Paperinik Posted April 27, 2008 Report Share Posted April 27, 2008 Hiya all! First I have to admit I'm really very new to bikes, I've only just started to learn to ride a motorcycle and I do hope that sometime in the future, I get to have a go with a superbike... But I also have some questions about superbikes/road racing that have come to mind mainly watching races. I hope some of you experienced riders can shine a light of information on me... Firstly, there's the question of size. I have been reading previous posts on the subject and I know there are quite a few tall riders, but at least in MotoGP, the riders are on the small-ish side. Is it better though, for a rider to be relatively short? As english isn't my first language, I'm not able to ask questions as eloquently as I would like to (meaning I'm lacking on the terminology...), but I hope you can fill in the gaps yourselves. But unfortunately, because of this, I can't ask exactly what I want to know... Apart from the size question, I'm also curious about how riders train off-bike? Because, again, after watchng races, I've come to realise it must be a job beyond tough. For the lack of better expression... What does a rider need? Strenght, flexibility(or is it agility...sorry!), what else? And again, I know there are other girl riders (Oh, I just realised I didn't say that before, so... I'm a girl!) in existance, but I've also come across a forum with a discussion where people claim road racing in simply not for women. Is there any truth in that? Well, not that I blindly believe such a claim, but I don't see women racing in MotoGP (sorry I seem to keep repeating myself) so I was wondering if there actually is a reason why women can't make it to the top? Although, I must admit I'm not terribly familliar with statistics concerning the amount of females in superbikes/road racing. So here they are, for the moment... I really do hope some people will find time to answer as there's really not much action in the equivalent finnish forum... Loads of love, Sari/Paperinik Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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