Schumacher tests Ducati and Yamaha superbikes

Ex-F1 God gets his hands on Bayliss' title-winning machine

Posted: 5 November 2008
by Visordown News

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Visordown Motorcycle News

SEVEN-TIME Formula 1 King Michael Schumacher was invited to ride a couple of WSB machines after the final round of the series at Portimao, Portugal.

The German ace, who's recently taken a shine to motorcycle racing, tested newly-crowned WSB champ Troy Bayliss' Ducati 1098, as well as Noriyuki Haga's 200bhp R1.

Schumacher has been involved in the development of BMW's new WSB contender, the S1000 RR superbike.

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This is in VD news...

Is it just me or does nobody else give a stuff either...

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 16:02

Dont care either mate

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 16:23

why is he involved in the development of BMW's bike

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 16:24

Dunno - he never represented them in car / F1 racing did he and I didn't know he was that good he could set up / develop a bike... thought they'd have used riders for that...

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 16:43

i care, i'm as envious as fook,jammy sausage noshing bastard.

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 17:48

He's testing how well it crashes.

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 19:11


Free publicity for the factory, free ride and possible fee for him?

Don't care either way...

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 21:04

Actually he aint that bad a rider.... apparently?

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 23:36

Graeme Sutherland wrote (see)
He's testing how well it crashes.

I thought that

He has a hell of a life now. People asking him just to turn up and ride the bikes!!

We'd all love that??

Posted: 05/11/2008 at 23:59

I think any publicity for bike racing is good.

Fair play to him if he can get out of a F1 car and ride a bike at pace around a track (even if he falls off a lot)

 I know i can't do either of them!!!

Posted: 07/11/2008 at 09:19

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