Who’s missing from this photo?

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No-Rossi.jpgNo, Valentino Rossi didn’t gain a double denim fetish and a chin implant while he was convalescing, he’s just absent from this pre-Laguna press opportunity. It’s going to be weird seeing the Yamaha squad without him now that he’s signed with Ducati.

  • http://www.tripleclamp.net Sasha Pave

    This team better get used to seeing Rossi’s ass in front of them. In RED!

  • gregorbean

    I just can’t believe that gave that guy a free superbike, leathers, and helmet. Guaranteed to sit around and collect dust while he rides some douche-monstrosity around town with a brain bucket.

  • duge

    WTF?! hes going to Ducati NEXT year…he’s not with them yet, isnt he contracted to continue PR with Yamaha unil then?

  • Isaac

    WTF is Jay Leno, CAGER, going to do with a Sportbike?

    I know……walk past it in fear while going to his garage every morning.

    • http://twitter.com/beastincarnate Beast Incarnate

      I’m not a huge Leno fan, but the man does have quite a few motorcycles. Might be better known for the car side of his collection, but still.

      Whether or not he rides regularly is another question entirely.

      • Sean Smith

        The guy rides. He’s a bona-fide gear head too. I once talked to him for 45 minutes at a burbank gas station about engines.

    • HootieWho

      Coming from the guy that was worried “Squids would add an extended swingarm” to the Ducati Vyper (inferring that this would somehow spoil it).

      Having to explain why his comment makes no sense would take to long.

  • Chris Mashburn

    Jay, WALK AWAY FROM THE DENIM. I don’t know Bob Hannah? King Kenny? Sure I dated myself but those two are BADASS.

  • http://worldof2.com/ Justin Penney

    Whatever your late night politics, Jay Leno has a great collection of motorcycles including some Vincents and a Ducati Desmosidicci.

  • Kevin White

    Y2K bike to the left…

  • the other larry

    Why the Leno bashing? He’s a more knowledgeable gearhead than most of us for sure. He’s also funnier and richer so…

    • http://www.americadelivered.com Nick

      Well, the way he talks and acts around cars really grates on my nerves. There are a lot of people who are a lot richer than me, who love cars, who don’t grate on my nerves. I choose them!

    • lux

      Cuz many people are mindless idiots who know little to nothing. i have had the pleasure to visit His collection and all you No Nothings wish you knew .10th of this mans knowledge. He is a Pleasure to talk to about anything Mechanical ever built.

  • Turf

    Cannot wait to see Rossi standing next to Douchy McWronghatsize

    • deckard

      Douchy McWronghatsize? If that is referring to the potential new teammate, then I am ROTFLMAO.

  • CafeRacer1200

    No Leno bashing from me. H, and George Barber, are doing EXACTLY with their money what I would do if I had it.

  • Noone1569

    Gotta say, I respect Leno’s taste in bikes. He has the same 05 Buell XB12R as I do, red and gold FTW

  • Ducati Rod

    I can’t understand the Leno bashing as well….. he is sincere in his love for vintage sport bikes and there is even a video of him riding a Desmo on youtube.com…….

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      We’re Team CoCo here at HFL.

  • Woody

    More like TEAM JEALOUS AS FUCK mirite?

  • gregorbean

    Why the Leno bashing? Probably in part because of his actions:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9hBlc99cz4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0qA82UJLBY&feature=channel

    And secondly because he’s not that funny.

    Cool that he likes motorcycles though. I just wish they’d give ME a superbike, leathers, and helmet. I’d use them as they were intended. Yeah, I’m jealous, and not afraid to admit it.

  • The Grudz

    The only thing that drives me nuts about this post is that it’s all going down 15 minutes from my house and I’m not there!

    • gregorbean

      Hey, it’s only 15 minutes from my house too?!!1! WTF LOLLERCOASTER ROFL SFJ BBQ let’s go take that superbike for a spin

  • ChuckNorris

    Hmm.. Nobody is missing in da photo, Vale is the one who took that shot behind the camera.. Now adjourn..

    • vic

      he has a tripod mount on one of his crutches

      i hate it when manufacturers of all things nice decide to give expensive stuff to the people that can actually afford it .

  • http://www.tripleclamp.net Sasha Pave

    Meanwhile in Bel Air, Conan O’Brien and Rossi are taking pictures of four hot naked chicks.

  • http://www.desmoworks.com Anthony Creek

    Funny because Hayden just posted an image of the entire Ducati team a couple of days ago and only Stoner was missing.

  • alex

    Rossi was there silly he was taking the picture, as fast as he is he still needed to have a small head start before he car jacked Leno and made of with his Mclaren.

  • alex

    btw leno hater monkeys try actually being part of the so cal bike scene – you see this guy everywhere sporting bikes from companies that never would have existed without his money, and talk about a nice guy – due he rolls up on a jet powered bike – you know hes tired from being deaf, chats with everyone takes a bunch of pictures and rockets out of there singing god bless america – we should all be so lucky to be so awesome. Conan god bless him didnt put up numbers and it led him to his true calling, I call that a double win.

  • Bigstar

    Conan O’Brien??? :)