Does the MXON prove it's 95% rider and 5% bike?

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9/26/2017 2:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2017 2:54 PM

History seems to prove that a good rider can overcome being asked to ride the "smaller" engine, 2t or 4t.

If you let them ride whatever they want would results really change?

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9/26/2017 4:04 PM

Yes. alot of the high quality 250 riders would be higher up in the order mainly due to the start and getting buried in the pack.

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9/26/2017 4:43 PM

van horenbeek was amazin last year on the 250

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9/26/2017 5:57 PM

I think it does. And proves being tough mentally is key.

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9/26/2017 6:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2017 6:22 PM

The totality of MX is 95% rider and 5% bike. Simce the MXDN is part of the totality, then yes, it does.

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9/26/2017 7:22 PM

I think factory bikes are within 5%-10%, so, yeah, rider being the rest. But, put a factory guy on an old hodaka, it becomes the other way.

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9/26/2017 9:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2017 9:01 PM

A lot of percentage is on Luck. You can't just depend on your own race results , you have to depend on other's as well. And even " if "you win......doesn't mean you won't get landed on , on the finish line jump , and finish your entire race weekend in the hospital.

Yeah....a lot of variables.

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9/26/2017 10:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/26/2017 10:46 PM

loftyair wrote:

I think factory bikes are within 5%-10%, so, yeah, rider being the rest. But, put a factory guy on an old hodaka, it becomes ...more

Yep, I agree 5% bike, as long as the bike doesn't actually slow you down.

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9/26/2017 11:15 PM

Villopoto dominated Carmichael and Cairolli on a KX250f if Im not mistaken.

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9/27/2017 1:12 AM

drt410 wrote:

Villopoto dominated Carmichael and Cairolli on a KX250f if Im not mistaken.

No, you are not in 2007. But Cairoli had a 250 too at that time.
Cairoli won overt the 450's in 2006, and Langston did it with a 125 in 1997, if I remember correctly.
Paulin won his first race on a 450 in Franciacorta 2009.

Mx of Nations is very emotional, so I think that is the most important factors if you feel the importance of the race for Motocross History. If you are ET you may not :D

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9/27/2017 4:11 PM

Where is the best place to even find stats on something like this?


I just get so tired of hearing so much whining about separating bikes into different classes because it's not fair.
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31 years later it's still true. It's the rider.

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9/28/2017 4:06 PM

2007 may be the pinnacle of smaller bikes, since it was the only time anyone beat the big bikes soundly in both motos on the smaller machine.

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