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2012 rules require 4 stroke 4's with max bore of 81mm... so does that mean no
rotaries allowed??? if true the Norton would have to go conventional... so I think
its possible that Norton's engineers may decide for a V4 because technical
speaking they know it sports more advantages than a I4...
 

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Rotary would not be fuel efficient and the development costs would probably be more than even Honda could swallow, much less Norton.
 

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Rotary would not be fuel efficient and the development costs would probably be more than even Honda could swallow, much less Norton.
Really? Look at the mountain of money they threw at the RC45... mind you, may be they have since learned their lesson, lol
 

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Really? Look at the mountain of money they threw at the RC45... mind you, may be they have since learned their lesson, lol
Well........to be fair, the RC45 did win 1 WSBK championship. Despite getting it's ass completely beat in 6 others, that 1 should qualify it as a success.......no?
 

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so you're saying a team with a .142 winning average is a success? I fear Larry (or his Downunder disciple Aushole) may have hacked into 916's account....
 

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My god they should ban the V4 POS paper weight! Damn thing is dangerous for your health frying your gonads and making you sterile. I'm sure the FDA will BAN all V4's soon!
 

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The rules against engine with non circular bores has been in effect for YEARS and YEARS.

No more quasi 4-cylinder 8-valve Siamese piston NR500/750 type stuff here...or rotaries. Or super/turbo-chargers/NOS.

Nothing new here folks.
 

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I fear Larry (or his Downunder disciple Aushole) may have hacked into 916's account....

As you are a simpleton, I must resort to pictograms when paying you out.

u r a W +

 

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The rules against engine with non circular bores has been in effect for YEARS and YEARS.

No more quasi 4-cylinder 8-valve Siamese piston NR500/750 type stuff here...or rotaries. Or super/turbo-chargers/NOS.

Nothing new here folks.
Yup and the issue was never ability to compete but the disagreement among manufacturers as to the "true" displacement of a rotary. Rotaries don't need to enter MGP to have a successful record, esp. compared to the V4, their the only Japanese motor to ever win LeMans with Mazda, hardly the largest of the manufacturers.
 
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