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  • Reply to: 2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List   43 min 16 sec ago

    I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

  • Reply to: 2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List   43 min 19 sec ago

    I realize it's a light bike, but can it run with a 400cc Kawasaki? I've ridden neither. 

  • Reply to: Are MotoGP Managers Right About WorldSBK As A Talent Pool?   5 hours 1 min ago

    Many years ago of course 250GP to 500GP was such a good fit for a rider transition as they were 2 strokes. Even just several years ago the Bstone tires were a rather unique riding style that made some riders just not adapt to them (Elias for example). Now we have Superbikes w lots kf electronics and GP w a tad less. Plus more "conventional" riding styles via the Michelins.

    But this still can't get past that the age of the WSBK riders is older when they get there. Also, the sheer level of competition and bike performance parity of Moto3 and Moto2 is hotting up the incubator. There is no 2017 Kawasaki ZX10 overdog nor back marker bike in Moto2/3. It makes better racers, and displays them w more distinct clarity. Same for making good steel, or a diamond. Marquez was tempered via heat and pressure. WSS just can't compare to Moto2, even though the bikes can. I think that is the primary distinction.

  • Reply to: 2018 Provisional WorldSSP300 Entry List   6 hours 38 min ago

    I love SSP300 it's the saving of the WSB package at the moment and provided Moto3 type thrills whilst Mir was steamrolling the proper one.

    Hopefully with KTM now on board the second year will be  even better.

  • Reply to: Subscriber Interview: Guy Coulon Explains Why Johann Zarco's Unique Approach Makes Him So Fast   1 day 11 hours ago

    Interesting comments on the left/right brain characteristics of astronauts (and I'm sure pilots, in general...also interesting to note the analogy some have made of pilots and motorcycle racers, the bikes and the planes - I'm now summoning memories of interviews within Mark Neal's doc Fastest).  

    Also, to clarify, I don't mean to discount the need, fun, and spirit of analyzing, quantifying, measuring, etc, what makes people or things excel.  I like to do it as much as the next guy.  Perhaps even obsessively within my own personal life!  However, sometimes, IMO, it just becomes inexplicable.  Romanticism takes over and I get tempted to assign some majestic, unknowable quality to something I can't explain.

    I should add that for those "naturals" out there, I believe they also happen to be some of the most cerebral and intelligent within their craft - there's just something that separates them once it comes time to perform or carry out the actual act of their craft.  The mind turns off.  It's all feel from there.  Fascinating.