..not much informed discussion there Nostril?
Honda make some cracking products..but as you know, the HRC's bully boy manipulation of GP with threats, lies and a view it's their personal test track is what wosi takes exception to.
The RCVR may be new but it's certainly not lacking development. Thousands of Kms around Motegi and several well publicised tests for a start.
Compare that to Forwards M1 that turned it's first wheel in anger at Valencia..which is what I mean by room for development.
No need to get you're orange knickers in a twist is there?
Here's what Asparagus Snr. had to say..
“I think at the first test in Valencia we saw the potential that the FTR-Yamaha has.
“I hope I am not mistaken, but the conclusion was that we were able to take our bike to an equal level with, and indeed exceed, that of the Honda.
Despite concerns the FTR-Yamaha would not be able to match the Honda RCV1000R after test times were released by HRC, Espargaro finished the Valencia post-season test 0.479s ahead of Aspar’s new rider, 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden.
Espargaro continued: “The Honda is basically a finished product, whereas we still have everything to do with ours, but our bike still went quicker than the Honda despite having done less laps; with this in mind, I think we have more potential.
“Many people have told me I am making a mistake in switching teams at this point and that the Honda will be better. Time will tell, but what I can say is that both the team and the bike are better than we expected.”
Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-racing-news-moto-gp/aleix-espargaro-yamaha-has-more-potential-than-honda-in-open-class/24105.html#ixzz2nw6WXIAs