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Matthew Birt  says:

Honda Moto2 engine not ready until early March

Honda will not deliver its highly-tuned new Moto2 600cc engine until the beginning of March, MCN has learned. Delays in development of the Moto2 engine project has seen HRC scrap plans to make modified CBR600RR engines available by the end of November as was originally intended. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto recently confirmed to MCN that while the new Moto2 engine was being...

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

Honda Ballsup

They should have ensurred there was a penalty clause in the contract to Honda to cover for late delivery.Its al very well for Poncharal to say its no big problem but he's not a rider and I can't believe that the engine is ' only a slightly more tuned CBR unit.

I think Honda has let both themselves down and a large number of other companies and individuals.

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bruncvik

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bruncvik says:

The entire..

Moto2 enterprise is looking more and more of a gamble all round for potential entrants. News like this will only serve to convince riders like Cal Crutchlow to abandon thoughts of entering this class and to pursue the WSBK option instead. 

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juan el sombrero

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Are they being built by the same people who were supposed to build Balontonring circuit in Hungary? Fuc£ing honda !!!! our way or no way-glad i bought a yamaha last year.

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nigeleaton

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nigeleaton says:

Not a surprise

Honda won the rights to supply this series with engines on the very basis that their design was much further ahead than those of the other tendered bids, is anyone really surprised that it was the usual smoke & mirrors and Dorna just nod and shrug their shoulders. What a joke

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mickofield

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mickofield says:

Moto2 or Moto 1/2?

This situation with Honda exposes the fallacy of a monopoly. Once you "give" the rights to one company to make engines for your 2nd most important race series, you are at their mercy! Team managers may well wish to back their horses both ways and keep their 2-strokes in the boxes! Honda has Dorna by the shorts, Honda has the most bikes on the grid, they forced the MotoGP 800 rules, forced the two strokes out of Moto2 and now rule the supply to Moto2. The only redeeming part of this Honda bullying is the fact that they can't get their MotoGP riders on the podium, thanks Yamaha.

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grayzx7r

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grayzx7r says:

mickofield

Valid points well said.

YAMAHA RULES

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v1nn1e

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v1nn1e says:

Absolutely mickofield

What the heck are Honda playing at?

Can Dorna enforce that absolutely no Honda 'factory' team gets their hands on the engine earlier, in the name of development?

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Mosef466

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Mosef466 says:

And you thought F1 was in disarray

How the hell is any team, big or small going to sort out their preferred engine/chassis combination at what can only be described as the eleventh hour, and SAFELY race. I am staggered that any manufacturer could allow this situation to arise. As for a single engine championship at Grand Prix level, it is totally wrong. Surely the second grade Grand Prix class would be better as prototypes using their favoured engine of say 400cc - 550cc, NO limit on cylinders, number of gears, electronic aids or type of fuel. Engine development may have changed over the years, but remember the Moto-Guzzi V8 of the 50's, the incredible 50cc twin Hondas and 5-cylinder 125's of the early 60's - just think what would be possible nowadays if engineers were given a freedom in design. Another major gripe of mine is silencers. Why can the ulra-noisy F1 brigade be permitted straight through exhaust systems, and bikes have to be silenced?

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