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jake318

June 05, 2015 10:53 AM

WSBK » Confident Rea aims to keep it simple


Glad to hear Rea is still going for as many wins as possible . At Donnington Rea played it safe being he had a 100 point lead SO early in the season and Sykes winning created more press excitement than another dominant win by Rea . Its also a smart move as history has shown , aggressive hard charging riders have a tendency to fall when they back off there normal pace

jake318

May 28, 2015 11:49 AM

WSBK » Davies: Ducati still lacks a few tenths


SoSlo: i'm a big chaz fan but maybe ducati just need another 200cc in WSBK so they can compete with the Japanese and Aprilia who seem to have no problem winning championships with 1000cc Ducati's new slogan - We can only be competitive in racing if you let us have at least a 10-20% advantage either with engine capacity (WSBK) or fuel allowance (MotoGP).
The FIM isn't giving Ducati any unfair advantages. Ask any race engineer or mechanical engineer. An Inline or V-4 engine has SO many INHERANT ADVANTAGES over a V-Twin its amazing they can even qualify for a WSBK race not to mention WIN a WSBK race. Ducati has ALWAYS been down on power. The ONLY advantage a twin has Is torque. If Ducati doesn't get significantly better drive off of corners they have no chance of being competitive in a race. They NEED an extra 300cc at least to compete against the other European Manufacturers and Kawasaki. Kawasaki is putting in a great effort and have the best riders.

jake318

May 30, 2015 10:25 PM

WSBK » Lowes: We made big steps forward


A big part of the rule change for 2015 was that the Japanese didn't/couldn't forsee the Horsepower increase of the European Superbikes. The Aprilia RSV4 Horsepower couldnt be matched by the older Japanese designs as there engine cases where too light/weak. If the Japanese superbikes (exception of ZX10RR=newer design) tuned to match the Aprila RSV4 they would implode . 2015, less Horsepower = Japanese could now compete without imploded engine cases .So, the Suzuki should be able to compete once electronics sorted . Today the electronics Superbikes are so integral to a Superbikes performance if they arnt working correct you cant compete. So util the electronics package is working correctly you cant even assess a bikes potencial or if its competitive. . You still have people who cant accept that the Japanese don't make the best Superbikes/literbikes anymore . But if/when the European manufactures get the Horsepower figures back up to 2014 numbers the Suzuki GSXR1000RR and the

jake318

May 30, 2015 9:40 PM

WSBK » Camier vents frustrations after top six crash


Electronics have become so integral to a Superbikes performance that if the electronics isn't working correctly there is nothing the rider can do to make up for it to be competitive . If the elctronics on the Johnny Reas Kawasaki where running poorly Rea and the ZX10RR would be running mid pack or DNF. So, you cant judge World Superbike until the electronics are working well.. Camiers MV F4RC ran strong and handled very well at Donnington.. fastest first practice qualified 7th even though he couldn't runn all qualifying sessions (again electronics ) and was passing/pressuring Davies 1199 panagale. if the MV F4RC was a bad machine Camier couldn't have ran so well, not with such strong competition this year .

jake318

May 26, 2015 3:12 PM
Last Edited 67 days ago

WSBK » Lowes: We made big steps forward


Everyone in the media is saying that Jonathan Rea is the most talented rider in WSBK today. That may be true, but we wont really know until Alex Lowes has a better motorcycle. The Suzuki GSXR 1000RR is the slowest factory bike on the track. Even the MV F4RC is faster and the MV F4RC has a 15 year old engine design. The Honda CBR 1000RR isn't the fastest bike in WSBK either but it does handle better than the Suzuki GSXR1000RR. This being said Alex Lowes has ridden so well this year he has been able to get onto the podium this year . Lowes (and Camier on the MV F4RC) has been severely hampered by Magnemerelli failing on a constant/semi constant basis. When the electronics do hold up for an entire race leg Lowes has been riding the wheels off the slow Suzuki GSXR 1000RR if Yoshimura can keep the Magnamerelli electronics working don't be surprised to see Lowes string together a few podiums or 4-6Th place finishes. Put Lowes on an Aprilia ( who got screwed with new rules=why hamper the

jake318

May 28, 2015 8:13 PM
Last Edited 68 days ago

WSBK » Lowes: We made big steps forward


Johnny05: To Jake318, not to contradict you sir, but if you look on worldsbk.com results, sector times and top speed Alex was 2nd fastest in trap speed to J.Rea. The bike with Lowes is a top 5 ride. Crescent has chosen to change electronics in season, BAD choice. It seems to be coming good but they for sure have had some ugly races. Bike is dated, but still very competitive. Randy needs to be put out to pasture or on gardening leave. MV will struggle on consistency. Its a good thing they have Leon's experience.
Johnny I stand corrected. I found the trap speed Figures on Worldsbk.com. Trap speeds= Aprilias where fastest 2. Ducati/Kawasaki 3MV/Suzuki last factory was Honda . All very close due to tight couse. Rider skill & Motorcycle handling most important attribites.to win on small/tight tracks. Unfortunately trap speeds during qualifying don't really represent power speed during race. The Japanese engine cases are lighter/weaker and cannot hold qualify

jake318

May 28, 2015 9:37 AM

WSBK » Lowes: We made big steps forward


Johnny .. as far as the Electronics , Both Suzuki use Magnamerelli. But it may not have been by choise but due to economy . Remember when Johnny Rea had Tencate sponsorship on the Honda CBR1000RR. Rea stated he wanted to use ISR or Brembo braking system but both ISR and Brembo systems cost money and Nissin offered there braking system for FREE. .. REA ran NISSIN brakes. BTW in reference to manufactures having to strengthen engine cases. It isn't just the Japanese who had to do so . Ducati had to create new stronger engine cases for the 1198R. The cases on Standard Ducati 1198 and 1198S where only rated to 170hp . Johnny if your into race engines, ... RACE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE (UK) They get inside info that you wont get anywhere else. You must have some aptitude in mechanical engineering to comprehend all the articles but it is a fantastic publication .

jake318

May 28, 2015 9:06 AM

WSBK » Lowes: We made big steps forward


Johhny05 there is no problem with an educated disagreement . You had informed me to look on Worldsbk.com last week to check trap speeds for the MV F4RC. Unfortunately . WSBK.com lists Average speeds in relation to section times not Top speeds/Trap speeds. BTW when you look to compare trap speeds to estimate power of a superbike team/brand do so during race. In 2014 Cresent Suzuki would have the GSXR 1000RR in a higher state of tune during qualifying than in the race . If Cresent ran the same high state of tune during the race it would blow up as it did 6-7 times in 2014. Japanese engine cases where not as heavy/strong as the European manufactures engine cases , so there race engineering dept hit a wall as even with old 2014 rules The Japanese manufactures could not create and use/change to heavier cases. No one foresaw Aprilia being able to make such horsepower gains . ( which IMHO they shoudnt have been penalized for) IM SURE YAMAHA DIDNT OVER LOOK THIS WHEN THEY DESIGNED THE 2

jake318

May 26, 2015 3:47 PM
Last Edited 69 days ago

WSBK » Camier vents frustrations after top six crash


Again.... Neil Hodson review a prototype back in 2010? This is 2015, The fueling problems where fixed by 2011 and the MV F4RR/RC has more Horsepower (201hp/F4RR and 212hp/F4RC) than ANY of the Japanese literbikes. The MV F4RR has been a better track day bike than any of the Japanese literbikes until the New 2015 Yamaha R1 . (Sport rider magazine) Europeans have dominated the 1000cc class for past 6 years that's why the test European superbikes and Japanese superbikes separate. they don't want to embarrass the Japanese manufactures. Like I said I own BOTH Japanese AND European Superbikes so its not bias its just the Japanese fell behind the Europeans . The 2015 Yamaha R1 put the Japanese back in the hunt as far as stock literbike status. Hopefully they will be back in WSBK next year. Kawasaki is leading the WSBK championship NOT because of the bike but because of the RIDER/RIDERS . Guintolli won the WSBK title last year because of having the best BIKE the APRILIA RSV4. SUZUKI


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