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Expect exciting new on the racetrack next season: NSF250R Moto3 racer a “backwards” cylinder head, Ducati’s Superquadrata superbike “frameless” construction.

Expect new technology on the racetrack next Honda’s NSF250R Moto3 f

Two interesting new motorcycles recently cover in Europe, one in a very introduction and the other snapped by a spy The Honda NSF250R showed up for laps at the Catalunya, Spain of the MotoGP World Championship. The is the first of the upcoming Moto3 to see the light of day, and although we it was coming, the details are still

This bike’s single-cylinder is not a modified motocross powerplant, but a new specifically targeted at roadracing. and … are 78.0 x 52.2mm and output is just over 48 bhp at rpm. The cylinder is canted 15 degrees with the 50mm body facing forward, a la YZ450F. The exhaust snakes the back of the cylinder head, and down to a muffler under the

Two overhead cams operate titanium valves.

The chassis is similar to Honda’s RS125 racer. Weight is said to be 185 and wheelbase a tiny 48 inches. wheels and tires are 125cc Honda has made a significant to this class, offering the NSF for in Europe at the end of 2011. There are no plans to sell the bike in America, but should a serious series be formed here will surely be interested.

Price is 23,600 euros, or $35,000 at current exchange

There will be other efforts by the time the inaugural season starts in 2012, a partnership between German Kalex and Austria’s KTM recently and more to follow. Honda’s introduction of the NSF gives teams of time to plan for next and the new class should have a foundation.

Honda NSF250R

Much more mysterious is 2012 superbike, an all-new that we first saw traces of a ago ( Up To Speed . May 2010). The bike is the Superquadrata (“Supersquare”), a reference to the oversquare bore/… ratio. The is still a 90-degree V-twin, but the have been rotated to make the engine shorter

The steering head is likely in a box structure that bolts the “V” of the engine. On the Desmosedici MotoGP that is a composite part of carbon-fiber, while on the streetbike likely an aluminum casting. The box doubles as the airbox, with the bodies directly below.

The braced swingarm and rear bolt to the engine cases, and the support is carried by the cases and the cylinder head. The spy photos the shock in a horizontal position the transmission, different from the bike’s location within the double-sided swingarm.

The patented is a “frameless motorcycle,” and it appears is indeed what we see in the spy shots; not a trace of Ducati’s traditional trellis. The Superquadrata appears smaller than the 1198; the size of the diminutive Aprilia Ducati is sitting out the World Championship this season to on MotoGP, but indications are it will be with this bike in

We’ve heard rumors there have been teething problems with the but any design as innovative as this is to encounter obstacles.

With the and the Superquadrata, we have exciting to look forward to at two extremes of Bikes like the Honda build a new foundation for MotoGP and the of new riders, while the Ducati may redefine the technical limits of racing.

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