MotoGP Forum  

Go Back   MotoGP Forum > MotoGP Forum > MotoGP

MotoGP MotoGP Forum - MotoGP Class Motorcycle Racing Forum


Like Tree7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
May 16th, 2019, 12:52 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Theo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Posts: 1,793
Likes: 320

I Ride: A bicycle.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holypuck View Post
I see. I honestly had no idea, but then again I ain't from GB so...
No problem with that, I like input from around the world its IMO important to get on with all nations if possible, regardless of politics, religion etc.
Theo is online now  
 
May 16th, 2019, 11:51 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
N1ce Racing's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2019
From: Seattle Washington

Posts: 18
Likes: 2

as zarco attempts to tame his KTM ....
N1ce Racing is offline  
May 17th, 2019, 01:02 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
AJV80's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2016
From: Queensland Australia

Posts: 749
Likes: 409

I Ride: Suzuki GSX-R 750 / Kawasaki Ninja H2
Stefan Pierer at his best!

No More Superbikes for KTM - CEO Says They're Too Dangerous For Public RoadsTheRideAdvice.com



Edit: Link fixed

Last edited by AJV80; May 17th, 2019 at 01:52 AM.
AJV80 is online now  
May 17th, 2019, 01:31 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Barbedwirebikerr's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2016
From: FNQ

Posts: 879
Likes: 625

I Ride: DRZ400E
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJV80 View Post
Links broken but I imagine it's about KTM declaring the rc1000 was too dangerous for roads.
Barbedwirebikerr is online now  
May 17th, 2019, 01:49 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
AJV80's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2016
From: Queensland Australia

Posts: 749
Likes: 409

I Ride: Suzuki GSX-R 750 / Kawasaki Ninja H2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbedwirebikerr View Post
Links broken but I imagine it's about KTM declaring the rc1000 was too dangerous for roads.
Yeah thats the one, It was a shame they stopped production of the RC8, a friend has an one and its a really awesome piece of kit.

Link Fixed
No More Superbikes for KTM - CEO Says They're Too Dangerous For Public RoadsTheRideAdvice.com
Theo likes this.
AJV80 is online now  
May 17th, 2019, 05:55 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Theo's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Chertsey, Surrey, UK

Posts: 1,793
Likes: 320

I Ride: A bicycle.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJV80 View Post
Yeah thats the one, It was a shame they stopped production of the RC8, a friend has an one and its a really awesome piece of kit.

Link Fixed
No More Superbikes for KTM - CEO Says They're Too Dangerous For Public RoadsTheRideAdvice.com
I agree with Peirer, the modern superbike should not be allowed on the road, I've seen far to many fatalities on the road by people unable to handle them, a particular one in Surrey about 15 years ago, involved a hyabusa that was doing (police estimated above 130mph), on a single track road, long turn left bend and he's lost it, hit the wall on the outside then run into a car killing its occupants.
I lost a very good friend, who was riding his GSXR 1000, who lost it. They look like these.

I'm sure someone will take issue with it, but better a ban on them than a ban on all motorbikes.
Theo is online now  
May 17th, 2019, 09:24 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Keshav's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
From: Nu Yawk City

Posts: 9,674
Likes: 1495

I Ride: DRZ400sm + KTM SXF450sm + 511SMR
If it were only the death of idiots who can only go fast in a straight line - I would view it as a freedom of choice issue. Besides we have a surplus of idiots anyhow. When I lived on the Lower East Side in Manhattan I came to know at least six guys who were in wheelchairs from crashes on Hayabusas and as I recall less than half even had driver's licenses. But that they have such a large potential to maim or kill others makes a good argument for some restrictions. At least, there should be a graduated testing system for different categories of motorycles with the most challenging road tests for the biggest bikes, much as it is in Japan. You should not be able to just walk into a dealership with no license and buy a 180hp bike. That's just common sense.
Theo and AJV80 like this.
Keshav is offline  
Reply

  MotoGP Forum > MotoGP Forum > MotoGP

Tags
attacks, boss, form, ktm, motogp, zarco



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rossi reviews best form of MotoGP Career surendhar MotoGP 1 September 29th, 2008 02:58 AM
MotoGP: Tech 3 boss keen to start testing with James Toseland The Fizz MotoGP 0 November 10th, 2007 03:28 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed



Copyright © 2005-2019 Powerslide. All rights reserved.
MotoGP Forum is a MotoGP enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent MotoGP or Dorna Sports, S.L. of Madrid, Spain.