Yamaha to Offer the M1 Engine to MotoGP Teams
Now, that is, whoever has a MotoGP team and wants to build a new bike. The new regulations for non-factory teams have been also changed in order to make racing a bit more affordable for private teams: they can now use a production engine ane come up with their custom chassis built around it.
Even if having multiple teams racing with more or less "the same" bike may sound a bit like offering privateers the chance to get really close to the factory teams, we just know things will be different.
CRT squads lack the financial and material base the works teams have, and there will constantly be something a lot more the factories can do and the privateers can only dream about. But having more affordable top-performance machines could really spice up the MotoGP racing, especially with very good riders would would benefit quite a lot from better machines.
While Honda said their production racer RC213V could be sold for around 1 mil Euros ($1.3 mil), Yamaha said nothing on the M1 power unit.