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Old Jul 10th 2019, 07:33 AM   #1
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Anyone watch the Moto-E race ?

Did anyone watch the MotoE race ? I watched it last night, the racing was close if not short lived and slow - I think the top speed was 227 km/h ? I don't know what the bikes weigh but they looked heavy and tricky in the corners and the tyres were throwing lumps of rubber off everywhere - I guess that's due to the torque from the electric motors.

Obviously a bit of initial panic about the battery pack in the crashed bike but that proved unfounded. It was interesting to hear that they have two separate teams to recover the bikes - one to put any fires out and then one to recover it in a specialised container.
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Old Jul 10th 2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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ya no thanks sounds a bit risky, i dont understand why they are pushing these. It sounds like it will only increase the cost of this sport.
How much to hire a specialized hazmat team to be at any given track day.
Get this crock of $hit out of our sport.
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 06:55 AM   #3
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Pitiful, this is pure politics at it's worse, pushing the "green agenda", if everyone in the stands go get a beer, or hit the latrine when the fag bikes come on, maybe they'll go away.
Whats really pathetic is listening to the rider's canned pitch about "this is the future", just like actors and politicians, they will say anything or do anything to get the "part" and be in the show one more time.
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 07:04 AM   #4
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I have no desire to watch. Waste of good resources and the saving the planet agenda is propaganda.

My kids electric dirt bike is pretty neat
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 07:34 AM   #5
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It has potential.

The lack of engine sound excitement is a problem.

The bikes looking like regular superbikes is also a bad call.

The bikes need to be redesigned with a totally different look and perhaps geometry suitable for the electric power. If they looked really interesting, it would be more fun to watch. Looking like moto gp bikes but not being them is a fail.

Tires need to be redesigned for this class. They were shredding chunks!

I look forward to seeing where it goes.

No question the riders are talented and will get better with experience making for more exciting racing.
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 07:35 AM   #6
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they should add a drift award into the race scoring....
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 07:59 AM   #7
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Like it or not, its the future. Perhaps not the immediate future but maybe 20 years time...?
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 08:21 AM   #8
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Everyone said the same about Formula E but it'll get better.

I thought it was an entertaining race, because it was a coupla guys trying to go as fast as possible on machinery that isn't properly developed yet. From the tires, suspension, weights, etc, it's all a toss up right now since it's brand new. They were all over the place just trying to get every little bit of speed out of em so it showed more of the riders talent and skill riding subpar machinery in subpar track conditions.
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 09:54 AM   #9
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The weight was the most readily apparent thing, particularly in the way that the bike was reluctant to change direction between corners, you could see the riders really having to push the bikes over
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Old Jul 11th 2019, 10:08 AM   #10
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I'm unlikely to lay on my death bed lamenting I hadn't lived long enough to see more Moto-E.

Never having sat along the main straight at Mugello for MotoGP, I will probably regret that. (but I am trying to make sure that doesn't happen)
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