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Tech pics from Valencia test

Tech pics from the Valencia MotoGP test
A selection of 'under the skin' and close-up technical shots of next year's 1000cc MotoGP bikes (see below for full gallery).

Those pictured include the factory bikes from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati (including the twin-spar frame) but the new CRT bikes from Suter, FTR and Gapam.

Engineers love seeing these shots - as long as it's not their bike being 'exposed'...


Tagged as: Yamaha , Ducati

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New Ducati frame, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Ducati headstock, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
New Ducati exhaust, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
New Ducati frame, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Honda RCV-213, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Honda RCV-213, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Ducati exhaust, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Suter CRT Bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Suter CRT Bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Inmotec CRT bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Blusens FTR CRT, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Blusens FTR CRT, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Blusens FTR CRT, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Spies, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Inmotec CRT bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Gapam CRT bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
FTR CRT bike, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011
Yamaha M1 body work, Valencia MotoGP Test, November 2011

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Steve Huckaby

November 10, 2011 1:54 PM

"Back in the day" road bike technology wasn't related to race bikes to anywhere close to the same degree as it is today. So it's not that race bikes have gotten worse. Instead road bikes have gotten better because of them. Plus it's an inaccurate comparison of the performance between eras when the environments, i.e. regulations, are completely different. Do you really think a modern 1000cc bike wouldn't be a 300mph rocket if they weren't deliberately slowed by the rules? To say there's been no progress is simply ridiculous.

alaywa - Unregistered

November 10, 2011 1:54 PM

The last 5 percent of perfection can take 95% of your effort. Look at the difference between college sports vs. top professional athletes. It is the same with anything, the curve is the asymptote of perfection.



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