MotoGP » Yamaha developing 'next generation' MotoGP electronics

“Parallel development of the next generation of electronic control is ongoing. As soon as we reach good enough results we will introduce it”- Masahiko Nakajima, Yamaha.

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motomoto - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 4:11 PM

,the unfortunate part about a massive technology investment is that if gp continues to see a decline of participants (smaller grid sizes) and continued reduction of sponsors and overall revenue, that massive rules changes to reduce costs will have to happen,, and super advanced (read:expensive) electronics like these will ultimately be banned. The global recession has changed racing forever. In it's current state, motogp does NOT have a future. And CRTs are a silly band aid of grid fillers, The whole series now is, at best, a 4 bike race to the championship, at best. Every year, talent plays a smaller role over what bike you get. ,,hardly a world class stage for all the best talent in the world.

Steph - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 4:11 PM

when you compare Yamaha prior to Rossi an almost nobidy team and where he left the team shows how strong of a rider he is. Stoner can go fast on a fast machine but Rossi can take a team to a whole new level and he will eventually get there with Ducati.


March 06, 2012 4:17 PM

Bin it all!
Electronics of this kind play a pretty much ZERO role on a road bike, Just like aero packages in F1 do nothing for mainstream motor cars. Just what is the point?

Fuel economy on a road bike is the only benefit I can think of by adding electronics.

R - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 4:21 PM

Any one? Help...(I mean Ducati need it)
Like i said before, Ducati Corse need a japanese technician in their camp...steal one from Honda or Yamaha or better still Furusawa should "VISIT" The ducati factory for "two weeks"...
Then Rossi and Heyden will suddenly be 1 second faster!!!


March 06, 2012 4:51 PM

The entire point of prototype racing is to push the boundaries of motorcycle technology, and like it or not electronics are the leading edge of that technological push.

Much of the electronics being developed for motogp today will work it's way down to our bikes on the street in the future, not only improving their performance but making them safer to ride. Which is a good thing in my opinion.

@an4rew - Stoner grew up on two strokes, has one of the most ballsy riding styles, uses less electronics than others, has incredible throttle control, and has shown that he is not afraid to bin it to be competitive.

Not trying to put the boot into Rossi, but he didn't have the confidence to push the Ducati as hard as Stoner, yet he was able to handle the NSR just fine.

TL,DR - You couldn't be more wrong.

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