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A MotoGP regulations shake-up for 2027 will result in smaller 850cc engines and a downsizing of aerodynamics.

The new MotoGP technical regulations to be implemented in 2027 are set to be confirmed in the coming weeks. As well as the mandated switch to 100 percent sustainable fuels, reduction in engine capacity (850cc is widely being spoke of), a removal of ride height devices and a control on aerodynamics are all measures likely to be implemented.

Asked about the upcoming change, Marc Marquez said those responsible for the rules have a decision to make.

“Do you want MotoGP being a show for the spectators, or to have the perfect bike?,” he said. “If you take off some off the aerodynamics, if you take off the devices, it’ll be better for the show.

“Perfect bike means going with more aerodynamics. The lap times will be faster but the people at home doesn’t realise if we’ll be faster or slower on the TV. I will go that way. Less aero, everything more manual. For the show it will be better.”


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When asked, KTM’s Motorsport Director Pit Beirer said a control on aerodynamics will be good for the riders, while not necessarily halting development.

“We will not get rid of wings and stuff like that,” he said of the technical specs for 2027. “The modern bikes will look like that and it will go on in that direction. But I think just the room where we can play (with aero) will be limited, and that’s a good direction, because the more it is limited, the more you give the tools back to the rider to control things and it’s not the wind machine controlling your rider.

“Limiting the size of aerodynamic parts that you can use (and) get rid of ride-height devices. It’s a clear request from our side.”

Beirer was quick to point out that while KTM supported some boundaries around the aerodynamics and shape-shifting technology, KTM didn’t necessarily ask for a reduction in engine capacity. But it can understand the safety benefits as MotoGP becomes faster than ever.

“And reducing engine performance was not our wish, but after discussing and with our colleagues, we are also in favour now to reduce engine capacity just to make the bikes safe enough,” he said.

“Like the crash zones and everything is becoming a problem because the bikes are just getting too fast. So somehow we need to reduce speed and aerodynamics and ride height devices to come at least one step down from the situation where we are right now.”