2021 MotoGP Flashback: Yamaha M1 Becomes the Slowest, but Most Balanced
MDP Live - Yamaha has indeed successfully won the 2021 MotoGP, but in fact the Yamaha M1 is the slowest motorbike among its competitors. The title of the fastest motorcycle last season was occupied by the Ducati Desmosedici GP21.
The 2021 MotoGP event has indeed ended, but there are still many interesting stories to be learned. One of them, about the fastest motorbike in MotoGP 2021 yesterday. Surprisingly, the Yamaha M1 became the slowest motorcycle, even though this bike managed to win the 2021 MotoGP.
As quoted from Motosan, throughout 2021 the Yamaha M1 made by Fabio Quartararo and his friends reached an average speed of 325.35 km / h, far from what its competitors did.
Historically, the Yamaha M1 is not a fast bike on the straight. But this bike can be said to have the most balanced capabilities, so that it can show its best performance last season and in previous seasons, when this bike won.
Above the Yamaha, there is a Suzuki GSX-RR motorcycle ridden by Joan Mir and Alex Rins which recorded an average speed of 326.94 km/hour. Then followed by Aprilia, which has a top average speed of 328.11 km/h, behind the duo of Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Vinales.
The surprise came from KTM, which successfully ranked third for the fastest MotoGP bike in 2021. Miguel Oliveira and his friends have an average speed of 329.57 km / h.
In second place, there is the Honda RC213V which has successfully carved an average speed of 330.60 km/hour. That is a good record, considering that Repsol Honda has had a big problem because Marc Marquez has not fully recovered from injury and Pol Espargaro has not been able to present his best performance.
The title of the fastest MotoGP bike last season was achieved by Ducati. The Ducati Desmosedici is known as the fastest prototype motorcycle in the premier class. On a straight track, the mainstay of Francesco Bagnaia et al's motorbike was so powerful. Last season the Ducati Desmosedici reached an average top speed of 333.66 km/h.
But yes, the Ducati motorcycle only relies on the ability in one sector, namely speed. As for maneuvering, this bike tends to be inferior to Yamaha or Suzuki. That's why Ducati has struggled to become a champion since the last time it won through Casey Stoner in 2007 ago.