MotoGP » Nakamoto: 2014 RCV could make race debut in September


'We are now making the next step and we will be able to test again after Misano. If the riders are happy, we will start to use (the 2014 machine)' - Shuhei Nakamoto

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V4Poweeeer

July 24, 2013 1:53 PM

Hmm Nakamoto is expecting Dani to up his game for the second half of the season. I'm guessing if he doesnt then it's good bye Dani as much as I'd hate to see the little guy go.
Honda always one step ahead of the competition their enthusiam for racing is insatiable and admiral but on a different level to their competition.

RaceCrafter

July 24, 2013 2:08 PM

Honda= the power of dreams

i love how they are the only manufacterer that can do this! but its not even given that the bike is an improvement over the current 2013 bike. Plus i fear HRC must make improvements anyhow, with the Yamaha seamless gearbox on its way, Honda will be in trouble. So it is good they come out with steps to ensure they can combat that..

IOMTT

July 24, 2013 3:51 PM

As Marquez and Pedrosa may well be fighting for the championship a change in bike at that point of the season could be a risk. Remove risk by throwing Stoner on it and leaving the other 2 on the tried and tested bike. Might make for some good fireworks as well.

dogfish180

July 24, 2013 3:56 PM

@RaceCrafter I doubt Honda are concerned about Yamaha introducing a seamless shift gearbox soon, seeing that Honda have already had seamless shift for 2 seasons! Plus it actually only equates to around a 20ms saving per shift. It is an advantage, but a tiny one.

dogfish180

July 24, 2013 4:17 PM

@Shakennstrirred. Totally agreed. I think maybe my point was that Honda already have it, and have had it since Sepang 2011. So it is more Yamaha playing catch-up, and not gaining an advantage as RaceCrafter indicated. IMHO, both teams are level just now, and just swing + - depending on the circuit. This makes it so much more rider influenced than anything, which is how we all love it!

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