MotoGP » 800cc MotoGP engine lease a step closer.


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paul 27

August 30, 2009 11:28 AM

Oh dear, I remember Team Roberts complaining of the lack of power and upgrades from Honda so I dont think the leasing of motors is going to improve numbers. I would like to see the 17 bikes already in the championship closer than what they are rather than another 6 bikes 4 seconds slower.

bert - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 11:42 AM

This is a step in the right direction, but all bikes should be 1000cc and ban the traction control/launch control, take it back to basic throttle control,rear wheel steering and SKILL. :rolleyes:

mike hunt - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 11:46 AM

Would be OK if it were 990cc engines, as a physically larger rider would be able to use the extra power where as 800cc engines favour high corner speed 250 style lightweight riders.

As the previous poster said, the last time this was tried with 800cc engines at Team Roberts, it was an epic fail and finished the last independent team.

Espeletta needs to get a clue and move away from listening to what the MSMA dribble out.

Come to a compromise with FGSport and run modified 1000cc engines in one off frames against 990cc factory bike.
I guess the MSMA must be scared that one of these bikes would beat a 990cc factory bike...

CoventryP - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 12:34 PM

As I have been watching bike circle Indy, the thing I noticed is that the smaller the engine displacement, the higher the number of manufacturers, teams and riders - plus the tighter the spread of lap times and the better the racing. I wish the MotoGP was as exciting to watch as the 125's. The 800's aren't any slower now than the 990's and the racing certainly not any closer.
And me? I miss Kenny Sr and his team. Would love to have seem Foggy where he belonged.

billybobmarysue - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 12:48 PM

You guys are mad!... MotoGP is a prototype series, not production bike based!... we already have 1000cc 'standard' bikes in other series!...

in 10-15 years time, roadbikes aren't going to be 1000cc with manual gearboxes etc. They're going to be much smaller displacement, technology heavy machines, as much to satisfy the enviromental lobby and the safety brigade. Traction control, ABS and whatever else will be standard, as this will demonstrate that the manufacturers care about safety, whilst as the 800's demonstrate, there will probably be no loss of overall performance, it will just be delivered in a cleaner and safer package. MotoGP should lead the way with these developments!

stavros - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 12:55 PM

Posted by Bert

"This is a step in the right direction, but all bikes should be 1000cc and ban the traction control/launch control, take it back to basic throttle control,rear wheel steering and SKILL."

So much wrong with that I don't know where to start. Firstly how do you think it is that Rossi, Stoner, Pedrosa and Lorenzo are always the guys up front - luck??

990cc MotoGP bikes had TC, without it they would would be spinning all the way down the straight, you just couldn't use the power they would produce unless you basically turned them into production engines anyway. Some of you guys seem to want to turn GP into NASBIKE. Do you work for DMG haha

Yodasan - Unregistered

August 30, 2009 1:19 PM

"As I have been watching bike circle Indy, the thing I noticed is that the smaller the engine displacement, the higher the number of manufacturers, teams and riders"
WTF the 125 & 250 class are nothing but a Aprilia cup sure some are rebranded as other piaggio brands and the odd token Honda but still.
As for all the moaners going on about 990's how much money would they need to redevelop them and how much would have been wasted on the folly that is the 800's or do you just think they have warehouses full of 990 engines. Having them with no electronics would make them virtually unrideable and would be suicide for most off todays grid who have know nothing but the saftey blanket of software

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