MotoGP » Edwards 'rides the rear', talks FTR chassis

"The whole plan of this project was to combine the Yamaha MotoGP engine with the FTR chassis so I'm game" - Colin Edwards.

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March 21, 2014 11:16 AM

"I'm game"

Now thats the attitude I like to hear.

The only problem I have with Espagaro is he can be a bit of self richeous whinger at times still a good rider though but he should have a slightly more open mind like Edwards does.

Wasn't there a few guys on here bleating on about if the CBR engine was no longer the moto2 engine the chassis manufacturers wouldn't be able to adapt their chassis to that engine. Edwards seems to be of the impression that his FTR chassis with the Kawasaki engine will be adapted to the M1 engine. If true then that situation wouldn't be a complete catastrophe but an emergency none the less.


March 21, 2014 11:28 AM

Its esay to understand both riders!! And has much i like FTR Chassi i guess they have loss the Train for this year.. If they would change now to one FTR would allways mean that they gona waste time trying to setup thinghs properly, and sometimes new chassis can be a mess, wille This yamaha Foward is allready one bike with proven material, and Espargaro is flying on hit...

well i guess that one Test dont hurt no one, but i hope that Edwards insted of putting himself on onew Adventures maybe was better for him to understand more about the Yamaha and who knows for 2015 FTR has one Chassi done ans ready to start worcking on time


March 21, 2014 11:50 AM

This is probably how Rossi felt last year, riding the Lorenzomobile. Which from all aspects seems to be a scaled up moto3 bike, all about carrying corner speed and being smooth, which is great if you're in the lead, but trying to make a pass has to make that hard.

The old Yam, and the current Honda and Ducati seem so much more "stop and squirt" that they can just adapt a new line and pin it.

Rossi seems happy this year though, and Jorge doesn't, so perhaps they have a new chassis that is more suited to Rossi's style.


March 21, 2014 11:59 AM

God there is some rubbish typed on here.

He will be lucky to get an FTR chassis this year, Mark Taylor resigned in February and the company appears to be in a bit of turmoil since HOVDC took it over.


March 22, 2014 12:58 AM


All good I've been doubting the ftr chassis its not like ftr hasn't any lead time to prepare something before now.

Still I had a feeling the chassis the would have brought would have been a near M1 replica. If you can't beat them join them I doubt they'll make a better chassis than Yamaha though.

I've seen some Espagora pit footage seems like a bit of a self righteous turd but hey Crutchlow made enough noise with his performance and supposed lack of factory support he got what he wanted but it ended up not being what he wanted.

A podium or two along with lack of Yamaha acknowdgement and I expect Aleix will start showing his true character.

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