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May 15, 2012 6:16 PM

MotoGP » Rossi thrilled by WSBK 'brawl', MotoGP 'more tedious'

What was tedious to me, was after Rossi won his second motogp championship for Honda in 2003. During the height of Rossi's career he dominated every race so often that it became boring to watch. It got exciting again when Stoner and Lorenzo arrived to give him some competition. It's still exciting today because either one of them could win this weekend, with several spoilers in the waiting.


March 23, 2012 9:10 PM

MotoGP » Valentino Rossi still far from the 'front'

The 90-degree configuration is a serious problem. Look at any pic of the duc without fairing, and their crankshaft appears to be 10 cm further back than an inline-4 bike. Even if ducati got the weight distribution to equal the Yamaha, the gyroscope effect entering turns is going to be different. On an inline-4 the crankshaft is closer to your knees and gut, about midway between the hands and feet. On the ducati the gyroscope is closer to the ankles. Also, this is worse if your riding style favors a planted front wheel. In straight line braking, having the crankshaft further back should be an advantage. But when the fork compresses under braking it's not getting enough weight to create grip. Then when turn-in starts the forks rebound and lose even more weight & grip. This would explain Stoner's crashes going into corners in 2010. Once in a corner the suspension balances out, and lack of weight on the front causes it to understeer. Something we've known about the duc for years.


November 17, 2010 1:51 AM

MotoGP » 125: Indian manufacturer plans 2011 entry

@theFAN: You can have all the nouveau riche Harleys you want. This is a motorsports site, and Harley makes expensive jewelry. The first (and last) time I rode a Harley, I ground the pipes while initiating a right turn from complete stop. I must have been going 15 Kph tops. Harley riders are about dressing macho and riding in a straight line. I've been to India and nowhere did I see a road where you can ride in a straight line for more than 1 kilometer before running into livestock in the middle of the highway. But I bet you'll look real macho in front of the barefoot crowd that assembles to admire your bling ... on the other hand, I am VERY excited to see what Mahindra can accomplish next year. I hope this brings an influx of Indian engineering and finances to the sport, that will result in more competition.


November 16, 2010 7:03 PM

MotoGP »'s MotoGP top ten: 7th

Nicky4President - please study history objectively. British empire taxed and enslaved 25% of the world's population for centuries ... originated the idea of creating a Jewish colony to manage regional politics when the navy switched from coal to oil in the early 1900s. The US only replaced the UK recently. ... MI6 taught the CIA how to meddle in middle-east oil politics to gain world dominance. WWI started in Sarajevo due to a pipeline under construction from Iran to Germany. ... why do poms on this site think british riders are the best? blind patriotic arrogance indeed. ... race-hate crimes increased by almost 600 per cent in London in the month after the July 7 bomb attacks ... denied Geneva convention rights to IRA detainees ... officially allowed use of tasers on children since 2007 ... America's most recent execution used an injection manufactured by a British corporation ... for you to say you still have american friends in spite of your skewed history... well you deserve a m


November 12, 2010 6:55 PM

MotoGP » Stoner stars as Valencia test concludes, Rossi 15th

Crediting Lorenzo's success to electronics is a lame excuse. First of all, don't bother mentioning braking, since electronics have little to do with braking. Sure the engine braking needs to be managed, but almost all ex250 riders prefer little engine braking, which is not that hard to dial in. as for electronics saving him from a high side, by the time the tire is sliding sideways electronics have nothing to do with it. Every rider knows to cut the throttle and adjust steering when the rear kicks out. When Jorge almost crashed after hitting Sickocelli, he let go the throttle and steered away from the gravel. No electronic wizardry there. Face it - he rides with precision, consistency, and rarely makes mistakes. Plain good riding.

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