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True - pneumatic valves only yield benefits at high revs yes, but if smaller teams don't have them then it's unfair IMO so make them compulsory. R & D is were the cost is - making the engines is relatively cheap. Kawa & Aprilia are using Pneumatics, so why can't a 1000000 Euro Honda have them?!
I'm of the opinion that if you need TC on the road, then you are not skilled enough to handle such a machine at such speeds on the road. The main reason for TC on 1000cc production bikes is because a lot of 1000cc owners have more money/balls than skill and end up getting hurt. 600cc doesn't need TC - it's just a marketing tool. Full throttle at max lean at max revs on my R6 no problem - it get's loose yes, but there's not enough power to cause a 'real' issue! Look at BSB - they have over 200bhp with no TC and you don't see any more people high-siding than you did 3/5 years ago.
Why do road bikes need seamless boxes when 99.9% of road bikes don't even have quickshifters?! And most quickshifted r