Originally Posted by yooperbikemike
I expect A. Espargaro to do a bit better on the Forward Yamaha than the proddy Hondas, at least initially. Maybe even taking it the Satellite Yams, on occasion.
It seems your expectation is sound, perhaps due to the rider, or is it due to the Forward engine being essentially the current Tech 3 mill hobbled by Dorna ECU, versus the RCV satellite mill (less pneumatic valvetrain) also hobbled by Dorna ECU?.... meaning the Yamaha "open" bike may be a better base engine ? I noticed you didn't mention Colin specifically.