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ZeR0 Kun

April 18, 2015 5:30 PM
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MotoGP » Ezpeleta outlines 2017 MotoGP proposals


Why "not allowing new teams & limit the number of riders to 24"? New teams, riders, and manufacturers should be welcomed with open arms provided they have interest and will to compete. Look at the bigger picture. We are not just talking about manufacturers supplying full MotoGP bike - we are also talking about manufacturers supplying MotoGP engines to chassis specialists like Kalex, FTR, Suter, Speed Up, Moriwaki. It is the cheaper option to have bigger grids especially when supplying full bike is considered too much a hassle by the factories. I want to see MotoGP to have full grid as much as 42 riders like the first season of Moto2. Why not?

ZeR0 Kun

May 23, 2015 4:34 PM
Last Edited 10 days ago

MotoGP » Moto2 staying single engine post-2018


Moto2 should remain single-engine multi-chassis class. Apparently it moves towards de facto single chassis class is due to Kalex have done their homework and continually improves while other manufacturers didn't. Once we open the engine supply, the costs will explode and only selected riders will receive the best engine just like now only selected riders receive the best chassis update. Remember the Aprilia-Gilera days in final years of 250? Wants the same thing to happen in Moto2 again? In fact we should question ourselves about the commitment and attitude of other manufacturers towards feeder class - where are Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprilia, and Ducati when Moto3 is formed? Do they at least offer an "over-the-counter" or kit bike for teams and riders? I hate to tell the fact that they do nothing to promote talents from the bottom to the top, so please cut some slack for Honda and KTM for that.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:32 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


as for Kalex as the dominant chassis manufacturer in Moto2, you cannot blame them. they have done their homework while others are simply cannot produce chassis that can suit many kinds and types of riders. look at Suter - unless you have build and riding style like MM no way you can get the best result out of it. so do with Moriwaki, FTR, Speed Up. their chassis are not that versatile compared to Kalex. Kalex have proved that their bikes are fast regardless the riding style or rider build - be it smooth & relaxed, or aggressive & charging. be it tall or small, Kalex has proved it can suit more type than most. other chassis manufacturers have only themselves to be blamed.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:15 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


at the same time please think about other manufacturers' commitment to the feeder series. or rather, their lack of commitment. if Moto2 as the feeder series to MotoGP should be an open-engine formula, then where is Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati, Aprilia when Moto3 is created? have we ever see their factory teams in the series? have they ever build and supplied Moto3 engines to the specialist chassis manufacturers? if they are unwilling to participate in Moto3, then what do you think the chances are in Moto2? as much as we hate them, sometimes we should be grateful that Honda - and KTM - are willing to do the donkey work by providing engines and machines to the upcoming riders in the two classes.

ZeR0 Kun

November 28, 2014 1:03 PM

MotoGP » Moto2: Honda extends engine supply to 2018


personally one-make engine rule is the way to go in Moto2. engineering-wise, it's much harder to maintain parity between multi-cylinder engines compared to singles - just look at the disparity of engine performance in MotoGP, F1, and even WSBK. cost will be escalated just to achieve a few seconds and the result? arms race at the lower classes where it should be about talent and not equipment. hence the reason to make Moto2 as a single-engine multi-chassis competition is the right move - at least the cost is controlled through standard engine. and engineering-wise this is why Moto3 can go for multi-engine competition, yet the technology is limited with no things like pneumatic valves and rev limit is imposed. all to keep cost under control.

ZeR0 Kun

May 25, 2014 2:03 AM

MotoGP » Biggest brakes allowed at all MotoGP circuits


good, now let's ban carbon brakes and return to metal discs. the braking distance will be extended and will be more overtaking opportunities under braking. just look at WSBK - the racing is far closer despite the disparity of performances between the bikes of different makes, arguably due to the use of metal brakes. it will make the product more road-relevant and encourage more manufacturers to come in to develop their products. face facts - after more than 20 years, still no production bike uses carbon brakes as a standard equipment.

ZeR0 Kun

May 01, 2014 12:20 PM
Last Edited 397 days ago

MotoGP » Bridgestone to quit as MotoGP tyre supplier


MotoGP should allow multi-tyre competition, but limit each manufacturer to the two-compound choices per meeting and rule out any "overnight special" - even though ironically, this rule caught Michelin off-guard in 2007 season and cause many of their top riders defect to Bridgestone later on. In this way, not only no rider will receive special tyres but also equalise competition - at least among riders that use the same tyre brand - by having the same compounds & choices available to them.

ZeR0 Kun

March 23, 2014 3:48 PM
Last Edited 436 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP clarifies Factory-Open concessions


if they really want to increase spectacle and closer racing without having this nonsense rules - together with cost-cutting and increasing relevance to the road-going product - why not change the brakes from carbon to metal, at least for the start? in this way the braking distance will be extended considerably and improving the chances of overtaking under braking. emphasis will be changed from outright horsepower to acceleration & stability, and therefore will reduce gap between the most powerful bike with the least ones. in fact after 20 years of racing, still no carbon brakes becomes standard for mass-produced bikes - very much like the expensive pneumatic valve technology that precedes it in F1 a couple of years earlier, which i think also have to go to attract more manufacturers. look at WSBK, despite the disparity of performances & configuration between bikes, the racing is closer in no small part due to metal brakes - and that with top bikes having sophisticated elec

ZeR0 Kun

March 23, 2014 3:51 PM
Last Edited 436 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP clarifies Factory-Open concessions


cont... look at WSBK, despite the disparity of performances & configuration between bikes, the racing is closer in no small part due to metal brakes - and that with top bikes having sophisticated electronics equal to their MotoGP counterparts. so why not MotoGp go to this same route? I always found the this Factory-Open rule very nonsense. all we need is just one rule applicable to all, and outlaw any kind of tech that was considered expensive and/or proven to have no relevance to the road-going product like carbon brakes and pneumatic valves. even by outlawing pneumatic valves alone, can cut down the engine costs dramatically and control the engine power. even it can attract more manufacturers with decent or basic technology as well as budget to come in and develop their product. by itself, MotoGp returns to its very root as the place to develop technology and becomes R&D lab for manufacturers, not just a tool for marketing and prestige.

ZeR0 Kun

November 10, 2013 11:26 AM

MotoGP » Honda presents 2014 Production Racer


now why not go MotoGP class go "All Open" just like BSB that have went "All EVO", at least by having the pneumatic valves outlawed? this production racer has proved that cost-wise, pneumatic valves takes the largest chunk of engine development costs and the entire bike itself. the fact that F1 have use pneumatic valves for 20 years and still not filtered down to road cars due to its astronomical cost must mean something, and by outlawing it we can at least attract more manufacturers with modest budget and engine technology to compete - further cutting cost by introducing more competition to produce competitive engines and/or complete bikes.


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