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Dell'Orto wins Moto3 ECU contract.

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Wiryo Saputro - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 12:16 PM

Moto 3 is the school for the young riders before they do competition in higher class. Hopefully with each riders use similar ECU, they have same chance to become world champion not depend on the money and mechanics they have.

two-stroke fan - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 12:30 PM

Yeah, the shift to 4-strokes really cut costs and filled the grid in MotoGP didn't it...

Where's Aprilia, BWM, MV, Triumph, Kawasaki, KTM, Motoguzzi etc ???

I agree the two-stroke for the road is being killed off by legislaton, but this is racing and I don't like having "being seen to be green" for political correctness sake. Anyway, there's no positive outcome so you just have to enjoy the nobbled version of racing as much as possible..

TZ750 - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:44 PM

The 4-stroke guys are short sighted. Currently the Motogp draws crowd because it's proto-types are currently the fastest in the world. If some other series comes along and betters this ... say with greener meaner cheaper long lasting Supercharged 4-Strokes or FI 2-Strokes or Rotaries then Dorna & the few manufacturers associated with them will start looking second class. They were always afraid of SBK posting closer to their times. Then to attract the big pool of manufacturers they went 4-stroke ... which they failed by the grid getting smaller all the time especially in the premier class.
With reducing cost they have gone spec MOTO-2, now partial spec MOTO-3 they will have lot of bikes on grid.. but can these feeder series produce world class riders is a question mark as the current MOTO-2 champion is @ the bottom of the MOTO-GP not so much when 250cc / 125cc WC's switched to MOTO-GP class. I might be right or proven wrong ... only time will tell. For me a Greener Meaner Cheaper FI Sp

TZ750 - Unregistered

March 16, 2011 3:56 PM

Contd ...
I might be right or proven wrong ... only time will tell. For me a Greener Meaner Cheaper FI Spec 2-stroke 250 Single / 500 Twin as feeder series would have been great with no critical electronic allowed other than standard engine mapping.
To understand 2-Strokes follow Snow Mobile / KART Racing. Also 2-Stroker MX are coming back in a great way in the US. If BRP makes a nice Liter bike around it's EFI 2-Stroke along with a good Chassis builder like Suter / Spondon / Nicco Baker / Harris / Buell etc it would be an instant winner. Let's see if the promised Liter 2-Stroke KTM with BRP FI will see light at end of the day. If it does, it might open a new chapter for the Strokers. Only Yamaha will be in a position to challenge the KTM's at once as they use a similar technology in their super jets.

Cheers - TZ750.

Dean Dean

March 16, 2011 7:11 PM

I can't believe some folks still fall for this four stroke crap, the cost to develop them has driven manufacturers away, not brought them back...two stroke is the future guys, powerful / cheap / cleaner day by day..have a look at some of lotus car engine projects, if the car industry is looking then why not bikes anymore ?? Answer is they were all retooled to four stroke and want more and more payback on their investments...more and more naive it appears given the equal progression with electronic 'solutions'.. foolish !!

Md Zane

March 16, 2011 7:51 PM

Remember being excited 30 years ago by Orbital redesigning the 2 stroke, I remember the Bimota stroker.Would love to see a efficient stroker engine but until the day that happens we are stuck with the 4 stroke.

Had a look at the Yamaha super jet,70 hp out of 701cc engine isn't that clever.

TZ750 - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 2:58 AM

Just letting every one know that Yamaha have the technology and have the brain & capability to even double or triple that Horse Power if required. In Snowmobile World 600-800-1000 2-Stroke EFI Twins - 130 to 280 HP's are common from Stock to Tuned ones's.

Cheers - TZ750.

Wiryo Saputro - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 11:10 AM

The main advantages of two stroke engine are their lightweight and their power. Have you know that many of Tank and Panzer use two strokes diesel engine ? Its Detroit Diesel engine.

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