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March 14, 2015 2:31 PM
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MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A


Brain: Unfounded? All you have to do is go to the local showroom to see that there is no doubt that this technology trickles down to the consumer for an incredible low price. Like i said, the kind of performance you can buy for a measly 15k is incredible.
Nobody disputes the incredible performance of a modern sportbike but one only needs to witness the overwhelming number of stunted out, extended swingarmed, chicken stripped, Starbucks show queen, sportbikes to understand what they're used for by the average consumer here in the states. The reality of actually riding fast anywhere but the track or in a straight line leaves these bikes often failing to deliver against a basic single cylinder, grippy tires, and a big front brake.

RFS131

March 18, 2015 4:36 PM

MotoGP » ‘The GP15 is a real Ducati’


Vilas46: Its not rigth... The others are freeze, its a joke.. Qatar is the perfect track for them to show its goods on engine and chassi, was clear on tests, If they Win this race they are ready to figth for Title!!
Maybe I misread but I'm pretty sure article stated that after 3dry wins there will be no more open class concessions for Ducati but Suzuki and aprlia will continue engine development Into 2016 until they are deemed competitive. @hrc Learn your history. The Japanese moto and auto designs were built on the knowledge and development pioneered in Europe and in many cases were direct copies. Sure they build great machines these days but rarely anything as revolutionary as their European counterparts. Ducati is Ducati, says it right on the tank and things like desmo are a big part of it.

RFS131

March 13, 2015 7:09 PM
Last Edited 59 days ago

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A


Cont. in the twisty parts. Sure damn near twice as fast on the straights but what fun is that? I've ridden an xr650 motard, huskysm510, and currently 690 ktm motard for fast roads riding and the "sport"bikes, even in the hands of racers are slower. I'm sure my 450 race motard is also faster just not as practical. And that's on the the fastest twisty roads. Tight, goaty roads and city streets are even more pointless for the sportbike. The advances in sportbikes have made them faster for track use only.

RFS131

March 12, 2015 3:23 AM

MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz: Attack at every opportunity


Brain: I saw 4 years where this one guy was winning fast. Not sure what you are talking about
Subsequent to 07 we saw just as many high profile failings as wins...sure he was a tryer. I'm not convinced though that other tryers like Capirossi, Rossi, Lorenzo, or even Bayliss, wouldn't have also found success on the early versions of that bike. Oh wait a couple of them did didn't they. We know you can't help but take every opportunity to build your guy up but you need to face it that he really wasn't the only one able to ride the bike. He was just the best to be trying at the time. The other guys had championships to win.

RFS131

March 12, 2015 5:05 PM

MotoGP » Kevin Schwantz: Attack at every opportunity


Abefan: So here we are on a Kevin Schwantz thread and guess what, its turning into a Vale/Casey/MM......my hero is better than your hero thread. Did someone say something about it being more "grown up" around here? LOL
True statement. Adults do on the other hand have an obligation I feel to debate factual inaccuracies wherever and whenever they occur. Kevin Schwantz and Casey Stoner were both fabulous riders. Fact.

RFS131

March 12, 2015 10:46 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A


Brain: Apples and oranges. Show me a a new 200 mph car with a world class endlessly adjustable suspension, brakes and bulletproof engine for 15 grand. Sportbikes are the best bargain in the performance world. You can find a used one li
Apples and oranges comparing 100k cars to 15k bikes also. I think the point being made is that the 15k electronics laden sportbike is a waste of money for the average consumer for use on the street. My open class or even 450 class motard is far more effective a roads weapon anywhere but wide open freeways. Sportbikes are for chest thumping only, unless you're on a circuit.

RFS131

March 13, 2015 6:52 PM
Last Edited 59 days ago

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A


Brain: [\block-quote] And 100-200-300 thousand dollar electronic aided car is not a waste of money. Before i come right out and tell you you are wrong, what is your open bike, because im here to tell you, i know plenty of high speed twisty roads where your motard would not stand a chance against a sport bike
The comparison was made as to the usefulness of a 15k sportbike vs. a likewise priced automobile for the average consumer. Forget about the 100k sportscar, it's simply not what the average consumer spends their money on. Although, if they did find the ability to make the purchase it would indeed be much more useful than the bike. Only on the most open roads allowing for triple digit speeds can a sportbike give chase to 250-300lb motard and you'd be suicidal to tap those speeds on public roads with any frequency. Skaggs springs rd is the fastest and safest twisty road in these parts and even in the hands of fellow racers the sportbike just loses too muc

RFS131

March 13, 2015 7:52 PM

MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE: Wilco Zeelenberg - Q&A


@brain I understand your poin in regards to manufacturers continuing to develop their sportbikes but to insinuate that it's for the benefit of the average consumer is unfounded. Unless of course you're talking about chest thumping and bench racing, and unfortunately its true that some consumers still buy the things for just that purpose.


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