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Old 02-18-2010, 07:08 AM   #11
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Just from his statments you can probably imagine the rules in his era, "all right boys y'all over 15 right? Ok here's how it's gonna play out, your starting here and the first one that crosses this line, wins!

That's how it should be. Everything else is NasCrap bullsh*t
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:34 AM   #12
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I'm talking MotoGP here which should be more of a free-for-all. Back in the 60's there were singles though sixes... two and four strokes. Why not again? Because the factories wouldn't like it.
So what configuration dominated more back then.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:40 AM   #13
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"7 lbs and 200cc more, that's it?That's not very much more added weight?
Seems like the same thing they did when the twostrokes had one more year to run, the 800 should get smoked. Change now or you won't have a chance."

Seven pounds is a lot when your bike weights 330lbs and your rider barely breaks 130lbs. Remember, they're playing DMG rules with power to weight. I find it interesting that they will allow teams the opportunity to run "highly tunes production based motors". If they build their own chasis and pop in Superbike motors they're legal.
Weird but plausable. Fact is that most superbike motors hover around the 230hp range. Same with the prototype 800s. If the new prototype 1000s are restricted by rpms and build for endurance then all the bikes no matter the motor configuration will pump out between 230-240 hp. Then all you have to do is adjust the weight. Wonder if Edmondson is laughing at the race world now?
Adding weight has never been a DMG thing, its a racing thing. I think alot of the variance in configurations are to help no so well funded teams have a chance for the first year of the 1000cc class.

I would tend to think adding wieght will be accomplished with a little more sence then on Eslicks Harley, didnt they just stick a lead weight in the nose? Pretty prehistoric is you ask me.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:48 AM   #14
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So what configuration dominated more back then.
Ha! The beauty was that you weren't sure.

I joke, but I don't expect a free-for-all. That would be unrealistic. But mandating a maximum bore size? Why mandate anything except displacement? People keep yagging about the "purity" of MotoGP. Ha! It's as manipulated as any racing series.
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I would tend to think adding wieght will be accomplished with a little more sence then on Eslicks Harley, didnt they just stick a lead weight in the nose? Pretty prehistoric is you ask me.
Oh totally, beside lead's toxic. They should just throw a few chunks of pig iron in there.

To answer your question, Mike Hailwood and his 6 cylinder honda dominated back then
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Oh totally, beside lead's toxic. They should just throw a few chunks of pig iron in there.

To answer your question, Mike Hailwood and his 6 cylinder honda dominated back then
If you call having Phil Read breathing down your neck and winning by feet "dominating".
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Adding weight has never been a DMG thing, its a racing thing. I think alot of the variance in configurations are to help no so well funded teams have a chance for the first year of the 1000cc class.

I would tend to think adding wieght will be accomplished with a little more sence then on Eslicks Harley, didnt they just stick a lead weight in the nose? Pretty prehistoric is you ask me.
I'm talking about the cc size variance not weight soley.
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I'm talking MotoGP here which should be more of a free-for-all. Back in the 60's there were singles though sixes... two and four strokes. Why not again? Because the factories wouldn't like it.
And I'm talkin' out my arse, with a line in the water, trollin' for fresh fish!
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Oh totally, beside lead's toxic. They should just throw a few chunks of pig iron in there.

To answer your question, Mike Hailwood and his 6 cylinder honda dominated back then
So the biggest bike would win all the time? Hmmmmm.
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So the biggest bike would win all the time? Hmmmmm.

No, class's were based on engine displacement as always. Hailwoods RC166 for example was a 6 cylinder 250
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