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Can MotoGP's inline fours return to the fore? Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 20 January 2019 09:58:01

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Piero Remor designed the Gilera four, which won six 500cc world titles in the 1950’s, and the MV Agusta four, which won ten 500cc crowns over the next decade and a half. These machines inspired the mass-produced inline-four streetbikes that have dominated the motorcycle market for decades, all the way from Honda’s CB750 of 1969 to today’s BMW S1000RR, Honda Fireblade, Kawasaki ZX-10R, MV F4, Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha YZF-R1 and so on.

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#2 Posted : 20 January 2019 10:54:47

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I think this season will be dominated by the V4 Ducati. I got to see the test bike at Brands, and it was a stunner. It turns in like it's on rails and with the torque from the V4 it launches out of the corners like a scalded cat. Suzuki are certainly on the up, but they have lack of track time data, and Yamaha are now chasing both.
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#3 Posted : 20 January 2019 11:06:09

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Have to agree with you Nem, but at least Yamaha have now employed a test rider, which is something they’ve steered away from in the past.
Yes definitely playing catch-up
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