Its always the rider more than the bike, but in a mud race some riders just excell in these conditions and others struggle. Its hard to really judge how a 350 will stack up against 450s when there is a foot or more of soup on the track. Its just survival at that point.
Not taking away from Marvin, but he would have had more challengers on a dry track. Its a better test of the performance of the bike on a normal conditioned track, we all know 250's can put up lap times simliar to the 450's in the stadiums. And Caroli is beating 450s on the GP tracks. So the 350 should be an excellent bike on a longer/ faster track like Daytona, as opposed to a tighter track where the 450's torque would kill it accelerating out of the corners.
It will be interesting to see how the 250, 350 and 450 lap times are with 3 top caliber riders on a track that seems best suited to the power delivery/ weight ratio of the 350.
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NorthCoastRider screwed with this post 03-06-2013 at 10:02 PM