Im in a zemke. He hasn't really had results. With Miggy im crossed. Yea he is old but he would win if his bike was a bit more. He was third in points. Always running up front. Now If his injuries prevent him from regaining form then yeah it might be time. I say keep Miggy and let him teach the new pupil cause jake just isnt getting it done. As far as honda bringing toseland over. I say F*** that. Toseland is on world superbike with the worlds best and is now headed to Moto GP. Yeah he would woop but he would be another Mladin in my eyes then. Some one who should step up but is afraid of not being top dawg anymore.Stricter technical regulations have been long over due. Hopefully suzuki's domination can end soon. Or Honda should bring over Toseland and whooop the rest of the field.
On a separate note. Don't you folks think Honda should bring in new and younger talent? I mean Miguel is old, not saying he is a bad rider but come on let's move on already. Also the same goes for Zemke, he's not old but his results haven't been spectacular this year.
The AMA rules and WSBK rules are COMPLETELY different. WSBK released their rules months ago but the AMA rules have just recently been released. Not even close. The AMA bikes are going to be very similar to showroom bikes. The stock pistons and rods alone are going to save teams 50k alone. But teams did say ok if we can't use trick pistons and rods we are going to put another 50k into electronics and the chasis. So who knows if it is really going to tighten racing but it's a step in the right direction.OLD NEWS! By months!
But the twins do have to meet a different set of rules then the I4s do, like a higher min weight limit, etc...
It's still a crock! Duc was doing great! Um... Bayliss won the WSBK last year!
Ducati claimed it cost them too much money to build a race bike, so they wanted this rule so they could spend less money (because AMA refused is why they pulled out of the AMA). That would be fine with me, but you know that they will STILL spend all that money, because they know that they have an advantage!
Wrong. In WSBK they are running more weight and an inlet restrictor but they are not being forced to run stock rods and pistons.The WSBK has a lot of restrictions on 1200 twins. If anything Ducati is going to have the advantage in AMA where they will run a 1098R that is super tricked out and only has to weigh 15 pounds more. That's the only restriction in AMA. But in WSBK they are going to have airbox restrictors and stock rods and pistons where the inline 4's can still run trick titanium rods and lighter pistons.
Nope your wrong buddy. "In 2008, The FIM will allow Twins like the Ducati 1098 to compete in World Superbike with up to 1200cc, but with standard connecting rods, air restrictors and a minimum weight of 370 pounds."Wrong. In WSBK they are running more weight and an inlet restrictor but they are not being forced to run stock rods and pistons.
HA! You were half wrong!Nope your wrong buddy. "In 2008, The FIM will allow Twins like the Ducati 1098 to compete in World Superbike with up to 1200cc, but with standard connecting rods, air restrictors and a minimum weight of 370 pounds."
So maybe they can use upgraded pistons, but not rods.