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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shamarone

June 19, 2013 12:24 AM

re: "next generation of the R1 will be with this new Triple engine they are still on tests"

yamaha doesn't fix things that aren't broken. while yes, there will be a larger displacement of the new CP3 engine, it is not a replacement for the proven, multi-championship winning CP4. the crossplane 4 is the "club" the tuning fork relies on to whack honda over the head. it has a much greater purpose.

MattShctick

June 19, 2013 1:06 AM

So if this 2014 Honda has a 'completely new engine' how does that affect the 5 engines per season rule. Most riders would be on their 2nd motor by now and the next 2 would be sealed probably, so that would leave 1 experimental motor to finish half the season on???

BJR

June 19, 2013 5:40 AM

The Aussie commentray team reckon that both Honda's are on their 2nd engine. How many others are sealed ?? I believe they said Yamaha have already sealed up their five and may have to look at timing the introduction of a sixth (with penalty of course). Although in the current climate, lorenzo starting at the back of the grid he'd still end up in 4th/5th...

I'd be willing to be be that Honda would have 2 engines left to play with, and if the current motors fit the new chassis then it's a non-issue.

Unlike Ducati last year (or the year before?) that had to redesign the engine to provide it's rider with a new frame and were prepared to accept the penalty..

therealDave

June 19, 2013 7:31 AM

I dont know about the regs so what Honda can and cant do is in black & white somewhere and Honda would be over it like a rash.

The bigger issue I see is the rate of development (and progress) that Honda are able to achieve. The other teams just wont be able to compete (sustainably) into the futre.

Kawasaki & Suzuki pulled out due to costs, Ducati devlopment pace (and lack of progress) is pittifull and now even Yamaha are taking way longer than you would expect from them, for a gearbox (not a whole bike).

I simply see the premier class headed the way of moto 2 (and 3 eventually) with one engine and ECU.

Cammyspop

June 19, 2013 9:13 AM

What is this nonsense? If it's ready in 2013 then it's not a 2014 bike is it? We heard the same crap from both Honda and Yamaha last year.

At least Ducati are more honest adding .2 or whatever to their model designation.

elgymn

June 19, 2013 9:38 AM

can someone explain to me why we have so many riders like cal crutchlow scot reading ect who cant get on decent motogp machinery or at least having to fight to get on the limited machinery available ie top flight bikes when what happens to all the discarded last years bikes this years hondas for example if the new ones prove to be better than the existing 2013 bikes why not offer them to the lesser teams like grassini or scots team or indeed any of the other teams the same could be said about yamaha.
the bikes could have there seamless gearboxes taken out and revert to non pneumatic valve arrangement even if its just to protect the star riders advantage but at least the competitive bikes would be available. it seems a much better idea than i suspect going to the crusher or some museum

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