MotoGP » Honda comments on DCT gearbox rumours

"Obviously HRC is not using anything illegal, but it's true that we have something new on the transmission..."

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Tarmac Terrorist - Unregistered

February 24, 2011 3:38 PM

Sour grapes from the Ital press me thinks. Would they be making those accusations if it was their beloved "Holy Trinity"(Ducati-Rossi-Burgess) that was topping the time sheets with such domination?

reaper46 - Unregistered

February 24, 2011 3:59 PM

@Tarmac Terrorist,
I'm sorry to say but that's is how the italian journalist do things. They are also beating rossi up right now, saying that he chose the wrong bike and that he is finished. Living in italy for most of my adult life and watching how things play out is funny at times. One day they are holding a red flag and the next day the same people are holding a blue flag.


February 24, 2011 4:18 PM

This reminds me of 2007,when the scrutineers checked Stoner's engine capacity.Nothing was found out of spec.
This is the same scenario. HRC have found an edge inside the rule book.
Its working for them and that is all.
This is a game of catch up !!!
The other manufacture's will look into transmission efficiency as of right now and catch up very soon.
Back in 2007,by the time they got to Catalunya,Desmo horsepower advantage was really not a major point of departure in terms of lap times. It was only an issue in Quatar and Shanghai.There is more to any race bike than a dyno chart as HRC have apparently proved for now.


February 24, 2011 5:09 PM

Yes, eliminate all rider aids and electronics.

I want to see carbs (gravity fed, of course) and old fashioned distributors whipping around too.

Ban ECU's, ban active this and electronic that- and then we can rejoice as 100bhp bikes run around on cross ply tyres...

..or think of the fun you'll have on your 600 with lightning fast upshifts and TC that makes you feel like a riding god, and abs that stops you being run over by a truck.
Tech is good, as long as it is in balance.

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