Look at it this way, look at today's pool of riders. Imagine them on 500s.
Loris CAPIROSSI,Valentino ROSSI, and some others all rode 500cc and 900cc and 800cc bikes and as i stated above rossi does'nt like the tc on the new bikes as per roadracerx article.
rob, don't take this the wrong way, you are much more knowlegable than i, but i don't understand your point about the tech advancements. i don't see much advancments with the exception of abs/tc.the teams recieve sealed engines and a spec clutch they can't change cams,pistons ect. back in the day the manfactures could develope engines like the oval piston honda(nsr?). now fim cans 250cc in favor of moto2 600cc spec engines where all the teams will run honda engines(sealed) "so all the teams will have equal bikes and we can see who the best rider is (paraphrased)" fim moto tech director. i don't get it?isn't that what we have in wsbk(more or less)?
motogp was the "prototype" class, wasn't it?
imho that is what it should be! set a displacement limit(1000cc) tell them no t/c, no abs,no electronic suspension.other than that "have at it boys" if you can't run with the big boys, sit down. if suzuki and kawi don't have the $$$ then let them do what they did with the rmz/kfx. let one develope the chassis and one do the motor, or pool their $$$ together and field one team.
tell wsbk to run production engines or production based engines to compare what the manfactures have out on the showroom floor.
the last thing i want to see is ANOTHER NASCAR. they had the iroc series to see which driver was the best(btw what ever happened to iroc?)sorry i digress,
i want to see the best riders in the world riding the best 2 wheeled machines in the world,even if there is only 15-18 riders on the grid. tell the factories they don't have to field 3,4,5 teams(when you count the support to the "private" teams.
but who gives a flying fvkk what i want