Originally Posted by motu
Another thing that sunk the big British singles and twins and pushed the 2 stroke forward was changing tracks.The old bikes were made for natural terrain tracks...just a few pegs in a paddock and you had an MX track.The old bikes were made for sliding out of a wide flat turn with thick loam as a surface,they jumped long and low on jumps that were just natural hills.
Then came man made tracks....still in the paddock,but tighter turns with man made berms.The jumps were man made too,with much steeper ramps so the bikes now jumped high.The bikes became shorter to turn sharper,lighter with better suspension to jump higher.As bikes became better,the tracks became tougher to make it more competitive.
I think the biggest question is...are todays young guys faster riders or are they just riding faster..
talk about the $64K question.