MotoGP » Furusawa admits Ducati contact


"Furusawa admitted his trip to Italy was the invitation from Ducati and he was asked to help them"

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RAM - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 11:14 PM

"I wonder if Ducati knows what the word ethics means.
The MotoGP management also need to add this word to their vocabulary "

Genuinely, nobody cares. We just wanna watch some close racing at the front in the (supposedly) best class on the planet. Whatever it takes, otherwise MotoGP is dying

Rayrock - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 1:01 AM

I would like to start by saying to those that are still in denial by the fact that weather or not Rossi had a major role in the development of the M1 should do a click in the " CLICK HERE" button at the bottom of the article, and hear it from the horse's mouth. It's Rossi saying it, but FURUSAWA himself.

Rex - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 2:01 AM

Seems like there's a debate on "who" developed M1, who is "loyal". Yamaha's philosophy has always been Rider AND Machine. It has never been one or the other. It is how the 2 elements join as one and win championships.

Furusawa had a concept in creating an engine that helps improve traction, nobody may have agreed as vast majority of people want raw power. It is the elite few with the vision that can understand power is nothing without control. Rossi had the vision that hey, this is a sweet engine, developing power is not as complicated and should improve over time but this engine is USABLE power.

Rossi and Furusawa was a successful marriage resulting in the birth of one of the greatest machines, the Yamaha M1. And it was together that they made it happen. It wasn't Rossi, or Furusawa alone that built the machine. It was their partnership that developed the M1

AussieNSW - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 3:51 AM

To all you guys who keep posting about who developes what I have worked in the Avation Ind for most of my life and here is a question do pilots develope planes? answer NO do car drivers develope cars? answer NO do bike riders develope bikes?answer NO. ENGINEERS develope all the above and if you guys ever get a chance to visit an engineering dep when you are in there start telling them about the rider that developes bikes but one word of warning before you go in book yourself into the local hospital because before you get out you will have the sh$t kicked out of you.so please guys before you post rubbish about who developes bikes just think about who does the brainwork and it is not the rider.

Realist

August 10, 2012 3:58 AM
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@ AussieNSW

For an "engineer", you sure aren't very smart. What I mean by that is, any reasonable person can discern what is meant by "development" when we're discussing riders. Trying to compare plane engineering and pilots to bike development and riders is asinine at best.

Understeer - Unregistered

August 10, 2012 4:23 AM

It might be a little off the track (excuse the pun) but I found an article on cycle world published today regarding Rossi to Yamaha by Brono dePrato quite interesting (sorry not allowed to post web address).
Especially the paragraph about the carbon fibre chassis.
Anyway, if Furosawa's input helps Ducati (hopefully with Rossi on board)- good. Ducati being competitive is a good thing for MotoGP.

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