WSBK » PICS: Honda reveals new livery for Magny-Cours


'I like this new paint scheme, especially as it underlines the fact that we're racing on production bikes that you can buy at your local Honda dealer' - Jonathan Rea

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Md Zane - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 3:06 PM

Very RC45.So where does TenKate fit into this? is Honda getting ready to go full out WSB again:)
Honda world domination at Motogp and WSB from 2014 onwards,possible.

shamarone

October 04, 2012 3:37 PM

re: "The team's Fireblades will also feature headlights stickers, which will be used on the bikes next season to underline the similarities between the WSBK racers and the road-going versions available to the public."

see WSBK knows EXACTLY where their USP lies. show 'em how it's done in-front...!!!

Still Slow - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 3:40 PM

Does anyone know if there are any significant changes below the fairing?

Unfortunately a new paint job isnt gonna make the slowest 4 cylinder any faster and ultimately bridge the performance gap to the Aprilias, Kawasakis and BMWs

I hope Im wrong but it looks like another frustrating year for anyone unfortunate enough to be on the ridiculously outdated Honda......



dane - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 3:56 PM

@still slow

next year there will be technical help from HRC, they will also help sort out the engine of the CBR. Watch out...they dont call them the Honda motor company for nothing (as toby moody says :p)

Still Slow - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:15 PM

dane:

I truly hope youre right, but HRC have been involved with JR and that Fireblade before and it came to nothing

Fundamentally the design is too old and the bike is outdated - you cant make a racehorse out of a donkey.......

Cubikrube

October 04, 2012 4:32 PM

I believe HRC haven't been involved for a good few years, leaving it down to Ten Kate to sort it out.

Kawasaki have been running the headlight stickers for half a season already and whilst i can see why they are doing it, the two areas where the headlight stickers are placed are also prime advertising space for the front profile of the bike.

Still Slow - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:45 PM

Cubikrube:

HRC have been involved (with the electronics at least) in the not too distant past (I cant remember if it was 2010 or the beginning of 2011)

It didnt help then and I doubt if itll help now - fancy electronics on a slow and outdated bike is like putting sprinkles on a turd

jimmy - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 4:47 PM

I like the paintjob, I don't like the headlight stickers. It's just stupid. It's an unnecessary dumbing down of this sport. We all know these machines are production-derived. The number plates are gonna be even smaller and as Cubikrube says, it's also an important advertising space. This is the kind of change I don't wanna see - and it's gonna be worse with Dorna's involvement in this sport. The bikes will be artificially slowed down - if it reduces cost, OK, but I am afraid it will be changes like worse tyres, bigger wheels etc... no savings whatsoever, but laptimes few seconds slower - so MotoGP could retain its 'premium' status.

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