MotoGP » Goodbye 125!

A surprising statistic is that only three men have ever gone on to win the premier-class crown after winning the 125cc world championship - Phil Read, Alex Criville and Valentino Rossi.

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borat - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 2:37 PM

"Good riddance! The world has to move on, you can't have 2 strokes forever."

Actually, you could if the mainstream manufacturers (the big one beginning with H in particular) bothered with clean 2-stroke technology rather than put all their eggs in the four stoke basket. A quick search on the net will show you how far the technology has come over the last few years.
4 strokes are way too expensive to develop and build in a racing sense, this is why the MGP has shrunk over the years.


November 16, 2011 2:51 PM

Ah I'll bet not many of you ever seen the Honda 5 cylinder vs the Yamaha v4.
125 racing was always pretty exciting as was 250 when the multi cylinders were on the go.
More or less the same manufacturers but the sound was great.
Now we'll have 250 singles how boring.

JOHN - Unregistered

November 16, 2011 3:29 PM

The end (sad) of an era.....
The end of the chain saw yell....
The end of 125 2 strokes.....

250 4 strokes are not the way, too expensive to develop and produce, look at what has happened to MotoGP, more Hondas than can be counted and Suzuki cannot even afford to field one bike

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