Yamaha have been teasing us with Rossi and Lorenzo pictures, Ducati had their massive snow covered press event Wrooom and Honda had us all live streaming to see that new-but-not-THAT-different paintwork.
So, what about the others?
Flying the flag for the smaller teams is Cardion AB,with Karel Abraham proudly showing off their shiny, new CRT bike after parting ways with Ducati:
Abraham who already has some letters after his name after passing his Law degree after last years Brno GP, will now be riding the Cardion AB ART CRT ! The bike certainly looks the part, for those of you who like the technical side or are just curious as to what makes a claiming rules bike work here’s the official specifications:
Weight: 165 kg
Top speed: more than 330 km/h
Power: more than 230 HP
Water-cooled four-stroke engine with four cylinders and four valves per cylinder
The cylinders are formed in an angle of 65 degrees.
Capacity: 999 ccm
Electronics: Aprilia Racing ECU
Six-speed, with the possibility to adjust the ratio of degrees.
Clutch: Oil-immersed, multi-plate
ART aluminium frame
Fronf fork: Öhlins with a diameter of 48 mm
Rear suspension: Öhlins
Brakes: front four-piston Brembo calipers, 2x disc Brembo with a diameter of 320 mm, rear two-piston Brembo caliper, Brembo steel disc
Discs: 16,5“ magnesium OZ
Fuel tank: 24 litres