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RFS131

September 23, 2014 6:44 PM
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MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


TrueFan: Or, put another way, Scott is more than 50% stronger than Dani, and has more leverage to wrestle a 250hp ."
I see you and others in opposition to weight equalization latching onto this arguement that a bigger guy can somehow make the bike handle better thru extra leverage. I wonder how much you've raced it even ridden a motorcycle because it really doesn't work out like you think...it's more about trajectory, timing, and finesse. None of these guys are built muscle men Rossi is a twig as many of the other greats throughout history. I've raced weighing 170lb and also at 200lb and can tell you without a doubt it's much easier to make the bike handle being lighter. You only need be strong enough which all these guys are. Dani is the only one that's ever doubted and I'd say he more than proved the doubters wrong. If your theory if bigger makes it easier to maneuver held any water at all I'd say a certain Marc Marquez has shown you how ridiculous a

RFS131

September 23, 2014 10:51 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Brain: Sounds like a personal problem to me. Why should Reddings size affect Dani.. What if Redding ballons to 200, should Dani have to carry a 90 pound ballast. The question this article asked is " How big is to big for Moto GP" Answer the question with a number.
Tell us brain why is it Redding's personal problem and not Dani's? I guarantee Redding is closer to the average weight of a male then Dani is. The question is actually "how big is TOO big for MotoGP?" And the number we should look to is the average weight of a human male...or female if that be the case. Any bigger than that number tough sh!t, any smaller(Dani) carry ballast. What's the problem with that?

RFS131

September 23, 2014 8:18 PM

MotoGP » 18 years means new record for Valentino Rossi


TrueFan:
MotoMarc: As I've never seen Ago race other than in old videos on DVD and from what some say that he didn't have any real factory competition during the then in my view he's #1.
I hate to shatter your illusions, but Ago's MV versus his competition was like comparing Marquez's Honda to Rabat's Moto2 bike. The horsepower difference is very similar. If you don't believe me, divide 80 by 50 (Ago's MV bhp vs next best), then multiple by 150 (Moto2 bhp). You get 240...
Not sure who's illusions you're shattering but motomarc seems to be saying ago didn't have real competitionback in his MV days. We all know who the goat is...only a hater would question it at this point.

RFS131

September 23, 2014 12:34 AM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Like pulling teeth. This ain't basketball. Ball sports are centered around the player and if you can't do the job you can't do the job. Motorsports takes into account a vehicle and pilot and guess what the vehicle is doing a great deal of work..apples and oranges. If you guys want to compare unrelated sports then why not boxing? It's not like we expect boxers to compete directly..why not? Maybe you guys would advocate featherweights vs. heavyweights? For those who think braking is easier for heavy riders you need to go back to school. There is no advantage to being larger when the bike has to do the bulk of the work. You just need to be strong enough which Dani Pedrosa and his huge number of wins has proven and Marquez is doing much of the same. Any bigger and your just wasting energy. THIS IS MOTORSPORTS and weight limits are the norm for very good reason.

RFS131

September 22, 2014 6:26 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


@brain I don't believe your ideology in regards to to this subject would be so unflinching but your distain for Rossi and his fans has painted you into a corner. You don't really care about whether or not Redding, Baz, Camier, or anybody else gets a fair shot in this class you just don't ever want to admit that Rossi has been disadvantaged by his size while becoming the greatest rider in history. These bikes should be configured for the average sized human and sorted with ballast when outside the range..simple. Its even easier to just say "that's life" and ignore it tho.

RFS131

September 22, 2014 5:54 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Brain: No one said size didnt matter, they simply said your size is your problem, deal with it, and quit trying to penalize others because you are to big to participate in certain arena's .
"Deal with it" "that's life". Ok bro just sit back while the rest of the world strives for justice and equality. None of these guys are "too big" but they are definitely being penalized. I think most want to see displayed from motor racing the mechanical technology and the operator skill. These things can't be measured when basic factors like weight aren't equalized. There needs to be set a weight limit that accommodates the average sized rider and have ballast added or removed for riders outside of the range. Simple really..stop fighting the obvious. Makes me wonder if how successful stoner, pedrosa, lorenzo, etc would be at Rossi's size?

RFS131

September 22, 2014 8:41 PM

MotoGP » How big is too big for MotoGP?


Insidejob: Here are the experts opinions on rider weight and size.
So I checked the first article even tho it wasn't written by an "expert" as you say. All he did was compare the performance of the riders at that given time. Rossi always had good results duh. Any factory Honda rider has had an advantage compared to others in the field(Hayden) and on and on. We can't just assume that because they've had good results that they weren't fighting a weight disadvantage. This issue isn't about current results or opinions it's about science and the science is clear. I don't think Pedrosa or Stoner won the races they did because of a weight advantage but it definitely didn't hurt their efforts.


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