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    I watched the race and was entertained. Wondering if the fairings and bags are stock, or maybe just ornaments made of carbon fiber. Probably the latter.

    Do you think there's enough interest to justify running more races? I'd watch them, but mostly because it's just such an oddity.

    But, if someone thinks that this is what's going to save motorcycle racing, I suspect they're wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbw View Post
    I watched the race and was entertained. Wondering if the fairings and bags are stock, or maybe just ornaments made of carbon fiber. Probably the latter.

    Do you think there's enough interest to justify running more races? I'd watch them, but mostly because it's just such an oddity.

    But, if someone thinks that this is what's going to save motorcycle racing, I suspect they're wrong.
    I doubt the bags were stock....the bikes apparently had budgets of $100,000....and only to go a second or two faster than 40-45 year old super bikes done up in some dude's garage. lol...
    As for "saving motorcycle racing"...I have subscribed to motogp for 6 years now....they are doing just fine.
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    I found it more entertaining than watching Moto GP these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    I found it more entertaining than watching Moto GP these days.
    Really? Maybe as one off...could you watch a whole season of it? Motogp has had 8 different winners in the first 11 races this year...not sure what other form of racing could be more exciting.
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    From what I can tell, it would only be an infrequent event, so yeah, I could watch it each time. To be honest, I don't tend to watch too many motorsports these days. I loved the old Paris-Dakar, enjoy Pike's Peak races, and the odd vintage Mini Cooper race, but most of the rest is just not really too captivating to my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    I loved the old Paris-Dakar,.
    Yeah, Eurosport used to cover it via a free European sat channel that I aimed the dish at.
    I used to catch it every year, glued to the TV.
    Since they abandoned the Sahara, I've not bothered with it.
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    Enjoyed spending $10 American to watch 7 different classes of MotoAmerica @ Laguna.
    I was curious to see how Kyle Wyman's Duc V4 was ridden by Toni Elias, since Wyman injured himself/elbow @ Road America & recruited Elias to ride his bike.
    Wyman then went on to compete in the bagger race injured, doing quite well in the end.

    All the races were exciting to watch for the price of a couple of micro-brews or an 18 pack of Rolling Rock.
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