View Full Version : Yamaha MotoGP: Going V-3 Route, Also?

01-31-2003, 09:40 AM
After our own astute Mr. Ivins speculated on January 24 that Honda may introduce a V-3 engined motoGP bike soon, rumors have surfaced that Yamaha is considering the same thing.

Indeed, there has been some buzz in the MotoGP paddock that Aprilia (with its three-cylinder Cube, and ten kilo weight advantage) had the correct formula, all along. It simply may have taken more financial muscle from a larger manufacturer (such as Honda or Yamaha) to exploit the advantages of this formula (again, see Mr. Ivins discussion on this point).

Paddy Nash
01-21-2018, 04:50 AM
Honda had a V3 two stroke in the 500 era, with Freddie Spencer. But they needed HP more so went for the V4.

01-21-2018, 05:01 AM
wow, this thread has been resurrected after 15yrs and is now irrelevant due to rule changes.

Paddy Nash
01-21-2018, 08:20 AM
oops, I didn't notice the date