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IN PICS: Top 5 MotoGP bikes

April 14, 2014 18:21 IST

IN PICS: Top 5 MotoGP bikes

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Naveen Soni

A look at the hottest bikes that are burning the rubber at the ongoing MotoGP 2014

The race is on since 1949; the current winner is 21-year boy Marc Marques. This boy is a real genius when it comes to riding his 93 number Repsol Honda RC213V.

The 2014 MotoGP has already witnessed two rounds, both won by Marc.

To give you the adrenaline rush of your life, we present top 5 MotoGP monsters that run and roar over different tracks.

1. Honda RC213V

Honda Repsol team tunes this machine to participate in the championship and Marc Marquez & Dani Pedrosa will ride these machines.

Top fatures:

  • Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4valve V-4 with 1000cc displacement
  • Maximum power of the machine is over 234bhp
  • Aluminum twin-tube frame
  • Telescopic fork front suspension and pro-link rear suspension
  • Fuel tank capacity of 20 litres
  • Top speed of 350kmph
  • Front tyre size: 125/60R16.5 and rear tyre size: 190/65R16.5
  • Carbon fiber front disc brakes

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Image: Honda RC213V
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2. Ducati Desmosedici

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Ducati team has taken its Desmosedici and has changed it into a beast to compete vigorously in the championship. Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow are the pilots of the motorbike.

Top features:

  • Liquid-cooled, 90 degree V4 four-stroke, desmodromic DOHC, four valves per cylinder engine displacing 1000cc
  • Peak power delivery of over 235hp
  • Topmost speed is 330kmph
  • Ohlins inverted 48mm fork and Ohlins shock absorber, adjustable for preload, new factory evolution damping system
  • Brembo, two 340mm carbon front discs with four-piston callipers and single stainless steel rear disc with two-piston calliper

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Image: Ducati Desmosedici
Photographs: ducati.com

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3. Avintia GP14

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Avintia is an open class team that configures a Kawasaki to compete. The riders in this team are Hector Barbera and Mide Di Meglio.

Top fatures:

  • Kawasaki, in-line 4, pneumatic valves that has the displacement of 1000cc
  • Ultimate power of 250hp
  • Top speed of 327 kmph
  • Ohlins 42mm inverted forks at the front and Ohlins TTX at the rear
  • Brembo 320mm disc brake at the front

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Image: Avintia GP14
Photographs: avintiaracing.com

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4. PBM

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Paul Bird Motorsport design their own machine to take part in the competition and has appointed Michael Laverty and Broc Parkes to ride their bikes.

Top fatures:

  • 999cc V4, four-stroke, longitudinal 65 degrees V-4 cylinder engine injection.
  • Airbox with front dynamic air intakes
  • Variable length intake ducts controlled via ECU
  • 4 Weber-Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-by-Wire engine management
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Multi-disc oil-bath clutch, with mechanical slipper system

Image: PBM
Photographs: pbmuk.ne

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5. Yamaha YZR-M1

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MovieStar Yamaha MotoGP configures the bike to race and Valentino Rossi & Jorge Lorenzo are the two racers running the racing module.

Top fatures:

  • 1000cc liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
  • Supreme power output is above 240bhp
  • Six-speed cassette-type gearbox
  • Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry
  • All adjustable for pre-load and compression, rebound damping Ohlins upside down forks and Ohlins rear shock
  • Brembo, two 320mm carbon front discs, two four-piston calipers. Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper

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Image: Yamaha YZR-M1
Photographs: yamaha-racing.com
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