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Kenny Roberts On The Yamaha M1: I My 500 A Whole Lot Better

Submitted by Emmett on Thu, 2011-07-28

One of the more interesting side at last weekend’s Laguna MotoGP round was the return of Kenny Roberts, who did a couple of laps on both his 1980 and on a specially prepared Yamaha MotoGP bike. After the he spoke to a small group of Italian) journalists about the of riding the two bikes, and the comparison the two. Fortunately, the select of journalists included Jensen editor of the excellent motorcycle Asphalt Rubber. and Jensen was enough to share the audio of Roberts talking about the with

Roberts’ offer a fascinating insight the difference between the bikes 30 years ago and the bikes of today, and the that each bike Back in the late seventies and eighties, Roberts suggested, you compensate for a failure in bike by over-riding the bike, pushing it to do it didn’t want to do and sliding the to compensate.

Modern MotoGP machines exacerbated by electronics and the Bridgestone — will go about as as physics allowed. The old 500cc two would allow room for but the modern bikes reward one thing: complete precision. previously, running wide at a could be compensated, now, the between success and failure is your lines to within a few

Over-riding a modern MotoGP will get you precisely nowhere, and is to either make you radically or leave you rolling through the traps.

The bike that rode did not have the full package, giving full to its tendency to wheelie everywhere, it even more difficult to His 500 is more fun to ride, Roberts the press. Here’s what Roberts had to say after riding machines:

Kenny Roberts . These are so rigid and so precise, they’re not as fun to ride in my opinion. I think you can go a corner as fast as you want, you crash. In my day, you could go the corner a little fast and push the front, or the back come around, but on that you just go BOOM! That and you’re down.

The tires, and chassis are so much better to do exact corner, but if you don’t do exact corner exactly, it work.

Mine doesn’t all those electronic devices on it and wheelying everywhere. I don’t how they ride it. It wheelies it doesn’t have anti-wheelie. If you it more than two seconds, it up because it’s missing So, they said don’t for more than two seconds.

Why would you make a motorcycle you can’t wheelie, but that everywhere? And you can’t wheelie it for than 2 seconds. So it’s I wouldn’t like that.

I the old 500 a week ago in England, and I liked it a lot than I like this.

Q . You enjoy this?

KR . No. The 500s are

Q . Someone said in the past a needed to have more to ride the bike because you push over the limit of the

KR . Yeah, yeah. The guys could win were the guys were physically stronger, helped a lot, because the wobbled so much and the tires off. So every four the whole system change.

It was the guys that had the muscles and the that made a big difference. isn’t going to make any to that. This thing’s so more complicated, you can’t it.

Q . You mean you need more power before or with bike?

KR . No, because this is so much more precise, never going to get into the that we could get our bikes in. You we could over-ride our bikes, we make it move around, we slide it and make it turn, and had a lot different powerband. This isn’t going to do that, not going to slide going in, and set it up out.

It ain’t going to do

It wants to go round the corner as as it’s possible to go, and if you don’t hit spot, exactly, you’re out of the it doesn’t like it. I can imagine out and being very frustrated on because you’re not fast and you don’t know why. in our day, it was well, you know if we steepen the steering head up a bit, I can get through the Esses and that’s going to make me but this thing, no.

Q . You prefer two-strokes or four-strokes?

KR . I four strokes. I think the will be a lot better. I tested the V5 round I raced with Kenny around Valencia, and it was a much nicer, funner

I think the 1000s are going to everybody out. These are like a big 250 with 300 horsepower.

The are going to like the 1000 better, because it’s to have more torque, things only have

We raced the 700 here, the Daytona here, and it was an animal, a complete That was my 1980 bike, it flex so much, and down the the straightaway is a big 2nd gear corner. I go so fast, it would go BOING, a big spring. So actually you could go a corner faster than the could.

But with this no way, it ain’t gonna go that.

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