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Old 12-20-2006, 11:49 AM   #111
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And there you have it....case closed
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Old 12-20-2006, 11:57 AM   #112
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Default Re: One Racer's Opinion Regarding The Future Of AMA Superbike

Now that's an index I could live by.



Oh wait, I do.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #113
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Default Re: This intelligent post of LightninRVF750 needs more visibility

And look at all the V-4 street sportbikes they spawned!



Just like the Honda RCV 211V V-5 in MotoGP spawned the current V-5 revolution!



The technology trickles down!



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Old 12-20-2006, 12:16 PM   #114
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Listen, no one is saying that a V-4 isn't a good configuration.



It's just that our resident kook thinks that because there are 800cc V-4s in MotoGP now, it MUST be a superior layout. What he doesn't seem to grasp is that choice of engine architecture is primarily guided by the rules and not what is best for consumers or streetbikes. (Although, I'd love to have a V-4 streetbike.)



If it were more feasible (e.g. competitive) and economical to continue with the V-4, they would have done so instead of going to the 1000cc twin and then the I-4. The rules indeed helped to make the V-4 less competitive.



But in recent years the I-4s have been more economical to produce with similar performance. And yes, the V-2s had a displacement advantage but also had two fewer cylinders.



I have no idea if Ferrari might like to run a 4.5 liter V-6 instead of 3-liter V-10, especially since F1 runs V-8s now. You'd have to ask them.



Most people in the know seem to acknowledge that the V-4s were dropped by Honda because of the reasons I cited. I'm sorry if that offends you. Maybe you should take it up with Honda.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:17 PM   #115
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"As long as someone gives me credit for it.. "



That's very important for you, isn't it?



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Old 12-20-2006, 12:22 PM   #116
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KP, look at the MGP rules, numbnuts. It's not that simple.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:28 PM   #117
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I'm just baffled by all of this tiresome "prediction" stuff. What void does it fill in kpaul's life to bloviate about what may or may not happen, bring these things up ad nauseum, then loudly crow whenever something in real life crops up that might some day in some way somehow make some part of some prediction of his somewhat correct?



I literally don't know anyone else who engages in this. It's like watching a toddler get excited about a turd he just dropped in his training potty.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:30 PM   #118
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"Excellent use of facts and data LightninRVF750 you are my hero"



Honda's, too. Right now they're smacking themselves on the heads saying, "Damn, we had the perfect engine configuration, and we just arbitrarily dropped it! What were we thinking?!?"
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:31 PM   #119
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Would you please go look at the MotoGP rules. It's not that "V-4s are better engines." It's that some of the manufacturers have decided that the MotoGP rules make V-4s desirable--again, under the current rules. And, by the way, not all agree.



Boy, you are dim.
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:33 PM   #120
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Default Re: Talk about faulty logic read this and then read my response to seruzawa

kpaul, why do you always link to posts that have nothing to do with what's been said? Take you Ritalin.
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