Originally Posted by mike54
I don't believe the 4 stroke engines have the same hair trigger. However without TC we may indeed see more get-offs. Just not as many spectacular airborne examples we saw back then.
Agreed, but don't forget today's Moto GP bikes are making 100 hp more then an early to mid 1980's 500 as well! As many have pointed out accidents are still happening but for the most part they (fortunately) seem to be tamer...such as last week's low-side fest. Gear is better of course, but you don't see the same level of scary high sides, and Dr. Costa's name doesn't get mentioned five times each broadcast as the commentators walk through the injury list of plaster-adorned riders in the pits as we are shown pics of Mick Doohan's thumb operated rear brake due to his non-functioning foot!