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March 10, 2011 1:18 PM

MotoGP » 1000cc set for Mugello test debut

Sweeble, you're bang on. Jerry Burgess said that 600cc is about right for bike racing and I agree too. A WSS bike is circa 145bhp, a GP spec engine could be 180bhp and still reliable. I also agree that WSBK should be closer to stock, BUT, look how much faster the BMW is compared to the competition. If it's too stock you may find one manufacturer dominates. I'd like to see SBK specs closer to WSS. 17" wheels, either stock or kit swinging arm, standard pistons and head (although porting allowed), standard injectors, free choice of cams. 'Bolt on' electronics only which must be available off the shelf for less than £1,500. In my mind a competetive SBK should be able to be built for under £50,000 all in. Bike, suspension, wheels, bodywork, engine parts- the lot.


March 09, 2011 1:57 PM

MotoGP » British Eurosport to broadcast classic MotoGP races

You can't please all of the people, all of the time. And it's for that reason we can turn the channel over! I personally don't have a problem with the beeb commentary. Ok it's pretty simple and they miss a lot of what goes on, but that's why I have my own eyes and ears! And there are no adverts, either. Motorcycle racing is not a main stream sport so we can't expect it to be treated as such. Anyway, back on topic I think this is an excellent idea from Eurosport.


March 09, 2011 1:21 PM
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WSBK » Bayliss developing 2012 Ducati Superbike

I see Rossi going to WSBK. I think he'd like to be the only man to win world champs in 125,250,500,990, 800 and WSBK. I think we all know 2011 won't be his year, and if 2012 is similar then in 2013 he'll be off to WSBK. No point staying in MotoGP and diluting his legacy further. I also think the v-twin will continue to work as an sbk engine. Long bang Yamahas and V4 Aprilias are all about trying to generate traction- something the Duc has plenty of.


March 08, 2011 1:52 PM

MotoGP » LCR Honda, Elias launch 2011 campaign

What??!! Elias was the class of the Moto2 field! If he doesn't deserve the ride, who does? Ok, he's had a chances before but we was kicked out of GP and then spanked the Moto2 competition. I'd like to know how many evolutions the LCR bike is behind the factory machine. We've all seen that Elias has still got it, but much like Melandri has shown, without top kit in MotoGP it's very hard to shine. Look at Aoyama- top 250 rider in 2009, average 2010 in MotoGP but in 2011 he has the revised Honda and he's back up there.


March 08, 2011 11:18 AM

MotoGP » Bautista, Suzuki head for 'very important' test

Forgetting about the riders, why is it that the Suzuki only works in hot weather? Why does it struggle to generate heat in the tyres? The braking/accelerating is the same, so it must come down to corner loading? Can anyone out there explain to me why one bike can generate heat in its tyres and another can't? (When they have the same power output and weight?) Could it be that the heat affects the rigidity of the frame and it flexes differently? Or the damping action of the suspension changes? Or is that just daft?!


March 07, 2011 9:25 AM

MotoGP » Rossi: I could race in Superbikes with Ducati

This has turned into a bit of Rossi bashing, it seems! Rossi doing WSBK makes perfect sense- the biggest personality in motorcycle racing on a production bike. Ducati then have license to make a limited edition run of 460 1198 road bikes in Rossi colours. Valentino gets given number 46 and is pictured riding it, 459 other bikes get sold at £3,000 over regular bikes to account for the stickers! Depending how things go I wouldn't be surprised to see Rossi doing a wildcard race in 2011 or 2012.

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