Apart for your usual trolling trick and personal attack what exactly do you contribute at all to this forum?
Retarded self-conscious keyboard riders like you can make total abstraction of news published by MCN and multiple-world champs comments on the subject, what a pitty there is no "ignore list" to blank out your replies.
Example: "This big 250 thing you keep harping on about. That is what GP bikes became with the advent of the 800's and the huge lean angles the Bridgestones allow".
Really? So you followed the Yamaha chassis evolution from 2008 onward and even drove the 2011 model, then lean angle thanks to tires progress has something to do with chassis geometry now?
You're a genius you should submit your candidature to HRC they need your help.
A simple look at the technical description of the Yamaha chassis explains a lot:
Longer wheel base from 2011 onward, emphasis on the rear wheel weight, nothing like the Honda and even not the Ducati but as always you miss half the points by lack of interest on the subject, looks to me that you're more into attention grabbing than anything else.
Lorenzo came from the 250 cc so does his manager, had Stoner and Burgess been in charge of the M1 development from 2010 the chassis would be totally different.
The 250 cc is a category where one rides on corner speed and have to be smooth, precise, to compensate for the relative absence of power, i guess you wouldn't know since you haven't driven one, if you had we wouldn't have these endless conversation demonstrating how ignorant you can be.
As for Lorenzo being adaptable to sliding the Yamaha on the gas, AGAIN you are mistaking him for the Honda riders, he hardly learned to do it since the M1 was near unridable this way from 2011 and he spent more time over the handle bar than on the podium in 2008, compare to Rossi scores in 500 cc for a laugh and btw, Rossi couldn't even put the bike sideays on the brakes to reduce weight transfer as he used to with the 2013 bike.
Everyone can see how the Honda riders, even Pedrosa square the corners and how Lorenzo looses it when he tries.
In short mate, you're into psychopatic tit-for-tat writing, not technical motorcycle stuff, you have the guts to pretend to know better than the best in the world including Burgess, hoping that everyone reads as little as you do on the subject.
Take a break, you're beginning to ware out and it's not me you should "be easy" on, it''s yourself. Joke. ps when i need a specialist opinion i know where to ask and you're not on my list.
ps 2, all the details that you throw in confusion about seat position and fuel tank are the result of the change of geometry of the chassis and Yamaha trying to recover the balance they lost from the 2010 M1, well detailed by Burgess, as for K. Roberts, he was not talking about the 800 cc but the M1 50th Anniversary edition he drove in the USA, he has no reference to compare to other Moto GP bikes and as opposed to you, don't talk about what he doesn't know. Have a better day (if you can).
Chosen quotes: (Compasre to Honda riders on the RC).
KR: No, because this bike is so much more precise, you're never going to get into the positions that we could get our bikes in. You know, we could over-ride our bikes, we could make it move around, we could slide it and make it turn, and two-strokes had a lot different powerband. This thing isn't going to do that, it's not going to slide going in, and set it up coming out. It ain't going to do that.