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June 25, 2014 1:14 AM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


"No matter how things are set, if you tried to open the throttle mid corner you'd get a nasty surprise. " Hubris! He talks as though he is the last word. Let me correct that statement. "No matter how things are set, with a naturally aspirated engine, if you tried to open the throttle mid corner at the wrong rpm you'd get a nasty surprise. " YES with your stupid naturally aspirated engines that is what you get. A supercharged engine will deliver a perfectly linear power curve. No sudden surges or power bands. But forget that lets just use antiquated garbage technology because . . . because ummmm. Oh I know this is the "prototype" class. Maybe someone can tell me why are we using naturally aspirated engines on racing motorcycles? Because I cannot see any reason to use them at all.

Painless

June 25, 2014 3:50 AM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


I'm fine with that. If the world wants electric racing motorcycles then so be it. At least it has the chance of not being a pseudo "prototype" class like MotoGP. I like the technology because I have been involved with racing motorcycles. I am inspired when I see people pushing the boundaries like Britten did. He had a dream and he made it happen. In my world there would be people and small enterprises all pushing those boundaries of engineering and allowing many talented riders to have a shot at the title. But in the world we live in there is none of that.

Painless

June 25, 2014 3:38 AM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


You miss the point. I am not talking about the need for more power. I am talking about the need for a linear power delivery at very low cost. This solves two problems. The first being the need for electronics to control the violent power surge that comes from a high performance naturally aspirated engine. The second is the high costs of producing a competitive engine for MotoGP. We live in a world where there are 5 axis cnc machines, cad/cam/fea on you PC and you can order items 3D printed from titanium over the internet and have them delivered to your door. The rules of MotoGP are archaic. No more than 4 cylinders, no less than 160kg. What a joke. To believe that it is a prototype class is just ludicrous.

Painless

June 25, 2014 1:47 AM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


"There is no other class able to supply riders for MotoGP. " Yes, Mick Doohan was hopelessly slow and that's because he didn't come up through the ranks. What about Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz? We could go on all day but don't let the facts get in the way of your diatribe. We all know that the riders in WSBK are pathetically slow and that is why MotoGP bikes are 5 seconds a lap faster, right? Now for all the respondents who are going to state that "That was the old days. MotoGP bikes are different. Only riders with experience on 250cc chook bikes and CBR600s can ride them" Allow me to correct the original statement. "Most of the riders come up through the lower ranks because that is the path of least resistance. Ben Spies showed that it is possible for a rider with outstanding results from another class to get noticed".

Painless

June 25, 2014 1:16 AM

MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!


"No matter how things are set, if you tried to open the throttle mid corner you'd get a nasty surprise. " Hubris! He talks as though he is the last word. YES with your stupid naturally aspirated engines that is what you get. A supercharged engine will deliver a perfectly linear power curve. No sudden surges or power bands. But forget that, lets just use antiquated garbage dangerous technology because . . . because ummmm.

Painless

June 24, 2014 5:19 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!


The thread is about Marquez and his amazing talent, or whether that talent can be attributed to the machinery he is on. Then the discussion developed to riders who have done amazing things on more than one bike. Then to the intellectual capacity of some of the 'fans' who post here. Come on? A discussion about the greats who rode a different bike. But don't mention the one who really did it on a pig. Lest you incur the wrath of the crash hordes.

Painless

June 24, 2014 5:09 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!


I'd settle for supercharging (no turbo garbage), 750cc, zero rider aids and no control tyres. And a combined rider/bike weight limit. A sensible one one not the ridiculous lead barge value that they have now. If someone wants to rev a supercharged engine to 30000rpm then by all means knock yourself out. If they want to build a 10 cylinder engine then by all means, do so. If they want to carry 60 litres of fuel around, fine, you can do that too.

Painless

June 24, 2014 4:37 PM

MotoGP » Marquez: It can’t go on forever!


The only show in town. Be nice to have a rebel series but the people with loads of cash to throw around aren't interested in motorcycle racing. Mostly they want to make more money so that they can have lots of it when they die. Yes, people are stupid. Always have been. Always will be. We get the politicians we deserve because most people are stupid. We get the racing we deserve for the same reason.


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