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Moto3 rules revealed by the FIM.

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sas - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 1:00 PM

This was wrote somewhere in several articles somewhere in some papers by my lawyers friends, so this a interpretation of that. Thanks for translation, but one doubt, the bike will race with only one cylinder who will produce a maximum of 14000rpm? This is right? What a cylinder will be...(i'm an amateur in bikes). Sorry my english.

Boo - Unregistered

October 06, 2011 1:09 PM

This was bound to happen. From these reg's it does not state that there eill only be one engine supplier! I know that Honda will be sending bikes out, but does this leave the door open for the other manufacturers to get on? All of them moake 250 singles (Kawa, suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, KTm-Not sure whether aprillia make a 350 single, but someone in the piaggio group will). This very much follows the ideas behind the motorcycles that roland sands was making earler on this decade. Taking mot X bnikes and changing out the long travel forks and shock, putting a fairing on, and more road friendly diameter wheels and tyres. If it is multimanufacturer it has to be a good thing! If only Honda bikes, then it will lead to close racing like Moto2, but not the purest form of racing. I am not against single manufacturer, and I love watchign moto2, but not sure it should be one of the top classes in the world.


October 06, 2011 1:16 PM

Yes, Boo, any manufacturer can build an engine for the series- assuming that they can provide the necessary spares and support (as per the regs).

Sadly it's not as easy to stick a motox engine in a frame, they're built for torque and low end drive- these bad boys will need to make their power between 10 and 14,000 rpm if they're to get anywhere near the 50-60bhp mark.

450 twins would be ideal, but I suppose we shouldn't forget that some of these riders are literally children.
A 450 4-stroke twin could make 100bhp- old 250 2 stroke territory. That's too fast.
I'm looking forward to close racing, good reliability and equal equipment.

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