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August 25th, 2020, 09:04 AM   #1
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BMW won’t come to MotoGP because “No Contest”?

General consensus seems to be that BMW doesn’t want to enter the MotoGP and bring about the extra R&D costs because they are already so far ahead of the game, whatever HP4 engine they bring to the table would smoke Ducati and Honda. Since BMW isn’t in the MotoGP, I’m a Ducati fan. Do you think BMW would ever have a change of heart in the coming years and join the MotoGP?
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Hmm, if I was running a company and knew I had the goods to smoke the established front runners I think I’d do it, especially if I was a sponsor.

I think all the factories have dialed back their involvement in MotoGP, the economics dictate it. I believe sales are way down in the States for starters.

Would love to see BMW and others join the fray. Good on KTM
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Hmm, if I was running a company and knew I had the goods to smoke the established front runners I think I’d do it, especially if I was a sponsor.

I think all the factories have dialed back their involvement in MotoGP, the economics dictate it. I believe sales are way down in the States for starters.

Would love to see BMW and others join the fray. Good on KTM
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General consensus seems to be that BMW doesn’t want to enter the MotoGP and bring about the extra R&D costs because they are already so far ahead of the game, whatever HP4 engine they bring to the table would smoke Ducati and Honda. Since BMW isn’t in the MotoGP, I’m a Ducati fan. Do you think BMW would ever have a change of heart in the coming years and join the MotoGP?
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General consensus seems to be that BMW doesn’t want to enter the MotoGP and bring about the extra R&D costs because they are already so far ahead of the game, whatever HP4 engine they bring to the table would smoke Ducati and Honda. Since BMW isn’t in the MotoGP, I’m a Ducati fan. Do you think BMW would ever have a change of heart in the coming years and join the MotoGP?
Only thing they're smoking is some really shitty weed. Seriously, I doubt very much BMW ever made any such a statement to the press. Why would they? It'd only open them up to ridicule. My guess, some dipshit, no ethics hack posing as a "journalist" wrote that nonsense as click-bait.

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From what I understand BMW tipped their toes into MotoGP under the CRT rules. Nothing good came of it for BMW, they would take years to get competitive.
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General consensus seems to be that BMW doesn’t want to enter the MotoGP and bring about the extra R&D costs because they are already so far ahead of the game, whatever HP4 engine they bring to the table would smoke Ducati and Honda. Since BMW isn’t in the MotoGP, I’m a Ducati fan. Do you think BMW would ever have a change of heart in the coming years and join the MotoGP?
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From what I understand BMW tipped their toes into MotoGP under the CRT rules. Nothing good came of it for BMW, they would take years to get competitive.
Yes. The series has been a fuel economy formula since 2006, I think engine technology would remain not directly transferable despite the control ECU.
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General consensus seems to be that BMW doesn’t want to enter the MotoGP and bring about the extra R&D costs because they are already so far ahead of the game, whatever HP4 engine they bring to the table would smoke Ducati and Honda. Since BMW isn’t in the MotoGP, I’m a Ducati fan. Do you think BMW would ever have a change of heart in the coming years and join the MotoGP?


They could never hack it in F1. Who would believe they can take on Honda who have won more than one F1 Championship. Entering to MotoGp would be a baptism of fire for them.
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They could never hack it in F1. Who would believe they can take on Honda who have won more than one F1 Championship. Entering to MotoGp would be a baptism of fire for them.
They actually did have success in the 1.5 liter turbo F1 era, winning a drivers’ title as an engine supplier, reputedly supplying the most powerful F1 engine of all time particularly in qualifying trim.

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