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April 17, 2014 2:53 PM

MotoGP » Eugene Laverty looking forward to Suzuki MotoGP tests

re: "I still think that it was not the performance itself, which was missing last time, but rather outstanding riders." well you really blew that one. it was the performance. re: "Have they the commitment to do that finally, this time ?" from outward appearances you would think so...? right...? unfortunately, the simple act of going hammer and tongs doesn't guarantee results, the only thing going hammer and tongs guarantees is that stacks of cash are being set on FIRE. there are ton of variables out of their control. for example... defective tyres, overzealous riders trying to be cool and duplicate Rossi's original block pass because they saw Marcus pull it off, 11th hour rule changes, etc. it's both a mine field and a "TORPEDO FIELD", if there is such a thing.


April 16, 2014 3:49 PM

MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz rides Suzuki MotoGP machine

as someone mentioned, having Kevin on the bike is PR. remember, we've seen this movie. Elena rode the old GSVR at Indy back in 2011. but as i said from the very beginning, this WHOLE XRH1 development is PR. as you now see, from the regular release of update vids, press releases, etc and now being at COTA, some sage Madison Avenue type has decided to "dangle the carrot 'n front the horse" (the horse in this analogy would be YOU guys) and leverage this whole thing as a marketing exercise. even if they never make it to the grid, they've succeeded at getting the masses to think and speak the name "Suzuki". a lot of the exposure benefits, but a fraction of the cost and well, easily ZERO the risk of actually competing. no overzealous rider (unknowingly shod with a defective front) can scuttle your fancy prototype charging into T1, so long as you REFRAIN from having your fancy prototype charge into T1.


April 16, 2014 4:55 PM

MotoGP » Dovi: Open rules not behind Ducati podium

re: "I think that when 990cc 4-strokes were introduced into MotoGP, the 2-stroke displacement limit should have gone up to 990cc also" that or they overshot the runway with 990 displacement. if you remember, they were briefly set to be 1000's. this, because they were in fact "competing" with WSBK who was kicking their a$$e$ in terms of popularity. big bikes were "it" and they still are, but of course complaints arose and that's when they got the 990 designation. if only they were smart enough to realize 2-strokes were part of their USP, and there was no reason they couldn't co-exist (see entry for year 1). let the teams decide what they want to spend their money on.

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