MotoGP » 2014 Honda could make MotoGP debut this season

“If Dani and Marc find something they feel is a big improvement... HRC will do its best to provide [the 2014 RCV] later this season” - Takeo Yokoyama, Honda.

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June 18, 2013 6:41 PM

Honda is allways bad ass, this bike is like one Aprilia Rsv4 on steroids, its small but is more brutal more larger, i like this bike is following the normal standarts of evolution, light small, agile and with the help of electronics more esay to use at the same time but i will never forget the 1 model of 4 stroke with the V5 engine, that was one hell of a project, amyzing machine=).. Anyway for now and its not because Rossi is riding, my favorit bike on motogp is Yamaha, in style design engine sound etc, i think the only probleme that Yamaha allways have compared to Honda is the engine horsepower, crossplane sounds good and smooth but i guess is much more dificult for tuning to make more Horsepower but 4sure Yamaha will find the way, i even read some news that Yamaha is developing one Triple engine also with Crossplane with the intencion of become the new engine of Yamaha to use in competicion and Future road bikes like the R6 and R1, but we will see if its true i dunno if the next g


June 18, 2013 6:50 PM
Last Edited 965 days ago

next generation of the R1 will be with this new Triple engine they are still on tests.. but just imagine if one triumph sounds good and the power delevery of the triple is great just imagine how would be one triple with crossplane on Motogp standarts? Man 4sure i will love.ehehe


June 18, 2013 8:07 PM

Is not even the half of the season and Honda brings the bike for next year, isn,t it a cap on the budget for the teams because in this manner in a few years Honda will be the only bike who can win.


June 18, 2013 9:17 PM

If Yamaha do make a 3 cylinder R1, I expect it'll have a conventional firing interval with a 120 degree crank. A crossplane triple would require a lot of balancing to stop it shaking itself to bits. So much balancing that they'd be just as well sticking another cylinder on it and making an inline 4.

If they could get the organizers to allow an 1100cc triple in to the series, then it might be worth while building such a beast to use in competition. If not, there'd surely be no point in trying to race the 4 cylinder bikes with a 1000cc triple.


June 18, 2013 9:51 PM


Rules say

As of the 2012 season, the maximum engine displacement permitted is 1000cc with a maximum of four cylinders and maximum bore of 81 mm - 2-stroke engines are not allowed. A maximum of 5 engines may be used by each permanent contracted rider for all the scheduled races of the season.

They dont allow more then 1000cc you right!! with one maximum bore limited to 81 mm its obivious that one Vtwin its impossible for we compared the Ducati 999 r use one Bore of 104mm to rev safe at 11 or 12000 rpm and still dont make more power then one inline 4 but for one triple engine the Bore of 81 mm is very reasonable for exemple the Triumph Daytone use 79 mm Bore.. i know that when we have more Cilinders is allways better for racing normaly revs higher wish means Horsepower and is more esay to race.. but with this new electronics i mean i dunno if you remember the Aprilia Cube?? i dunno if it was limited to 81 mm bore on that time in 2003 and 2004 but it was ranked has one


June 18, 2013 9:52 PM
Last Edited 965 days ago

ranked has one if not the most powerfull engine on the grid, the probleme was that the electronics where very bad and the bike was unpredictable, after many crashes and desapointing moments Aprilia retire, but was a hell of an engine with todays Tech can be a good package.. the probleme with the bike was that it had to mcu tech at that time when the Tech was really fresh.. Honda can make one V4 win, yamaha will build one Triple engine that will be a winner


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