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post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by scrape_bows View Post
I would love to have a crew that could slap my machine back together in no time. Then I wouldn't hesitate to hang her out on the ragged edge more often. Here's a question I often ponder...What are the major differences between the Superbikes and MotoGP bikes? (besides the obvious differences in HP and engine displacemnet)
Superbikes are based on production motorcycles. Only allowed to change certain things.
MotoGP bikes are bespoke prototypes, all carbon, titanium and unobtanium. Nothing is allowed to be from a road bike, all is handmade to be the lightest/strongest possible.

MotoGP bikes are incredibly hard to ride, they're so much lighter, faster and better handling and braking than superbikes, most can't get the hang of it. Just because you dominate every other motorcycle racing class on earth doesn't mean you'll be very good at MotoGP. This has been proven many times.

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary
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