GP Bikes beta18c 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.