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Funny thing is I have not heard many people say good things about the street bike
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Funny thing is I have not heard many people say good things about the street bike
You must not know a lot of Ape owners. I love mine to death. It's sublime. The way it attacks corners and puts the power down beggars belief. I especially like how it's not as powerful as the S1000RR but the laptimes it puts down is up there with it. It's all about control and chassis and the Ape is the best. Makes a noob like me look like a hero

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Funny thing is I have not heard many people say good things about the street bike

Don´t know about that. What i see at this point is two different bikes and no purpose of WSBK, since it seams more like MotoGP.

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It will be interesting to see how quickly the 'it's boring' or the 'change the parity rules, it's too fast' crowd comes out...

How good was the Philip Island track too? The resurface job looks tops.
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It'll be more interesting when Carmelo waves his wand and they can't use 30 engines in a season. Will they be as impressive then?
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It'll be more interesting when Carmelo waves his wand and they can't use 30 engines in a season. Will they be as impressive then?
In short yes I think the bike will be for some reason, as it is not just the factory team that put in impressive results in 2012, the privateer teams had good results too and those privateer teams did not have those sort of resources available to them.

This leads me onto a question of my own which troubles me...I could research this question using the internet, but I am getting old and lazy!

My question is why the RSV4 seems to do so well at WSBK level (see comment re privateer teams), but at National / Club level, at least in the UK anyway, they do not appear to have had similar success, unlike Ducati recently with the 1098?

I thought as this was an international forum I would ask others to feedback their views on the success or lack of it in their own countries. I haven't watched AMA recently, but have not heard the RSV4 has had much success over in the US.

I know the WSBK rules differ quite a lot now from British Superbikes but is that the reason and if so what specific rule change has made such a difference?

I have an RSV4 as a track bike and love it, totally sublime and flatters me as a rider, but I still love my 1078RR just as much. She is too precious to me now to take on track.

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Just want to say that, once again, I'm looking forward to WSBK so much more that MotoGP.

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Funny thing is I have not heard many people say good things about the street bike
Really? I guess you don't read too many Motorcycle magazines then?

After............MVF4 1000S..MVF41000R..08R1..09R1..BMWS1000RR I have an RSV4 Factory, still ticking all my boxes after two years

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