WSBK » Melandri ‘encouraged’ but more to do


Marco Melandri seeking more corner entry confidence from his BMW S1000RR

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tamil tiger - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 1:32 PM

I agree. Melandri will be the one to drag the S1000RR to the front of the pack consistently. He is a much better rider than Haslam and Corser(at his current stage in career). Looking forward to see what this year holds for them.

shamarone

January 28, 2012 2:11 AM

re: "New factory BMW World Superbike rider Marco Melandri was 'encouraged' by the latest S1000RR developments during a two-day test at Valencia, but warned more needs to be done."

translation: "don't be shocked if a have a season like my time playing 2nd fiddle to stoner on the ducati".

Why not - Unregistered

January 29, 2012 7:26 AM

Still don't understand why they don't use "telelever" front ends on the bikes. Does that mean that its just a con putting it on the road bikes they have been selling for a decade? BM's, took them all these years to realise that in line 4's is the way to go. Maybe it will take a decade before they realise which electronics are the best. lol.

shamarone

January 29, 2012 9:28 PM

re: "Maybe it will take a decade before they realise which electronics are the best."

that's a myth perpetuated by the uninformed. neither the resources of mag-mar, motec, 2D, and Pi combined can hold a candle to bavaria.

tm - Unregistered

January 30, 2012 1:33 PM

"Does that mean that its just a con putting it on the road bikes they have been selling for a decade?"
No, it means the advantages compared to a WSBK spec fork are not out-weighed (pardon the pun) by the weight disadvantage.

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