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by Fingernails
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: HJC Helmets Grand Prix České republiky
Replies: 70
Views: 5865

Re: HJC Helmets Grand Prix České republiky

First four qualifiers riding for four different manufacturers. Good to see.
by Fingernails
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

Mikesbytes wrote:What's the logic in going with the steel frame?
I believe that they said that they have experience with steel frames. Hence, it was logical to use steel for their MotoGP frame.

PS: I know someone who uses the moniker Mikesbytes a bit. Do you live in Sydney, Australia.
by Fingernails
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

It looks OK, but it's just another MGP bike. There is nothing special I can see in either design or livery. Apart from the tubular frame.
by Fingernails
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Latest Rules Posted - Tire Sensors and Wings
Replies: 27
Views: 3345

Re: Latest Rules Posted - Tire Sensors and Wings

for me they can ditch the whole fairing to, so I can see what it is all about (the engine) :P Fairings are the best place to put branding/advertising. If someone found a way to make a bike faster without the fairing, they'd probably bring in a rule specifying that the bikes have to have fairings. I...
by Fingernails
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland 2016
Replies: 81
Views: 9094

Re: GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland 2016

I can't understand why Rossi went for inters. I guess that since Lorenzo did the same, that the Yamaha wouldn't have been good on slicks. Weird.

As said further up, Marquez seems the only deserving winner this year; unless he injures himself he's going to walk it.
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.
Replies: 238
Views: 27851

Re: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.

I think Lorenzo will be in with a shot next year. IMHO the Ducati can do more than Dovi and Crazy Joe are doing with it. Will we see Jorge winning his first race with the Ducati and kissing the front wheel? In case that looks optimistic, personally I think the two big contenders next year will be Ma...
by Fingernails
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

If the KTM overall beats the Aprillia in 2017, then that would say something. Another benchmark for early testing would be to compare KTM test results to pre-reentry Suzuki testing results. I remember them being decidedly midfield but better when they actually started racing; though, my memory is a ...
by Fingernails
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: Assen 2016 - Italian Festival?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Assen 2016 - Italian Festival?

Having followed Nakagami for some years and having been a bit despondent at his choice of team, I was very happy to see Taka get his first win. May it be the first of many.
by Fingernails
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Motul TT Assen
Replies: 82
Views: 10237

Re: 2016 Motul TT Assen

Really disappointed that Valentino fell off. I was really looking forward to the championship closing up. In the end, Marc added loads to his lead.
by Fingernails
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.
Replies: 238
Views: 27851

Re: 2017, thoughts on how the moves might pan out.

I think that Lorenzo at Ducati will be interesting. I believe that he will win races with them. A championship? I'm not sure. A lot will become obvious as soon as he's had a few races. Too much speculation before then could be a bit pointless.
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

I think that's a good point on being out of step with other manufacturers in a series with a control tyre. Concerning KTM - I read about their production line, and also the article discussing Yamaha's frame design policy as part of background research for this thread already. The Honda NR project sh...
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Agostini vs Rossi
Replies: 50
Views: 7672

Re: Agostini vs Rossi

I do think we need a few more races to see if Rossi's dominance is a flash in the pan, or the start of a trend. It could easily be either.

Doesn't Rossi have one less championship in the top league than Ago? EDIT: Yes, seven versus eight. That's something that Vale could equal him on.
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

The NR500 at one point had a carbon fibre frame. http://powersports.honda.com/experience/articles/090111c081219b8f.aspx Which adds more credence to the notion that if it was a better material for the job, they'd be using it in my opinion. It's a bit confusing tracking frame versions for the NR500. ...
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

The NR500 at one point had a carbon fibre frame. http://powersports.honda.com/experience ... 19b8f.aspx
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

I would expect it too be made of Carbon Steel, specifically 4130 material, but I do not know that from any source it's just the workhorse of tubular steel frames. A quick Google on that Reynolds 953 shows it to be a basic derivative of this same stuff. As for the other SAMxxxx googling it shows it ...
by Fingernails
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

IIRC CF as a frame material has not been embraced by the manufacturers because of build time and testing schedules. If they decide that a frame is great except for this one particular area which needs a little more/less flex, it takes too long to make the changes and have it ready to test soon enou...
by Fingernails
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

I find it difficult to believe that carbon fibre couldn't work as a MotoGP frame material. It hasn't yet worked, but that's a different thing. I'd guess that the reason it hasn't been used completely successfully so far is that a body of knowledge has built up concerning how to build alloy and steel...
by Fingernails
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

Strength isn't necessarily the be all end all for MotoGP frames.... if they wanted strength they could do away with the frame and just mount everything to the engine case. Problem with that is you lose feel, which is what the riders need. So it's a compromise. Frame has to be strong enough to deal ...
by Fingernails
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: KTM
Replies: 183
Views: 34887

Re: KTM

Does anyone know the material used for the frame? Over on cycling forums there has been some excitement concerning new steels that are extremely strong, much stronger than previous generations of steel. E.g. SAM2X5-630. And research producing even newer and stronger steels seems to be progressing ve...
by Fingernails
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2016 Round 1 - Qatar GP *** SPOILERS
Replies: 95
Views: 6773

Re: 2016 Round 1 - Qatar GP *** SPOILERS

The main disappointment for me was seeing Crazy Joe crash out. I was really expecting him to challenge Lorenzo for the win. It was interesting to see Dovi defending successfully against Marquez, but disappointing to see Rossi only really hanging on, without being able to mount a serious challenge fo...
by Fingernails
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Moto2, 250s, 125s, Red Bull Rookies
Topic: Laglisse team to go down due to financial problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1184

Re: Laglisse team to go down due to financial problems

I'm also very sorry to hear this. I don't like hearing of any team going down. But, there are so few women riders that I'm even more sorry than I would be normally if Maria Herrera loses her ride. I hope another team picks her up, but it is not long before the start of the season. OT for this thread...
by Fingernails
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: The Ludicrously Early 2016 Predictions Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 9368

Re: The Ludicrously Early 2016 Predictions Thread

I more or less gave up on last year because: events. In a fit of pessimism: I predict the following. Lorenzo will gain a lead in the championship. One of Marquez or Rossi will be his primary challenger, but will end up stringing out a mathematical chance of the championship over a long time. Whichev...
by Fingernails
Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: MotoGP 2015, Sepang
Replies: 605
Views: 38884

Re: MotoGP 2015, Sepang

I've been trying to predict races, and am getting nowhere. The Hondas, Yamahas, and Crazy Joe are likely to be in a five way fight. Personally I've come around to hoping that Rossi will win, the (possibly) last hurrah and all that. But, IMHO all bets are off as to whether Lorenzo or Rossi will come ...
by Fingernails
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: 2015 title battle, 5 GPs in and beyond
Replies: 404
Views: 39197

Re: 2015 title battle, 5 GPs in and beyond

Last year Jorge and Valentino were close in points until the last three rounds, whereupon Valentino out-scored Jorge in each of the last three races.
by Fingernails
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: Very strange....
Replies: 60
Views: 3692

Re: Very strange....

Faster is not equivalent to better. Pretty much everyone agrees that Jorge is faster when top form is compared to top form. But, staying on the bike a bit more and performing consistently can make up some of that and more.