Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: S. Texas, US of A
The MotoGP boys ain't no slow pokes if you look at the fact that Bayliss and Barros weren't tearing it up last year in MotoGP. But they are doing really well this year in WSB. I doubt that they got faster in the off season.
But I think you may have a slight misconception if you think the liter bikes you and I can buy bear any real relationship to the liter bikes that they race in WSB. Make no mistake, those are hand built, one of a kind race bikes that are somewhat based on production bikes. They have very few "production" parts left in them and any productions parts that are left, have been modified. Dude, their forks are many times more expensive than your production ZX10. It has been reported that the HRC forks for the CBR1000RR are in the ballpark of $125,000 per set. That is not a production bike. As a matter of fact, when Colin Edwards rode the RC211V, he had them fit the forks off of his old WSB SP2 because he felt they worked better than the forks that came on the RC211V.
Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up.