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22 minutes ago, joebean said:

600s are not really modern bikes anymore as no manufacturer makes new sports bikes in the 600 class. 

I wonder what would happen to the market if Isle of Man TT announced that its biggest class was now 600cc.

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2 hours ago, Happier diner said:

I reckon it would make no difference at all. Unless we think that the TT is that influential. I don't think it is.

We would have a very poor field of entries.

You're probably right, but I can't help feeling the Isle of man Government do not realise the influence the TT has, and the potential control. It's a perfect testing ground for manufacturers and technology. Where else is there a race on real roads over such a long demanding varying distance?

Many people own 1000cc motorbikes, but very few ever get to use the machinery to its potential, and even then only very occasionally (what's the national speed limit in UK...). It's effectively a willy waving shiny status symbol.

 

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There's nothing being raced at the TT or MGP that is remotely relevant to current machinery sales, the events are Tourism spectacles, the TT in particular, and the MGP looks to have reached something of a crossroads in where it's going.

Some big decisions are going to have to be made about that event's future and the bearing that types of machinery sales have on both it and the TT's future IMHO

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5 hours ago, joebean said:

 600s are not really modern bikes anymore as no manufacturer makes new sports bikes in the 600 class. 
 

That's why the class has changed, Yamaha and Honda still produce a 600 but in smaller numbers. The class now permits these to race with what are basically 800cc triples and 1000cc twins at world superbike, BSB and TT, MGP level.    

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7 hours ago, hissingsid said:

Was talking to someone who has been a Marshall for years she said it went very well only because the weather was good ,on the whole ,if there had been any bad weather it would have been a total failure.   I think that just about sums it up.

That’s sums up most events in Britain to be fair.

The Royal Show. Glastonbury. The Grand National. Trooping of the Colour. British Grand Prix.

The old format was losing its appeal for a number of reasons such as public appetite for two weeks of road closures plus competitors teams and marshals having to take so much time out of work and have so many nights in paid accommodation.  They tried something new and for a lot of people it worked betters. Yes if it had rained it would have been an issue but that has always been a problem.  
 

Hopefully th new format will be retained but with provision for more closures so they have a bit more flexibility of the weather is bad.

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2 hours ago, Asthehills said:

That’s sums up most events in Britain to be fair.

The Royal Show. Glastonbury. The Grand National. Trooping of the Colour. British Grand Prix.

The old format was losing its appeal for a number of reasons such as public appetite for two weeks of road closures plus competitors teams and marshals having to take so much time out of work and have so many nights in paid accommodation.  They tried something new and for a lot of people it worked betters. Yes if it had rained it would have been an issue but that has always been a problem.  
 

Hopefully th new format will be retained but with provision for more closures so they have a bit more flexibility of the weather is bad.

Please enlighten us, when the format of the other events have been changed by Government.  Also where is the data to prove that the public were unhappy with the old racing format. The lack of information on the road closures during this shambles was appalling. 

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24 minutes ago, Holte End said:

Please enlighten us, when the format of the other events have been changed by Government.  Also where is the data to prove that the public were unhappy with the old racing format. The lack of information on the road closures during this shambles was appalling. 

What lack of information on road closures?  It was published all over eh place?  What was appalling about it

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36 minutes ago, Asthehills said:

What lack of information on road closures?  It was published all over eh place?  What was appalling about it

It was pretty bad to be fair. They should have taken more time to advertise the closures especially as people aren’t used to the new format. 

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3 minutes ago, Holte End said:

And of course there was no changes to the schedule at any time during this new and improved format of the grand prix.

There were changes which resulted in fewer road closures.

Old version                                                             New version

Practice week             race week                          Practice week             race week

Sat                              Sat                                       Sun                              Mon

Mon                            Mon                                      Mon

Tue                             Wed                                      Tue

Wed                           Fri                                          Wed

Thur                                                                         Thur

Fri                                                                             Fri

So aside from moving the first practice from Sat to Sun and having no race week at all after the bank holiday the format was pretty much the same. And of course the roads didn't close at all on the Friday.

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