MotoGP » Rossi: MotoGP should reward talent, not technology

Record-breaking multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi backs calls for a return to 1,000cc engines in the premier class - and stresses that man should count for more than machine in the end result

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dc - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 12:54 PM

OK, getting rid of 70% of the electronics is an interesting statement. As no-one outside of the factory is ever going to be FULLY aware of how much electronic trickery is managing the rideability of these bikes... what should go and what should stay??

All forms of Traction Control
Electronic clutches (back in control)
Launch Control
Anti wheelie
GPS power maps / gimbals etc
active suspension

Fuel & Ignition Mapping
Electronic throttles

Introduce - FIM Control ECU.

MonktonGaz - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:01 PM

I'd love to see it. Most electronic gizmos make great sense for general road users, but it takes the edge of the drama unfolding on the screen when you're sitting there wondering how much of it is the right hand and how much is the box under the seat with "Made in China" written on it.

Dave - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:22 PM

I agree completely with Vale. We need to bring back power slides and smoking rear tyres. There is too much emphasis on the perfect electronic setup and corner speed. Grunt always got you over problems in the past so let get back to the glory days of 1000cc bikes with a little electronics as reasonable.

layton keske

December 03, 2009 1:29 PM

'funny coming from a guy who spits his dummy if he doesnt have the best of everything'

Yeah so na-na-na-na-neh...! I thought all the Stoner fanboys had gone into hibernation for the winter???

Vale is right get shot of all this electronics rubbish i dont want robots!!
Lets see who can really ride...

DC - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:33 PM

Interesting thought....

How feasible would it be for a bike to be able to "ride itself" around a circuit?

Engineer:- "OK, don't worry about the throttle, we've fitted adaptive cruise control linked to GPS. It will accelerate & brake according to individual circuit maps."

Rider:- "**** off"


DC - Unregistered

December 03, 2009 1:34 PM


Engineer: "It also reacts faster than even you ever could - it's linked to12 independent gyroscopes and 10 processors, infra red tyre, air and track temperature sensors, microwave radar, all feeding to the traction wheelie braking control module. The suspension is fully programmed to adjust itself to the loads being transmitted through to the tyres via the bike and your position on it. All you need to do is hang on & steer."

Rider: "Can I ride it from the Hotel?"

Fan:- "zzzzzzzzzz" :rolleyes:

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