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Codger

September 25, 2014 11:18 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


BJR.......I hear you. All those things are affected, as you say, so bunging a normal size rider on a bike designed around a tiddler needs thinking about. I was merely thinking of a way to make it fair to all, manufacturers and riders alike. I think there should be a minimum weight and possibly even a minimum wheelbase, I just think that sticking a load of lead somewhere on the small man's bike is not the way to go. What you say will go someway to explaining why riders usually need a year to get a new bike how they want it, and some never get it right. In the older times, as you know, the riders could ride anything. Two classes in one day was the norm, sometimes three !! In modern times I suppose the standout rider for that would be Stoner. Come to that I can't really think of another one. ( Dovi maybe, without the win rate of course )

Codger

September 24, 2014 12:17 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Take the weight and height of the biggest rider and the smallest rider. Split the difference in half and then increase the minimum weight of the bike by that amount. That would be the fairest to all the riders with the added bonus that manufacturing costs would be reduced. Instead of having to add ballast make some of the components out of less exotic materials. Sorted....who needs Dorna.

Codger

September 23, 2014 3:29 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Circular arguments.At the moment the bigger riders are handicapped but if minimum bike/rider weight is brought in then the smaller riders are handicapped. It could be said that bigger riders should find another sport. That argument could be used against the smaller riders too. At least with the minimum bike/rider weight option the handicap would be equal. I think my first post on this thread still rings true ( despite the disagrees that it collected. ) Rider bulk DOES matter otherwise we wouldn't be discussing it, there would be nothing to discuss.


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