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mattbirt

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mattbirt says:

MotoGP: Suzuki oppose performance restrictions

Suzuki will oppose any future plans to introduce further performance restrictions in the MotoGP world championship. Further reducing the fuel tank capacity from 21 litres and introducing a rev limit have been tentatively discussed within the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association in 2008. The talks followed concern from some quarters that the new generation 800cc machines are developing too quickly, and that performance...

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adamsson

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adamsson says:

don't worry

As Honda has now caught up with Ducati in terms of speed I expect them to drop their interest in pwer restrictions.

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travis73

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travis73 says:

Honda Again...

This is just Honda bleating. Its the corner speed that is dangerous which comes from less torque. The 990's would still be being ridden in the point and squirt style. Top speed isnt dangerous. Losing the front on a fast corner is... A rev limit would be crap. The comments by New HRC Managing Director Kosuke Yasutake should not even have made news. Its Honda trying to impose it's will on the championship. Again!!!

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9999steve

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9999steve says:

Politics

Its all politics and corporate PR. MotoGp is a proto type class and should be left as the developement class if want to run a restictive class play a bigger game in Superbikes. It will even out as it alwasy does in one way or another. Im up for more twisty bits and less straights there for cars!!!!

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mauricebelleville

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This has to be a joke

They should just run the 800's as they are. Just a bunch of babies crying because they may not be competitive. Development takes time, so they should stick with the 800's, like back when we had the Grand Prix 500s. All this is just discouraging, as for cost they can afford it, every year our bikes get more expensive, so i dont see why price may be an issue. MotoGP is becomming a big circus, of politics and Whiners.

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Danijorge

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Danijorge says:

The usual conspiracy theories

1) The MSMA decision to switch to 800s was made when Honda was dominant with its RC211V, so the idea that HRC wanted the capacity reduction to attain a performance advantage is idiotic. 2) Kato died by hitting the barrier, not from corner speed. The MSMA made a good-faith effort to make things safer by reducing capacity, but top speeds have surprisingly been restored to 990 levels. I expect HRC will STILL want to limit speeds even after they have a dominant RC212V with a pneumatic valve engine, because they understand that high speeds require more runoff room, and it's already questionable as it is. These paranoid fantasies about HRC are as plausible as Bigfoot and Nessie.

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luke 7R

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luke 7R says:

Bring back the stink wheel then!

Top speed they're bothered about, why not bring back the 500s and we can all enjoy watchnig some true racing bikes. I'd like to see how the new youths in the GP got on with them.

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