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Watching WSBK live on Kayo, looking forward to race 1 should be a good race, plenty of riders in contention. Being a Honda fan boy I have my fingers crossed for Haslam and Bautista (maybe a podium finish 🤞)

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2 hours ago, Philois1984 said:

Watching WSBK live on Kayo, looking forward to race 1 should be a good race, plenty of riders in contention. Being a Honda fan boy I have my fingers crossed for Haslam and Bautista (maybe a podium finish 🤞)

Maybe race 2 🤔

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My opinion is that Honda is playing catchup with Ducati and Kawasaki on a technical level since they let their CBR1000 project get out of date for the last decade. It appears HRC is suddenly taking Superbike seriously again, but they still are down on power and x factor.

Kawasaki only plays in Superbike, so that's their focus.

Ducati plays in GP also and decided just to stop segregating their development efforts between the two projects.

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Cut my wrist and it will bleed Honda red but HRC engineers have run out of Rs they need a V...

 

Honda's pedestrian I4 street bike labors in the shadow of MotoGp technology as their MotoGp race bred V4 sits on the side lines...

 

Throw me in coach, I'm ready to go...
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As I recall the rumor was that they were going to sell enough RC213Vs to Homologate and then stomp WSBK with them. Then Euro4/5 restrictions and maybe FIM said "please don't" and it didn't happen.

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A double WSBK winner of yore.....  :goofy:

 

 

 

Filmed behind glass with the door shut....   E-approved mufflers!

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Honda produced enough RC213 to homologate but the CEO of Honda didn't follow up with the paper work... much to the disappointment of HRC engineers...

 

2020 CycleWorld Kevin Cameron HRC

 

We asked Kuwata why Honda's MotoGP bike has V-4 power yet the new
Fireblade is an inline?

 

"This question is the most difficult!" Kuwata said, with a laugh.
"Because the market is smaller [for big sportbikes] , it is very
difficult to make two types of bikes in one category. We had V-4 RVF
superbikes in the past, but for myself, I would like to have both.
Many reasons for not having both-it's not a technical decision but a
business one. Best to ask the sales department!"

 

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On 8/4/2020 at 10:09 AM, Dutchy said:

A double WSBK winner of yore.....  :goofy:

 

 

 

Filmed behind glass with the door shut....   E-approved mufflers!

Honda's great V2 experiment... but times have changed... V2s are no longer a part of any manufactures racing plans... the old work horse has been retired...

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Honda missed their window to reclaim their V4 glory when the RSV4 came out a decade ago, and has no chance now that Ducati has their own V4. Honda is an accountant group with a hobby of making motor vehicles.

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I'm a motorcyclist with a hobby in accounting.. :goofy:

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Nothing wrong with Honda except the CEO in control... he is the account that closes his wallet with a torque wrench towards any new race bred V4... 

 

New-Honda-CEO-Takahiro-Hachigo.jpg?fit=5

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