A calculator is not a motorcycle. lame comparison.
They're different bikes, like I've already explained before.
link? I don't recall Rossi ever saying TC isn't necessary on these bikes. He has criticized electronics from ruining the racing but there's more to electronics than just TC. 990s had TC and nobody complains about the quality of racing there.
Anyway, you're off your original point from the article you said talked about rider aids, comprehensively. Everybody likes to point the finger at traction control out of all the various electronics on the bike without any real proof.
Not really, no.
Yes, they are very different motors. The 2 strokes are much more difficult to deal with. Leave the rest of the bike out of it. The rest of the bike matters not. Only the engine configuration matters.
Obviously you ride your 600 without traction control. If someone that rode a 50cc scooter came up and told you traction control or other rider aids were necessary on the track what would you say?
He said it would be better racing without rider aids in the same article KR was referenced in. I would considering him saying the racing would be better without rider aids to indicate that they're not necessary.
There are only two actual rider aids in MotoGP. Traction/wheelie and launch control. They do not have ABS, or active suspension. The rest of the electronics on the bike, the FI and ignition system, telemetry and data-logging systems, various engine mapping/whatever, none of those are rider aids.
MotoGP should be about all areas of rider skill
. That's not even the argument that was made, though. I'm not even going there. Rider aids(read; traction control) are not NECESSARY to ride a 1000 or any other displacement GP bike. End of story. They might make your job easier and they can make you faster, but that doesn't mean they're necessary to operate, turn a lap on the bike, or race the bike.
Kenny Roberts Jr has also said it should be eliminated, but what does he know either, right? I suppose it's necessary
if so many people want it gone, eh? Stoner also said he would rather have not had it. You're right though, it must be necessary if all these former champions think it should be eliminated...