MotoGP » Hayden 'excited' about 1000cc era

"I think the new 1000cc rules are going to be a lot better for the riders and the fans" - Nicky Hayden.

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August 25, 2011 4:05 PM

Hopefully Ducati isn't neglecting development of the 1000cc bike by dumping too much money and resources into the 800cc bike trying to save face this year. Nicky confirmed their 1000cc bike wasn't even doing lap times of the 800cc Honda last time out.

diceman - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 4:35 PM

Rawdawg- got to agree Ducati seem to be throwing alot of money at this years bike but then again you've got to remember the Gp11.1 is basicaly next years bike with a few mods to allow it to use the (updated) 800cc engine so perhaps they are getting their money's worth. If the Aluminium frame they've supposedly farmed out for development to a third party appears this year though that could be a different story unless again the plan is to race with it next year. Looking at the engine usage on motomatters though it could all be for nothing as the factory riders engine allocation may not last to the end of the season forcing them to take an extra engine or return to the origonal Gp11 frame and shelved engines.


August 25, 2011 5:19 PM

Does anybody really think the 1000cc limit will change anything?
800's have upwards of 215bhp- 500 2 strokes had, what, 180bhp?
Moto2 has just 130bhp and that produces the best racing!
It's not the engine size or power, it's the tyres and the electronics.
Give the 800's a set of Supercorsa's, unlimited fuel, and turn off the TC, then you'll plenty of sliding bikes and smoking tyres...

Can't help thinking 2012 will be more of the same.

diceman - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 5:52 PM

Jon- All the riders agree thst the 800 bikes leave no room for error so you only have 1 line to stick too. With the 1000's there will be extra torque which should allow them to square off corners and maqke adjustments during corners giving them more lines and opportunities. Again this seems to be what the riders are saying. So yes the 100o's will change the racing as they can be ridden differently

some1 - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 5:55 PM

Electronics has advancing exponentially on 800cc and would adapt into 1000cc with the similar fashion not like in 990cc era where there is no guideline or previous results to show which way works better.

Hayden still didn't know whats better for him to improve. I hope he would realize this sooner before he become obsolete to MotoGP competition. A rider can't say no to electronics when he is in a prototype class racing...


August 25, 2011 6:47 PM

I guess Stoner must've been using a 1000 cc engine all the time, as he seems to be able to slide his bikes at will. And thats been regardless of whether he is on a Ducati or Honda.


August 25, 2011 6:57 PM


I would also say junk the carbon brakes and increase the braking zone. The steel ones do a pretty damn good job of stopping bigger, heavier, and just as powerful superbikes so it isn't like it's a safety risk.

Cleetus Hayden - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 7:22 PM

Course he is excited another year on a factory steed with zero expectations on him from fans or factory it's money for old rope. Wish I had a job that only required me to nod smile and blow smoke up the right peoples behind by telling them it's all good.

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