– Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

With Rossi at Yamaha, Who Is The Number One MotoGP Rider For Honda?

With the now-confirmed signing of Valentino Rossi by Yamaha, Honda is still left with a wealth of MotoGP talent. Returning to MotoGP in 2004 aboard Hondas will be Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Nicky Hayden and Makoto Tamada. Arriving at Honda for 2004 from Aprilia, is former World Superbike champ Colin Edwards.

Biaggi and Gibernau won races this year on the Honda V-5, defeating Rossi. Either of them could be considered the number one rider by Honda in 2004, but young Nicky Hayden was Rossi’s teammate on the top Honda Repsol team, and Hayden had a fantastic rookie season. It could be argued that Tamada’s rookie season in MotoGP was just as good, particularly because Tamada had the added task of developing the Bridgestone tires. Edwards, of course, took that incredible championship from Troy Bayliss in WSB in 2002, before trying to come to grips with a difficult-to-ride Aprilia this year in MotoGP.

So, who gets the best parts, and the best bike from Honda in MotoGP for 2004? In other words, who gets the “Rossi treatment” next year? Send us an email with your thoughts on this one.

Yamaha Photo of the Day

wordscape cheatgun mayhem 2 unblocked games