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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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FIM Asked Manufacturers if they could agree

About a month ago the FIM asked the Manufacturers if they could agree to a Lower weight limit in MotoGP class for safety. Apparently they agreed they all could get down to 119KG comfortably/easily. makes sence, same grip/tires less weight = better braking/handling ect ect
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 09:19 AM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Dansoar I read that in MCN/GPone? No more info since but it makes sense when looking for safety and dealing with 220 mph trap speeds. A year or so ago Asphalt and Rubber reported that Dorna wanted to have MotoGP bike use 3 year old WSBK quality tires. This way the MotoGP riders wouldn't DARE go 220 MPH . This had to be Asphalt and Rubber making up there own headlines. Asphalt and Rubber is the National Inquirer of moto Journalism
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 11:51 AM
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They need to open up the rules to allow for variable valve timing and lift in MotoGP, its utter bullshit that they cripple engine development on this crucial technology. This is needed and could be used in every day road applications in order to reduced emissions and improve performance.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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PTsales I am in total agreement . I do not believe in any hampering or penalizing for improvements in development and achievments in engineering In MotoGP and WSBK.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 09:17 AM
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@PTsalas, @[email protected], I absolutely agree about not overly regulating development areas, especially where there is benefit for serial production bikes. I would however see a sense in banning technology that is purely a cost factor without any chances of providing benefit to road bikes, like overly exotic materials as they were used in Formula One (like berylium).

I think it makes sense to have a quota/ allocation of engines per year, but not with freezing development. There must be a chance to catch up during the season. This season the Yamahas are basically out of the game as their engine seems to be too weak (among other factors).

Regarding the reduced weight limit: My only "concern" would be that the rider's dimensions and subsequent weight proportionally make a bigger difference than before, which would maybe provide an extra advantage to the smaller guys. On the other hand, that is already the case in the smaller classes, so maybe not an issue at all in the end.
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