In Superbike and FX anyway!
In Superbike and FX anyway!
You beat me to it. Look for Ducati to start posting better results if they bring in the traction control system Bayliss is stomping them with in WSBK.
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There's more on the WSB bikes than is legal in the US so I don't think it's a magic bullet.
At least the AMA won't have to impound the Suzuki's. They really averted a flame war with the mid-season flip flop.
First they flip-flop on the leaded fuel thing in supercross and now they change the rules midstream again to suit Suzuki (again).
The rule change may have been needed, but to do it mid-season after one team has been openly breaking the rules all along shows they have no balls to stand up and enforce the rules they start the season with.
Come on...the top 5-6 all had it. Honda/Kawi had it too.
Dont give me this oh AMA hearts Suzuki conspiracy crap.
So OEM sensors are Legal? Think there will be some on the 07 bikes?For Superstock and Supersport, any form of engine control system that can actively change the performance/acceleration of the engine using input from any sensors that are not OEM on the motorcycle, to create a situation of better traction at the rear wheel at any time while the motorcycle is being ridden is prohibited.
BMW's for sure in 07. Many retired dentists have been complaining they're just too quick, & will highside like a kid flicking a booger.
What's next? Anti lock brakes for racing?
Frankly I find that this is total bulldoody. Racing is supposed to be a matter of the rider harnessing the capability of the machine through skill and experience. So now they've passed over control of the throttle to a little black box. Soon it'll be something else. And finally they'll have a little black box to show the rider the fast line around the track. Soon after that the box will be actively steering the bike. Then the riders can all sit safely in the stands and place bets on who's robot is the faster robot.
Systems to manage the running of the engine are one thing but when the systems start replacing or modifying the rider inputs I call foul.
A backyard mechanic without a service manual is just like a hooker without a lamp pole.... they are both in the dark.
Fox has that now, it's a blue line on the screen,,,,,,,,no wait that was a hockey puck deal.Originally Posted by TeeTee
Do they ban the top teams before the biggest race of the year? They knew who was using it. It would not be good for the sport.Originally Posted by TeeTee
I agree to an extent TeeTee. I think traction control will be a major part of OEM motorcycles very soon. What street rider can safley control a 180-200 hp litre bike? What better way to develop the technology than by using the race teams to do it?
It happens everytime something is different. Remember the slipper clutch issue?
In the next year or 2 TC will be coming from the factory. Maybe the fastest bike around Mission will be a 1000 with TC.
It was less of a rant about Suzuki favoritism than it was about non-existant enforcement of their rule book.Originally Posted by mikeelliot
I'd like to see some privateer team nail their asses (AMA) to the wall in court for the favoritism they show the top teams. Plus how they can manage to sit on their asses while people openly flaunt the rules simply because they throw enough cash around. It's got to be tough trying to make a dent in a series where the top teams can cheat all they want and the only thing that happens to them is they get the rules changed to suit their cheating ways.
I know it's about bike development and progress, but rules are rules. They shouldn't change mid-stream, and they should be enforced.
The AMA needs the Yosh Suzuki team more than the Yosh Suzuki team needs the AMA.
Too funny...Originally Posted by Danke
MotoGP and WSBK racing where TC is legal, is more excitingOriginally Posted by TeeTee
than ever before, it still comes down to skills and proper
machine set up (less the bone crushing highsides)
Last edited by Saint Nick; 07-24-2006 at 02:16 PM.