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Old 08-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #3856
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:14 PM   #3857
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You don't have to like them. But there's no need to be such a whiny little bitch about not liking them, and try to denigrate their abilities. You hate Stoner? Fine. But the fact is, he is probably the rider with the best feeling for a motorcycle in the world. Despite his personality.
How do you calculate the "rider with the best feeling for a motorcycle in the world" formula?
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:31 PM   #3858
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How do you calculate the "rider with the best feeling for a motorcycle in the world" formula?
Easy way to prove it would be for Casey to go back to Ducati and show everybody how easy it is? If a Spanish midget and school kid can win on Honda's then it wouldn't prove anything for Casey to go back to Honda
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:37 PM   #3859
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. Or maybe their version of the GSX-R1000 is not selling and isn't long for this world.
From what I've been seeing from news sources the S1000RR sells quite well, actually.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #3860
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How do you calculate the "rider with the best feeling for a motorcycle in the world" formula?
You talk to a bunch of crew chiefs and listen to what they have to say.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #3861
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Great analysis, but, something can't be more than "100% faster."

If you did something in 100 seconds, and then you do it in 90 seconds, you are 10% faster. (10 seconds difference / 100 seconds original time = 10% faster.)

If you did something in 100 seconds, and then you do it in 1 second, you are 99% faster. (99 seconds difference / 100 seconds original time = 99% faster.)


Old Yamaha shift time: 0.038 seconds
New Yamaha shift time: 0.016 seconds
Difference: 0.022 seconds
Percentage "Faster": .022/.038 = 57.89%

You would not believe the grief I got from math geeks. Rightly so, but still...

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #3862
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You talk to a bunch of crew chiefs and listen to what they have to say.
My question was more sarcasm, theres not a real way to analyze a riders feel and compare it to other riders it is completely subjective.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #3863
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My question was more sarcasm, theres not a real way to analyze a riders feel and compare it to other riders it is completely subjective.
Everyone I have spoken to says his feel was unparalleled. They all have outstanding feel, the best have amazing feel, but Stoner is said to have been the most sensitive to what a bike was doing.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #3864
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Stoner is said to have been the most sensitive
Now your taking the piss David, a sensitive Aussie, no-ones going to believe that!
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #3865
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From what I've been seeing from news sources the S1000RR sells quite well, actually.

Other than every time I walk into the local BMW dealer and seeing a bunch of "SOLD" signs on their S1000RR bikes I have no real proof but I believe also that they are selling well.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #3866
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My question was more sarcasm, theres not a real way to analyze a riders feel and compare it to other riders it is completely subjective.
Really???

Masao Furusawa:
There is a big age difference between Valentino [31] and Jorge [23]. Jorge is still young and a 'curious boy'. He is still growing up. So far he has almost no knowledge to develop the bike, to be honest, but I'm very much expecting to look at him for the next couple of years. He is changing a lot.

The first year he came to Yamaha [2008] he crashed so many times and he wanted to change the bike. So I talked to him and said 'please, adapt your riding style to the bike'. I said exactly the same thing to Valentino, and Valentino changed his riding style in just 10 seconds. Jorge was new to MotoGP so he took longer.

Our advantage with the bike is in smooth riding and being very fast in the corner. Not fast in a straight-line and stop-start style. So Jorge understood and then last year he learnt many things, had almost no crashes and was on the podium almost every time. Now he is so smart. More like Valentino.

Also Ben is clever and the combination with the two guys is very good. And, thanks to Valentino again, he and I developed the bike and all we need from now on is just a little bit of set-up and modification.


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Old 08-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #3867
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Thanks for the link.

How many mistakes are in this article?
1. Two cylinders?
2. Latest version of the Ducati MotoGP bike? (I believe that two seater is based on the old 990)
3. Brendl?
4............
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #3868
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And that's the reason he's a retired millionaire double world champion, and you're a keyboard racer.
For a guy who claims not to be a fan of Stoner in particular, Stoner-bashing seems to set you off in a way that Rossi-bashing, Pedrosa-bashing, etc. don't seem to.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #3869
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You would not believe the grief I got from math geeks. Rightly so, but still...
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #3870
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For a guy who claims not to be a fan of Stoner in particular, Stoner-bashing seems to set you off in a way that Rossi-bashing, Pedrosa-bashing, etc. don't seem to.
Your sock is showing.
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