, without a doubt," Doohan told Speedcafe.com.au, "Casey has won a world title, and he's won numerous races."Stoner clinched the 2007 MotoGP World Championship - the first year the series ran in 800cc format."There are some good guys in Honda, and I think
back to 1000cc engines in 2012 must be accompanied by a reduction in rider aids if the sport is to return to the tyre-smoking spectacle of the pre-800cc era."If they don't limit the electronics, it's not going to be any different," said Hayden. "It
on bored-out version the Rotax-made 800cc twin that powers BMW's F800 models. Now owned by BMW, the firm is leaning on its parent company's experience and resources to develop the new machines.Although details of the new road bikes are still secret, it
, Fireblade and CBR250R, revealed earlier today on Visordown.Expect the new Honda to use a smaller, 800cc version of the VFR1200's engine, along with dual purpose styling, traction control and engine mapping.We think it'll prove popular for those riders
, the inaugural season for 800cc machines, leaves the squad after four years, 23 victories, 41 podiums and 20 pole positions. Stoner joins the Repsol Honda team next season, partnering Dani Pedrosa in the full-factory squad.“After the awful weather we had to put
be boosted to nearer 800cc to provide a rival to Triumph's Tiger 800 and BMW's F800GS. Other, wilder rumours have mentioned shaft-drive, although that's unlikely on a middleweight machine.More info will be revealed on Saturday.
are looking to join the foray with six to eight of their 20 models. India have a lengthy homologation process for motorcycles under 800cc meaning the British manufacturer will likely venture into this new market with the Speed Triple, Bonneville, Sprint
years, with additional attitude thrown in to the design from Troy Lee Designs.The 800cc GSV-R is now it's in final generation due to the change in capacity limit to 1000cc next season. Anticipating this the manufacturer have built the latest machine
race bikes, Suzuki have yet to even acknowledge their participation – even with their existing 800cc GSV-R.There are individuals within the paddock who hope that Suzuki will pull the plug. These people also have a vested interest in snaring the services
exciting 2013 news is expected to be the supermoto-style Rivale – an 800cc triple – that will be revealed at the Milan show next month.
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