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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Jon M - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 9:35 AM

I like the headlight stickers! Let's show people these are supposed to be production derived!
Because lets be honest, whilst the frame and the motor cases are production based, what else is?
Wheels, forks, swingarm, subframe, yokes, clamps, petrol tank, exhaust, electronics, engine internals are all race spec.

WSBK is going to move closer to Stock spec.
And in my opinion this is a great thing.

I'd like to see a rule stating that you're allowed to use only the same electronics as used on the production bike, or at most a piggy back system which plumbs directly into the OE system. It'd keep costs down, restrict the level of electronic assistance and lead to real world development.
17" are a big step forward and I'd like to see WSB engines to be more like BSB evo spec with circa 205bhp, not the 215-220bhp we're currently seeing.

it doesnt matter what you change the rules to. if you go full production spec, manufacturers will just build production bikes with advanced electronics etc... the bmw for example has traction control as standard. if you are going to make the rules more standardised then you have to limit what can be done on the procution line.
as for the multispoke comment the bike was probably assembled with wheels just for the photoshoot, be unlikely that they will race with the pictured setup (wheels).... could be wrong.
headlight stickers limit the potential for sponsors advertising? yeah because the the bike above is rammed with sponsors isnt it....

jimmy - Unregistered

October 05, 2012 6:51 PM

But we don't see the number well. I hate this trend of tiny numbers. You must remember riders by their helmets... and many have very similar helmet design.

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