GP Bikes beta19b available!
Started by Hawk, July 18, 2019, 12:00:46 PM
Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on June 10, 2020, 03:54:05 PMThere's also a reason why it nearly financially killed grand Prix racing
Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on June 11, 2020, 12:26:30 AMUp until 2002 when the MotoGP era started grids were shrinking and costs skyrocketing.Granted the early 90s was worse, and they did use factory teams to sell engines and bikes to privateers, but it was very much a temporary plaster rather than a permanent operation, which is what was needed.And what it got in the switch to 4 strokes.I'm not saying there was no external factors such as management, sponsorships and manufacturer decisions etc, but overall the 2 stroke engines and motorcycles were too expensive to keep developing.And there road application was limited even then, with 750s and 1000 twins taking over, so all that rnd money wasn't being returned to the manufacturers.I do however wonder what 2 strokes would be like with todays rules, and what MotoGP would be like if we stuck to 2tGranted we have the suter, but that's very much a compromise, (I imagine a perfect bike for you hawk) with no aids but modern fueling etc, but I don't believe it to be where MotoGP would have been.HuhThat could be an idea for a GP Bikes mod.... I'll look into that
Quote from: Manu on June 11, 2020, 04:15:41 PMWhat killed 2T is that there was no impact on sales of two-stroke bikes while four-stroke dominated the streets.
Quote from: Myst1cPrun3 on February 05, 2021, 01:43:17 PMhttps://www.44teeth.com/modern-motorcycle-tech-is-it-worth-it/?_thumbnail_id=23756
Quote from: HornetMaX on February 21, 2021, 02:36:40 PMMy 2c. What I have on my Tuono 1100 RR (2018):ABS: must have. On any bike, even 50cc scooters if possible.TCS: must have above a given power (I'd say 80cv)Cruise control: I was really not convinced, until I had to do 150Km highway with the Tuono. If you're at 130Kmh (limit here) and you get a bit distracted, in the blink of an eye you are at 160Kmh. So yeah, I like Cruise control. Don't want it, don't use it.Power modes: must have above a given power (I'd say 80cv). You *want* to use this when it's wet: typically one of the modes is rain/wet, with limited engine power. But not for Aprilia, that decided that on the Tuono all 3 modes (sport, track and race) are full power, because ... well, I don't know. Looks dumb to me.Shifter: if you have a good one, it's just a pleasure to use. If it does downshifting too then even better. Anyway, most of the time if you don't like it you can switch it off / just use the clutch.Launch control: this is stupid on *any* road bike. I have it, I haven't even tried it.Can't say a word on electronic suspensions, never tried. What I've heard from reliable sources (testers), when they are done properly they are nice to have. Mostly good on touring bikes & the likes.