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Once again, another Racer this time being Bayliss possibly making a comeback and someone asks Schwantz (1 GP world championship due to Rainey being paralyzed?) and he always wants to talk about the rider like they are some kind of douche.

last year he was asked his thoughts on Stoner, and he basically called him a Pu$$y...and he should man up etc etc. lost the edge, yet he comes back and wins races-So insert foot for schwantz
also Stoner has already eclipsed Scwantz's race wins already and matched his 1 title against the GOAT of all things.

Now the Bayliss discussion comes up he is basically saying well maybe he could do it, but does he have what it takes and Spies is not there so the field is soft?
Seriously not to take away due credit to schwantz's 1 championship-but Bayliss has (3 WSBK Titles & a BSB title) and against some top notch riders as well.

But in all sincerity, is Scwantz that much of a dick? just cause he retired before he would of liked and is all busted up with but 1 title, where others are not?
 

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But in all sincerity, is Scwantz that much of a dick?
I didn't think so... Kevin was a lot fun in person... he knows a lot of Honda jokes...

 

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Well......I don't know about his other Honda jokes, but one thing is for certain--that pic has him sitting on the biggest Honda joke of all time:)
 

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Kevin is a really great guy - warm, friendly, very bright and insightful. His opinions are his own, and he has certainly earned the right to express them. He was BY FAR the most popular rider in Europe in his day. Not to reduce this to anything personal, but if you haven't met Kevin, how could you form such strongly-stated opinions about him?
One other thing: I have ridden at Barber with Kevin, and believe me when I tell you that he can still ride in a way that you can't possibly imagine!
 

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Kevin is a really great guy - warm, friendly, very bright and insightful. His opinions are his own, and he has certainly earned the right to express them. He was BY FAR the most popular rider in Europe in his day. Not to reduce this to anything personal, but if you haven't met Kevin, how could you form such strongly-stated opinions about him?
One other thing: I have ridden at Barber with Kevin, and believe me when I tell you that he can still ride in a way that you can't possibly imagine!
+1000. For those above criticizing Kevin for his opinions and "only one title" (thanks for the low blow about Rainey btw)... tell me how many World Championship titles of any type you may have...other than "Jackass"? :banghead
 

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Kevin is a really great guy - warm, friendly, very bright and insightful. His opinions are his own, and he has certainly earned the right to express them. He was BY FAR the most popular rider in Europe in his day. Not to reduce this to anything personal, but if you haven't met Kevin, how could you form such strongly-stated opinions about him?
One other thing: I have ridden at Barber with Kevin, and believe me when I tell you that he can still ride in a way that you can't possibly imagine!
+1

So the guy doesn't pull punches and speaks his mind at times, hardly think that's a reason to hate on him. Everyone, including us, can be douchebags at times. People love[d] Schwantz because of his tenacity, he was a little like Nicky and Xaus all in one.....very determined and not afraid to win it or wad it trying. I've met the man twice in just the past few yrs and he's ALWAYS been a really cool guy to talk to. :twocents
 

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anyone who passes off Schwantz's title as 'due to Rainey being paralysed' obviously didnt watch the epic battles that occurred between them in the years prior to Wayne's accident. And his heavy participation in the sport after his retirement (Riding school, rider coach, Mentor for the entire red bull rookie's cup, etc) proves he truly does love racing. He's been a paddock insider in motoGP since before the switch to 4 strokes, and has access to way more information than the avg keyboard jockey watching the races on TV. And no, he doesnt feel the need to pull punches when it comes to expressing his opinion, he's not trying to kiss anyone's ass.

and for all his many accomplishments, he's still not too vain to put in time as an umbrella girl. :clapper

 

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Well......I don't know about his other Honda jokes, but one thing is for certain--that pic has him sitting on the biggest Honda joke of all time:)
I've got a 2008 test coming in the mail between the 916 and the RC45... I
wonder who will win this time around??? I'll scan it and post it up just for you
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Oh please do Larry , I can't wait to be transported back in time . And more vacation pics of people sitting on MrsRC45 ! You probably also have pics of people sitting on the real Mrs. ; I wonder when you're going to post those .:eek: Remember , even negative attention is good attention .
 

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Tacky shot about Rainey imo; very tacky. esp. since the Rainey incident had a big impact on Scwantz and his decision to retire.

Schwantz has earned his right to express his opinion - a lifetime of racing at the sharp edge certainly qualifies him for it and he is a better position than anyone here to comment on racing at that level.

If Scwantz doesn't think Bayliss should race so be it. I don't think calling him a douche etc. is warranted.

I, for one, think Bayliss should race but if someone of Scwantz's stature says no then Bayliss certainly will take that into account.
 

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Nicky is a true Champion and wouldn't ever say stupid shit like Schwantz says. When he retires he'll look back favorably on his career and not be an old, bitter man like Schwantz. Stoner dominated Rossi and only 1 other rider can say that so Schwants should just keep holding the umbrella and stop talking about faster riders than he was out of bitterness.:rolleyes:
 

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Kevin is a really great guy - warm, friendly, very bright and insightful. His opinions are his own, and he has certainly earned the right to express them. He was BY FAR the most popular rider in Europe in his day. Not to reduce this to anything personal, but if you haven't met Kevin, how could you form such strongly-stated opinions about him?
One other thing: I have ridden at Barber with Kevin, and believe me when I tell you that he can still ride in a way that you can't possibly imagine!
Agreed. Many Americans are unaware how immensely popular Schwantz was in Europe. I think Suzuki still sends him Christmas and birthday presents for all the bikes he helped them sell around here. Same thing with Arai. Despite being bloody expensive people would go out and buy Schwantz replicas: dealers sold out stocks even before they arrived.
You had no idea how Schwantz-mania peaked after his incredible battles with Rainey at Hockenheim and Donington in 1991. Hearing those Germans cheering at the Motodrome over the wild scream of the 500 two strokers is still something that gives me goosebumps... :rockon
 

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And how many world titles do you have as well, Zero..SO :wacky

I watched this guy ride as well, had a nice super size poster of him on the suzuki with the American flag flowing, indeed it was nice to have an american champ.
But when you go out and talk shit about current guys , who have won more races and titles than you, it is kinda ignorant.
But he is entitled to his opinion like all of us, even when he obviously doesnt know what the hell he is talking about.
 

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It's 1994 every day at the BLS :wacky
Indeed Micky it is! For a full explanation of how this is possible please see the attached diagram. Whereas most of us proceed normally along through conventional space and time, accepting (amongst other things) changes in sports motorcycle design and marvelling at the accomplishments of the world's manufacturers ... our poor crazy uncle goes repeatedly back through the BLS wormhole to 1994.
 

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