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This hail Mary is indeed no way to right a listing ship but it may work, we'll see.
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Interesting lap time comparison from ZutAlors. Now be amazed and compare recent Moto2 test times against 990cc MotoGP times 120bhp 600cc goes faster on okayish Dunlops than many of the 990cc MotoGP bikes did. But Jerez is more forgiving to smaller capacity bikes with no big straights and long radius corners were corner speed is important.
RdP said that the ART engine does not have all geardriven cams, like the old SBK bike had. Actually SBK engine is slightly more powerful probably due to engine allocation restrictions (limited to use 12 engines per year, SBK can swap it more often). Even when there aren't that many restrictions to engine development and tuning in MotoGP than it is in SBK.Their bike is essentially a Superbike with gear cams and a few other bits of fruit they can't get away with in WSBK.
Last edited by Turder; 03-28-2012 at 02:58 AM.
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Thr ART bikes are developing very well, makes me wonder if we might actually see a podium during either a wet race or in an epic smash up race involving front runners. Very interesting times.
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Perhaps we have misunderstood. I also assumed from your previous post that you were refering to the US, particulalry given that overall sales of smaller bikes are actually rocketing, particularly in Asia. Also, the accident rate comment appeared to be US specific. Crash stats have been on the decline in Europe for many years now, even before the financial meltdown led to a sales decline.
No biggie. Reading between the lines is pretty much essential on web forums
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Just as a benchmark, the Repsol Hondas were reportedly suffering some chatter at Aragon, put down to the new tyres and something they felt they could address with further testing. Logic says that Edwards could be suffering similarly, particularly in view of the fact that he is riding a brand new bike and there are certain to be bugs to iron out.
Maybe you could drop by and show him how to ride it properly?
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