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April 15th, 2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if I should post this in the 125 sticky thread, but I felt it deserved a thread of it's own.

Watching the 125's over the past few years, the class has declined in entry numbers, is now the last 2 stroke class left on the grid, and with costs that are still through the roof. Moto2 is significantly cheaper I believe.

So will the class be about still in 2012?

The old 125 > 250 > 500 progression made perfect sense. During the 990 era i doubted whether 250 > 990 was a logical progression, but 125 > 250 always seemed right. But now the 250 class is gone, I can't help but feel 125 > 600 > 800 just doesn't fit.

My own opinion is that 250 four-strokes could replace the 125cc class, maybe when gp's switch to 1000s. So we'll have 250 > 600 > 100. Perfect [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]

So what do you powersliders think? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]
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I think it would be much cheaper and less controversial (they already banished Aprilia from 250GP) if they ran an a mildly tuned Aprilia SXV 450 twins.

In a perfect world, 125s would become 250 clean two-strokes. Aprilia already have the technology and they've expressed interest in developing a direct-injection 2-stroke sportbike. Power output would be relatively similar to 125s, but the power delivery and torque curve would be much better for the riders.
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If the MotoGPs are 800cc 4-cylinders, Moto2 should be 400cc twins and Moto3 200cc singles. With prototype 4-strokes engines, that would replicate exactly the scale of the old 125-250-500 2-strokes classes, both in power output and learning curve.

And just as in the old days, the cylinder unit of Moto3 would be the same capacity as MotoGP. making economies possible in the development of engines across the three classes.

But they have chosen a different road [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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