Originally Posted by JMo (& piglet)
It will be interesting though... they were able to get round the (power to weight) disadvantage this year by going up to 730cc... but next year, I can't see how a 450cc engine is going to be making anything like the power required to make the existing RR bike chassis competitive against the likes of the Aprilia and the Sherco...?
It's sure going to be fun to watch next year!
Why would they put a new 450 lc4 sort of donk in a big chassis designed for up to 730, esp when their compeditors will be running smaller and lighter chassised machines (eg, sherco, ape, Yamaha).
Couldn’t they just adapt the 450/530 chaassis they already have?
Could this be the holy grail about to arrive. A not as highly strung (designed reliable), med-hi po 450 class bike, 6 speed in a highly competent chassis and susp setup suitable for riding, riding and riding. As opposed to riding, maint, riding.
Sort of like a modern drz but with power, handling, suspension and light weight, 90% setup from the factory… (now I mention it its not much like a drz at all. Ha)
Waiting with baited breath.