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@ Lad. "motorcycle dynamics is very much similar to that of aircraft as you again deal with three dimensional orientation and control of bikes. for example, banking angle, Roll, Yaw and acceleration" This I 'get'. However, the effect of suspension movement, chassis flex and forces upon it from grip & power delivery, weight transfer (under accel & braking, as well as rider input) etc. etc. mean that no vehicle behaves quite like a motorcycle. Aero, Bank, Roll & Yaw sure, but doing it on the ground using mechanical grip is different to aircraft in the air, yes? IMO a bike has different challenges to anything else, & a MotoGP is the extreme example of this, where the smallest step can mean win or lose.



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