I like Yamaha, but I'm not quite convinced of that new R1 yet. One single podium (3rd place) this year, which came right at the end, from a guy who's a WSBK champion. And Lowes, a BSB champion....crickets. I think they have to improve the bike a bit more. I don't see VDM as being any better, but he'll do well at Assen and probably a couple of other tracks.
I'm hoping for a Davies, and Laverty 1-2 finish at the end of the championship. The Panigale has to win a championship! It's the only Ducati superbike that hasn't won a championship yet in the history of WSBK, and next year might be its last year before a new model comes out.
Rea is just so damn consistent though, it'll be hard for anyone to dethrone him. Even Davies couldn't with 2 more wins than Rea!
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2006 CBR600 (sold)
2010 1198 (parted out across North America)
2013 CBR500R (race bike)
2009 ZX6R (race bike)
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