Connect with us


Facts About Motor GP racing

There are interesting facts about Motor GP you might not know of. In a MotoGP bikes engine, revolves upto 16,000rpm, piston travels up and down 250 times per second

Facts About Motor GP

This is the only bike which comes close to the MotoGP bike, which you cannot easily lay your hands on (to ride obviously).

Yamaha’s 2015 YZF-R1M inherited most of its electronics from the MotoGP bikes.

Few more facts about Yamaha R1M

Designs are open so as long the displacement doesn’t exceed 1,000cc, the bore figure can be no greater than 81 mm and have a maximum of four cylinders.


Since 2012, two-stroke engines are banned and most teams today use a V4 cylinder arrangement design.


MotoGP bikes are capable of clocking speeds north of 340 kilometers per hour, the record being held by Andrea Iannone (#29) on-board a Pramac Racing Ducati Desmosedici GP14 and he clocked 349.6 kmph at Mugello, Italy.


• A MotoGP bike needs to have a weight of 168 kilos including the fuel, and fuel is limited to 21 liters for a factory bike and 24 for an open class bike.


MotoGP bikes are prototypes and these bikes are not available in market, so you can not buy them and even if you could they are banned on streets.

Even though it’s a 1000cc bike, it’s very different from your friends superbike. Most of the superbikes produces 200bhp (NA). And the MotoGP bikes? 240bhp(ish)!

Riders lose up to two litres of sweat during a race!

The tyres cost about 1000 Euros per pair so they’re not cheap. That’s close to 73,000 INR!

The bike is like one big computer.

The bike has around 500 data acquisition channels on the bike so it’s basically got a big computer monitoring all the things going on.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply