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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July 24, 2013 5:42 PM
Last Edited 934 days ago

Stoner already said hes not coming back. As for Honda, well they can enjoy their fanfare, they have been suffering since 2009 by the way of the control tire, now its their turn, courtesy of Dorna. Poor Ducati need to leave GPs, unless they can get Dorna to scrap the control tire, but I dont see that happening any time soon, too many idiots love seeing the same people win.


July 24, 2013 6:49 PM

Ouch! Honda came out with "2013" bike in latter half of last season and Dani dominated from then on. Now possibly their "2014" may be used to finish off the 2013 season while they're already ahead. Yamaha may be in deep doody!


July 24, 2013 8:03 PM

you have to admire honda how fast can they provide a updated bike if you compare them to the duc., audi should put the money to kawi not to the overrated brand like ducati who prefers to change the riders not the bike


July 24, 2013 10:18 PM

Hmmm lets do a little math 20ms per shift (1/10 of the average blink of an eye). Lets see, an ultra conservative estimate of shifts per lap would be on the order of 40. So the formula is 20x40 = 800ms per lap and 800ms X 25 laps is ..... wait for it....... 20,000ms or 20 seconds. No, not much of an advantage. So let's take that advantage away and where are front runners?


July 24, 2013 11:24 PM
Last Edited 934 days ago

Pretty weak showing Mr. Nakamoto, shuldn't you bring at least 2027 RCV by now? It's already late July.. It's amazing how much money u make from the 50cc category in India and so, where your "worlds largest motorcycle manufacturer" title fully originates from.


July 24, 2013 11:47 PM

Just a little reminder, it's 20ms of aceleration.

The bike doesn't sit stationary, frozen in time for 20ms while the shfit takes place....

I agree though, it's 2013 so call it their 2013 bike MkII or whatever numbering system Ducati used to use when they were throwing chassis at Rossi...

HRC better be careful though, if Dorna suspect Stoner's coming back and HRC already have their 2014 bike sorted it'll be another last minute weight change and new tyres for 2014 again...


July 25, 2013 12:59 AM

Thanks for the maths lesson TedG. Don't forget that it is only an advantage during an up-shift, and not a down-shift, so that would only be 20 gear changes per lap that are relevant. Going back to the point I was making, is that it is not the huge advantage some might think. If it were then Honda would have disappeared away into the distance since Motegi 2011.

Cris Zarate

July 25, 2013 1:01 AM

Many was very impressed by Marquez being soo good this season on his Rookie year and yes he is very impressive, but many forget the fact that the Honda RCV became a great package from 3 years ago. It's a fact that Dani only wins 2 races a year but for the past 3 or 4 years he won a minimum of 3. in 2010 he won 4, in 2011 he won 3 and in 2012 he won 7. It's very clear that the RCV is a great package. So whats my point, my point is, in 2013, the Honda is superior, on Jorge can offset that Honda advantage thru his talent. It is expected that Marquez would be on the podium every time cause there a only 3 + 1 riders that can be on the podium. Dani, Jorge, Marc and sometime Rossi. Unlike in 2007 to 2010, It's Dani, Jorge, Rossi and Stoner. So if Marquez debut in those season, he would be 5th or 4th and not like this year that he is always on the top 3.

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