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Honda engine + Yamaha frame? Not necessarily a better combination than Yamaha engine + Yamaha frame. The engine configuration of the M1 plays a great role in the behavior and handling of the bike.
In 2010, before the teams had started to work on the 1000cc prototypes, there was an interview with a Japanese engineer from Yamaha. When asked if for the new bike Yamaha would consider a V4 like Honda, his answer was that that wasn't even an option, that he didn't like V4 engines and thought their configuration was better.
Last season, and also the second half of 2010, the Yamaha didn't struggle with lack of power as much as with lack of rear traction. The words of Ramon Forcada were "we have more power than we can actually put on the ground".