02 Jun 2008

Ask questions to Mr. Naoya Kaneko of Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

CEans,
Motorcycle enthusiasts - jump with joy! 😁

We are extremely proud to have Mr. Naoya Kaneko, Kawasaki Motor's technical manager to answer your questions! 😀

Now get your questions about high-speed motorcycling answered by the man who's been engineering all the high-speed machines!

For details - Visit this site -

Kawasaki Racing Team | Official MotoGP Team Web Site

Don't be lazy or else, you'll miss out on this golden opportunity. We'll collect questions till 20[sup]th[/sup] April 2008.

Get started! 😁
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Wow! I bow repeated to you. Big K, I think I might have a tear of happiness. I will work on some questions for you!
10 years ago
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gohm
Wow! I bow repeated to you. Big K, I think I might have a tear of happiness. I will work on some questions for you!
😎 I wish I could take credit. Its our CEan-MayurPathak who got in touch with Kawasaki Motor team for us.

All said, this is one great opportunity that we all have. Where else would you get a chance to get your questions answered from the people who actually bring you the super-biking! 😀

I've few questions too. I'll post them shortly.
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

My question to the team is :- As a professional racing team what measures do you take to win a race? I mean all the home work about the other team, the circuit etc. What do you do keep yourself 2 steps ahead of everyone before the race starts?
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

My next question :- This may sound stupid but i always wanted to ask this question. There are many professional racing teams in the GP that have a lot of experience, but i have seen that sometimes one team completely dominates the season. What are the reasons of this? The other teams are not fools. What is the factor that influences this dominance the most, is it the driver, the engineers, the support crew etc. Everyone is important i know but what is the most important?
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

What strategies will their team be using to assist Team Kawasaki in improving in manufactures points in moto gp this season?

What developments does Mr. Kaneko see working into production motorcycles in the next 5-10 years? Does he invision traction control on production machines?

(and thank you to MayurPathak!) 😁
just2rock

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

wow Bikes....n...kawasaki..love HayaBusa..riding!
raj87verma88

raj87verma88

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10 years ago
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just2rock
wow Bikes....n...kawasaki..love HayaBusa..riding!
Hayabusa is Suzuki not Kawasaki:roll:
gohm

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10 years ago
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raj87verma88
Hayabusa is Suzuki not Kawasaki:roll:
Lol, you beat me to that response!
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Tell us about the New ZX-10R? What are the major changes from the 2003 and 2005 models?
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

With ZX-R10 Kawasaki had expectations to win the best superbike prize(as read in some auto magazines). The 2003 model was beaten by Suzuki's GSX-R1000 and in 2005 Honda Fireblade was leading the pack. What are the expectations of Honda from the 2008 model? What were the challenges faced to upgrade a superbike to even higher standards?
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

For those who may not know, please discuss the technical diferential details between moto gp racing bikes and superbike/supersport bikes?

How did you get involved with moto gp racing?
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Is it that Gohm and me are the only persons on the whole forum who have questions for the people at Kawasaki?? Come on guys, show some enthusiasm, i know many here are bike freaks.
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

😔

Unfortunately, that's the sad story. We didn't receive good response to our "Ask questions to CTO of Wikipedia" thread either 😔

CEans! Wake Up!

You WON'T get such opportunities elsewhere!
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Let me check my pocket for some smelling salts, laugh. These Q & A sessions are indeed a great opportunity. Even as an AMA racer, I would never have the opportunity to speak with motogp engineering! Add to that the myriad of other great guests we have access to thanks to this site.

My last question for the Kawi motogp racing team is... can I have a job, any job on the team??!! laugh! What an amazing career they have.

The_Big_K
😔

Unfortunately, that's the sad story. We didn't receive good response to our "Ask questions to CTO of Wikipedia" thread either 😔

CEans! Wake Up!

You WON'T get such opportunities elsewhere!
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Er.. I know of a "rossi" in MotoGP.. 😛

Lets see.. how do you optimize the performances of the bikes? Do you use computer software to simulate new designs (whether to body work or mechanical parts)?
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

When is this great interview planning to take place?
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

I'm so sorry for this 😔 . Our editor got busy (marriage+honeymoon) and he asked me to do the small talk on his behalf. I failed at that, damn.

Ash helped me today with the questions and I'll be sending the questionnaire tonight.

I hope we'll have the responses soon. But if not, you know who to blame 😔
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

No worries!
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Okay, here's the Good News for each one of us. I just received Mr. Kaneko's response to our questionnaire and its simply amazing! 😁

But you all will have to wait till we publish it on CE's Small Talk. Muwahahah 😁

(Am I evil? 😁 )
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Publish it biggie. Why make us wait. I swear if i die because of the waiting i will haunt you forever 😛
10 years ago
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raj87verma88
Publish it biggie. Why make us wait. I swear if i die because of the waiting i will haunt you forever 😛
What could be more dangerous in this world than the specter of a Crazy Engineer :shifty:

Hold on guys, we need some gap between each of the Small Talks. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, few cool Small Talks lined up!

Let me find a suitable date for this Small Talk. But one thing is sure, we have one more big name on our Small Talk!

[Btw, I worked on the 'Small Talk' section (few cosmetic changes here & there)] of our portal.

[​IMG] While reading the responses, I realized one thing - We truly have unique type of questions & answers in our Small Talks. We all rock!
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

You must be joking, we have to wait & be patient to read this??!! I don't think that is possible.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

*sigh* mechanical engineers are an impatient lot indeed.

😛
gohm

gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

who?? us?? (looking around the forum with a look of innocence on my face)

😁
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Oh, fellas, have some patience. Even I can't wait to take it live. However, we all must wait 😀
mayurpathak

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Hi Fellas,

Sorry for rejoining after the looooooong gap. I guess biggie has already broken the reason.

Nice to see a response on the Kawasaki thread, my follow up paying a result at last. But guys I'm a bit disappointed looking at the people who responded. Its very sad to see the same names popping up every time. Some thing needs to be done about it.

I mean, its Kawasaki man and still such a response? Now after Mechanical, you have a civil engineer getting impatient. 😀

Anyway, biggie, I think its high time we had our editorial meet. Lets fix a time very soon. And let some one voluntarily take responsibility of coordinating the meet nad ensuring the turn out.

Cheers!
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Hey Mayur, welcome back. Will you please tell us where were you 😉 😁

Sure, we'll host an online meet soon. I hope xHx will be free soon. He's busy with exams.

I'll take the responsibility of setting up the conference.
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

The wait is over, fellas! Mr. Naoya Kaneko is on the front page of CE!

Small Talk with Mr. Naoya Kaneko - Kawasaki High Speed Engineering

Way to go! 😁
gohm

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Sweet!! thank you thank you thank you! laugh. I've already read it three times.

The_Big_K
The wait is over, fellas! Mr. Naoya Kaneko is on the front page of CE!

Small Talk with Mr. Naoya Kaneko - Kawasaki High Speed Engineering

Way to go! 😁
10 years ago
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Wow - this is new to me ! -

CEan - Ash: Can you give us a brief overview of what it takes to design a high performance bike? What are various stages involved from concept to production?

Mr. Kaneko: Most of the design of a machine is based around the tyre and firstly we find out what the grip limit is for the type of tyre we'll be using to race with. We then take into consideration the weight distribution and power delivery to decide the best machine concept to work with the tyre, and gradually build our ideas from there.
Amazing! What say fellas?
raj87verma88

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Thats new for me too. A great interview Biggie. Thanks for having him here.
mayurpathak

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10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Yes, even I was surprised when we got that answer. But I guess there is great logic behind that too. After all the on road performance of a really good engine is all because of the tyres. What else?
10 years ago
Re: Ask questions to Kawasaki Motorcycle Engineering/Racing Team!

Yeah, of course tyres are important. But they are majorly responsible for the design of the bike is really surprizing!

Motorcycle enthusiasts & Automobile engineers can enlighten us more here.

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