Video: Marquez and Pedrosa check out the Honda NSR500 two-stroke

Video follows Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa's candid conversation as they check out the Honda NSR500 two-strokes of Mick Doohan and Alex Criville

Repsol has released a pretty cool video that captures the candid conversation between MotoGP riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa as they examine all the World Championship Repsol Hondas on a display during the Repsol Honda 20th anniversary celebration back in February. Repsol had six Hondas on display, including the MotoGP world title-winning RCVs of Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, and Marquez. Both riders roamed around the display checking out the details on all the bikes, sitting on them and discussing their own opinions on what they thought of the initial feeling while astride the bikes. The often non-specific component nature of display racebikes was brought to light when Marquez comments on the seat pad on the "Hayden" RC211V; Pedrosa looks at the seat pad and tells Marquez, "That one is mine, I used it." Marquez then notes that "there's no way (Hayden) could fit."

Of particular interest to the two champions however were the vaunted NSR500 two-stroke V-fours of five-time 500 Grand Prix world champion Mick Doohan and 1999 500 Grand Prix world champion Alex Criville. Many young riders today have heard all the stories about 500cc two-strokes and how difficult they were to ride, and the two young Spaniards were no exception. Interestingly, Pedrosa was racing in the 125cc Grand Prix class in 2001, the last year where the two-strokes were permitted to race in the premier class, and he confides to Marquez that he almost got the opportunity to ride one before it was scuttled at the last minute.

It's a surprisingly entertaining video, check it out below.