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Codger

June 24, 2014 9:21 PM
Last Edited 27 days ago

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


Everyone spending time extolling the virtues of the young Spanish hotshot should also be saying how good one Scott Redding is as well (I'm referring to MotoGP results) When you consider how much bigger Scott is than Marc then it should have been him on the Honda this year. Just a reality check, good as Marc is he is not a legend yet. Edited to say that I meant to type MotoGP2 results.

Codger

June 26, 2014 8:54 AM
Last Edited 27 days ago

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


TrueFan......:) Brain.....My point was not to go back to the 60s to put things right. I'm trying to say that once things are brought in that are not applicable to normal road bikes, in fact unusable on road bikes, then controls have to be brought in that aid (or take over from) the rider. Nothing to be gained from arguing the merits of it now, it's too late. I count myself fortunate to have witnessed all eras from the late 50s onwards and I really can't pick a favourite. Having said that I have a feeling that we've moved on from bikes being bikes, and riders being riders. It's odd that I could relate to the riders' efforts on a Honda 250cc six, or on a Benelli 4cyl, or an MV3. All far removed from the bikes available to me and yet, somehow, more relevant than modern bikes. I wish that Technology had continued in the way it was, Lap times might well be 3 or 4 seconds a lap slower now, but us punters wouldn't notice. Same for top speed. Is 215 mph really needed when the tracks can't cop

Codger

June 25, 2014 5:30 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


I suppose that what I am saying is that the bikes should never have been allowed to get this fast in the first place, and thereby needing extensive rider aids. I'm all for technology, and don't want to see the clock turned back. What I do say is that if they hadn't moved to 1000cc then Carbon brakes wouldn't have been brought in. If slick tyres hadn't been introduced then highsides wouldn't be such an issue. Progress is not progress if it brings more problems than it solves.

Codger

June 25, 2014 5:08 PM

MotoGP » Guy Coulon (Tech 3) - Q&A


KnowNothing.....(a misnomer imo :) ) I believe that MotoGP should be an extrapolation of 'ride on the road' bikes, albeit in an extreme form. Slick tyres and Carbon brakes are the main reasons that Motogp bikes are reaching such high speeds and the engine power has to be controlled by electronics. If the punters don't want to see the bikes slowed down then the alternative is to alter all the circuits, giving slip roads at the end of straights, greater hard runoff areas on the corners, chicanes, etc, etc. I stop short of saying roundabouts and traffic lights.The track side viewer will be farther and farther away from the action and will need binoculars. The discussion on the extent of electronics is unresolvable, it is far too late. The bikes are unrideable without them so unless we turn back the clock on what a bike actually means ie. scrapping 'made for racing' things such as Carbon brakes and slick tyres electronics are here to stay. Check out todays' MCN to see what the modern ri


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