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Old 04-09-2010, 05:26 AM   #11
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And then you strap on the compressor and its over.
Is it? Valentino Rossi can't put 200 hp to the ground with enough consistency to win...unless he had electronics cutting the power for him as needed.

I'm not going to say something like "batteries will never be efficient enough to power a motorcycle effectively," but it does seem like we have reached the limits of power in motorcycling. Unless there is a major new technology (like one that replaces rubber tires) in motorcycling, more power is pretty much a moot point...at this point.

Then again, I have no experience with strap-ons whatsoever..
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:11 AM   #12
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Is it? Valentino Rossi can't put 200 hp to the ground with enough consistency to win...unless he had electronics cutting the power for him as needed.

I'm not going to say something like "batteries will never be efficient enough to power a motorcycle effectively," but it does seem like we have reached the limits of power in motorcycling. Unless there is a major new technology (like one that replaces rubber tires) in motorcycling, more power is pretty much a moot point...at this point.

Then again, I have no experience with strap-ons whatsoever..
The riders of today are spoiled to have so much extra help in the power department, meaning electronic's. Iam sure VR could have managed just fine on the two strokes, in fact he did and they didn't have electronics and were much harder to control. The only difference would be he'd be hitting the ground alot more frequently.

How long have I heard that statement, "how will they ever manage to squeeze any more power out of it". They always find a way, new technology or not.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #13
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How long have I heard that statement, "how will they ever manage to squeeze any more power out of it". They always find a way, new technology or not.
Coming one day soon to motorcycles will be direct-injected engines that boost power and fuel economy, now all the rage in the car community. There's more to come!
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:00 PM   #14
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Coming one day soon to motorcycles will be direct-injected engines that boost power and fuel economy, now all the rage in the car community. There's more to come!
Doesn't Piaggio direct inject scooters already?
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Doesn't Piaggio direct inject scooters already?
Well, sort of. It's a two-stroke system, so it's not quite the same thing as what is used in car engines. The only use in a motorcycle I've heard of is the upcoming Motus: http://www.motorcycle.com/news/motus...ine-89129.html
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Well, sort of. It's a two-stroke system, so it's not quite the same thing as what is used in car engines. The only use in a motorcycle I've heard of is the upcoming Motus: http://www.motorcycle.com/news/motus...ine-89129.html
motus is right in birmingham. when you test bikes will you let them know that I would make a great territory manager for them- lol. Unless MO needs a SE USA hub- then I'd be all MO all the time.
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motus is right in birmingham. when you test bikes will you let them know that I would make a great territory manager for them- lol. Unless MO needs a SE USA hub- then I'd be all MO all the time.
Take a drive over there and see if they need some help. Then bring a bike to me, please.
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Wouldn't it be fun for the "common man" to take a bike from Brimingham and ride it to you, do a "common man" review of the tour and hand it to the pros to review? I think so.
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Wouldn't it be fun for the "common man" to take a bike from Brimingham and ride it to you, do a "common man" review of the tour and hand it to the pros to review? I think so.
There ya go! Make it happen!
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