MotoGP » Red Bull Rookies Cup goes four-stroke for 2013


New four-stroke Moto3 KTMs for 2013 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

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borat - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 5:05 PM

Sad that the strokers are disappearing off the face of the racing earth. After watching the start of the Motostar race at Oulton the other week, I realised how big a loss the tiddlers will be. Such a great sound and a lovely smell with it. The Moto3 bike that was in the race sounded like a flat wet fart in comparison.

Vilas

August 02, 2012 5:42 PM

Damm markets.. Iven for kids they are killing 2 strokes!! God save the freestyle's at least this guys they all whanted 2 strokes bikes and Manufacters may keep the motocross 2 stroke bikes.. For so many years 2 stroke bikes where the formula to Win on Gp bikes, Iven now if they whanted 2 stroke bikes could had been racing and some special models could have been produce just like Ducati did on the desmocedesi rr.. lightweight is one of the crucial points for speed and with some rules to mache 2 vs 4 they could have done one great show, like it was him 2002.. but NO they like CRT.. what a sht..

RJM - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:06 PM

Why would BSB keep them?

The whole point of the junior classes is to produce top class racers of the future, and what are they going to learn racing on outdated technology?

Face it. 2-stroke road racers are dead. Move on and get used to it.

Bradenws

August 03, 2012 4:11 AM
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Considering I'm relatively new to motorcycling, I just don't know the appeal of a two-stroke beyond the theoretical weight vs. power advantages, etc. I read recently that companies like OSSA are developing direct injection which may yet revive two stroke technology. If anyone knows anything about this, please enlighten us, it seems promising.

shamarone

August 03, 2012 3:59 PM

re: "Considering I'm relatively new to motorcycling, I just don't know the appeal of a two-stroke beyond the theoretical weight vs. power advantages, etc"

sounds like you understand just fine.

re: "I read recently that companies like OSSA are developing direct injection which may yet revive two stroke technology. If anyone knows anything about this, please enlighten us, it seems promising."

they're late actually. nothing to develop. 2-stroke DI (albiet not for bike world beggars) has already long been commercialized and is in wide distribution by evinrude under bombardier/rotax. these are obviously a marine application so they are so clean as to even meet/exceed C.A.R.B. standards. the technology from what i understand is making it to their ski-doo snowmobiles also. again, another "emissions sensitive" environment.

Bradenws

August 03, 2012 9:58 PM

@shamarone
Thanks, you've actually been helpful in my googling. I've just never ridden a two-stroke, and I do understand all the reasons they've been phased out, but stuff like this makes motorcycling interesting. I keep contending that battery bikes are the future, just wait.

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