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Old 11-06-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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Spec tire/fuel DMG/AMA

What do you think about the spec tire/fuel for the DMG/AMA? Is it a good thing or bad thing? Will it level off the field?

Im not sure what to think, its going to be an interesting year is all i know.
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From a racer's prospective: I like it. It keeps costs down, and takes away some of the factory team's advantages.


From a consumers prospective: it sucks. The more classes that go to a spec tire, the fewer opportunities the "non-chosen" manufacturers have to develop a tire for that particular type of a machine. The lack of viable options is a detriment to us all.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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From a racer's prospective: I like it. It keeps costs down, and takes away some of the factory team's advantages.


From a consumers prospective: it sucks. The more classes that go to a spec tire, the fewer opportunities the "non-chosen" manufacturers have to develop a tire for that particular type of a machine. The lack of viable options is a detriment to us all.
Agreed, but it seems that there is a single mfgr. in each series.

MotoGP- Stones
WSBK - Pirelli
DMG - Lops

i see your point, wheres the michelin man?
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:57 AM   #5
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I think huge advancements in tire technology come from tire manufactures competing head to head in race series. Eventually that technology trickles down to amateur level racers and street riders. Unfortunately, that level of R&D is very expensive.
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From a fan perspective, I want to see close, edge of the seat racing. I love the Yoshi/Makita/Rockstar/Suzuki team, but playing "Ben or Matt" each race gets old. If you want to watch racing, you have to switch to WSBK.


Funny thing, Spies got off that Yamaha in Portugal and wondered why that bike wasn't more competative in the US.
At the same time, I see Ducati, Yamaha, and Suzuki on the WSBK circuits slugging it out all the way to the end!


Is it the rules and spec tires?

If it is, then bring that here because that is what I want to see! That is the reason I watch WERA and CMRA racing.
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Is it the rules and spec tires?

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