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August 22, 2014 2:57 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

Don't know about "block rigidity" advantages of the Honda's V4 versus the crossplane I-4 run by Yamaha. Can't see how the block itself would create an advantage but can see a smoother power delivery of a V4 v I4 providing advantages in useable power and less wear on tires. That would translate to providing the rider more confidence in the bike into and out of turns as well as with braking stability if engine and chassis provide good feedback and less pulsing or chatter. But on the opposite side of the argument than what is Ducati's problem not getting nearly the result of the Honda when they use a same or similar degree V4 engine. My guess would be less experience or development budget for items such as chassis/suspension, engine mapping,tc, etc...

gongsin: Yamaha got the outright top end horsepower but cannot produce good low mid range horsepower at the same time. It needs a lot of data settings and fine tuning th


August 22, 2014 2:40 PM
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MotoGP » 50-year-old McWilliams talks grand prix return!

Good on McWilliams for getting out there I hope he shows those young lads a thing or two. Agree there shouldn't be an age limit but rather a lap time limit. In reality most if not all teams especially at the Moto2-3 levels want younger riders so it's highly unlikely now those grids will be filled with 30-50 year olds. I'm sure the average is probably 16-25 year olds.


August 19, 2014 2:53 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

Codger for Jorge I believe it was a mental thing that he had to come to grips with. In other words nothing changed but his attitude towards the tires and how they work on his bike. For Ducati I think they've resolved some of the understeer issues with more R&D, Gigi's guidance and the softened rules on engine testing during the season and other tire choices. As you can see they do well in qualifying and start of the race but then fade away.

Codger: Can anyone enlighten me on why Jorge no longer suffers from the bad tyre syndrome, please. What has changed ? Can anyone enlighten me on why the Italian riders (ie not Cal) no longer suffer from unrideable understeer ? They are pulling tighter lines than Honda & Yamaha lately. Baring in mind that last year the softer tyres were exacerbating the problem, what has changed ? Whatever the reasons it's got to be good news for future races.


August 19, 2014 3:08 PM

MotoGP » Brno MotoGP test times - Monday (Final)

Not surprised by the results as Marquez has show the speed he's had from the start of season. Jlo and Pedrosa seem more confident and back to form. Rossi as usual doesn't push as hard as he's evaluating things for the next race and for the new bike on how and where it can be improved. Nice to see Capirossi back on a bike and I'm sure with some time he'd be back in top 10 form if he wished to return.


August 19, 2014 3:29 PM

MotoGP » Injured Aoki targeting September Suzuki MotoGP tests

Suzuki should enter some wild card races with it's test riders this season to guage the bike's readiness for next year plus to guage if they'll keep RDP. While in one hand I can understand the reluctance to avoid looking bad if they don't place well but if their program is developed enough they should be in or near top ten if they raced this season. Plus it will help them develop data for the particular track that can only help.


August 19, 2014 3:35 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

Guna I agree about braking improvements needed. Rossi seems a bit timid to make the lake braking and tighter line to push out a rider from trying to dive inside him. That may be part bike, confidence in bike and part rider. While manueverability and stability are always important so is useable speed and if you have less of it than your competitor than you must be better than him in braking or the turns or both to make up for it.


August 19, 2014 3:00 PM

MotoGP » Rossi, Lorenzo debut 2015 Yamaha

Back to Yam's 2015 M1 testing. I think that Rossi has something as the bike definitely has less power than the Honda. In this past race down the straights both Rossi and JLo where about 3-5 kph slower than the Honda. And while someone in an earlier post noted that useable power is important than just outright power is correct and now they have electronics to smooth that power out and make it more useable around a track. That said, I think that Honda's electronics along with it's deliverability through it's chassis, suspension and tires have Yamaha beat and are a step or two ahead hence their advantage.


August 15, 2014 8:35 PM

MotoGP » Rossi worried by Marquez, Pedrosa pace in wet

Rossi is notoriously a slow starter during practices and even in qualifying. So as long as he's near the front (1st or 2nd row) then he has a chance. But that said he needs to close the gap not only to the front rider (marquez) he needs to get up there with Lorenzo in the dry. As they say, you need to at least beat your teammate first. The first part of the Indy race was encouraging but Rossi needs to put a whole race where he's competitive from the first to last lap even if he only comes in 2nd as long as he's on the back wheel of the guy in front. Another thing I'd like to see in this race is guys not giving Marquez so much space and letting him through so easily.


August 15, 2014 7:58 PM

MotoGP » Yamaha working on seamless downshifts

Jimmy if you believe the Honda man that Marquez uses no or nearly no electronic aids and that they haven't found electronic and mechanical improvements to best their competition then I've got a bridge to sell you.

JimmyTheRealOne: So Marquez is NOT using the traction control at all? That would be amazing!! I didn't know you can be competitive on today's bikes with today's electronics without using all of its advantages.

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