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Old 03-16-2001, 08:09 PM   #11
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fourstrokes should be banned.
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Old 03-16-2001, 09:22 PM   #12
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The reason for the switch to four strokes in GP is the same reason as the switch in dirt. Mainly two things. One smoother power delivery with increased engine braking. Second enviroment. The enviromental lobbiest are everywhere and this is effecting our racing. Four strokes run cleaner, thus four stroke racers.



I personaly like the four stroke power bands better than two stroke but there is a signifigant horsepower and weight advantage to a two stroke.
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Old 03-16-2001, 10:25 PM   #13
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Default Re: Yamaha Officially Releases OW-M1 Details

The only thing that differs from the previous official Yamaha press release I gave you (and wich you posted earlier) are the photo's. So I don't know what the last lines ("Note....") are about.
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Old 03-16-2001, 10:28 PM   #14
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Fourstrokes were always allowed in GP racing, Giacomo Agostini and MV Agusta won most and all (in that order) of their titles on them.



The only thing wich could be considered stupid, is dumping the 500cc limit in favour for a 990cc one.

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Old 03-17-2001, 03:06 AM   #15
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Yeah, and it was on Motogp.com like three weeks ago
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Old 03-17-2001, 03:19 AM   #16
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Maybe the sanctioning body should just phase out two strokes if environmental concerns are a problem and stick to the time-honored 500cc displacement limit. Of course that might not be acceptable as it would have a tendency to make superbikes the "Big Dog" of the roadracing scene unless the GP technology really stepped up ...
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Old 03-17-2001, 03:19 AM   #17
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Default Re: this is old news, but they left out a few things...

Why is Ducati`s heavy slower bike setting lap times quicker than the GP bikes at some tracks in testing this winter?
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Old 03-17-2001, 05:33 AM   #18
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Amen to that! Forward 4 Strokes!
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Old 03-17-2001, 06:56 AM   #19
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Default Re: Yamaha Officially Releases OW-M1 Details

For many years, Honda's NSR was the fastest of the GP bikes. Back when the RC45 was around, Honda frequently stated that the WSB-spec RC45 was FASTER than their GP bike. An the RC45 was only 750cc. Why is it so hard to see that a factory-only 1000cc bike should easily outperform a GP bike? The WSB times for the last couple of years have been spot on, and sometimes even quicker than the GP times. And best of all, the technology will eventually trickle down into street-bikes you or I will own, unlike much of the 2 stroke technology.
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Old 03-17-2001, 06:56 AM   #20
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Guess you don't follow MX do you ? YZF 250 ring a bell ?
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