CR-flatlander

When will the AMA wake the &%$#@! up?

8 posts in this topic

I think that 125 class is freaking awesome. Which means that the AMA will probably never consider it. You see, anything I have ever thought would be a good idea usually is totally against the AMA's wishes. 

They lost me when they did everything they could to kill two strokes. That was their sweet little way of making more of racing totally unaffordable to family run teams and more for factory only teams. 

I know the AMA does alot for lobbying for motorcyclists and I appreciate that. But they lost me years ago because they lost touch with the average usa dirtriders. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ama is probably the least effective lobbyist org in Washington. Children among men.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get California off the map and life can go back to the way it once was. Hell all the west coast liberals. I think the ama let politics get the upper hand,therefore we average Joes get left behind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey, that's really cool but I gotta say I think thats sped up a little.  It looks like maybe just about 14%.  Notice how fast the roost falls.  5:10, the sounds a little off.  Other than that pretty awesome.  

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On May 22, 2017 at 9:32 PM, Slicing-Air said:

Hey, that's really cool but I gotta say I think thats sped up a little.  It looks like maybe just about 14%.  Notice how fast the roost falls.  5:10, the sounds a little off.  Other than that pretty awesome.  

Agreed....  A lot of motocross vids I see are sped up and when I call it out people jump all over me.  Gravity always tells the truth.  9.821m/s^2.  They don't call it C for nothing.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the racing footage in that was at faster than actual speed, in fact towards the end it was completely obvious that it was speed up. 

 

That's completely besides the point though, the OP is correct that the AMA's position towards 2ts as red headed step children in MX is bad for the sport.  The major manufacturers share the blame too (cough -Honda, cough-cough). I understand that there were some good theoretical reasons to persue 4ts, but what we got is too complicated and too expensive. 

I'd like to see something like 150cc 2ts vs 250cc 4ts, and 300 cc 2ts vs the 450s. Pro classes could have restrictor plates in the intake if any more tweaking of the power is needed.

One way or another,  the operating costs need to come down, or the participation in dirt bike racing will continue to shrink.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with: