BSB » Morgan sceptical over new BSB rules


'I'm not sure that a 200bhp motorbike with no traction control or form of electronic control is the wisest move in the world, but we'll see at Brands Hatch I guess' - Nick Morgan

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CarbonXR - Unregistered

January 19, 2012 10:29 PM

I think its only a bad idea because of the number of riders who have raced on electronics for so long. NSR500's didn't have itbut did have 190bhp and had less weight etc etc..........Oh mind you they would spit you over the top just for looking at them funny!!!!
None the less I'm happy about the lack of electronics but just aslong as the trade off isn't large ammounts of injury !!

theoldbuzzard - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 1:52 AM

I really support the reduction in electronic aids. The technology already exists that could do away with the need for a race bike to have a twist grip throttle, a clutch or brake lever. The rider would only need to climb on the bike, flick a switch and then hang on as the bike sets off for the programmed number of laps for that circuit. All the equipment is available, and already used in aircraft, the rider's input around the track to turn corners would already be programmed and the changes required for overtakes is no different to the wind changes that an aircraft autopilot adjusts for on a CAT3 blind landing in fog.
Commercial pilots will tell you just how boring flying a modern airliner is...is that really the way forward for bike racing?

knowfukall - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 5:13 AM

I wish small m big ORGAN all the best, he has been banging his head again'st the wall for years,he is responsible for putting a lot of people on the map lets hope this is the year he gets the payback he deserves.

The Louth Looney - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 9:30 AM

There will only be one Kawasaki up front in 2012 and Shakey will be sat on it.Nick Morgan's 2011 bikes had all the gizmos but still struggled to keep pace with the WFR Honda.Shakey will get around it has he and Tommy Hill are the class acts in the field.Unless MSS sign a world class rider the team will struggle to make the top 10.
Whispers going around the town is that Hickman is one of the riders who will ride for MSS but even Pete's capabilities on a superbike will not be enough to compete with the Honda of UK Honda,WFR and dare i say GB moto with Palmer and Quigly who are both riders that we know can ride 1000cc bike fast without TC and the other electronic aids.

steffan - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 9:34 AM

@The Louth Looney having said that they were there in the early stages they never recovered after the loss of Stuart Easton because if wasn't injured they would have won a race or two he going so well

The Louth Looney - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 9:54 AM

@Steffan i see your point.Easton was on top form until his nasty accident and could of been a contender,
I hope that Easton is back to full fitness and ready to race.Has anybody got an update on Stuart's recovery/fitness.?

Mr Schwantz - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 5:24 PM

As Louth is crammed full of loonies, you could be any one of a thousand so I dont know you but your a little bit wide of the mark regarding #60 Hickman. God forbid MSS dont sign him, but if they do, watch him fly. If #60 and #67 are on similar machinery without rider aids then #60 proberbly has the edge as he had 2 hard grafting years with Ultimate Racing on a R1 that only had enough electronics to make it spark let alone control traction. Shakey on the other hand has had the luxury of being in top teams all the way. I really believe this season will show who has the danglies for the job and #60 defo has.

hello moto - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 5:42 PM

The rev ceiling is dropping, thus, peak horsepower. The reciprocating internals will be stock or as heavy as stock aluminum parts. If there is any good time to experiment with removing traction control, the time is now.

In the know - Unregistered

January 20, 2012 5:57 PM

correct the rev ceiling dropped which will hamper who the most? Honda i'm afraidn no fly by wire? thatll be honda aswell, although the chassis is mega so i think good at some tracks but not so on others, my money is on wfr beating Honda racing. I think the likes of Hickman will go well but i wouldn't rule out shakey hill etc as they are class no matter what but they have a lot more experience on top kit than say Hickman. Good on MSS i say

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