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Russell Sheldon
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I just saw this on the Pendle Slot Racing website:

Release dates for the first 4 bikes have been brought forward.

C6000 Honda Repsol Rossi
C6008 Ducati Marlboro Capriossi
C6001 Honda Camel Biaggi
C6003 Honda Telefonica Gibernau

All 4 bikes are now due late May/early June. To promote this exciting new range we are offering a 15% discount for all pre-orders accepted before May 15th. To recieve the discount your order must be placed via our secure online order page.


I must admit that I was hoping that Scalextric were going to launch with Rossi's 2004 Gauloises Yamaha....



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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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I don't think any of this year's liveries will be released until later in the year. The reason being Hornby need to know what the liveries look like. As it turns out they don't appear to be much different to last season's, but to keep them reasonably accurate, any differences (and you can bet there will be many) need to be recorded. Many riders carry they're own private sponsorship's of course, and also racing numbers depending on where they finished the season before.

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Russell Sheldon
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Actually, this is Rossi's 2004 ride:-



I thought he finished better than 46th in the 2003 MotoGP World Championship?


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If only the brolly babes come with the bike!!!


I'd love to see Hornby make some of the old strokers and a range of road bikes though. Does anyone actually know how the bikes perform?
 

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QUOTE Does anyone actually know how the bikes perform?

He can't ask THAT question here, can he?

Tee, hee.

If you search this site you should find your answers but mind, these were pre-production bikes at a toy fair - they were sluggish.

And they didn't lean.

Except OUTWARDS on a bend.

And they have stabilizers.

And, it would seem, they are being subject to tidy discounts before they hit the shelves.


Still, on a positive note, it's nice to see a release date being brought forward.
 

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I know we keep hearing about the performance, handling and ability to lean (or rather lack thereof), but I still think there will be room for 2 or 3 in my collection....

I suspect many others will feel the same way....
 

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I'm def going to buy a couple of bikes. But I'm torn between buying the bikes on their own (and getting diaplay cases) or buying the set 1.

I've counted the followng track quantities in it:

8 x full straights (£36 worth of track from Scaley price list)
1 x Power base & Half straight (£21)
8 x standard R2 bends (£32 if flat, £36 if banked)
And 3 other bends (assume 3 R2's, £16/£18)

Total value of track between £105 and £111 - not including any borders that may come with it all! And you get £50 worth of bikes!! All for £75 from Slot City!


What's stopping me? Well, the missus may go a bit barmy if I buy even more track (I've been promising to clean my old classic stuff and ebay it for ages!). And my wallet can't afford it in 1 hit!

 

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I know the feeling when it comes to purchasing sets. I've probably got more track at home than I can handle at the moment. All the bends in the MotoGP sets are to be banked R2 or R3 I believe and I would love to get my hands on a load of banked track so it will be a set initially that turns up in the Moped household.

Here is a link to the Scalextric MotoGP website so that you can see what you get in the sets:-

MotoGP website

My view is if you have the space and you want banked track the middle size set is the one to get. If you want lots of straights giving you wheeley potential then the large set is the one to get.

No doubt Scalextric have put circuit combinations together that will get the best out the the MotoGP bikes so initially a set does seem to be the way to go.

One thing about banked curves is that you cannot have "esses" so there is no chance of tank slapping.

Does any stockist do an exchange service for radius 2 curves? There was a time when every stockist offered this type of track exchange service.

By the way if anybody lives around The Baggies area and is thinking of buying a MotoGP set then how about us getting together and having a massive MotoGP session by linking sets up!



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Yeah Ecurie, that's pretty shocking. Apparently Yamaha isn't too bothered about it, although someone from Gaulouises will probably have a word with him...... Can you imagine what Honda would've done if he was still with them??



I personally think Yamaha is too happy to give a s**t.
 

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When I saw the bikes at the London Toy show I was thinking of buying the lot, but now that I have had time to realise the cost of this exercise, I have thought twice about it. Although I do watch the Moto GP on tv, and I used to be a biker back in the eighties, my No.1 focal point is still GT cars.
Fortunately the bikes are too tall to fit under some of my bridges on my home circuit, so I will limit myself to one, to use at the club track. Question is which one shall I buy


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