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Matthew Birt  says:

MotoGP weight increase angers Honda and Yamaha

Honda and Yamaha have both condemned the late decision to increase the minimum weight limit for the new generation1000ccc MotoGP machines from 153kg to 157kg. Honda and Yamaha had both invested huge financial and human resources into developing their new 1000cc machinery believing the weight limit would be 153kg. But after a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission in December, it was...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (05 March 2012 11:06)

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Sep 11

Posts: 117

dacron says:

kangaroo racing.

may as well go all the way and change the wheels from round to square to save on fabricating costs.

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Sep 11

Posts: 2289

YamahaGYTR says:

What is true about a 1000cc bike it does need a extra bit of weight.

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Oct 11

Posts: 617

revnev7 says:


        I`m sure they did it for the CRT`s,you know,to make `em more competetive.I think they missed a zero, { should have been 40 kilo`s },and then it might have worked.Maybe they should carry pillion`s? That would be funny,next year we could have HB with VR on the back,now that would, "turn a few on", Tele` veiwer`s I mean.

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Feb 11

Posts: 116

Wasn't this 4kg issue

reported on a week or two ago? Birt......get off YouTube at your desk and do some investigative journalism instead of the copy and paste bullshit your becoming legendary for. On the weight issue itself, the best riders will adjust, I know who my money's on to ride around issues and get results.

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Oct 05

Posts: 94

boro365 says:

Birt to slow

sometimes Mr Birt is that slow even on twitter people from other teams tell you whats happening to some other teams hours before Birty does needs to get an assistant to keep him in the loop

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Jul 09

Posts: 279

AdieMonk says:

I think Mr Birt has created his own loop!

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Aug 02

Posts: 554


Great post, show's you are only just up from an Amoeba..... well done you.

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Jul 11

Posts: 1894

CHRainmaker says:

Ominous for Ducati..

If you consider Preziosi and his team designed the GP12 around the new weight restrictions and yet were re-soundly battered in Sepang, must have sent shockwaves in Bologna. Despite that, I think Honda and Yamaha are absolutely right to be pissed off with this decision. Carmelo needs to get a grip!..

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Mar 09

Posts: 5394

Nostrodamus says:

Uncle Carmelo

Has now attempted to nobble the Japanese litre designs twice without success in an attempt to make his golden goose lay one more egg for him.

Firstly the Rossi spec rubber which only served to produce yet another false dawn from the jubilation of Sepang 1 to the desperation of Sepang 2,  and then this very ham fisted weight addition.



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Oct 08

Posts: 60

guyincognito says:


Vote Nostro for the factory team honda ride and he will put everyone to shame with his superior riding skills and font of all knowledge! lol :)

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