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ZeR0 Kun

November 16, 2012 2:45 PM

MotoGP » Colin Edwards eyeing FTR-M1 for 2014?


@ mrfill as long as the factory lease the engine to the teams/builders, the same rule as per factory should be applied. however, the main factor whether the leasing can be afforded by the teams are eventually, down to the engine costs itself. in my humble opinion, pneumatic valves should be outlawed in the sense that 1) the development cost of this technology is astronomical from scratch therefore deter many manufacturers/engine builders from entering motoGP with basic, decent technology and 2) no application of pneumatic valves on production machines even after more than 20 years after its introduction, making it impossible for factories to recoup their investment in this technology via sales of their road-going products. not only this will reduce the cost tremendously, but also may have knock-on effects on the close racing - rev-ceiling will be lowered without the need of standard electronic rev-limiter, thereby reducing power. when the cost down, factories can lease and/or sell t

ZeR0 Kun

November 16, 2012 1:48 PM
Last Edited 649 days ago

MotoGP » Colin Edwards eyeing FTR-M1 for 2014?


@ mrmwink i do agree with you. but as you pointed out that factories does not necessarily build the best chassis, this is also the very reason why they reluctant to lease the engine - the prospect of specialist chassis builders able to beat their engine suppliers will imply the factories themselves are average chassis builders compared to the specialists - something unthinkable for the factories when motoGP suceess can impact their bike sales, where they build everything including the chassis. they can afford lease the engines in moto3 because the impact of moto3 on sales is very small, a fraction to what motoGP success can bring. factory can offer at least engines that were one or two specifications behind factory equivalents. however to lower down the cost on the engines (and thereby attracting more manufacturers/engine builders), pneumatic valves must be banned. after more than 20 years with no application to the production machines, there is little relevance for this technology t

ZeR0 Kun

November 10, 2012 2:06 PM
Last Edited 655 days ago

MotoGP » Yamaha gives M1 technical presentation


great information. now please ban those carbon disc brakes and allow ferrous-metal discs instead. it will increase the braking distance tremendously, and in turn we can see more overtaking as most moves are done under braking. this will change the emphasis from outright power and top speed, to acceleration and stability/traction out of corner. even from R&D point of view, it will be more relevant to the production brakes used on the streets. face facts - electronics from MotoGP have found their way to production bikes, but carbon brakes? 22 years and still not there.

ZeR0 Kun

September 29, 2012 12:59 PM
Last Edited 697 days ago

MotoGP » Ezpeleta paints MotoGP vision


his vision is possible, provided that: 1. give more leeway in engine design (no more maximum bore size) and maximum number used, but exotic technologies such as pneumatic valves needs to be outlawed. just like F1, pneumatic valves is the reason why the engine costs sky-rocketed and very few manufacturers can produce competitive engines within that high cost. in fact, no road cars use pneumatic valves after 20 years of introduction. 2. free ECU design for all and allow all those gizmo including traction control. again, production bikes will benefit from these and the cost can be absorbed into production. 3. outlaw carbon disc brakes and use non-ferrous metal discs. like the pneumatic valves, no production bike/car use carbon brakes due to limitation of those items and the use of metal discs can see the cost be absorbed into production while the final production product may benefit from the R&D in racing. to those who doubt whether item 2 and 3 will widen the gap, they should

ZeR0 Kun

September 29, 2012 1:00 PM
Last Edited 697 days ago

MotoGP » Ezpeleta paints MotoGP vision


cont: to those who doubt whether item 2 and 3 will widen the gap, they should look at WSB - despite the disparity of design and performances between the bikes and the use of traction control is allowed in the series, the racing is considerably closer than motogp, due to the use of steel brakes. hopefully this not only will drive the cost down and makes it sustainable in the long term, but also will attract more manufacturers to the sport. especially to those that only have basic technologies and modest budget but want to use racing as a R&D for their production bike. or maybe will tempt back many manufacturers that stayed away from motogp due to the ridiculous costs and technologies that may not benefit their production bike and sales. for any manufacturers, bikes or cars, production and sales are always the cornerstone of their survival.

ZeR0 Kun

September 25, 2012 5:11 PM

MotoGP » Moto3: Champion elect Cortese clinches Moto2 deal


@ Dylan the engine is randomly distributed, yes that reduces or eliminate possibilities of any special engine for any particular rider. but the air intake flow in and/or exhaust system are not a part of the overall engine package. this is where perhaps the extra power can be squeezed out in albeit in a very small amount. as for Cortese, congrats to him. given that he maintained his consistency, he would easily be among the frontrunner in Moto2.

ZeR0 Kun

August 28, 2012 5:13 PM

F1 » F1 wannabe set to spark new 'green' series


@ Guitarman perhaps you never heard about Tazio Nuvolari, who is considered by many as among the greatest driver of all time. in Milan GP, he use only one hand to steer and the another holding a bloodstained handkerchief - in fact many attributed his later death was from the result of of inhaling the burned fuel during those days of open face helmets. only later on the fuel technology becomes better and cleaner, so the case of cancers as the result of burning fuel drops. i have no objections to the idea of Formula E. just bring it!


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