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Of course it is going to work. Rawdawg is absolutely correct in his assessment of the engineer/rider relationship. Look at what they can now do with the aluminum frame: 1. Move the engine around without moving the swingarm pivot point. That is a big deal. 2. Make one engine design (which they probably will narrow the cyl. angle for more adjust-ability) and be able to let it evolve. 3. Make frame changes like rake, trail, swingarm pivot point, rider position, rear suspension mounting points, and flex etc. In days or hours instead of weeks. 4. Change weight bias of the fuel tank, and other parts easily. 5. Not use up their engine allocation by making changes . And with unlimited testing they can: 1. Stop testing if a part doesn't work, rebuild it and continue a few days later, where before they had to try to evaluate what was wrong and wait till the next test day. continued......

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