Moto GP 2012- Difference between Factory bikes versus Satellite bikes versus CRT bikes

Burning Moto GP 2012 LogoThere are three kinds of Proto type bikes used in Moto GP for racing in 2012 Moto GP Season.

The three types of Proto type bikes are

  • Factory Bikes
  • Satellite Bikes
  • CRT Bikes


Factory Bikes:

Valentino Rossi's Ducati Desmosedici GP 12 Bike

Factory bike- Ducat Desmosedici GP 12

These bikes are made by a single manufacturer generally a motorbike manufacturer will manufacture the factory bikes.There are three factory bike manufacturers in 2012 Moto GP.The factory bike manufacturers are Honda,Yamaha and Ducati.Each company manufactures one model of Factory bike.The three factory bikes are


Satellite bikes:

Satellite Honda RC213V

These bikes are another form of Factory bikes.These bikes are brought by teams who have their own sponsors.The satellite bikes will be supported by the factory bike manufacturers for spare parts and servicing.All in all the main difference between a Factory bike and a Satellite bikes is they use the same bike with different sponsor stickers.




Presentation of power electronics Moto GP 2012 Bikes

Aprilia CRT bikes

This rule was introduced in 2012.According to this new rule the CRT teams can use a highly modified production based engine with a proto type chassis.

Related Posts:

1.2012 Moto GP CRT bikes

2.2012 Moto GP Satellite bikes

3.2012 Moto GP Factory Bikes


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