MotoGP » Asymmetric rear joins Bridgestone's Sepang supply

"Sunday's race will start later in the day than usual at 4pm and there is a strong chance of rain throughout the weekend" - Hiroshi Yamada, Bridgestone.

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October 18, 2012 8:46 AM

A special rider aid for just this track. Supposedly for safety. What's next...remote control with the riders all sitting on the pit wall?

Bring back rider skill and talented throttle control.

there there now - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 9:58 AM


As soon as i had seen the title i was thinking Codger will not be a happy camper, as some of your posts have been somewhat critical of such over the top technical advances, and i have to agree it is getting a bit to much with the Asymmetric tires and the track position fueling etc, totally unnecessary and just complicates and blurs the boundary between what is rider skill and what is the machine.


October 18, 2012 11:58 AM
Last Edited 1293 days ago

RSMick....I know and I didn't agree with it then.

there there now....You may be only a youngster but you know me so well.

sorry t.t.n I forgot to commend you on your post.


October 18, 2012 12:08 PM

All rider aids are deemed necessary because the engines are so powerful. There are ways to curb all out power without strangling development. It may be said that it makes watching more exciting to have 240 plus BHP but racing was good to watch with half, or even a third of that. 250cc produces good racing, 600cc produces good racing, BSB produces good racing and you could say that the Fogarty era of WSBK was the most exciting with half of the power that they have now.
I want Suzuki and Kawasaki back, and newcomers like BMW or even Triumph. With soaring costs it wont happen.

Dude - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 12:13 PM

I remember when 125cc was so weak it was almost impossible to break away, riders were riding as a cloud and you never knew who is first out of next corner. It was fun to watch.
Nowadays 1000cc has so much power it cannot be unleashed on acceleration without pulling a wheelie, it's just race between electronics up to the fifth gear.

V5Stroker - Unregistered

October 18, 2012 1:42 PM

Me think the 600cc WSS race is the most fun to watch. Its very nimble,ridden to the limit, beautiful medium size bike and with a reasonable 140bhp to 150bhp horsepower. Moto2 looks ugly and big but I guess Kenan Sofuglue couldn't ride. Marquez Bike seems to have the extra power and handling.

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