MotoGP » Casey Stoner tests and talks 2012 Honda

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wes - Unregistered

May 25, 2011 10:00 AM

Nah just trying to change his story otherwise he would continue to look like a tool.Though he may want to ditch Ducati and Rossi as soon as possible for obvious reasons.Doubtful that Stoner would want him let alone need him.
Stoner is already the full package and is happy with his loyal team.Why take a backward step?

mal - Unregistered

May 25, 2011 9:47 AM


Who thinks JB is buttering up Stoner so he can team up with Stoner, when Rossi Retires?

I personally would love to see that partnership.


May 24, 2011 5:24 PM

Nice to hear JB make a statement that it was Casey who won for Ducati,not Ducati who won for Casey!
To be able to win so many times on a bike that JB even admits was full of problems,shows a tremendous level of talent.
Maybe now the "Stoner only won because his bike was better than anyone elses" brigade can finally give it a rest!
Thank you Jeremy for proving us right.

fan - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 3:12 PM

@ Monster

The engineering marvel that was the V5 engine was that it did not need the counter balance, it came naturally due to the layout.

As far as I know the Honda's still do not run the counter crank and Yamaha is the only bike that does. As I am sure you know (benefit for others) the counter crank saps horse power.

The reverse and cross place crank (thank you Fruwasa) is what made the M1 competitive out of the box in 2004. Yes it was down on power but Rossi could turn it on a dime and conserve tires. How many times did we see Rossi set the fastest lap with 3-5 to go? Sheer brilliance.

I would be surprised if Suzuki showed up next year :(


May 24, 2011 2:24 PM
Last Edited 1525 days ago


The engine will be a V4 as that is the maximum number of cylinders allowed.

What we don't know is it's is probably somewhere between 920 and 950cc.

I would also be surprised if either Ducati, Honda or Suzuki aren't going to use twin contra-rotating crankshafts or contra-rotating balance shaft to reduce crank shaft inertia (the much lower crankshaft inertia was the reason the 800's were immediately lapping at the same pace as the 990's)

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