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  • Reply to: Jack Miller Confirmed With Factory Ducati Team For 2021   14 hours 9 min ago

    Yet another shortsighted sput of the moment decision by Ducati based on nothing. Miller has proven to be completely unsuitable for a factory seat. Very inconsistent, way too rash, unintelligent on the track and simply not fast enough. And then the biggest problem: he's a crasher and has shown zero signs of improving on that.  People who say he earned this have simply not been paying attention and should remind themselves why Crutchlow never got a factory team ride at Honda.

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Why inline-four MotoGP bikes handle better than V4 MotoGP bikes   15 hours 35 min ago

    ...but the memories in the paddock of the FP1 probably saw fit to no one being in a rush to go there again. ;)

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Why inline-four MotoGP bikes handle better than V4 MotoGP bikes   19 hours 20 min ago

    Interesting idea. And outside the box.

    A 3cyl Superbike seems a missed opportunity in the era just before this one when electronics were minimal and tire wear a struggle. Now? Not so sure, but the 765 Moto2 is well established as a good big step forward from the 600 inline 4. Keep your electronics, punch it out just a bit further to 800-900cc, and happily I will watch your NASA bikes leave me here forever in a conventional optimized sweet spot.

  • Reply to: Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Why inline-four MotoGP bikes handle better than V4 MotoGP bikes   21 hours 3 min ago

    When GP 500 went to MotoGP they made a rule that gave motorcycles with 4 or 5 cylinder engines the same weight. Only Honda saw the opportunity to build a V5 with one cylinderbank with 2 cylinders and one with 3 cylinder.  When MotoGP went to 800cc that rule dissapeared but the idea of having different numbers of cylinders in a V-engine could make a comeback...  Imagine a V3-1. 3 cylinders in one row and one single cylinder to the rear sharing crankpin with the second cylinder on the front cylinder block ( or mabye the 1st cylinder, who knows :) ).  If the engineers could solve the vibrations that would be the perfect mix between an inline 4 and a V-four....   And no.. I have ever read or heard about an engine like this so you read it here first... :)

  • Reply to: MotoGP Silly Season Stirs Into Life: Pramac Expect Jack Miller To Take Factory Ducati Seat   22 hours 33 min ago

    I agree with your sentiment regarding Rossi joining Petronas and then leaving.  I would really love Rossi to come (almost) full circle and end his career with the single rider team, just the same way as he started it. The team could dissolve quickly or turn into the Sky46 Team if need be.  Not sure why this hasn't been proposed as by Yamaha.