and for DiscoBiskit.....
Now you have had time to calm down, slowly read my posts again, think about each sentence carefully. Reread your post, take out all the parts which I neither stated nor inferred, and come back to me so we can discuss.
Further to parts of your post (for which I have the time to respond tonight) was it not KR Snr not Jr who rode an M1 at Laguna last year and commented how powerful the bikes were? Watch this and see what they really think of our modern pampered prima donnas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQMjeC0kItU Very funny, 25 points to Yamaha.
Your comment about Lorenzo's crash proves my point even better..... he was brutally fired off his M1 because he gave it a big handful safe (or so he thought) in the knowledge the little black box would hobble his beast and also thereby proves the fastest guys have learned to trust the gizmos implicitly.
I can post you another vid with Spies being interviewed by Eddie Lawson where "Elbowz" tells Eddie he would love to have a ride on a 500 stroker with no intention of setting a meaningful lap, but just to see how scary they were to ride. He also states how he has the utmost respect for the guys who rode with no electronic aids. Eddie argues back and forth that compared to what he is used to now that he would just hate it and want to get back to what he knows. Not in an arrogant or derogatory sense but just that he would think it was horrible and would want to park it.
The riders of today are FAR from "pussies" (your words NOT mine) and ride incredibly fast and precise, which is exactly why when the lights go out everyone quickly hits a lap time "level" and the electronics allow them to just stay virtually static at that "level" for the whole race if they are good enough. Like I have said before, especially referring to practice times, Moto GP times in the 800/1000 era are the closest in GP history. Humans cannot split the hairs but super high speed silicone can. Now theres a good dog... have you reread my posts yet? Ciao Mama!!!