M1 seems to be pretty damn fast for an all-new bike - check out lap times at www.cylenews.com
Currently tied for 1st at 1:35:13 with Barros's NSR. John-Boy Kockinski's at 3rd over Biaggi!?!? Katoh's down at 8th, Laconi and the Aprilia at 14 (looks like Aprilia's got work cut out for them since they're behind development compared to Honda and Yamaha).
When asked how he expected the carbureted, in-line 4-cylinder Yamaha to compete against the fuel-injected v-5 of the Honda, Yoda said, "The dark side entices with many technical tricks, but the the race goes not always to the most powerful. The force is with us. Champions we will be."
With that, Yoda excused himself to make sure Max Biaggi wasn't playing with his "flashlight."
I Honestly don't think Max and Val will even be close to battling this year. Checa will perform better on the bike especially since he is a lot more comfortable on the 4 stroke than max is. Checa was ten times more happy when he began developing the M1 while max just wasn't maitaining the same Cornerspeed.
Hey, carbs are important for racers. They've got a lot of stored energy that an active body needs while concentrating and leaning all over. Gotta stay healthy through the season, and I always thought that Atkins stuff was a crock of...oh, wait, not THOSE carbs. Oh. Never mind.
love yamaha. Those are the carbs on my R1. Want to know what the inside of the engine looks like. What are the internal components made of. What are the bore and stroke measurements. Love the size of the engine. When can we expect street going M-1 replicas.
Good luck to the new 4-stroke yamaha m-1 and may it come away with the first GP-1 title. Good luck to max and the rest of the malboro yamaha crew.