I'm not a track guy so I don't know much, but I would bet just like forms of drag racing once it gets too far out of a normal persons perspective it'll lose fan base and relevance. Hopefully it'll come back around and won't die out
My friend with a 2012 R1 says the electronic throttle is useless in 1st gear for street riding.
Says the throttle is on and off like a light switch, and just too twitchy(I haven't ridden it yet, and have always disliked R1's handling and weak engines anyway).
Surely that can be corrected somehow, but it's an evolution in bike/car technology that myself and many others are against.
I'll take a mechanical failure closing or sticking the throttle all day over electronics controlling it.
I probably sound like one of you old bastid's complaining about them newfangled fuel-injected motorcycles
At least that worked out good.
You're right... It's entertainment! Probably why I still enjoy it. The only "competition" is usually well behind the leader (Jorge,Dani,Marc) fighting for the last spot on the podium or for the 5th or 6th spot.
BTW - in Texas even Yamaha conceded the race to Honda before the first rider had tipped into a corner. Such is the state of Moto GP racing these days.
The only Races I get on Speed this year is Moto GP & Moto 2. I can watch these races on my computer. I think I'll give up my subscription to the Speed Channel ($10 a month) British Super Bike is were the action is right now but I can't watch it on Speed this season.