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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 176 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 216 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 216 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.

ZeR0 Kun

June 09, 2013 1:30 PM

WSBK » WSBK Portimao: Melandri resists Guintoli to win by 0.007s


@ neo81 Despite both MotoGP and World Superbikes have the same problem in performance disparity and differences in specification between the bikes, the races in the latter is far closer is due to the use of steel brakes instead of carbon brakes common in the former. perhaps maybe a simple change in MotoGP regulation to mandate the use of steel brakes only, can solve the boring races that we have seen many times.

ZeR0 Kun

May 12, 2013 12:52 PM
Last Edited 531 days ago

WSBK » WSBK Monza: Melandri prevails in three-way Monza thriller


one reason why WSBK have far closer racing compared to MotoGP - despite the obvious disparity in the bike performance and configuration, plus the use of advanced electronics similar to the latter - is because the use of metal brakes instead of carbon brakes. the use of metal brakes extends the braking distance, which in turn making the useful speeding length between corners shorter. this shifts the emphasis from outright power, to acceleration and under braking stability. ducati have shown in many years that despite their twins are a few horsepower down compared to the fours, the use of metal brakes offset their lack of power and allows them to fully utilised their advantage in handling. metal brakes are also more road-relevant when it comes to product development in R&D. MotoGP should go for metal brakes. face facts - advanced electronics in MotoGP have found its way to the production bikes. but carbon brakes? after more than 20 years and still not even commercialised.

ZeR0 Kun

November 16, 2012 11:40 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards eyeing FTR-M1 for 2014?


@ shamarone i do agree with you on the brakes. carbon disc/carbon brakes are another point that drives the costs up, have little application to road-going products, and did not produce close racing despite being around for 20 years already. look at WSBK as the finest example - even though they also use loads of electronics like motoGP and the disparity of bike performance due to engine configuration, the races are arguably closer thanks to the use of metal brakes. the development costs of metal brakes can easily be recouped from the sales of production version that benefits from the work done in racing, making it more attractive to new suppliers that seek to expand their technology. more suppliers also mean less cost through competition of brake supply.


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