Can the BMW S1000RR engine be stroked?
As you have probably already heard the CEO of Dornas Carlos Espeleta ?sp is making any excuse to turn MotoGP into a NASCAR type series where all the machines are for all intent cookie cutter Bikes with different Name badges on the tank. Espeleta says its for .....cost cutting ... but then wants controled ECUs which will sky rocket cost with teams spending tons to work around the ECU to gain an advantage. Also if Espeleta wants ..Cost cutting... why allow the CRT machines to spend 3 times the amount on electronics than the factory teams ?
If they want the CRT bikes to compete speed/power wise the CHEAPEST way by far would be to allow the CRT bikes to stroke the production based engines to say 1200cc. Its cheap , relatively simple(compared to dumbing down the prototype MotoGP machines ) and the factories will be happy being able to develope new technologies in there 1000cc machines.
Honda has been bending over backwards(example : they offered to sell 23 satilite MotoGP bikes at COST only to have Espeleta shoot offer down saying Honda would have too much control.
I would love to see BMW go to the next level and develope a genuine MotoGP prototype but why would they want to invest so much money to create new leading edge technology only to have rules that purposely slow the machine until a street bike can be competitive?
Last edited by jake318; 11-21-2012 at 01:20 AM.