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    Safety in Moto e racing

    What safety measures are in place for Moto e racing as there is a lack of engine noise? I've heard there are spotters perhaps around the track?

    The talk of e bikes entering motocross racing is a hot topic, and one of the concerns is the lack of engine noise. I'm trying to understand the arguement how there is a road racing series for e bikes, but for mx it won't work? Most purists just reject e bikes, but I'm looking for valid reasons an e bike racing scene can't exist in motocross?

    Thanks in advance

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    Alta was set to start kickin some serious ass so they may have had to squash it. Harley Davidson took them out permanently!
    Its just a temporary set back for electric motocross and electric dirtbikes. Next gen batteries will usher in a whole new era.
    I see lack of noise as a good thing for offroaders.... it gets the environmentalists less to complain about, just my 2 satoshis ofcourse!
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    I agree Steveo. Lack of noise is a great thing for e bikes for lots of reasons. I'm curious if road racing use spotters around the track since riders can't hear other bikes?
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    They have the same corner flaggers as they always have as far as I know. Its track requirements.
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    There were no special requirements for the TTXGP. The best part of watching the races at VIR in 2010 was the lack of noise. The corner guy I talked to said he had never heard knee pads scrapping the pavement before that day. And riders said they could here the commentator.

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