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Matthew Birt  says:

Honda happy with new production bike performance

Honda says the performance of its new production RC213V machine that will be raced in MotoGP next season is better than anticipated after its first shakedown test in Japan recently.The new bike is being rolled out as a cheaper alternative to a full prototype RC213V machine for 2014 and was put through its paces by development rider Kousuke Akiyoshi at...

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Nice sales pitch Nakamoto San

This sounds like the bike Ezpeleta has been pushing for. Here's hoping the sell their intended quota and we get to see a good young charger or two put the cat amongst the pigeons 2014. Where would GP's be without HRC?

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jamieg999

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jamieg999 says:

Not in the place it is

It's funny, set HRC an engineering mission and they fall over themselves to exceed their own expectations yet ask them to play fair and they can out-strop Ducati with 5000rpm still to go, weird.

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noddy61

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noddy61 says:

Under a good riders ass they're probably gonna be faster than the Ducatis,maybe bye bye Ducati :(

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ColonelClaw

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ColonelClaw says:

Yamaha

Yamaha should be worried. Why would anyone want to take a chance on designing and building an entire rest-of-motocycle around their engine when they can pick one of these up for roughly the same price? It would be more understandable if Yamaha had the best engine, but their strength is more in the chassis. Assuming the current Yamaha chassis is the best they can make (you would bloody-well hope so) what hope would Kalex/Suter/FTR have of making anything even nearly as good? Or will the extra 4 litres of fuel make up for the difference? I don't have enough technical knowledge to know for sure either way, but from a layman's point of view the Honda production bike seems a far better deal.

Furthermore, Honda have the bike on a track, what do Yamaha have? I like Yamaha, but they need to get with the programme, fast.

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ColonelClaw

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ColonelClaw says:

@ Noddy

Not to worry, I was at the secret Ducati meeting when they announced their 2014 plan B...

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RidgeRacerHRC

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what of the V4 superbike??

.......seems after the initial announcement the project has gone into obscurity. perhaps it will be a further detuned version of the production racer with lights, number plates etc as for the proddy racer, I bet eager teams are licking their chops when nakamoto says the bike is only .3 seconds behind a prototype, but how does a private team expect to maintain this gap against the engineering might of Honda/Yamaha? for example, look at the state of Moto3 right now with KTM absolutely dominating the year thus far. Factory KTMs vs privateer Hondas, after a promising year in 2012 youve gotta say its turned into the KTM cup. sadly id expect the proddy racer to be the new CRT come 2015...

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AlexDAbomB69

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AlexDAbomB69 says:

Methinks

an all new bike from honda and yamaha is on its way.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Where would GP be without HRC?

Healthy and competitive?

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Really Wosi?

There's five Honda's out there now and the likelihood of another five 2014. Take HRC out and would global automotive powerhouse Suzuki or Industrial giant Kawasaki step into the breach with ten bikes?

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Bultoboy

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Bultoboy says:

Did you feel the same Wosi, when they were winning from 2001 to 2003 - and longer if Rossi hadn't gone to Yamaha.

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