MotoGP » BMW boss indicates MotoGP plans


"Once we win in Superbike we will move onto bigger and better things" - BMW Motorrad president Hendrik von Kuenheim.

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matt4 - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 1:34 PM

@TheHorseWithNoName
Couldn't agree less. Suggesting the Britten was not competitive is false. It never raced in WSB because it wasn't backed, but it could have been given time. My recollection is that it did very well in NZ and had history been written differently it could have gone much further.

@Percentage
100% spot on. What Ducati tried with the carbon airbox was audacious. In once sense I am disappointed they didn't put a few more years development into it like the 1000's of years accumulated experience with the standard format. In another sense I am glad they ditched it as I want to see close racing. BMW must have seen this coming. The S1000 doesn't have any of the innovation of some of their regular road bikes.

Imagine a funny front end and a carbon airbox and a swingarm bolted to the engine case. Oh, wait a minute...

The Britten is my favourite motorcycle of all time. The only thing coming close at the moment is the Vyrus, but the Britten will never be matched it seems.

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