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Lorenzo Concerned About Top Speed of 1000s

Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo has been quoted as being concerned about the safety issues posed by the top of speed of the new 1000s.  Specifically referencing 350 kilometers per hour (218 mph) as expected speed on some of the MotoGP tracks with long straightaways.  He seems to be concerned about a flat tire or other mechanical issue causing a rider to go down at these speeds.  He has suggested a top speed limit (which could be enforced by an ECU standard).

What do you think?  It should be noted that Valentino Rossi (Ducati) does not seemed concerned with any safety issues relating to the more powerful bikes this year.

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  1. #19 says:

    This Lorenzo is becoming quite the whiner!! Coming off at 300 or 350kph whats the difference? I recon he been spending to much time over the season break with Stoner