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February 28, 2015 1:25 AM

MotoGP » VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!

There has to be some equity somewhere. In the case of the Factory 2 the real benefit is the number of engines so they can actually develop a better motorcycle, and as we see it did seem to work. They have to have some sort of incentive to return to full factory and the only real advantage is the harder tire. But they would be fools to give up the development advantages Factory 2 gives until the bike is very sorted out. But that being said, when the bike is ready they will want a tire that will last the race. Good incentive.


March 03, 2015 10:26 PM

MotoGP » Rossi: New Ducati ‘fast’, tyre rule ‘unfair’

@Joeski, I think VR has always cared about the open rule/concession of the softer tire. It means they have an advantage by being able to put in a fast lap and qualify better. Which in turn means that the "Open/Factory2" bike is in the way. And in case anyone hasn't noticed, Dovi for example is extremely hard to get around, and he has a tendency once they do get around him, fight back and possibly re-pass, then slow down to recover from his burst of speed, making the gap to the leaders even wider.


February 20, 2015 11:42 PM

MotoGP » Five things to look out for at Sepang II

When it comes to budgets and spending, the underdog competitors (the ones that don't have the big bucks to throw at a racing team) just love it when they are competing and finishing ahead of the big boys. The term "Giant Killer" is always good for sales, and pays big dividends. That is why many compete, although they know it isn't all together fair.


February 12, 2015 7:11 PM
Last Edited 290 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’

CONT It may have been BS, but he stated that they had overcome those shortfalls with different elements in the carbon. And one other point...Never say never. And form their website: Not thermally sensitive (will work great on the street) Ultra broad torque curve across a very wide thermal range Much longer lasting than C/c Much less expensive than C/c Great wet weather performance - unlike C/c [not hygroscopic] Terrific feel and feedback at the lever Strong braking performance? We mean, Really strong: +.6 mu average friction with special requisite Ferodo Racing brake pads


February 12, 2015 7:10 PM
Last Edited 291 days ago

MotoGP » MotoGP top speeds ‘medium-term concern’

TedG: What does everyone mean there is no use for carbon brakes on a roadbike? BrakeTech has a spiffy but pricy set of rotors that will warm up nicely for street use and they are dead light.
Good luck getting caught in a rain storm with them on - I'll send flowers! As you stated too - look at the cost! Totally OTT and impractical things that are never going mainstream. You can build a motorbike out of Platinum and Gold if you WANT to - that doesn't make it practical, any better nor a good idea. Existing 1000cc Sportsbikes are already irrelevant through being both SO fast and SO beyond 99% of riders ability to fully exploit - even on a track let alone the road. What is the point of having even MORE that you can simply never use?
Not saying you are wrong, but I have spoken to the guy when he would bring them to Laguna. And I asked him specifically about the wet and warmup. It may have been BS, but he stated that they CONT

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