MotoGP » RESULTS: What you think of MotoGP

Your responses to the survey about the current and future status of MotoGP.

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bigguy - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 11:42 AM

the 500cc bikes rossi and CE road where far from monsters they where at the end of a very long evolution process and included a early form of traction control.
Even Mick Doohan himself said that after they changed the fuel used anyone could ride them they had been dumbed down so much

bigno - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 12:57 PM

"Even Mick Doohan himself said that after they changed the fuel used anyone could ride them they had been dumbed down so much "

Another attempt to discredit Rossi winning a title... FAIL!

bigguy - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 1:11 PM

Really ???? no just stating facts
Mick Doohan said that ,,, and seeing he won 5 in a row i will take his word for it
Unless your got a few titles in the bag


April 04, 2012 1:31 PM

Well, I don't agree with the satelite not winning a race this year.. This year they are apparently equal to the factories seeing how it's all new stuff there are no hand-me-downs... And so i wouldn't rule out Dovi or the Crutch for a chance, that's for sure.. And Spies was close in, was it indy 2010?


April 04, 2012 1:48 PM
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the last years of the 500s indeed had electronics , nothing like we see today but they did.
schwantz also has explained this.
today's bikes would be near unrideable for many riders in a race without the electronics , serious injuries would be astronomic .

The way it was. - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 1:59 PM

Bigguy is spot on, Doohan always said that the switch to unleaded fuel really took the edge off the 500's, so much so that he even went back to the "screamer" engine in an attempt to find it again.

He and other posters are also correct that the factory ones were also starting to run traction control in there final few seasons.

Not taking sides or looking to take anything away from any rider, but the last years of 500's were absolutely nothing like the animals they were wrestling around late 80's early 90's.

No point denying reality!

brains - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 2:33 PM


Do you really believe that if GP bikes are slower than WSBK, it doesnt matter. Do you think the fans come to an F1 event to see Formula 2, a WSBK event to see WSS. Your kidding yourself.Would F1 suffer if they all of a sudden started posting slower lap times than Indy Car. I say most assuredly. If GP is not faster than WSBK, its no longer the pinnacle of bike racing, and the top riders would migrate to the fastest machines. Dont worry though, its in the plans to gut WSBK performance to enhance the image of GP being the pinnacle. WSBK will become a glorified planet hopping BSB, and GP will become WSBK performance wise. GP for all intent and purposes will be dead.

Mayfly - Unregistered

April 04, 2012 2:58 PM

Overall I think race organizers need to adjust their perspective. Cost cutting is imperative but it can't be at the expense of race philosophy. MotoGP has been the premier class for a reason: purpose built prototypes. A clearer, long term plan needs to be implemented and any departure from that will cost more money in the end. Concesssions need to be made that challenge manufacturers to adopt novel innovations. Dorna please take heed!


April 04, 2012 3:01 PM

MotoGP should be a showcase for the latest technologies in the 2 wheeled world. If it is truly a testing ground as the manufacturers state, then we should be seeing more electronics in reality. Not what I want to see exactly, but electric powered bikes should be given more attention.

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