If you enjoyed reading this article, please click here to view it on Kropotkin's site, MotoGP Matters. ----------------- 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.