MotoGP » Bradl works on his weak point

"In the past races the bike was bumping too much and sometimes it was too nervous, but now I feel more comfortable" - Stefan Bradl.

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July 17, 2012 2:17 PM

When Bradl talks about "bumping" I presume he means chatter? That being the case you'll notice the difference between Bradl and a certain other Honda rider.

On the one hand we have the green rookie calmly talking out tweaking the bike to develop out the tendency. On the other hand we have the seasoned pro simply whining about the issue, blaming the tyres and expecting somebody else to do something to make it go away.

pp916 - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 2:24 PM

I think its more likely that what he is describing is the rear suspension 'pumping' on corner exit under acceleration, a trait that Ducati in particular have suffered from in the past....if it was chatter he would have said chatter as that word transcends all languages....but hey, use the article to have a pop at another rider if that's what floats your boat! Even if it makes no sense.....


July 17, 2012 2:26 PM

@Ron I think you're right that Kawasaki should come back, but I really can't see Aprilia coming back to racing prototypes. There are two reasons. One is that it would undoubtably reduce the support given to ART CRT teams and the development work done on those bikes. Secondly and perhaps more subtly it may call into question the legality of the ART machines if the new factory bikes were close in design to the CRT entries.


July 17, 2012 2:32 PM

I certainly don't think he meant pumping. You say that the word chatter transcends languages, but the word pump certainly does transcend english and german. It's more or less the same word. Bradl would not have had problems in the translation between the german and english for pumping. He may however had had problems with translating chatter since the word is totally different.

Any german readers out there who could clear this up?

Vilas - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 3:39 PM

For me this thing of CRT will stay on grid just to make more bikes playing.. They need money for Prototips and we dont have money all days thats the probleme.. When Motogp star again to have some big news and interece from all world this will change.. Prototips are unic magines that all manufactors whant to build including Aprilia.. When this situacion of crise star to get better i bealive we will wach again more manufactors coming to take a risck.. And one thingh is 4sure they have many riders to star building there Teams, now we only need one manufactor to prove that and it can be Suzuki coming and finding a good rider that could be Bradl for exemple and then after that More manufactors will join the party because Motogp will star to be like old days.. A BIG and Amyzing show of enginerence and rider performance.. Moto2 class and Motogp including CRT bikes have some big names has riders that would be a Dream waching then playing for the title all represented by factory Teams at least

pp916 - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 3:58 PM

What he is describing is not chatter.....chatter is universally accepted as the description of 'vibration' between tyre, tarmac and suspension, front or rear, or both if its really bad, that is accentuated by the extreme grip and lean angles that are currently being reached and the inability of the suspension or chassis to absorb those vibrations. What he is describing is instability under acceleration, chatter to the most part occurs on corner entry and mid corner, not under acceleration. His English is near perfect and chatter and the curing of it is probably one of the top topics of conversation in the paddock.....I seriously doubt that chatter isn't part of his vocabulary...but hey, you interpret it whatever way you want, makes no difference to me!

Brian C. - Unregistered

July 17, 2012 6:39 PM

Bradl, why don't you work on riding with maturity and as a professional instead of riding like an immature punk? Karma is going to bite you, little boy....mark my words.

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