Join Date: Oct 2002
Sportbike: XB12R, H1, TTR125
Years Riding: I still have some money left...
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There was talk, and they sounded different, that Yosh had it as early as 2002 or 2003.
But re read my post. If you're going out on new tires all the time, and if you have the budget to do more test dates than races, you can probably get it right. Jordan still didn't win all the time did they? Have they won any races?
As for me, I'm old, and I don't have anything near the budget that the people that I race against. People I race against have replacement fort cartridges, built motors, Power Commanders, more tires, a person helping them, a spare bike, shocks rebuilt one or two times a year, and the list goes on.
When riders get that stuff AND they couple it with good riding, I'll get beat. Actually, TC isn't necessary is it then? The 2006 R6 already had a form of traction control in it, and I didn't see any huge reduction in lap times from riders on R6's.
It still doesn't control slip from the front tire.
I think it's kind of cool, yes. Will I be forced to buy it? I dunno. I think the extra cost on the Bazzaz stuff for it is reasonable. Sounds like it has good tuneability and all, and that's probably going to be the biggest thing that makes it valuable in addition to having it set up well by someone that really knows how a dyno works. The O2 sensor stuff sounds very good though. Might be the way around it, but, unfortunately, an O2 sensor will be messed up by leaded racing fuel, which works better than unleaded, so...
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