It's not the bike it's the rider

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2/11/2019 8:12 PM

I don't think the old 98% rider 2% bike adage is accurate for Supercross. Indoors the track is skinny and everyone is pretty much taking the same line. There's huge impacts and slow speed corners, so the suspension has to work really well at totally different things. There's so much airtime, and 180's right after jumps so a bike's controllability in the air/whip-ability is more important than in MX. Supercross is more like 90% rider 10% bike IMO.


2/11/2019 8:28 PM

level wrote:

Well what’s odd is he rode the wheels of the 250 and the program looked fine there. I guess the 450 just takes a lot more fitness to handle.

And his teamate flipped him off. There is no love in the factory Yamaha pits it seems.



2/11/2019 8:53 PM

BNG wrote:

You’re right. Plessinger’s been killing it on the factory team. ?

You’re right, no rookie has ever done well in the 250s and then struggled when he moved up to the big bikes. Can only be the Yamaha/team