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Tyler Durden

August 15, 2010 11:01 AM

with 21L as the limit I really don't see any of the big teams making a 1000cc engine bike. It would be slower than their current 800cc and require way more electronics to make sure it would finish the race!
Remember the 2006 800cc prototype Ducati Capirossi was using with 22L it was faster than the 990cc of the time! Then 2007 came along and they reduced the fuel to 21L and that was when the electronic part of motogp skyrocked!

Jalla - Unregistered

August 15, 2010 12:01 PM

Well... seems that we are facing the start of the going down phase, jesus christ how much out of contact with reality can actually the Commission acting. Please just quit and let´s focus on WSBK instead


August 15, 2010 12:05 PM

They need to decide on some rules and stick to them. The constant changes to the rules will only deter any future prospective manufactuirers. They spend a fortune to develop a race bike and then find that the rules are changing and they have to start all over again.

Suzuki cops a bit of flack for there lack luster performance but at least they stick with it when they could easily do a Kawasaki and up and leave.


August 15, 2010 3:27 PM
Last Edited 73 days ago

The new rules have been agreed with MSMA as they set the capacity limits anyway.

Look what a mess MotoGP is in because Honda, Yamaha, and the two almost bankrupt Japanese factories Suzuki and Kawasaki got the power to make decisions which benefitted their worldwide sales.

The MSMA will have already worked out what they can get away with before any agreement is "brokered". The only way Grand Prix motorcycle racing is ever going to prosper again is for the FIM. to grow some balls and take away the manufacturers powers and re-establish their right as the governing body to SET THE RULES.

Let the FIM set the limits for each class without commercial interests dictating policy

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 16, 2010 12:05 AM

Tyler - agreed. I read an interview with Ducati management when they said they would probably field a 900cc bike - this may be because with a fixed 81mm bore to get the right bore to stroke ratio for revs / torque / power characteristics / economy it is better not to use the full 1000cc.


August 16, 2010 12:49 AM

This is turning into the most ridiculous mish mash of rules I have ever seen. The average punter who doesn't really follow the rules in detail is not going to have a clue as to what's going on. They might get a few more bikes at 1st but I think ultimately this will wind up being changed again down the track.

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