MotoGP » Official: Moto3 to replace 125cc


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Oli - Unregistered

August 15, 2010 11:31 AM

No surprises here. The baby class is THE class for selling scooters & learner legals, I think if there had been only one manufacturer then there would have been a lot of resistance. Aprillia and Honda both need this class equally.

Oli

Casino

August 15, 2010 12:15 PM

So the final blow to two stroke..

Anyway it's good to see some changes and maybe some new manufacturers will come to moto3.

Hope to see Moto2 go to 400cc prototype bikes and engines!

oldtimer

August 15, 2010 2:26 PM

While I will be sorry to see the end of the 125 2strokes, the 250 4stroke is the logical replacement. With MotoGp going to 1000cc 4cylinder it will make engine development and manufacture easier, all we need then is for Moto2 to go 500cc twins!.The manufactures could have a modular design for all three classes to keep costs down.

Andy Coumbe

August 15, 2010 5:06 PM

This reminds me slightly of Supermono racing. Single cyclinder bikes with raxor sharp chassis.

Shame to see the end of my beloved 2 strokes at the highest level, but this does sound like it has potential.

Brian Clark - Unregistered

August 15, 2010 6:10 PM

Will be interesting to see final configuration, i.e how many gears etc. There must still be some quick single cylinder DOHC engines, though probably with more than 6 gears, about from the 60s. i.e MV, Morini, Mondial, horizontal Moto Guzzi etc which where damn quick in their day, which could form the basis of a new generation of motors.
:blush: :D :rolleyes:

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

August 15, 2010 7:20 PM

Dunno about this, there are a lot of 125 2 strokes still being sold.

Why change the prototype class to 250's when learners are all on 125's?

I could see a point in changing the bigger bikes to 4 strokes but this doesn't make sense to me.

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