You girls are unbelievable...
Specially you Nostrils... you named Valentino Rossi n.6 for the 2013 season, he finished n.4 and not wanting to take more risks for 2014 now you switched to Terrapin. Pathetic clown.
What if Vale starts wining again, then what? he will have an underground agreement with uncle ezpeleta to ride with 32L of gas? Ninjas will cut JL subframe? (the same ninjas that destroyed Ben).
So no Yamaha rider is happy with the new tires. One complains less about sliding and the other one knows that it doesn't fit it's style. You keep talking on chassis geometry and suspensions and bla, bla, bla. Armchair experts. In a prototype ride YOU CAN CHANGE ANY PARAMETER to change the bike behaviour, you can reposition the engine to influence mass centralization, the fuel tank position, different lenghts swingarms, different setting on the suspension, ECU interfearance, everything can be change.
The trick is were to balance the bike, towards corner speed or corner exit, you cannot have both. Shorter whellbase vs longer wheelbase. V engine vs in line 4 engine, different characteristic bikes with different characters obviously. Each rider prefers it one way or the others. On the 1L bikes raw power and sliding is more effective that corner speed (800s). Some handicaped here try to convince us that there are 3 different GP bikes: 990, 800 and 1000. 10cc don't make the difference you idiots, progress makes the difference. Better maping, better technologies, better? tires, etc.
The biggest problem is THE TIRES, not the chassis. Look back at yourselves and your 1991 600 CBR. How much has the consumer CBR evolved in the last 10 years? Fit an old 600 with Pirelli Corsas and check the difference compared to the old Michelin's TX25...
Jorge is out of his comfort zone and he knows that if he doesn't complain he is screwed... MM is in another league and he doesn't care about sliding. Valentino knows that he can bit JL if the bike is not so stable anymore and plays his usual mind games. I read JL interview in Spanish and MM is well under his skull.