MotoGP » Burgess: 360km/h 1000cc MotoGP bikes 'folly'

"A rider slip-streaming another with just a breath of a tail wind will top 360km/h" - Jeremy Burgess.

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March 30, 2012 6:21 PM

to go to 600cc will only start the landslide of cash spending like the 800cc all over again.
mabe in the future , but it would be completely unreachable for most teams and factories at this time of low funds and cost cutting onslaught.
if it was possable at all it would not be long before the 600's are blasting speeds as good as 800s/1000s , especially in the corners.


March 30, 2012 6:26 PM

Burgess has a point. Look at how competitive the Moto2 grid is with the 600's. But I really do hope the 1000's improve the MotoGP. The days of the 990's were really exciting. I was watching the 2003 season on DVD the other day and it was amazing how the riders were able to slide those bikes through the corners :)

MM - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 6:26 PM

If they got rid of the electronics, or at least severely limited them, that would reduce the top speeds. Engines would have be tuned to provide a wider spread of power, thus reducing the peak hp, to ensure rideable throttle response, (using heavy crankshafts etc), instead of relying on the electronics to make them rideable. This would cut costs in two ways, firstly by eliminating the costly electronics, secondly by making the engines cheaper. There would be no point in producing a highly strung, high-revving motor full of expensive alloys if it couldn't deliver usable power for the rider to put to the ground.


March 30, 2012 6:46 PM

the electronics are one of the main reasons factories stay in motogp.
if they have nothing to develop they have no desire to remain and no real reason to.
its all about the challenge of evolution on there side , it always has been this way . the victories on track are rewards and exposure of there efforts and new technological advances for there production lines.
everyone has there reasons to race , this is there's.

MM - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 6:56 PM

If the MSMA won't take part without unlimited ECUs, they should leave and let CRT type race teams take over. The idea that just because electronic aids are available on roadbikes they need to be allowed in racing, especially GP, is specious. GP is prototype racing, not production - they shouldn't even be allowed even in WSBK given that so much else is altered. F1 made the sensible decision to get rid of TC and use a spec ECU. In the not too distant future, road cars may be driven by an autopilot once you select your destination. They can already self park. You could have a separate series for autonoumous driverless cars to improve that technology but it has no more to do with GP racing than a drag race has to a 440yd race on foot, regardless of being much faster.

some1 - Unregistered

March 30, 2012 7:08 PM

We must support the 1000cc MotoGP all the way, because it is the only way to kill this sport for good.

Before this, MotoGP always had a "Magic" where the smaller prototype engines that fierce enough to beat the 1000cc street bikes. The development will end soon enough and there is nothing more to stretch after this season done.

Rider don't have to think about riding anymore. Just worrying whether the fuel is enough the race distant. All the riding job has been done by the engine and the electronics. Then spectators has no interest to see MotoGP since there is another 1000cc championship that cheap and fast enough for their eyes to follow the actions on the track.

I preferred MotoGP change to 750cc than the 1000cc. If they're too fast, I can't see what they're doing...


March 30, 2012 7:10 PM

"the electronics are one of the main reasons factories stay in motogp. if they have nothing to develop they have no desire to remain and no real reason to."

Are u be serious?!?

the factories don't stay in motogp to develop something. A racing machine and a production machine are 2 different things.

racing is a form of marketing by prove themselves against the competition.

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