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Sasha

November 06, 2013 7:32 AM

MotoGP » Aprilia announces full MotoGP comeback in 2016


There is some doubt that Piaggio will let Aprilia really enter. This could just be a story to take the attention away from a lack of new bikes from the group and problems with sales. Also, it is indeed a year before new rules will be introduced. So the best they could do for 2016 is take the Cube out. Modify it with RSV bits and run it with the software and sensors that are available now.

Sasha

November 06, 2013 7:28 AM

MotoGP » Aprilia announces full MotoGP comeback in 2016


@TalentFan November 06, 2013 12:58 AM ...First the term "prototype" has had no place in GP bike racing until VERY recently. ... ----------------------------------- Maybe they called it differently in the past. But 6 cylinder 250cc/350cc 24 valve bikes were not available for the public and are still wonders of engineering today. That was pre 1969 machinery. They were also using custom build frames. Experimenting with water injection to cool things down, moving to liquid cooling. Years before you could get it. So the term may not have a recent place. The bikes have been around as prototypes for decades. You could call the move to twostrokes a move away from prototypes because those were dedicated racebikes with no proper use on the road (altough small capacity bikes were fun). They did however have prototype frames which led to the frames we use today. And maybe you like to watch the racing. There are many others out there who drivel looking at small package engines, suspension techno


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