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Italian Moto3 bike breaks cover

This the new Ioda Racing project, the first bike being prepped for the new Moto3 four-stroke series in 2012
to break cover in public in Estoril last weekend.
The prototype TR 001 features a 250cc single-cylinder TM Racing engine with a current power of 40bhp.
The bike will be tested throughout 2011 and has been given permission to compete in next season’s Italian 125cc
series to speed up development.
The plan is to race the bike in the inaugural Moto3 series, which will replace the current two-stroke 125cc world championship
class in 2012, as was exclusively revealed by MCN earlier this year.
The project is being headed by Giampiero Sacchi, the man who gave Valentino Rossi his world championship break in 1996 and
he said: “We have to work hard to prepare this engine further and we expect to have a bike which is competitive and not expensive.”
Honda and KTM are working on Moto3 projects while Lambretta are also supposedly considering developing a new machine

Source: Italian Moto3 bike breaks cover - | Motorcycle Sport | MotoGP News | MotoGP Results | MCN

This fall in direct competition with Honda as it is another Single Cylinder Bike with 250CC, One huge edge the honda bike has is the fairly low price. Thats honda for ya!
 

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Might be fun to take a lap around the track, but that seat looks wicked; my hind end would go numb in short order.
 

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I wonder if the Honda race bike's engine will have common parts with the CBR250R... imagine being able to get the top half of the race engine installed :)
 

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I really like the style of this. I wonder what the price point will be in the US.
 

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Its a pure race bike, no street bike expect it to be like 50k haha
 
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