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TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:24 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


ProfessorX: seamless shifting, ignition switching, traction controlled engine braking, kind of takes any kind of talent out of the equation. pretty soon you won't even need a rider on the bike. the shame about GPs is you could make the racing so much better just by banning the idiot proof electronics, as well as make it a shed load cheaper. Then you can introduce a larger variety of tires and not force teams to spend so much time/effort/money chasing the tires. but we wouldn't want to make racing any better or save money ... SIGH. Hypocrisy at it's finest. The proof is in the pudding.
Prof.. Talking sense has no place here. You'll just get flamed to a crisp. I've said stuff in very similar vein so I know (mind you, half of em will disagree with me on principle, just because they don't want real, they want fantasy.

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:48 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


No-one seems bothered at all (cept me n the Prof, hardly popularity contest winners either of us)... about the technology like seamless boxes taking away the importance of rider skills and inputs. Why is that? The more I think about it, the more in awe I actually am of the bottle of today's MotoGP riders actually. Because, instead of actually enhancing safety (as is claimed) I think it requires riders to stick their necks out and trust in systems and programming they cannot control. Imagine someone handing you a bungee rope and saying... if run some calculations and this should stop you from splitting your head open like an over-ripe melon 2 inches from that concrete floor. Go for it and JUMP! ......

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:53 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


Brain:
TalentFan: ... of a root vegetable. I'm favouring the Turnip as the root vegetable in question right now. It just sounds right.
One more time, Moto GP is what is intended to be, a contest between manufactures. If one manufacturer is better than another, that is not a reason to dumb down the world so everybody is equal.
Ok then. So why don't the Mfrs just race remote control or automated machines then? No rider required to take any of the glory? I'll tell you why.. cos hardly anyone would watch it, and those that did would quickly lose interest. Human endeavour and interest is what puts backsides on seats and keeps them there. So the Mfrs hijack a Racing series and then erode and take away anything but the pretence of the Riders contest, so they get to keep the audience under false pretences.

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:33 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


Brain: Grand Prix bikes are produced to win races and to SHOWCASE THE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES OF THEIR MANUFACTURERS.
But you missed out key phrases that SHOULD be in there.... 1. But only 5% of the bikes in the Races can have all the technology and data solutions, so all they really do is beat bikes with LESS technology. 2. The capabilities of their Manufacturer's included restricting the technology their customers will get, so that the Mfr's can beat most of their rivals before they turn a wheel. 3. The Mfrs will introduce technology that marginalises the riders inputs and skills requirement... but they won't say too much about that, as the Fans want to believe its the rider doing the winning, not the tech. IMO it is m0r0nic to happily trade a decent rider challenge and proper skills contest, for some technology & a foregone (fast) procession. But it seems that the truth simply is that some people have the common sense and IQ of a ro

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:49 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


.......most people'd cack themselves hoping his data and settings were spot on (if you jumped at all). Riders now have to trust the electronics settings which they cannot affect, and go to what they are told the system can handle..or they simply won't go fast enough to have a prayer. At least without electronics, just HOW much you apply is 100% the riders own decision - his fault if he overcooks it, and his problem if he doesn't apply quite enough... they call it a rider contest, or Racing (in case you've never come across it, children). Destiny in their own hands & all that. Seems todays MotoGP guys are required to have the sheer guts to pin it and rely on some guy's settings - a guy who never rides it himself, and who is safely tucked away in pitlane while the rider finds out if he's got a flying lap, or flying to hospital. Big Balls for sure... but far less subtlety and sublime skills required too.

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 7:36 PM

MotoGP » No seamless downshifts for Yamaha


shamarone: re: "No seamless downshifts for Yamaha..." ...Ducati, Suzuki, Aprilia, but i digress. Dorna, when you banned dual clutch technology, it wasn't so much you were banning THAT as you were banning the spirit/intent/cost of the technology... the longer you wait to close this OBVIOUS loophole (obvious to me anyway), the more it suggest collusion with Honda.
Good on you Shamarone. Say it straight cos that's the Elephant in the Room (I wonder if it likes Turnips?).

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 1:58 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Fight for second ‘getting interesting’


As it was posted right under my post, Tetley, I don't think I was being paranoid there haha! Fair enough on the bickering (I felt a suitable response was warranted to a damned rude & pointless post tbh, but of course you're right). Well done on the 'taking the moral high ground' stance,and admonishing me & CND, while also managing a little stealthy sideswipe of your own at the same time though Tetley! Used your "Brain" well there!

TalentFan

October 09, 2014 1:19 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: Fight for second ‘getting interesting’


crashnetdummies: Why are you still here, boring tit ?
I have to assume you mean me CND? Well, I can tell you for sure it's' not to read any of your posts, nor are my posts aimed at you. You can only snipe and be negative, and want to bicker and present your empty vessel noise with no substance and no thought put into it. You have nothing to contribute but interference and bluster. If you ever had an original thought run through your head, it'd be damned lonely & wondering just how the hell it got to be in such a useless void. You are the Crash equivalent of a Football Hooligan, and not worthy of me wasting any more time on you than I just have. (Note to Crash: I think this one may just qualify for your Moderators to consider a genuine retaliation in kind to a personal attack, & I fully understand that when you find it - you'll delete it).


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