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'03.075
23 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'03.363
24 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'03.580
25 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 2'03.757
26 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'03.773
27 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'03.941
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'06.136
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2009, 07:45:37 pm »
A Suzuki with the fastest times (so far)....how cool is that! Kevin Schwantz will be happy!
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2009, 07:56:53 pm »
A Suzuki with the fastest times (so far)....how cool is that! Kevin Schwantz will be happy!
Me too, I used to be a huge Schwantz and Suzuki fan as a kid  :thumleft:
Today I still have a very soft spot for Suzuki and always secretly cheer for them. HRC and anyone who rides a Honda has always been my arch-enemy. >:D
Strangely though, I never actually owned a Suzuki, had all the other Jap brands and a Beemer so far.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2009, 08:02:52 pm »
I loved KS! No. 34!

Only Suz I ever owned was the last bike I had/raced, GS1150EF, before I gave up completely in 1989....till July last year. But, ja, I have big respect for the brand.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2009, 08:15:34 pm »
my money is on Spies and the new Yammie.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2009, 08:21:51 pm »
MH, I have to agree with you on that!!!! I think he's still feeling his way...will get faster deeper into the season.
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2009, 07:14:18 am »
my money is on Spies and the new Yammie.
That guy is quite a surprise!
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2009, 07:24:35 am »
my money is on Spies and the new Yammie.

Ek laaik hom ook, but I think Norri has the bike to beat the rest.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2009, 07:31:01 am »
my money is on Spies and the new Yammie.
That guy is quite a surprise!

Some info on B Spies

At 24 yrs of age Ben Spies has already amassed a serious reputation as a supremely talented rider.  ĎElbowzí, as heís known by fans for his spectacular riding style, took his third AMA Superbike Championship in 2008, being only the fourth rider in the history of the series to win the title three consecutive times.

Ben also set a new AMA Superbike record in 2008, with seven straight wins, a first in the championshipís history. His career so far is littered with impressive stats and performances, in his 66 race AMA Superbike career he has no less than 68 podium finishes. For his total career he has a staggering 92% podium finish rate!

The young Texan preceded his hat trick of AMA Championship wins with a 2nd place in the standings in 2005, winning the AMA Superbike race at California Speedway and adding no less than 13 podium finishes to his tally for the year.  Prior to this he raced for three years in the AMA Supersport Championship, with some notable successes, including winning the Infineon Speedway round of the 2004 championship along with a further two podiums that year.

Ben has also tasted MotoGP action, replacing injured rider Loris Capirossi at the 2008 British GP.  He secured a 14th place finish. He went on to take 2 more Wildcard rides, scoring a brilliant eighth place finish at Laguna Seca  and an even more impressive 6th at Indianapolis.


This guy has a bright future, maybe a chapion like Rossi, time will tell.


Ek laaik hom ook, but I think Norri has the bike to beat the rest.

I have always liked Haga but I think that the Ducati is going to be a difficult beast to tame, Yamaha seem to have a more refined bike, just as fast and more managable, so my money will stay with Spies.  :D
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2009, 01:18:31 pm »
And sure enough ...........

Superbike - Qualifying 1st Session
Update: March 12, 2009, 13:33 PM ET   

 1  19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.886
2  65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.177
3   7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.731
4   3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'59.826
5   9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.937
6  67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'59.980
7  96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 2'00.024
8  84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 2'00.101
9  55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 2'00.232
10  56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 2'00.238
11  41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2'00.254
12  66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 2'00.283
13  76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.345
14  44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.374
15  71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.398
16  11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 2'00.455
17 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2'00.610
18  23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.769
19  91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.799
20 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.222
21  31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'01.224
22  33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.336
23  25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.464
24  77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.560
25  99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.607
26  24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 2'01.779
27  86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.272
28  15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.917

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2009, 01:39:58 pm »
haga struggling
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2009, 01:58:20 pm »
From: http://www.fasterandfaster.net/2009/03/just-how-fast-are-those-wsbk-bikes.html

Friday, March 13, 2009
Just how fast are those WSBK bikes?

For now, at just 300km/h, the BMW S1000RR is the slowest of the lot...!

From left: Max Neukirchner (GSX-R1000), Max Biaggi (RSV4) and Noriyuki Haga (1098 F09)

From left: Tommy Hill (CBR1000RR), Makoto Tamada (ZX-10R) and Ben Spies (YZF-R1)

Ever wonder just how fast those World Superbikes machines really are? During practice yesterday, at the Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, Max Neukirchnerís Suzuki GSX-R1000 hit a top speed of 314km/h, Max Biaggiís Aprilia RSV4 did 313km/h, Noriyuki Hagaís Ducati 1098R F09 did 311km/h, Tommy Hillís Honda CBR1000RR did 310km/h, Makoto Tamadaís Kawasaki ZX-10R also did 310km/h and Ben Spies Yamaha YZF-R1 did 309km/h. Troy Corserís BMW S1000RR was way down the charts, at just 300km/h. But then, of course, the season has just begunÖ
 

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2009, 02:04:00 pm »
Haga has never been a great qualifier, but you can never count him out in the race

I Oz he was on the 3rd/4th row of the grid and got himself a 1st & 2nd, not bad...
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2009, 02:11:29 pm »
Haga should have stayed on a Japanese bike, I'm sure he tried a Ducati / Aprillia before with no luck ? Might turn it around and start to win or Ducati will have to lure Bayliss out of retirement.
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2009, 04:47:05 pm »
And again........................

Superbike - Qualifying 2nd Session
Update: March 13, 2009, 09.45 PM ET 

1 19 Spies B. (USA) Yamaha YZF R1 1'58.886
2 65 Rea J. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.177
3 3 Biaggi M. (ITA) Aprilia RSV4 1'59.499
4 66 Sykes T. (GBR) Yamaha YZF R1 1'59.632
5 7 Checa C. (ESP) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.731
6 96 Smrz J. (CZE) Ducati 1098R 1'59.755
7 84 Fabrizio M. (ITA) Ducati 1098R 1'59.812
8 67 Byrne S. (GBR) Ducati 1098R 1'59.821
9 9 Kiyonari R. (JPN) Honda CBR1000RR 1'59.937
10 11 Corser T. (AUS) BMW S1000 RR 1'59.954
11 23 Parkes B. (AUS) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.012
12 91 Haslam L. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.117
13 55 Laconi R. (FRA) Ducati 1098R 2'00.193
14 56 Nakano S. (JPN) Aprilia RSV4 2'00.238
15 41 Haga N. (JPN) Ducati 1098R 2'00.254
16 71 Kagayama Y. (JPN) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.264
17 76 Neukirchner M. (GER) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.345
18 44 Rolfo R. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.374
19 33 Hill T. (GBR) Honda CBR1000RR 2'00.390
20 111 Xaus R. (ESP) BMW S1000 RR 2'00.480
21 31 Muggeridge K. (AUS) Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 2'00.738
22 100 Tamada M. (JPN) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'00.839
23 25 Salom D. (ESP) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.047
24 24 Roberts B. (AUS) Ducati 1098R 2'01.165
25 77 Iannuzzo V. (ITA) Honda CBR1000RR 2'01.560
26 86 Badovini A. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.561
27 99 Scassa L. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'01.607
28 15 Baiocco M. (ITA) Kawasaki ZX 10R 2'02.663
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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2009, 06:26:37 pm »
I am going , looking at my options !Superbike train tour is one of them R4100 incl. train to JHB 3 nights accom. 3 day guided pass and flight home !  jbtours.co.za
The other option bike it there on the  1200 GS / Fireblade 2008  , but i think this will work out more expensive ?

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Re: FIM Superbike World Championship 2009
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2009, 07:54:42 pm »
Yip, Ben Assagay is the man to watch....but look at Mad Max's improvement!!!! >:D

Oi....where's the Suz now?  :'(