MotoGP » 'Riding isn't about electronics' - Crafar slides Suzuki

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stan marcinczyk - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 1:38 AM

for all those who faver electronics,if you follow that logic then you end up with robots rideing the bikes,it takes the human element out of the equation,since all the errors the rider makes are cancelled out by the technology,if you lack the skill to ride at a certain level,enter that domain at your own risk,electronics allows the less talented rider to compete with more talented one,i prefer the purity of man against man and the consequences that follow from mistakes and errors are part of life

bjr - Unregistered

May 17, 2012 12:16 AM

Dislike of electronics by any rider is hypocritical.

They're a tool to do your job, and your job is to punt that bike around the track as fast as it can go.

Any riders (or fans) that whinges about electronics should also be whinging about the counltess hours that have been spent by motorcycle R&D departments making the engines better to use. A million years ago when they fitted powervalves to two-strokes I'm sure there were were still some whingers that lamented the passing of the "real mans" two-stroke, or the "girls" that prefered the broader power curve of a longer skinny tuned pipe instead of a shorter fat one.

Engineers have been making the bikes easier to ride forever, it's just they have another weapon in the ****nal.

XC Kiwi - Unregistered

May 05, 2012 9:53 AM

Nice to see Simon up and about.
Does any one know what he is doing now days? He had a serious accident in Romania a few years back where he suffered a very bad back injury. Hope all is well now.
Used to be a great WSBK and 500cc pedaller. Still remember John Kocinski taking him out and robbing him of a WSBK win, the twerp...

Max - Unregistered

May 01, 2012 12:04 PM

If you want to slide, either get a track bike, or get on the dirt. Sliding on the road is a horrible idea, and I fully endorse electronic aides on street bikes.

On the track- racing is about being the fastest rider on the fastest bike. The fastest riders are using bikes with traction control, but they're still hanging the back out everywhere. Obviously the traction control doesn't stop this in a race, so why are we even worrying about it?

This whole video seems like a poor attempt to market the gsxr as some sort of purists bike.

Mat - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 10:01 AM

It's also a shame in the summary it says "some awesome slides" meaning many slides, and there was just ONE replayed 3 times!! ok it was pretty nice to watch, I agree but all that for ONE slide!?!? who says he didn't try a second one and fall like any of us road riders would have LOL

I'm not critisizing his riding, I'm sure he was ( and still is without a doubt) a fantastic pilot but a summary like that entices us to watch and we see ONE slide . . .

The truth - Unregistered

April 27, 2012 5:09 PM

"as someone once said the throttle works both ways."

That someone was Mike Hailwood.....who probably never even got the front and rear wheels out of line but his cornering speed would send chills down your spine.

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