Up and Down Motorcycle Engine Capacity in MotoGP

MOTOGP is one of the most popular motorcycle racing competitions in the world. The race in each series always gets great interest. Apart from the racers, the public also often highlights the performance of the motorbike racing teams in each season. Because, the appearance and results of the riders will also be determined by the competitive performance of the motorbike. Currently, the MotoGP title itself is known to use a motorbike engine with a capacity of 1,000 cc. However, before it was officially set to 1,000 cc, the engine capacity of this motorbike often changed.

This time, I will discuss changes in the rise and fall of motorbike engine capacity in MotoGP. As quoted from various sources, every regulation regarding racing in each grand prix motorcycle racing class itself is known to be established by the International Motorcycle Racing Federation (FIM). They form and issue new regulations that are considered in accordance with the development of racing. In 2002, the FIM set a new era for MotoGP. This class was formed to replace the 500 cc which was the highest race level at that time.

At that time, the engine capacity of the motorbikes used in MotoGP was set to 990 cc. In the early days of MotoGP, 2 stroke 500 cc and 4 stroke 990 cc engine motorcycles were allowed to race. However, over time, the power of a 4 stroke motorbike has outperformed the 2 stroke engine. As a result, FIM got rid of all 2 stroke engines in trials. In 2007, the FIM imposed a new regulation that the engine capacity of the MotoGP motorbike was reduced to 4 stroke 800 cc. The reason for reducing the engine cylinder capacity itself is to increase racer safety, power, and top speed. This is because MotoGP machines have increased drastically since 2002.