Originally posted by Smeghead
What amazes me is how small they've made that bike. Even Rossi complained about it, and he's not exactly Mr. Big !!
You re right about it being too small Smeg. Actually it's much smaller than the NSR500!
You re wrong about Vale though. He is Mr Big! If you don't believe me ask Amber
(BTW what happened to her? )
No really, Valentino is 1.80 m high which makes him the tallest active GP rider. Only Kevin Schwanz was as tall as him as far as I know. This is why they have similar riding style also (Kevin said that in an interview), because a tall rider has problem tucking in, plus the long legs are a problem.
He asked Honda for a bigger screen as he couldn't fit behind the original one and was loosing speed on the straights and they made it immediately!
Anyway, all this has nothing to do with the question
The question is about a unique characteristic that hasn't appeared on a bike before (as far as I know
It's a great idea and also so simple that I think we 'll see it soon on 'our' bikes.
hint: It has to do with the suspension-frame interface.