E Bike In Moto GP
October 20, 2018
They’ve been racing electric at the isle of man for 7 years and they like it just fine. Isle of man has larger balls than MotoGP has ever had.
People moaned when two stroke was replaced by four stroke. Now they will moan when electric replaces combustion. They will get over it.
Electric is a good thing because noise is a problem. Too many tracks have been closed because of neighbors complaining about the noise.
When I was a kid we used to visit the moto x tracks and many have closed. Look at the big picture for racing, if more tracks can open (moto x, grass, race) then interest goes up, more jobs are created, the amount of talent increases, racing gets more exciting.
Electric bikes, and vehicles in general, have many up sides. Just look at all the souped up Street racing cars being smoked by Tesla Model S’s. They are fast, have great acceleration, and are easier to control (i.e. in terms of power delivery).
Their main downside is the energy density of the batteries. This leads to either short range or heavy corridors. However, this will gradually change and eventually they will take over.
Those complaining about the noise: fair enough, you don’t like it. But do you think a slow, noisey bike is better than a fast, quiet bike? Which do you think a Racer would prefer?
In the end, racing is not about noise (although obviously that can have an effect on excitement track side), it’s about going fast. If these bikes can go fast, especially when they aren’t talking about replacing normal petrol bikes but rubbing them in their own championship, what is there to complain about?
Twist n go there boring heavy don’t go very far if vehicles are all going to be electric we are going to have build more power stations to cope with millions of vehicles on the road battery production is going to be massive then they are going to have to be changed at some point oh hang on i forgot there wont be any pollution.
As we, umm errr… “mature” in racing we learn to embrace change or watch as it eventually laps us.
It took me quite a few years to be ok with 4 strokes and the title MotoGP and F1 still makes me crazy. I don’t think electric is going to replace internal combustion anytime soon but it deserves a seat at the table.
Nascar a dying Sport?
June 12, 2018
The sport is dying. Count the empty seats. Nobody cares about Nascar anymore. Just a bunch of hillbillies stuck in the 1950s doing laps is all it is. Just too boring. You have yourself a nice weekend. Lock him up. That is how Nascar was founded and they have done nothing to change and sooner or later Proctor and Gamble will walk away and the rest of the sponsors that need national attention. Half full stadiums and getting stuck up on obscure tv channels is not exactly a good investment. NASCAR has been working very hard for 20 years to get more minorities into the sport.The 2 biggest hurdles are the small # of minorities racing stock cars,which makes it very hard to find that 1 in 5000 who’s good enough to win,the other being that sponsors are reluctant to sponsor a black driver,and that’s not NASCAR’s fault.
It is these issues which will end Nascar. Even F1 has done a better job of diversity and that is Europe. It is time to catch up. F1 has a Black Champion and several Asian drivers and they are not having any problems finding advertisers or filling the stands up. Mind as well put up a hammock and see how this unfolds. The fan’s will not be a punching bag, hopefully things change but who knows. I’d rather watch my kid in a 4 wheeler.
Why Get Motor Bike Training?
February 24, 2018
Before anyone can lawfully ride around town on their brand new (or pre-owned, of course) motorbike or moped, they must complete something known as compulsory basic training, or more commonly referred to as CBT. It’s a motorbike training requirement for absolutely anyone who aims to ride a moped or motorcycle, and once you’ve completed it you must take the test for your proper license within two years. If you go the full two years without taking the test for your licence, you’ll have to re-take your CBT, and nobody wants that. It’s about as basic a motorbike training course as one could hope to endure, and will do a great job of educating you on the basics of operating your motorbike or moped safely.
Upon the completion of your compulsory basic training, you’ll get a certificate indicating you’ve completed the case, which is also known as a DL196. With this kind of permite, you can ride your motorbike or moped that’s up to as many as 125cc using L plates for that two years before you get your actual license. (These will be D plates if you’re in Wales.) The CBT course isn’t too incredibly rigorous. It will have you learning theory of driving, skills that just about any rider needs to know, and will teach you the basics of operating your bike. You might also have other learners along for the ride with you, as there can be a maximum of four students to an instructor at the practice site, while only two are allowed during on-road training.
As just indicated, the basic training course is divided between on-site instruction and on-road training, so you can get a good feel for the safe and proper operation of your motorbike in a relatively controlled setting before introducing the other variables that come with riding on the road. Together, the two courses are organised as five separate elements. Element A is the basic introduction to the course, which includes an eyesight test. Element B will introduce you to your actual motorbike, and familiarise you with the controls and instruments you’ll need to use. Element C involves things like breaking, shifting gears, and your standard manoeuvring, and how to use your indicators. Element D brings you into the classroom where you’ll go over the dangers of the road before Element E (the fifth element) brings you out on the road where you’ll encounter a variety of situations and hazards. You won’t have anything too extraordinary thrown your way, but a variety of everyday challenges will pop up. Compulsory basic training is a level of motorbike training that’s easy to go through, and when you’re done you’ll be well-informed and ready to earn your proper license in no time at all.