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Old 11-07-2010, 04:00 PM
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Lorenzo's $12,000 euro helmet

For the last race of the season, in Valencia, Jorge Lorenzo wore a gold, diamond studded helmet that cost $12,000 euros. That's close to $18,000 US, I believe.

The Speed TV announcers said it was diamond studded. But hey...diamond studded, crystal studded, it's all way too much bling for me.

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Old 11-07-2010, 04:36 PM
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Yeah, expensive, but that's not as much as the party their gonna have to celebrate this one. Jorge did the deal in honorable fashion, coming from way back with that near get-off to pass everyone and win decisively in front of the home crowd. Unbelievable!

I would love to be able to see tomorrow's testing sessions.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:09 PM
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its not free, but I don't remember it being too expensive either to get a motogp.com account - lets you watch live races, practices, interviews etc. I bought one of the lower level ones for the season and it was worth it.
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Re: Is Jorge Lorenzo a a** hole?
« Reply #107 on: 11/06/10 01:30PM »
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"At Sunday’s Valencia MotoGP race, Jorge Lorenzo will wear this special one-off crystal-studded helmet to commemorate his world championship. Taking 96 man-hours to create, the typically $475 X-Lite X802 was hand painted in gold and had 1,800 Swarovski crystals applied to its top in the shape of Lorenzo’s logo. Want one yourself? A snip at €12,000. Way to live up to Rossi’s nickname for you, Jorge."
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Are you sure some little school girl didnt get a hold of this:
http://cdn.asseenontv.com/prod-pages...zler_Thumb.jpg
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Originally Posted by cliby View Post
its not free, but I don't remember it being too expensive either to get a motogp.com account - lets you watch live races, practices, interviews etc. I bought one of the lower level ones for the season and it was worth it.
which one did you purchase? i registered, but plans are in Euros and not specific as to what you get for what. With your membership plan, are you going to be able to view tomorrow's practice? thanks!
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Definitely not my style, but if it would make me ride like Lorenzo, I'd glue a few rhinestones to the top of my helmet.
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Originally Posted by VTRsurfer View Post
Definitely not my style, but if it would make me ride like Lorenzo, I'd glue a few rhinestones to the top of my helmet.
so you're saying that you could be gay if the price is right. haha
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:50 PM
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I'll stop short of putting on silver lame leathers after I win the championship.
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Originally Posted by VTRsurfer View Post
I'll stop short of putting on silver lame leathers after I win the championship.
no matter. it would have to be in another life. Time(and a whole bunch of other ****) is not on our side. haha
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:11 PM
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Yeah, maybe one of us could come back as Mike Hailwood.
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Originally Posted by nath981 View Post
which one did you purchase? i registered, but plans are in Euros and not specific as to what you get for what. With your membership plan, are you going to be able to view tomorrow's practice? thanks!
I think I bought it in the winter, the season pass. but if you follow this article there is a link describing how to register. its not a very good website for actually purchasing a 'pass'. frequently I have to re-log in, even though my name is showing as logged in, to be able to watch stuff. and when you do pay, its never 100% clear that it all went through. better than anything I can watch on speed channel though.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/V...rage+promotion
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I think Liberace had one of those too...
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Originally Posted by cliby View Post
I think I bought it in the winter, the season pass. but if you follow this article there is a link describing how to register. its not a very good website for actually purchasing a 'pass'. frequently I have to re-log in, even though my name is showing as logged in, to be able to watch stuff. and when you do pay, its never 100% clear that it all went through. better than anything I can watch on speed channel though.

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2010/V...rage+promotion
$40 a month is a little steep for me, so i think i'll get the winter pass and see how it works out. ............tanks for da info man
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that sucks. Its definitely not worth it at $40 a month. I was thinking I paid more like 75 for the entire season when I signed up at the beginning of the practice starts in the late winter.
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I paid $28 for the motogp off-season pass, now til feb 28th. We'll see...........

I just get pissed off when I watch the worthless coverage of the NASCAR channel, so It's gotta be better than that.
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I just don't see 12,000 Dollar or Euro in that thing. $1200, yeah, gold paint, and some expensive colored glass (Swarovski Crystal) on a top shelf helmet and $1200 makes sense. Put it on eBay and we'll find out what it's really worth.
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