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lyclyc

April 10, 2010 11:33 PM

i'm not familiar with 250cc two stroke and 600cc four stroke differences, but according to the article, they give comparable performance? that's mean if i want to buy a second hand bike for fun, i could opt for a old 250cc 2 stroke and be on par with another guy on 600cc four stroke?

lyclyc

April 10, 2010 11:58 PM

yes.. i know how to ride.. i previously owned a suzuki 110cc 2 stroke moped bike.. Suzuki RG Sports 110. i think other country don't have this lousy spec bike. i'm from malaysia.

mjhgdk - Unregistered

April 11, 2010 1:18 AM

These bikes suck. The world supersportbikes are a bit faster even though the tires a probably a slightly worse.. also these bikes are a little lighter if I understand correctly.. Anthony west rode a 2,5 second faster lap times last year on his supersport bike. Also, presumably these riders are slightly better overall.

New series and all, but seems to be just waste of money to try to make "prototype" series of this kind. Only the tires will be better in the future.. no engine development? Everybody could buy a 600cc bike at the nearest dealership and tune it faster. What's the point of moto2 series? Waste of money. You're not even allowed to tune the bike that much in supersport :rolleyes:

Firefly

April 11, 2010 1:32 AM

It's a new series. Give it time. It's pretty stupid to compare the first real practice session of a new series to one that's been around for several years.

Yes we know, people desperately holding on to the past don't like Moto2. No sense in typing it up in every thread.

wavestar - Unregistered

April 11, 2010 2:55 AM

Hi Lyclyc,

I live in Singapore and own a Honda NSR250SE PGM-IV. The difference between the 250s and the 600s are comparable but in a nutshell, the 250 is a lot more flickable.. you can dive inside a 600 and stay there.. but the powerband's a bit tricky. You have to stay at least 8000RPMs or so.. And when the power comes it's all a bit sudden haha! But the 600s have a bit more power. They'll prolly be able to catch up to you on the straights an are a bit more forgivable with regards to the powerband.

But yeah at the end of the day it all depends on the rider i guess. You could be riding a 125cc on track and still beat the **** out of the 250s or 600s.. if u're good enough :)

wavestar - Unregistered

April 11, 2010 3:00 AM

And with regards to the Moto2 series, yes i guess we all need to adopt a wait-and-see attitude on this one.

It's just a little anti-climactic that the bikes are running slower than the 250s.. Let's hope that maybe Honda gives out a stronger engine sooner rather than later. Will they be giving out updated engines throughout the season btw? Anybody?

I'm hoping that maybe who knows, one of these chassis manufacturers stumbles upon the most ideal design for a bike and gets to translate their ideas onto the MotoGP stage and then perhaps to us bike riders. Isn't that what Moto2's about anyway?

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