MotoGP » FIM president 'clarifies' production-bike MotoGP

"Any complete motorcycle model derived from series production…is not eligible and will not be accepted in the FIM Grand Prix World Championship classes" - FIM President Vito Ippolito.

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concerned - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 4:10 PM

Lightly modified production engines?
They probably wouldn't even get on a superbike grid. It should be , any engine, within the regs, tuned as you wish, in a prototype frame. But then does that not mean that motogp becomes a prototype frame championship?:rolleyes::rolleyes::?

ZeR0 Kun

June 12, 2011 4:26 PM

why don't just let those privateers lease/buy engines from the factory to be fitted to the chassis of their choice?

really missed the heyday of early 90s... when chassis manufacturers like Harris can build a competitive chassis around the yamaha yzr500 engine.

hello moto - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 5:20 PM

No series production bikes will be allowed.........yet Moto2 bikes are built and sold to privateer racers and the general public. The new Moto1 Suter will be the same as Moto2 bikes. Satellite bikes can even be construed as highly sophisticated production bikes that are leased to competitors.

The FIM is cracked. I wonder if they even know what they are doing. They want race-only production bikes, but series-production-bikes are banned.

Of course, it all makes sense now.

ZeR0 Kun

June 12, 2011 5:24 PM

@ hello moto

yes Moto2 are built and sold to privateers and public, but they are not road-legal at the first place.

which I wonder - does the term "production-bike" by FIM here refers to "street-legal/road-legal" instead?

hello moto - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 10:28 PM

@ Zero Kun

Yes, that's wonderful, but Ippolito didn't say anything about road-legal bikes or non-road-legal bikes.

So this press release is useless for the general public.

LOL - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 10:28 PM

"World Superbike and Supersport will remain the only FIM road racing world championships for 'complete' production bikes"

LOLOLOL... A couple of years ago Jamie Whitham did a pit lane report on the difference between a Hanspree Ten Kate Honda Fireblade and a store bought Honda Fireblade.

The only thing they shared was the fairings and the crankshaft!

WSB has NOTHING to do with production bikes, apart from the name of the bikes and they sort of look similar!

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