I am glad you liked. I was surprised when I found this info, as Kawi never disclose anything on anything. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT="">
I heard Capirossi is going to ride one of the two bikes. Wish I could see Rossi and/or Bostrom though (am I asking too much?) <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin">
Capirossi is going to test it? I would have thought that Honda would bust a blood vessel rather than let him try something else! (Might even be a bit scared that it really is good).
If he does take the ride it should be something special as he has ridden the tits off that Honda V4 2 stroker all season long!!
I believe that the Kawa has beaten the Suzuki V4 in a recent japanese race so it can't be all that slow!!
It will be really nice to see Kawa back in at GP level again!
Looks like a promising season next year!
The bike has been tested, but I dont know who is the rider.
WHat I heard about Capirossi, is that he is going to be a Green Team rider. Maybe there is something going on at West? If that is the case, I rather see Alex Barros on top of the Green One. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT="">
I guess we are all looking forward to see Kawi at GP racing again. The pictures at Kawi web site look nice, and I am sure they are going to build a wonderful bike, able to win more titles than the old ZX-7RR (which has more titles than any other bike).
The rumour down-under is that the boy from Aus - Andrew Pitt, is to ride the machine next year in a 2 rider team. My personnal choice fpr the other rider is Eric Bostrum, who has ridden the wheels of the zx7 this year in the ama races.
Cool looking machine guys! I wouldn't be suprised to see Yanagawa race it since he's done so much of the development/testing etc,and he's not a bad rider!
I think Chris Walker would go well on this beast.
Could this be the race version of the new zx-10r ?????????
If you're not breakin' the law ,you're not riding!!
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Chris Walker has signed to ride for GSE Ducati next year in WSB and supposedly Harold Eckl will run the Motogp effort for Kawi. Apparently this includes Pitt as one of the riders although this in my opinion is not the best idea for an A rider. He hasn't turned a lap in anger on a Superbike never mind a GP bike since he came over to World Supersport. Eric Bostrom deserves the seat on that bike more than any other in IMHO, he has finished 2nd in both of the last 2 AMA seasons, last year won the AMA supersport Championship as well. He has been the only rider to beat the twins and Nicky Hayden on the "old" ZX-7, led the WSB regulars at Laguna and finished 6th (broken fork internals) and forth in both races, he rarely crashes and in addition is a very approachable and humble guy.
As far a Capirossi goes I'm just not a fan of his antics, especially watching him take out his teamate Harada in 250's a few years ago.
The biggest prob with MotoGp is the politics, unless an American rider has a big name (Roberts) or very strong backing (Hopkins) you can't get a ride. You need to be European, Japanese or Australian as this is where the races are taking place and this is where a lot of the sponsorship comes from.
Ah how can you tell I'm a race Junkie!
When Life Throws You A Curve Head For The Apex And Lean!!!!</p>