Stefan Bradl tests new aeros and air intakes for Honda

 Stefan Bradl tests new aeros and air intakes for Honda

The 2020 MotoGP season is almost getting over, and the 2021 provisional MotoGP calendar is out which effectively shows 19 rounds.

And due to Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 MotoGP had a late start with only 14 rounds and Joan Mir having clinched the 2020 MotoGP championship title.

We feel the 2021 MotoGP season is going to be more aggressive. A couple of hours ago Jerez saw Stefan Bradl the HRCRacing test rider and a replacement of Marq Marquez for 2020 MotoGP season being snapped.

And this is where we see Honda testing its new tech for the coming MotoGP season.

Here are the details of the new tech.

  • Unlike Ducati, Yamaha and KTM, we see a new air intake system which is now narrow and tall. Ducati made the changes to its air intake system last year. While Yamaha and KTM already have it.
  • The advantage of having a fair amount of air intake is a power surge. Now, this also depends upon the changes in the airflow.
  • Another advantage the rides get smooth and have a significant amount of throttle in the initial phase.
  • The second change we see the aerodynamics getting more advance with the new aero package. The new wings are massive, which has a tremendous amount of surface area supported by more massive lower wings.
  • The head of the aero is non-identical to the aeros present on the F1 cars. The fact that MotoGP machines require right wings when the bike is in much speed but then opposite when the bike goes back into its lean position while riding. So there is not much weight on the front wheel as it may crash.

The package is distinct compared to the last two seasons.

2020 RC213V Specs

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