Originally Posted by DC2wheels
Still confused...maybe David can give some insight.
I was under the impression that the Tech3 bikes are last year's factory machines, yes?
NOT last year's satellite bikes, NOT this year's factory bikes but a few updates behind the factory riders.
Have read many confusing opinions from several different websites.
Crutchlow says he is riding this year's engine in the chassis the factory team were using at Aragon last year, which is 2 or 3 iterations behind (minor changes in stiffness). Biggest difference are the electronics, which are controlled by a factory engineer anyhow. For all satellite teams, only the factory engineer controls the electronics.