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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,624
Posted By Moronic
Strada Avventurosa

Take a look at Strada Avventurosa.

The guy who built this bike:

http://static.wixstatic.com/media/b8597b_5879c88a8a7c424ebbf8c8c2c6148bce.jpg_srz_p_720_540_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

Has...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
It's not April Fools' Day is it? A report...

It's not April Fools' Day is it?

A report quoted on grandprix.com says that when doctors asked Alonso who he was after the crash, he said he was Fernando, a go kart driver who hoped he could make...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,846
Posted By Moronic
Best third post I've ever seen from a noob. :D ...

Best third post I've ever seen from a noob. :D Welcome N9G. With an attitude like that, I think you've made a great choice.

I'm of the same mind as NMEXPAT too. That is exactly how I feel about...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,813
Posted By Moronic
Initially I wanted to contest that point, but...

Initially I wanted to contest that point, but thinking about who might be buying these things, perhaps you are right.

I think the vision was to build a bike for the committed, skilled rider who...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,846
Posted By Moronic
I am surprised - or perhaps not - that no one has...

I am surprised - or perhaps not - that no one has alerted you to the eroding cylinder heads on some examples of the Multi from about that time. As usual the internet probably hears from those...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
All good points. We can probably assume that...

All good points.

We can probably assume that Alonso will carry on as usual, albeit with a couple of weeks for recovery.

Honda does seem to be struggling to get that power unit running properly...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By Moronic
It looks like Ducati has done a great job with...

It looks like Ducati has done a great job with this. I am looking forward to reading some journo ride reports, and equally to some owner reviews - even though after spending some time on a 2013 I...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
If Alonso was unconscious when the car stopped,...

If Alonso was unconscious when the car stopped, that would be sufficient explanation for urgent activity around him, surely. One consideration would be that if the car happened to catch fire, he...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By Moronic
So you were trying to decide whether to ride home...

So you were trying to decide whether to ride home from work ...

What happened?

(Nothing catastrophic, I hope.)
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,563,222
Posted By Moronic
I've never ridden one, just know of their...

I've never ridden one, just know of their reputation.

But I will say it is easy to forget in these days when every factory seems to have learned how to make a bike that steers sweetly, just how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,631
Posted By Moronic
I enjoyed it, and I am glad Pirsig wrote it so...

I enjoyed it, and I am glad Pirsig wrote it so that I could enjoy it. I don't think it needs to get a lot more complicated than that.

Yes, 30 or more years after I read it, I can see that he was...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
IMO Marquez's great challenge will be avoiding...

IMO Marquez's great challenge will be avoiding boredom. In other words, avoiding making things harder for himself just so that he faces a challenge.

Or to put it yet another way, finding enough...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
Didn't look so unlikely if you had a good look at...

Didn't look so unlikely if you had a good look at the day 2 times.

Sure, he had his arse kicked by Dovisioso - by a whole 8 hundredths of a second. :lol3

He was four thousandths behind Smith,...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
Sounds like Ducati is in with a chance. This...

Sounds like Ducati is in with a chance.

This could be a great season.

And if it isn't, the excuses will be fascinating. :lol3
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Do you think there should be a limit on the width...

Do you think there should be a limit on the width of the cars in the open class? Or could someone build a car that occupied almost the entire width of the circuits?

It's a slippery slope ... :evil
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,994
Posted By Moronic
I rode one of the Sport Classics recently. Half...

I rode one of the Sport Classics recently. Half an hour or so on some nice sweeping roads. I could see why some people like them. It's not all looks - it also had some of that old-time slow-steering...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9,398
Views: 1,563,222
Posted By Moronic
FFS! He was going past cars like they were coming...

FFS! He was going past cars like they were coming towards him.

Crazy ridiculous crap - but that bike sure has some go.

As for what you have if you are prepared to pull wheelies at 180mph plus...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Umm ... the Merc was. Just last year. :wink: ...

Umm ... the Merc was. Just last year. :wink:


I know that sounds like a truism - obviously one engine had to win last year and they were all new - but I think it's worth pondering nonetheless.
...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Mark Hughes on big aero designs such as that...

Mark Hughes on big aero designs such as that Ferrari above:

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/f1/opinion/f1s-aerodynamic-catch-22/

Executive summary: down that path, drivers wear pressure...
Forum: Racing 02-19-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Honda knows how much power the Mercs are...

Honda knows how much power the Mercs are producing. McLaren even had a Merc engine last year.

There is a vanishingly small chance Honda will be starting this season with an engine producing less...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Yes. Unless that design works much better in...

Yes. Unless that design works much better in clean air than dirty. In which case, it would be back to processions and I'm out by mid season.
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
The new bike will be a big step forward even if...

The new bike will be a big step forward even if it is only easier to work on and develop. Apparently the old one was a nightmare for the mechanics even to get bits on and off for tweaking purposes,...
Forum: Racing 02-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
Wow, I was wondering how to do that (post the...

Wow, I was wondering how to do that (post the pic) and someone has done it already.

Looks good to me. Plenty of visual weight to the front.

But yes, a picture can tell you only so much. Hope it...
Forum: Racing 02-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,164
Posted By Moronic
Ok then I'm in. Thanks for the invite. :D

Ok then I'm in. Thanks for the invite. :D
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,360
Posted By Moronic
Lots of people buy the 696 as a first Ducati and...

Lots of people buy the 696 as a first Ducati and then trade up.

Surely there are plenty used at good prices. Take your time, sell the Suzook and then grab a great deal. I've not been shopping but...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,813
Posted By Moronic
Jerry had one point to make. Problem was he...

Jerry had one point to make.

Problem was he made it everywhere he could see an opening.

And then defended it.

Okay, a Vulcan 750 is a cheaper ride than a Motus, and does many of the same...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By Moronic
I have ridden one, over a couple of hundred miles...

I have ridden one, over a couple of hundred miles in interesting company. Definitely worth a try. Quickish, as I recall. As I think mentioned above the suspension wasn't first class but if you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,168
Posted By Moronic
That's a great example. Problem is, it...

That's a great example.

Problem is, it wasn't practising falling off that got him there. It was practising doing all sorts of stuff, and falling off and getting away with it.

The key skill he...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the heads-up. :D Not that this would...

Thanks for the heads-up. :D Not that this would have been easy to miss in Australia. :lol3

Ricciardo can't seem to do anything wrong ATM. I hope he has a car he can work with.

While I am...
Forum: Racing 02-10-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
Lorenzo went into the 2013 meeting at Assen...

Lorenzo went into the 2013 meeting at Assen trailing Pedrosa by 7 points in the championship but leading Marquez by 23 points and looking to be in very good form.

Again, I am not claiming he...
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
From Lorenzo's perspective, Marquez got lucky...

From Lorenzo's perspective, Marquez got lucky when Lorenzo had his big crash at Assen in 13. Lorenzo has been recovering ever since from that crash and what followed.

We might think Marquez would...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,813
Posted By Moronic
If by CC you mean electronic cruise control, both...

If by CC you mean electronic cruise control, both models come with that now.
Forum: Racing 02-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
I think Rossi is in a better position...

I think Rossi is in a better position psychologically.

He has already ceded his mantle to Marquez. He has said publicly that Marquez is like Rossi.2 - the upgraded version.

And so for him,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,360
Posted By Moronic
Your running costs will likely double but you...

Your running costs will likely double but you might decide that is worth it.

You can check the price of spares at Ducati Ohama's online site here (http://www.ducatiomaha.com/products.asp).

It...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Saw it reported I think on the autosport.com live...

Saw it reported I think on the autosport.com live link that Ricciardo in the Red Bull on long runs had been 0.8 sec quicker than the Ferrari in similar trim, but because the focus was on headline...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
Thanks for the link. I don't think...

Thanks for the link.

I don't think "bitching" is fair (and I know you weren't aiming for fairness :evil). Cal is simply giving us his impressions, and more power to him for that. How often do you...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
I'm not so sure about the reduction in size....

I'm not so sure about the reduction in size. Remember that after they ditched the engine designer last year, he said he had been asked to design a small engine even if that meant sacrificing power,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,813
Posted By Moronic
The critical comment I noticed was that the bike...

The critical comment I noticed was that the bike sat a bit low in the back, so that it grounded hard parts in the corners. The reviewer had added preload a couple of times in an attempt to improve on...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 20,081
Posted By Moronic
Not according to Sauber: "Germany's Auto...

Not according to Sauber:

"Germany's Auto Motor und Sport revealed that heavy modifications to Ferrari's turbo V6 engine for 2015 required Sauber to make significant chassis changes compared to...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 67,116
Posted By Moronic
^^ Thanks for the tip. Indeed, it's another gem....

^^ Thanks for the tip. Indeed, it's another gem. :D
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