Originally Posted by Moronic
It's worth noting too that the MotoGP rules on engine numbers were designed with the currently typical Japanese chassis layouts assumed. It was obviously a good design anyway, and then the rules reinforced its advantages.
And with all the pissing and moaning about CRT I'd think this would also be a point of contention. There's now no prototype in this, so called, prototype racing. Think about it. Production bikes use aluminium perimeter frames, telescoping forks and swingarms. At it's basic component level there is not that much innovation going on here. Where are the Britten, Elf, and Swissauto types? They're stifled by rules built to toe the line for the Japanese manufacturers.
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