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Matthew Birt  says:

Honda to roll out production MotoGP racer in 2014

Honda will sell a production version of its current 1000cc prototype RC213V machine for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The bike is currently under development in Japan and MCN understands it will be sold to non-factory teams for a maximum of 1m Euros (£800,000). The new machine isn't expected to run to current CRT regulations and therefore will be subject to current...

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jollyboy

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jollyboy says:

Abraham

Got to laugh about the comments on Abraham in that article. So they're not going to renew their Ducati lease next year? Well boo hoo, but they can't blame the bike alone. Something else needs to take the blame.

Barbera on his satellite D16 hands Karel his arse gift wrapped with a little ribbon every race. Abraham it sitting in 17th behind five CRT bikes and Spies (sorry to mention that again Milky) while Abraham is tenth and regularly manages to scrap with the japanese satellite bikes and even the factory Ducatis. In short Barbera makes Abraham look like somebody who's daddy bought him a ride...

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Zoggthefantastic

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Jolly

I thought that dorna wanted more manufacturers involved in the sport so that they were less beholden to the whims of yamaha and honda. Also more manufactures = more fans, more sponsorship opportunities, potentially more nationalities. Ultimately making the motogp business more valuable and more sustainable.

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gaziskwakers

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gaziskwakers says:

Think this is great

imagine the 2nd tier teams buy this production bike and run it for a year, then it will get sold on to a lower team maybe doing national level stuff, that way the young riders can get the experience of racing a slightly older MotoGp machine. Seems like a return to the good old days to me. I mean, when was the last time you saw a full on GP machine at your national meetings.... Has to be in the days of Sheene and co. Would be the death of CRT IMHO.

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Adeninja

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Adeninja says:

Honda

if there going to make a production Motogp racer cool ,and why not go all the way and trun it into a road going rcv as well , Honda could do with a new wsbk bike

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N152er

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N152er says:

motogp to motocrapy

It's a shame to see motogp end up this way, a one horse race if you like. No wonder stoner has given up. Dorna need sectioning. Is there any hope for the sport we all love. Hope I'm wrong

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N152er

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N152er says:

motogp to motocrapy

It's a shame to see motogp end up this way, a one horse race if you like. No wonder stoner has given up. Dorna need sectioning. Is there any hope for the sport we all love. Hope I'm wrong

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jahkeym76

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jahkeym76 says:

Jonathon Rea
Kind of the forgotten man to MotoGP . He's been in WSBK so long now , it'd be too big a change of riding style I think . Its a shame because he has skill and bravery in buckets . If Rea has anything to do with developing a customer GP bike I'd be surprised ,he has no official link with HRC , He rides a private

Honda in wsbk .

Jonny Rea is only 23 or something, agree with your comment re his skill and bravery. I'm sure he's connected to Honda thou, on the wage run I believe, has already tested the Honda GP bikes before the start of the year, sure i read it on here.

From what I understand he is held in very high regard at Honda and he is 110% focused moving towards GP, sooner rather than later.

I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Rea to Repsol - LOL.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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RidgeRacerHRC

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Rea and Honda

Honda arent going to let Jonathan go easy next year, given his relatively young age (25) and his obvious skill and talent they will be keen to retain him for WSBK or Motogp. They signed him up for Suzuka 8 hours this year and that alone shows how much they rate him. I dont really see him switching to another team either, as the TK team seems like his family and I think he loves the atmosphere in the team.

I would think Honda want him to win atleast one title before they take him up to Motogp.

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revnev7

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revnev7 says:

Err...HOW INTERESTING..

       Could well end up even more Honda than Moto 2 is. Wow....1st Sky and now this.  Thank goodness there is still WSB and BSB.

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

the big guns for 2014

So Honda sell prototypes at a reduced cost, suzuki return and Yamaha have said they could make a €1mill bike available. Aprilia have thier bike in development through the CRT teams (makes sense) and BMW have expressed an interest.

Carmelo has played the game and it looks like he has forced the hands of the manufacturers so that the teams and spectators win - albeit in 2 years time.

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