Is this Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 600cc bike?

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This is the all-new Moto2 600cc bike that British sensation Scott Redding could be riding in the 2010 world championship.

Unveiled at a special launch in Madrid, the Blusens Moto2 contender is the first European machine seen in public designed and built for the new four-stroke 600cc class.

The only other bike built for the new 600cc class, which is seen as a more cost effective alternative to the current 250cc format, was the Japanese-built Moriwaki that broke cover at the Suzuka Eight-hour world endurance race last summer.

The new 600cc class will replace the current 250cc two-stroke world championship in 2011, though the Blusens bike will be tested throughout 2009 in the Spanish domestic series, with Daniel Rivas completing the development work.

And the bike, powered by a Honda motor and prototype chassis, could make its world championship debut as early as 2010, with bosses considering running a mixed 250/600cc class before the MotoGP feeder class becomes exclusively four-stroke in 2011.

Redding will ride for the Blusens team in this year’s 125GP world championship and is expected to graduate to the 250 class in 2010.

With this new Moto2 bike though already for track testing, he might be jumping straight from a 125 to a 137kg 600 four-stroke if he opts to stay with the Spanish squad.

For more details on the bike, see the February 11 issue of Motor Cycle News.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt