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    Quote Originally Posted by 02RSVVT View Post
    And where is the V4 that Nicky was likely enticed with? Like PP said, Dani is all GP.
    Theres nothing wrong with an in line 4, Moto Gp Yamaha, Superbikes-Kawasaki, Yamaha, MV, BMW. so a proven performer. Hondas 4 needs development on the top end power and its electronics to compete with the Yam's and Kawa,s. Hondas do well in most every other forms of production bike racing. $$$$=Development=race podiums, chuck that little squirt Dani on it, he will make the tires last, his weight ratio will benefit on some tracks, Rea managed race wins on certain race tracks on the Honda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNZ View Post
    Rea managed race wins on certain race tracks on the Honda.
    He did. But since then the Honda hasn't changed much and all the other bikes have progressed hugely

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    Quote Originally Posted by V4Victory View Post
    He did. But since then the Honda hasn't changed much and all the other bikes have progressed hugely
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    The current Fireblade isn't close to the ZX10 in any category. It doesn't take a V4 for sure but the Honda unicorn has been rumored for a number of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02RSVVT View Post
    the Honda unicorn has been rumored for a number of years.
    what is it now? at least 5 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigo298er View Post
    what is it now? at least 5 years...
    I think it was five years before I gave up waiting & bought my RSV4, & that was nearly 3 years ago.
    I'll give them some credit; they did release a real unicorn into the public arena if you could afford the RC213V-S.
    Certainly it wasn't a homologation item for WSBK though. Not sure it fits in any Racing regs.
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    Dani Pedrosa to leave Repsol Honda

    Yes I recall the rumors in at least 2010. Maybe earlier.

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    Bruce was given special dispensation to race the V4 at the TT a couple of years ago

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    I'll start a rumor. Honda was ready to release their unicorn V4 in 2010, when Aprilia released the RSV4. Honda found the Aprilia so vastly superior to their bike that they decided to cancel it forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diablo1 View Post
    I'll start a rumor. Honda was ready to release their unicorn V4 in 2010, when Aprilia released the RSV4. Honda found the Aprilia so vastly superior to their bike that they decided to cancel it forever.
    I’m onboard with that, sounds plausible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 02RSVVT View Post
    The current Fireblade isn't close to the ZX10 in any category. It doesn't take a V4 for sure but the Honda unicorn has been rumored for a number of years.
    Except in endurance racing Honda France is the leading team and Honda the leading manufacturer.
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    Could we be seeing this on the grid next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDaddy View Post
    Could we be seeing this on the grid next year?

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    I hope so. I’m gunna go out on a limb here and say that if Dani Jels with that bike he could claim his first championship. Now wouldn’t that be cool for the little guy.

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    If one rider (still competing) deserves a championship based on stats and history, for sure it's Dani.

    Petronas didn't fuck around in F1, but F1 is slowly dying due to absolute boredom, almost like wsbk (grabs popcorn) and when Sepang dropped F1 because no one went to see that shit (like wsbk actually) whereas MotoGP bring more and more people every year, it did made sense for Petronas to jump ship.

    Sepang GP race is in late October I think? It's already completely sold out (you'll find tickets at the gate if you show up), 120k people, only left hills grass standing tickets

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    Quote Originally Posted by ape66 View Post
    I hope so. I’m gunna go out on a limb here and say that if Dani Jels with that bike he could claim his first championship. Now wouldn’t that be cool for the little guy.
    Uh, no. Dani has too many limitations due to his size to be effective in a championship bid against the likes of MM.
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