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MotoGP goes 1000cc from 2012

FIM President Vito Ippolito and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta confirm today that MotoGP will run to a new 1000cc engine capacity for the 2012 season. Following talks between MotoGP’s governing body the FIM, series rights holder Dorna Sports and the MSMA in Geneva, the Commission agreed to change the maximum engine capacity of the MotoGP class to 1000cc for the...

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Sep 08

Posts: 15

panos15 says:

It was about time!

It just took them 2 years to understand that the reduction from 990cc to 800cc was a wrong decision. Let's hope that with this action the future of MotoGP will be much more profitable and exciting to watch! Cross your fingers that they will rethink some of the electronics rules also!

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Jun 08

Posts: 410


Here we go again FIM have finally come to their senses before they have annihialated completely the Blue Riband class of motorcycle racing. So once again we go back to the 990+10CC and all 4 cylinder. There are a couple of positives to this in that the engines will be cheaper to manufacture and the longevity should also be improved. One can but hope this will take us back to the exciting days of the short lived 990CC era with black lines being laid at most corners and huge grunt out of the corners but I suppose it is too much to hope for that the electronic bag of black magic will be outlawed or at least severely curtailed. Exciting racing again one can but hope. Ciao 

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Dec 08

Posts: 1284

boybilly1967 says:

Hopefully the end result of all this tinkering that started with the ill thought out move to 800's will lead to more bikes on the grid.

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Jan 04

Posts: 53

BRAVO9992 says:

and most importantly 990 MotoGP will suit our british riders coming from BSB and WSBK alot more than the 800cc would have. Altho it wont help riders like Bradley coming up through there ranks but we have british riders tht will be ready by 2012 to jump straight onto a 990 bike and hopefully be competetive. I even think JT would like a crack on a 990 MotoGP bike.

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Mar 09

Posts: 4936

Nostrodamus says:

How's it going to be better for the Brits?

Plenty of you on here have this misplaced sense of nostalgia for the 'old' 990's thinking that they'll be resurrected as they left off in 2006. Do you not think it is the advancement of the electronics package has lead the 800's to be as 'wheels in line boring' as they are? They still spit out 230hp, only 30hp down on the 990's.  If there is no curtailment of the bikes brainpower then the new generation of 1 litre machines will behave in just the same way as the 800's. Again the cream will rise to the top and 2012 will see the same main players dominating if they're still around. Bradley Smith - well he's got an awfully long way to go before he can be contemplated as a MotoGP rider.

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Apr 06

Posts: 1208

CosherB says:

spot on nostro ..... MotoGP will be a more like a bigger faster version of Moto2, nothing like the 990 era at all.  i've always though that getting rid of the electronics and leave the engines at 800cc was going to be the way forward .... so let's see how the third set of engine regulation changes in the last 10 years fare.

i don't remember many successful superbike riders on 990s as well, apart from one in '06. 

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Glynn Racing


Sep 08

Posts: 131

Glynn Racing says:

Where is The Stig 08 ?

Where are you fella as I have not seen a posting from you for a while ? It`s all a bit tame at the moment, so come back as we miss you.

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Dec 09

Posts: 1

penfold46 says:


Don't the FIM realize limiting the bore and stroke will be a mistake. The FIA has limited F1 bore and stroke so all the engines sound the same and have more or less the same power output. Letting the engineers have carte blanche will make things more exiting. You will have all sorts of different engine sounds and power outputs. This will surly make for a better spectacle as the 990's were. The FIM need to stop copying what FIA is doing by limiting everything and let us have what all bike sports fans really want in fantastic racing.

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Sep 09

Posts: 712

MotoGP Bosses

Have lost so much credibility with both fans and the teams who run it....

If this doesnt work, Moto2 wont be able to save it alone.

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Jun 09

Posts: 210

darren636 says:

motorcycle grands pricks

the premier class is a total shambles. they got it so right with the 990 era...reduced too 800cc because of top speed concerns, can you imagine how fast a 1000cc bike (with current electronics) will be?? as a weapon the 800's are incredible. i did not watch this years racing - could not be bothered with the dullness- the first time since 96'

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