[kropotkin thinks...] - Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Why MotoGP has gone soft

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    Frame flex is the black art of MotoGP chassis design. Here’s why chassis are getting softer, not stronger, despite ever-increasing speeds and horsepower

    Study this photo of the front end of a Repsol Honda RC213V, particularly the upper triple clamp. Notice how the underside (between the two HRC logos on the left and right) has been scalloped out, so that much of the triple clamp can only be a few millimetres thick.

    What does this tell us? That Honda, like everyone else, is making its MotoGP chassis softer and softer.

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