Honda to Produce V-Four 1000cc MotoGP Production Racer For Sale in 2014

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For Sale: Honda MotoGP Honda says it will for-sale Grand Prix in 2014.

Honda’s MotoGP Shuhei Nakamoto, has disclosed for the 2014 season, the company offer for sale a V-Four MotoGP “production racer.” machine will take the of the present leased satellite It will be a full prototype, to current prototype rules, and is not to be with the lower-spec Claiming Teams (CRT) machines for the first time in this championship.

CRTs are powered by are essentially Superbike kit engines in chassis from makers supplying the spec-engine Moto2 Leading companies are Suter, FTR and

What is a production racer? The example from recent is Yamaha’s long line of 350s and 750s. They developed specifically for racing, through the dealer network and when operated “by the book.” you bought one, it was yours; you have to return it at the end of the season as is the with lease bikes.

You could update it, as I did my 1970 H1-R production racer in ’71 the offered H1-RA kit or as Yamaha owners did in 1975 with the kit.” You could modify it or you sell it and buy next year’s It was a flexible, affordable way to go racing for of riders worldwide. Such machines provided the backbone of and international racing for years.

current production racer is the . intended for Moto3 but also in the U.S.

The current complexity of the class comes from the that prototype four-… are very expensive to design, produce and maintain in the field. the MotoGP class first in 2002, it quickly attracted by Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Aprilia and Ducati. Aprilia out after finding that its the three-cylinder “Cube,” was the fastest the straights yet the slowest in lap time.

Put Aprilia was too small a company to the machine’s problems. Ducati the class with more than anyone and was soon podium finishes and wins. But Ducati took a world in 2007, its course has somehow downward.

Casey Stoner, despite riding, won fewer races year from 2008 2010 and was then hired by taking the 2011 title on its Ducati now appears lost, nearly 2 seconds a lap in arrears having high-level riders Rossi and Nicky Hayden.

started out in MotoGP with Superbikes, then took a up when former Yamaha Ichiro Yoda moved to its department. Despite this, the was eventually forced by economics to down. The same has now happened to with a suggestion it will in 2014.

This leaves Yamaha and Honda in close with Ducati present but out of in a sea of lease bikes and barely of the CRTs.

MotoGP grids shrunk steadily toward the 15 that Dorna CEO Carmelo is contractually obliged to present. To his series from turning a pumpkin, Ezpeleta pressured the to cut lease prices (rumored now to be 3 Euro), pushed a single-bike-per-rider to notionally release more for additional entries, and now has implemented the scheme we know as CRT.

Bear in mind here World Superbike, while a well-managed series with grids, six brands in contention and competition, is believed to attract about one-tenth as much action as does MotoGP. is something special about the of exotic machines.

Although is the first year for the CRTs, their artisan chassis and engines, they are obviously not of MotoGP. They constitute a event, run concurrently with and management has acknowledged this by the rider of the top CRT (usually finishing to the MotoGP podium.

Why are the CRTs First, as was the case with bikes in their first it is taking time to exploit potential they do have. But it also be said that are based on the idea that a motorcycle” can succeed, that we can any 1000cc engine, snap it someone’s chassis, slip on brakes and wheels and go racing. In racing a Lego-bike is the classic syndrome of taking your to the track to try to fix what’s wrong it.

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If you Google “Shuhei Nakamoto,” you find his remarks on this. He out that in Formula One, rightly receive the major of development, while chassis and are much less important. But in the chassis underlies everything If the chassis is right, having a bit power is little handicap.

But if the is not right, no amount of additional can make a winner of it. Chassis requires major factory and you can see this on the track. The Hondas and have well-established good qualities— no one else does!

Those qualities have from continuous development 10 years’ time.

Ezpeleta the regional success of limited like British Superbike and something similar may work at level. He therefore proposes a ECU. Nakamoto says use MotoGP to develop control that will become of future production bikes.

being so, if MotoGP becomes sometime soon, with a ECU, mandatory metal discs and whatever other measures Ezpeleta may from to time propose, the sport have lost its attraction for the and they will withdraw. would leave MotoGP as a of BSB, SBK and a long list of itemized controls on whatever is as being “too expensive.”

I this process “taking the out of Grand Prix.” Others and hope that from the of new rules and restrictions will a vital, creative new kind of that will attract teams and spectators.

Evidently, Honda has decided by offering an affordable, serious to CRTs, the dumbing-down of MotoGP may be The Honda MotoGP “production would come with a something that no homemade CRT has or can It will handle well out of the and that good handling be available equally to all who buy such a

Satellite teams unable to the high price of present bikes will see the production costing less than as much, as a better deal trying to simultaneously develop and a Lego-bike.

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